Breast Cancer Awareness month (and your previous participation)

Couple of months ago I had posted a topic on participating for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research, where I had requested family and friends to support me with my cause (click here full details). Today, being the 1st of October, a month dedicated towards Breast Cancer Awareness, I take the opportunity to thank everyone who took time to email or message me their pictures in pink to support my cause. This has meant a lot to me. As promised, I did donate the contributions to UK Cancer Research on the 19th of May, the day I lost my beloved Mother to this horrible illness.

Let us take a moment to remember and pray for all the brave people, their families and loved ones who are or have battled this illness together.

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Baked parsnip chips

I was inspired to do this post after my fellow blogger, Nicole, posted a healthy and easy to prepare post on ‘healthy chips’. I immediately had to try the kale chips, but unfortunately Tesco didn’t have kale so I picked up parsnip instead and gave it my own twist. πŸ˜‰

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More on CANCER

I found this very interesting and informative post on my friend’s Facebook page. I thought it’s worth sharing every bit of the information that was present in the text content. Please take a moment and read through this very helpful article. Thank you.

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What is ‘DIET’ according to you?

I decided to write this post because I have been asked this question a number of times recently, “are you dieting?”. There seems to be a lot of confusion with regards to the word ‘dieting’. Some of you may call it, “healthy eating”, the rest may simply say “not eating at all”. Well the later to me is ‘starving’! In simple terms, the word ‘diet’ is used to refer to “the sum of food consumed by an organism or a group”, as quoted by the famous Wikipedia. Continue reading

Day 2 – workout

Day 2 workout session for me is usually on a Wednesday. I will not be going through the warm-up, stretches and cool down exercises in detail because, I usually follow the same routine most days I exercise. I have already mentioned these in detail in my previous post ‘Day 1- workout’. I like altering and alternating my workouts. In this post the cardio exercise, abdominal exercise and the strength training will vary slightly from the previous session’s workout.

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Curry leaves

Being a South-Indian, I have never failed to add curry leaves to any of my dishes. The BBC food describe them as “shiny, dark green, aromatic leaves from the citrus fruit family that release a delicious nutty aroma when fried in oil”. As the name suggests, it is used widely in curries hence the name ‘curry leaves’ and this is extensively used in Indian and South East Asian cuisine.

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