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“The Men Who Made Us Fat” Episode-III

“The Men Who Made Us Fat” Episode-III

In Part-III of “The Men Who Made Us Fat” documentary shown on BBC, Jacques Peretti examines assumptions about what is and is not healthy. He also looks at how product marketing can seduce consumers into buying supposed ‘healthy foods’ such as muesli and juices, both of which can be high in sugar, and “organic food’ […]

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“The Men Who Made Us Fat” Episode-II

Since this second part of  “The Men Who Made Us Fat” hasn’t been shown on BBC in India, I had to go to YouTube to watch this. In this part, Jacques Peretti investigates how the concept of ‘supersizing’ changed our eating habits forever. How did we – once a nation of moderate eaters – start to […]

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“The Men Who Made Us Fat” Episodes: Must Watch

I saw the BBC’s “The Men Who Made Us Fat” Part-I on my TV yesterday.  Originally published on August 28, 2012 (I don’t know how I missed that earlier), Journalist Jacques Peretti in this 3-part series tries to trace those responsible for” revolutionising our eating habits”, to find out how decisions made in America 40 […]

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Thai Green Curry Recipe: Our Jiffy Version

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Do you ever get tired of eating the same thing: pasta, grilled fish or sautéed vegetables? You are not alone. There does come a time when you may eye the nearest Chinese takeaway or aim for an Indian, Japanese or Thai joint. You may be surprised to know that many of the conventional recipes that […]

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Grilled Fish: The healthiest dish for your dinner

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If you wish to have a good dose of Omega-3 with the added benefits of Vitamin C from lemon and the cholesterol reducing powers of garlic, debate no more. This could be the healthiest dish for your dinner. Ingredients Boneless fish (any fish, I prefer Sea Bass) fillet-2 Lemon juice-1 teaspoon Chopped garlic-2 pieces Salt […]

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The Complete No Fad, No Diet Handbook goes FREE: Don’t miss it

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Once again, here is an offer that you should NOT miss at any cost.  I’ve arranged with Amazon to let my third e-book in the JIFFY series of cookbooks “Healthy Cooking In A Jiffy: The Complete No Fad, No Diet Handbook” (Kindle edition) go ABSOLUTELY FREE for five days from 27 March 2014 to 31 […]

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Cooking At Home Is Extinct; Eating Together Is Uncool: My First Encounters With 21st Century Culinary Practices

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Image courtesy of marin/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net I still remember these experiences as if they had happened only yesterday. It was the summer of 2000. I had just finished my class 10 school examinations. These being an all-India Government of India conducted affair with millions appearing in it was quite an ordeal, both physically as well as […]

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Launching “Healthy Cooking In A Jiffy”: A Complete No Fad No Diet No Nonsense Handbook

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“The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat. — Albert Einstein, physicist If you have ever wondered how you can be healthy without dieting, following any peculiar fads, eating any esoteric foods, injecting any hormones or […]

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South Indian Style Cabbage, Carrot and Peas recipe

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Last time, we had presented to you the North Indian Style of making Cabbage, Carrot and Peas using Garam Masala. This time, we present to you the South Indian variation that does not use Garam Masala but instead uses black mustard seeds, curry leaves and coconut. Ingredients Cabbage-1/2 small Carrots-2 Peas shelled-1/2 cup Chopped Ginger-2 […]

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North Indian Style Cabbage, Carrot, Peas recipe

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No one cooks vegetables as well and in as many ways as the Indians do. Broadly, there appear to be three distinct ways of cooking veggies. First, the North Indian way that uses Garam Masala. Second, the East Indian way that uses Pachphoran, a mixture of five other spices that don’t constitute garam masala. And […]

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