Monday, March 20, 2017

Vegetarian Omlet (Besan Crepe)

This recipe makes great breakfast for everyone and especially for those who want to avoid eggs.

Ingredients:


  • 1 cup besan (chick pea flour)
  • A pinch of asafetida
  • ½ tsp red pepper powder/ Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp fine garlic paste
  • A pinch of Salt
  • Cooking Oil
  • Grated Carrot (Optional)
  • Grated Spinach (Optional)
  • Grated Onion (Optional)
  • Grated Beans (Optional)

Method: 

Place besan (chickpea flour), salt, red pepper powder, garlic paste and asafetida in a large mixing bowl. Add enough water to make a smooth batter (stirring continuously). You may use your hand or a whisk. Keep aside for at least 1 hour.

After an hour add salt to taste and mix well. Now spread ¼ tsp of oil on a non-stick skillet over medium heat.  Stir the batter and pour a ladle full of batter in the center of skillet. Spread the batter with the back of the ladle.

Cook uncovered for 2-3 minutes. Turn over and cook for one more minute until it is golden crispy.
Repeat with remaining batter, stirring before using.
Serve with Cilantro chutney or Tomato chutney or Mango chutney and plain yogurt or Raita.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Fasting Can Help You Live Longer


Fat is a far cleaner burning fuel than carbohydrates and generates far less free radicals,

Glucose is an inherently “dirty” fuel as it generates far more reactive oxygen species (ROS) than fat. But to burn fat, your cells must be healthy and normal. 

Cancer cells, for example, cannot burn fat, and this why a healthy high fat diet appears to be such an effective anti-cancer strategy.

To summarize, mitochondrial health is promoted by eating real food; avoiding food at least 3 hours before bedtime; and intermittently fasting.

Keep in mind that monitoring your protein intake is just as important as cutting non-vegetable carbs. If you eat more protein than what your body needs, you will prevent the activation of pathways associated with stem cell and immune system regeneration. 

Research demonstrates this diet will help your body fight cancer, lower your risk of diabetes, fight some brain disorders, and can reduce seizure activity in 50 percent of children on the diet by at least 50 percent.