Friday, April 27, 2012

Spice Up Your Cooking

What a whole lot of information I discovered recently when browsing through a newsletter sent via my email.At times newsletters become a pain,when they  are delivered  to our inbox one after the day.Surprisingly,this time it proved me wrong with this information.Newsletters in a way, pass on to us things we are not aware of . I am very fond of spicy food,but I didnt realize that it had a lot of benefits  eating them. Spicy foods imparts  and enhances flavour and taste to the food we eat ,but I was n’t aware of it’s  advantages. Using the fiery stuff like red chilly could do a lot of good  to the body.Aside the burning sensation to the mouth,lips and tongue,Spicy food actually raises  the body‘s  metabolism due to the chemical compounds  found in spices like red chilly..Adding a lot of red chillies or red chilly flakes to your cooking  can be a good thing if you want to boost your metabolic speed. Go ahead and spice up your cooking and your life as well.

I love to add red chilly to my chicken curry.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Cooking With Tomatoes

Tomatoes are full of nutrients like carbohydrates,calcium and vitamins.You get a lot of benefits eating tomatoes.Most relish them when eaten raw as salads or cooked in various meat and vegetable dishes and the most favourable among children is the tomato ketchup and sauce.Wondering what to do when you are left with an abundance of tomatoes.I guess you might have got fed up of making the same dishes over and over.Why not try making something new this tomato season,when you have a huge bag and don’t know what to do with them..Well! try making tomato chutney,which you can bottle them and store in the refrigerator for longer periods and eat them when tomato is off season.Or you can show off your culinary efforts by taking delicious chutneys to the next potluck organized by your circle of family and friends.Wait till they get a taste of it..They will definitely ask for more. Tomato Chutney,is something like jam but with spices added. It is delicious eaten with toast bread or rice alongside other dishes.