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Ripe Banana vs Plantain?

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Did you know that the nutritional value of food changes as they mature? Banana is one of the most valuable and nutritious food in the world.

The banana is special because it is the most calorie food that exists after the avocado. They are rich in carbohydrates and athletes often use it to recuperate quickly.

Moderate consumption of banana is highly recommended for balanced diets. Despite their high sugar content, it contains only fat and is high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, especially potassium latter.

But ... What is the difference between a green plantain and other mature? In the amount of carbohydrates containing a green bananas are approximately 80% starch and 7% sucrose. This high starch content is very interesting for your body because it is beneficial to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and blood sugar control.

As the starch is converted to sugar and banana flavor matures obviously be sweetened. When the crop is mature, containing 90% sucrose and 5% starch. Our body e…

Handpicked Vegetarian Restaurants in Dubai

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Yea. I am trying to be a vegetarian for some time. Found time to visit few restaurants in Dubai to try some different and authentic vegetarian delicacies. I am a hardcore non-veg eater but after visiting all these places I felt like I am falling in love with vegetarian food. Here comes my personal favourites. 1. Rasoi Ghar
A hidden gem! First impressions... It is packed! I do not exaggerate when I say that there were hoards of families just waiting and waiting for a table.

Good ambience and good food. It's a Thali concept restaurant with Gujarati and Rajasthani food. Reasonably priced at AED 45. Along with a wide variety of everything what you will love is the staff. Right from the hostess to the servers, they are all pleasant and love to feed you . So if you have a big appetite and do not have much time to waste . This place is a must try. They are all proactive and you will be done before you know it.

We started off with a glass of jaljeera followed by a platter of snacks! Whic…

Quick Hangover Remedies You Didn't Know

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Conventional wisdom holds that the dehydration caused by heavy drinking is what makes you feel so sick the next day. In fact, experts actually know very little about what causes a hangover. Potential culprits include disrupted biological rhythms or even alcohol withdrawal, and research suggests that congeners—toxic substances found in alcohol, especially dark liquors such as whiskey—may also play a role. Nevertheless, replacing the fluid you've lost will likely help you feel a little less miserable.

Here is the list of food you can consume when you are feeling the hangover.
1. Pears According to many researchers, pears are the best cure for a hangover.

That's right, the severity of a morning hangover is reduced by between 16 and 21 per cent if pear juice was drank before the night out, according to the guys 'n' gals in white coats.
2. Coconut water Sugary sports drinks can do a workout more harm than good, but such is not the case with a killer hangover. Reach for a…

The world's 6 most favourite cocktails - Illustrated

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This week we are introducing 6 of the world's most popular cocktails, Illustrated.  Tell us what are your favourite cocktails and we will show you them illustrated. Have a look.. 1. Margarita
This is a Mexican cocktail made with tequila, lime juice and triple sec, usually served with salt on the glass edges. However the history of the name of Margarita cocktail is as inaccurate. There are several legends about it, the most famous being that of Danny Baljeique (a known French barman who worked in the bar of the Hotel and Casino Riviera del Pacifico), who was completely in love with Marjorie King, an American actress who hated taking pure tequila it is customary among Mexicans. The tequila was both the only liquor that his body tolerated. So, intending to woo her, Baljeique using their ingenuity, combined to achieve satisfying flavors Marjorie, and finally came up with one of the most popular drinks in the world.
2. Daiquiri

It is a kind of cocktail made ​​from white rum and Mexica…

Weekend With Home Chefs #4 - Melissa Martins

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Once again Chef’s Special series, introducing Melissa Martins from Vasco De Gama, Goa a culinary expert and pastry chef bringing baking to life … from developing and inventing recipes to sampling some of the finest ingredients, confections, spices and sweets, there is, admittedly, much to love about a gig like this….

Introduce yourself – tell us a bit about yourself My name is Melissa Martins. My little home enterprise named after my daughter RENEES GOODIES specializes in baking and cooking varied types of cuisines. I am based in Vasco da Gama, Goa but my unequaled palate of sight, taste, and touch has been displayed through my creativity in baking and cooking enabling me to cater across Goa. I am a passionate foodie who loves cooking and baking, with a mix of creativity and talent , the food business has become a full time career spanning a spectre of 20 years.. I specialize in wedding cakes, traditional Goan food etc. ensuring every event that I cater to is an unique experience wi…

Food Connection with Kids

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The kitchen is the heart of the home where happiness stems in for the young and the old. Dinner is always better when the family eats together.It brings families and friends together and makes us loved. No matter how tumultuous your relationship with it is, food is a necessity making it a topic of conversation for generations to come.
Researchers found that the number of hours parents spend cooking at home can significantly influence what children choose to eat away from home. Cooking with your kids can help get them interested in trying healthy foods and building the right behaviors while they are young grooming them into teenager’s and adulthood.

Food edification in children at an early age has multiple benefits;


Cooking and bonding Cooking with kids is one of the most valuable family activities you can engage in together. Enables kids to feel responsible and part of something bigger than them. Gives them a sense of responsibility having been entrusted with an important task to be …

Weekend with Home Chefs #3 - David D'Souza

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Welcome to the third episode of the "Weekend with home chefs series". In this episode we are introducing to you Mr. David D'Souza, a home chef with a great passion towards cooking and enjoys Goan cuisine very much.
Before proceeding to the interview, you will have to know a bit about the Goan food. It's spunky; it's got personality and is seriously addictive! Authentic Goan food is one of the biggest reasons tourists flock to this glorious tourist destination.  A brief introduction to Goan Cuisine It's a potpourri of flavours: beef, pork, coconut, jaggery, cashew and an endless variety of seafood. A lot of Goan dishes like Prawn balchao and Sorpotel are well known and relished around the world.

Goan food has many similarities with Portuguese food and this is mainly because of Portuguese inhabitants who lived there for almost 450 years. Goans didn't take after their prominent use of garlic in every dish, but definitely latched on to their flair for bread-…

Towards building a passion in cooking

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Passion for cooking comes from my love for food. Cooking with desire, the aromas from a bustling kitchen all stem up from early memories, perhaps as far back as my childhood. Whether it was the warmth and comfort from my mum’s kitchen, that intoxicating smell of fresh food, or the sizzling sounds from a hot pan, it crept under our skin with a fire in our souls and created a craving in our hearts, that was here to linger on forever.
Cooking is love made visible. Let fear not take over to make a mistake, encounter trials. Failure is inevitable in all that we do and cooking is no different.

Being comfortable in the kitchen is the key to making this whole process work, but you do not have to be a super chef with fancy knives to prepare a wonderful meal. Ease out the cooking process down into its elements with basic cooking techniques combining simple recipes with different tastes and textures, tingling from the culinary culture to creativity coupled with variations, easy pots and pans, k…

Towards building a passion in cooking.

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Passion for cooking comes from my love for food. Cooking with desire, the aromas from a bustling kitchen all stem up from early memories, perhaps as far back as my childhood. Whether it was the warmth and comfort from my mum’s kitchen, that intoxicating smell of fresh food, or the sizzling sounds from a hot pan, it crept under our skin with a fire in our souls and created a craving in our hearts, that was here to linger on forever.

Cooking is love made visible. Let fear not take over to make a mistake, encounter trials. Failure is inevitable in all that we do and cooking is no different

Being comfortable in the kitchen is the key to making this whole process work, but you do not have to be a super chef with fancy knives to prepare a wonderful meal. Ease out the cooking process down into its elements with basic cooking techniques combining simple recipes with different tastes and textures, tingling from the culinary culture to creativity coupled with variations, easy pots and pans, kn…

Weekends with home chefs #2 - Santa Fonseka

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Here comes the second edition of our brand new series "Weekends with home chefs".

This week we are introducing to you Santa Fonseka a really talented, dedicated home chef. I don't want to elaborate on her work, but you will be amazed seeing them. Here we go.. Introduce yourself – tell us a bit about you.
I am Santa Fonseka, PR Executive by day and cake artist in the evenings. Family and friends call me San. I do custom cakes from home and you can find my page on facebook which goes by the name ‘San Bakes’. The name itself has come from the reactions of friends and family who know that I’m quite capable of burning a salad..but to all the unbelievable questions… San Bakes? I am saying yes…San Bakes!

I grew up in the Dubai although I am from the city of Dum Biryani, which is Hyderabad, India! I am married to a Sri Lankan and hence my last name. I have 2 extremely naughty but awesome kids and my 9 year old son is my biggest critic although it’s very easy to understand if I …

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