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Recipe: Aloo gobi

Ingredients 1 head cauliflower cut into florets 2 Idaho boiled potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 2 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon butter ½ teaspoon cumin seeds ½ teaspoon fenugreek seeds 1 tablespoon sautéed ginger 1-2 green chilies diced 2 tablespoons cooked tomatoes 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon cayenne (optional) 1 teaspoon salt For garnish: a

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Recipe: Low-carb cheesecake

If you have adopted a low-carb lifestyle or need to keep your blood sugar low, you can still enjoy a nice dessert by making a few conscious choices to substitute some ingredients with healthier options. High blood sugar levels are known to cause inflammation in the body that can lead to diabetes and other health

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Understanding prediabetes

Prediabetes is a health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is also referred to as impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics show that one out of three Americans now have prediabetes—over

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The Spice: Pod bless tamarind

There are the ingredients that feel steadfast and pleasantly one-dimensional, but the more exciting ones might be the kind that are a bit more cryptic, able to sneak into any dish and feel perfectly natural. In that latter category is where I’d put tamarind, which I’ve shoveled into my mouth via South Indian tamarind rice,

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Recipe: Spinach and onion pakora

Serve these crispy fritters with cilantro and tamarind chutneys. Ingredients 2 cups gram flour (besan) 2 packets frozen chopped spinach, thawed ½ teaspoon garlic, sautéed ½ teaspoon ginger 2 medium onions, diced ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon turmeric 3-4 jalapeños, diced 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves) 1 tablespoon roasted

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Yes, you can chill red wine. 

Yes, you can chill red wine. There, I said it. We are in that transitional period, where it is warm enough that we still want to sip on something cool and chilled, yet we see autumn just around the corner, and want to transition to a wine with a bit more weight. So go ahead and pop

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Recipe: Low-carb fish & chips

Fish and chips is one of my favorite comfort foods, one I can never seem to get enough of. I was fortunate enough to live for a few years in New Zealand, where fish and chips was a available as a Friday night special at many local restaurants. (So yes, I always looked forward to

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Meal planning for a balanced plate

Eating mindfully is a planned and thoughtful process. We need to pay attention to what we sow into our bodies now to be able to stay healthy, active and avoid chronic health conditions in the future — six months or 16 years away. This month, let’s explore meal planning and what’s required to achieve a

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The Spice: It’s all fenugreek to us

This is the sixth installment of The Spice, a monthly series taking an elemental approach to Indian cuisine, a deep-dive into the flavors and ingredients powering the dishes we love. If you haven’t heard of fenugreek, maybe it’s because you know it by a different name: methi. Sound familiar, now? It’s in cuisine all throughout

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