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Recipe: Moroccan-spiced roast turkey breast

Ingredients: Spice Rub 1 tablespoon orange zest 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon Mix the spices, divide in half and keep aside. Compound Butter 4 tablespoons butter, softened ½ of the spice rub 1 tablespoon honey Mix all

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Recipe: a fresh take on Thanksgiving green beans

Here’s the second in our series of recipes for the perfect Indian-American Thanksgiving. Skip the green bean casserole and try green bean thoran, an Indian-inspired stir fry popular in South India.  Ingredients: 250 grams green beans 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 tablespoon mustard seeds 2 sprigs curry leaves 1/4 cup fresh shredded coconut Salt to taste

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Recipe: an Indian take on the American sweet potato

All month long, our contributor Preeti Sidhu will be giving you weekly recipes designed to help you put together the perfect Indian-American Thanksgiving. First up, this sweet potato chaat, a very popular Indian street food in winter months and a traditional Indian take on the American sweet potato. Ingredients 600 grams sweet potato 1/4 teaspoon cumin

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The keto diet is popular. But is it something you should try?

This keto diet has been around for a while. It has established uses in helping children with epilepsy (seizure disorder), but more recently the diet has gained momentum as a weight loss trend. Before you get on the keto wagon, here’s what’s important to know. The ketogenic diet is essentially a diet very low in carbohydrates,

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Recipe: Low-carb tortillas

My family and I fell in love with Mexican food after several trips to Mexico to visit our cousins. We visited several small towns in Mexico where we had some amazing authentic food and drinks. Some of the best tasting dishes were served by street side vendors. Since our return, I’ve tried to recreate some

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Is the Whole 30 diet right for you?

Whole30 promises life changing results. Behind Whole30 is the idea that certain foods leads to digestive system issues and less energy. To help with these issues, Whole30 strips these foods from your diet for 30 days to let your body heal while promising that you will feel like a new person. Rules: For 30 days

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The Dixit diet plan has gone viral in India. But does it actually work?

In 2012, Dr. Jagannath Dixit noticed that he was putting on weight. Dixit, a medical doctor based in India, has been teaching in state government medical colleges in Maharashtra for decades. Like any true scientist, he began experimenting—testing out a variety of diets with mixed results. “The result of these experiments was that I would

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How to throw an epic wine tasting party

We are fast approaching the holiday season, and so now is the perfect time to think about holiday entertaining. Consider hosting a wine tasting party for your next gathering. Wine tasting is a fun elegant way to jazz up any party, whatever the season. So go ahead and send out the invites and follow these simple

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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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