Sunday, December 25, 2011

New Year Resolutions and Aspirations

These days, I don't make any resolution...I've seen they are hard to keep anyways! Hence, if I really wanna do something worthwhile this year...will be furthering my career to new heights. I guess, that's what I want now...I hope all my dreams to come true. Bless me O Lord!

Curious to know about your new year resolutions and aspirations...come on and share your thoughts!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Simple Homemade Christmas Cake

It's Christmas again and the most beautiful time of the year!

Cakes, pastries, chocolates, yummy desserts, ice creams and what not! Just wish upon your lucky star and enjoy the season...let Santa bring you joy, fun and happiness!!!

And what's Christmas without cakes, right? So spend this festive season indulging in your favorite delicacies and just give a miss to your calorie thoughts!

This time of the year, I rustle up a simple cake which basically requires zero effort and minimum time, yet tastes great! And anyone who's a busybee like me, can delight their family on Christmas by whipping up this simple cake at home :)

You'll need : Plain flour - 2 cups, Sugar - 1 and 1/2 cup, Egg - 2, Refined oil or plain butter - 1/2 cup
Baking soda - 1 tsp, Milk - 1 cup, Vanilla or any essence of your choice. For garnishing: Almonds, raisins, pistachio, cherry etc.

Preparation: In a hollow bowl, mix flour and sugar together. Then add egg, refined oil or butter, baking soda and blend properly. Add milk and vanilla essence to whip up a thick batter. Pour the batter in cake oven and top it with almonds, pistachio, cherries and raisins. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 or 20 minutes.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

How to Keep Cool in Summer?

While there are thousands of ways to beat the heat, here are a few quick suggestions to keep summer heat at bay:
  • Stay indoors as much as you can. If you must go out, use an umbrella and shades to keep your eyes and skin safe from the scorching sun!
  • Have food that is easy on your stomach and avoid oily stuff as much as you can. Don't forget to drink lots of water and other fluids to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Wear comfortable cotton loose fitting clothes. Stick to natural fabrics and avoid synthetics.
  • Have fruits and plenty of fresh fruit juices.
  • Have plenty of herbal tea with a dash of lemon
  • Consume food and vegetable with high water content like melons, pears and grapes and vegetables like broccoli, cucumber, bitter gourd, and zucchini. Avoid spicy dishes.
  • Take lots of curd daily. Alternatively, you can have flavoured yogurts.
  • Yoga, brisk walking and freehand exercises are great to refresh your mind and body. Daily exercise would cool you from inside and take away your tensions.
So even if you hate summers like me, try these simple tips to make the most of this sultry summer!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tidbits of Weight Loss!

Try these simple steps to kick start your weight loss regime!

  • Just maintain a healthy workout schedule each day. Be mobile. Simple brisk walks or using exercise bikes or treadmills can do wonders to your health!
  • Check what you eat. Watch every morsel that goes into your stomach. That way, you can curb down calories and add more green and healthy food to your diet. Eat lots of fruits and green veggies.
  • It's okay to let go once in a while. Don't be frantic and stop eating everything! Eat in good proportions and at regular intervals. Try to eat at least 5 servings of food per day. Drink plenty of water in between.
  • Get plenty of sleep. Studies have shown that sleep and weight loss are interconnected.
  • Keep stress out of your life! Stress is one of the key factors for being obese. When you are stressed, you feel hungry and can't control your eating, which adds to your weight.