Buttermilk: A beverage that’s also a coolant

Buttermilk which is commonly known as ‘chaach’ is an outstanding coolant that proves to be very beneficial for our body. Especially in the days of summer, the glass of buttermilk is very refreshing and energizing. It is one of the best ways to quench our thirst. It has gained a lot of popularity not just because of its taste and cooling effect but also because of the various health benefits.

Milkshakes! 5 interesting recipes to follow!

Give a child a glass of plain milk, and he’ll shirk from it forever, blend some ice-cream into it, fuse a fruit or two into it or maybe shake it up with some chocolate syrup and the kid will love having milk for almost every meal! Yes, what I’m talking about here are milkshakes! Be it the scorching summers or the dull monsoons, a chilled milkshake is always appreciated by

Foods to soothe your headache

Headache has become a very common dilemma now days. Over millions of people deal with headaches and only they can tell how horrifying and unbearable headache can be. When the head starts throbbing the life becomes so miserable. It is very hard to contend with the pain of headache. So consequently we end up taking pain killers, but this not the solution. We need to find out the sources that

C for coffee, C for Chennai

They have always been our wake up alarm. A companion during late night assignments and last minute projects. For the others, it has served simply as a break. Coffee has been an integral part of the lives of humans ever since its find and domestication. In India however, it has gone a step above. This can especially be seen in the city of chennai, famous for its coffee after its

Tea Time: The Varieties

The monsoon has arrived and its time for tea!.Who doesn’t like a cup of tea in this weather be it what time.Okay,now that we speak of tea here do we even know how the tea was introduced?It is said that a jaded Chinese emperor was sitting under a tree with a bowl of hot water,when a leaf of wanton tree fell in it.It is assumed that it happened 2,737 years

Food Addiction: Sign, Symptoms and Treatment

Food Addiction is one of the major problems with many people and no matter how hard they try, they simply cannot overcome it. With the help of the various research conducted in different parts of the world it has now been proved that people get addicted to one or the other food items and they love to eat it frequently. Although they are most likely aware that that eating these

Berrilicious Treats

Richness of yogurt combined with flavor of blueberries make for a delectable treat. From parfait to cake filling. Lick lollies to salad  dressing, there are interesting food ideas around the bowl of blueberry  yogurt. From creamy layers in a cake to a delicious, healthy dip, here’s how to add a spin to the usual bowl of blueberry yogurt. 1 Take a big bowl, fill the bottom layer with cake. Top it up with the blueberry yogurt and splash in some chopped berries. Repeat this layer. Add another layer of cake and top it up with icing sugar.this cake will leave you craving for more. 2 Fruit lovers can top their fruit plate with blueberry yogurt and little bit of honey and crunches on the top. This is a tasty, healthy option. 3 Churn blueberry yogurt to get a creamy texture and then freeze it. Your blueberry lick lolly is ready.   4 Blueberry yogurt is a dip in itself. One can also add to it crushed walnuts, sea salt and olive oil to it. Churn it and serve this dip  with savory bread or finger vegetables. 5 Blend one cup of yogurt with some fresh herbs. Add 1tbsp of vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper. Use it as a salad dressing and    serve it over your favorite greens. 6 In a tall glass, layer blueberry yogurt, corn flakes and fresh fruits. Repeat this layer twice. Top it up with some strawberries and  treat yourself with this irresistible parfait. 1. Blueberry smoothie-   A. 4 tbsp sugar B. 1 inch cinnamon stick C. 4 dried rosebuds D. 1 star anise E. 1 tbsp coarsely chopped lemongrass F. 3 cups blueberry yogurt G. Mint leaves for garnishing In a medium saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water to boil. Add sugar, cinnamon stick, dried rosebuds, star anise and coarsely chopped lemongrass. Cook while stirring constantly for about a minute, till sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, cover and let it rest, until flavors are well absorbed. Strain and reserve. In a blender, combine blueberry yogurt and 2 tbsp spiced sugar syrup and blend well. Served chilled, garnished with mint leaves.  Blueberry yogurt muffins-   A. 1 cup all- purpose flour B. 6 tbsp sugar C. 1/4 tbsp salt D. 1/4 tbsp baking soda E. 1 egg F. 3 tbsp canola oil G. 1 egg H. 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt I. 2 tbsp 2% milk J. 1/2 cup fresh blueberries K. 1/4 tbsp baking powder In a small bowl,combine all purpose flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. In another medium sized bowl,combine egg, yogurt, oil and milk. Stir into dry ingredients, until moistened. Fold in the blueberries. Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups three fourths full. Bake at 350` for 20 to 22 minutes or until the toothpick inserted inside it comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.    Blueberry yogurt pop sickle-   A. 2 cup fresh blueberries B. 2 cups vanilla or plain yogurt C. 1/4 cup white sugar D. 8 small paper cups E. 8 pop sickle sticks Place the mixed blueberries, vanilla yogurt and sugar into a blender. Cover, and blend until berries are chunky and smooth, as desired. Fill paper cups three – fourth with the fruit mixture. Cover the top of each cup with aluminum foil. Poke a pop sickle stick through the center of foil in each cup. Place the cups in the freezer for a minimum of 5 hours. To serve, remove the foil and the paper cups.   4. Lemon- blueberry yogurt loaf- A. 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour B. 2 tsp baking powder C. 1/2 tsp salt D. 1 cup sugar E. 3 large eggs F. 1 cup plain or blueberry yogurt G. 1/2 cup oil

A look at Irish Culture

Every culture in this global world is unique and gain its own specialty.The Irish Culture too comes into that category.Coming to the Ireland,it is situated in Western Europe,occupying five-sixth of the islands in the North Atlantic Ocean which is to the west of Great Britain.The capital of Ireland is Dublin with a population of about 4,487,000.Irish language known as Gaeilge is a Indo-European Language of the Celtic family. The people

AMLA has it all…

The well known fruit Amla is something that can be considered as a food for fitness. It is a powerhouse of Vitamin C and many other nutrients. The benefits of amla can never be undermined and are always well recognized by its sour, succulent taste and vibrant green colour. Indian Gooseberry, being English name of amla and Phyllanthus emblica being scientific name, this fruit has many versatile uses in Indian

Stay healthy during monsoon

Rains are awaited by all and it certainly creates a wonderful environment. Rainy season is a kind of relief from hot and sunny days. Every single person cherishes the rains. But there are some areas that need our attention. With rains come health irritations like aversions, illness and stomach problems. The level of humidity is increased during the rainy season that affects the digestion. But nothing to get worried about