Recipes

Deep Fried: Bhetki Paturi And The Prodigal Son

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Deep Fried: Bhetki Paturi And The Prodigal Son

The queen of Bengali festive menus, the Bhetki Paturi is a simple dish that celebrates the true flavours of produce, glorifies mustard, and revels in the Instagrammable visual drama of unwrapping a banana leaf pocket to reveal a golden delicacy within. It might come as a surprise, but I didn’t eat fish for the first 24 years of my life. I hated the smell and the flavours, would cause major screaming matches at home, and just refused to give in. My parents tried everything — from whooping my ass to introducing me as many varieties as possible — but failed...


5 Best Calcium Supplements That Work Beyond Bone Health

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5 Best Calcium Supplements That Work Beyond Bone Health

Calcium is a nutrient crucial for all living organisms.((Medical News Today: Benefits and sources of calcium)) The most abundant mineral found in the human body, calcium is essential for bone health as well as muscle movement and cardiovascular functions. Imagine, our bones and teeth constitute 99% Calcium! Some benefits of calcium include: Strengthening bones - Just like milk and cheese, calcium pills can directly enhance bones. The added benefit is that with these vitamins, you won’t have to worry about additional ingredients since milk and cheese can have preservatives and other chemicals. Regulating muscle contraction - One thing you might...


How to Grow Snow Peas

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How to Grow Snow Peas

This step by step guide with pictures shows how to grow snow peas in the home garden. Fresh snow peas have a wonderful flavor and are easy to grow with continuous picking. Like other peas they grow on a vine which will need to be supported. Their beautiful white flowers cover the vines providing color to the garden during the late winter and early spring. Snow peas have an edible pod which is sweet in taste. It is commonly referred to as ‘Chinese Pea’ and the stems and leaves of young plants can also be eaten. Snow Pea Flowers Culinary...


Comforting Fall Dinner Recipes the Whole Family Loves

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Comforting Fall Dinner Recipes the Whole Family Loves

Looking for comfort recipes for the fall that the entire family will love? Never ask what’s for dinner and fall in love (full pun!) with this list of family friendly soup, entrees, and dessert Fall Dinner Recipes. Fall Dinner Recipes When fall arrives along with chilly weather and changing leaves, we tend to crave comfort food to fill our bellies. We’ve compiled a list of delicious fall dinner recipes to encourage you to get in the kitchen and experiment with all the wonderful flavors of autumn. You’ll find creamy or hearty soups, comforting main dishes, and delectable fall desserts. Many...


Health Benefits Abound in These Late Summer Harvest Recipes

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Health Benefits Abound in These Late Summer Harvest Recipes

If you spent the summer enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables from your local farmer’s market, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program or your own garden, the waning light of summer days doesn’t have to signal the end of tasty garden produce. Plenty of delicious vegetables you enjoyed all season can still be harvested in late summer. You can enjoy tomatoes, squash, peas, beans, peppers, eggplant and green onions. Other vegetables can be planted in mid-summer for fall harvest. These include lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and leafy greens such as kale, Swiss chard and mustard. Root vegetables like beets and carrots are...