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Hello Friends.. I have moved my blog to ‘‘www.Welllivingwithme.com“.
Who says street food can not be healthy.. All Mumbaikars or I should say Indians loves pav bhaji. Specially people staying in Mumbai must have had pav bhaji from Juhu beach.. Its yummm!!!
However it is very unhealthy and unhygienic. It contains lot of potato and butter and oil.
While searching for healthy recipes I came across this link, which has recipe for healthy pav bhaji. As my husband loves pav bhaji from street, I thought to give this healthy recipe a try. And it turned out great.. It was yummy..
So the secret is using soy chunks instead of potato and beetroot to color the gravy. No butter and very less amount of oil.
Lets see the recipe.
You can also use this as filling for dosa or roll.
The following 14 facts make lemons, with their rich taste, high vitamin C, antioxidants, B-vitamins, calcium and more, just what you need to pep up your life:
1.Lemons restore your body’s pH levels
Your body can be thrown into turmoil by the junk food, stress, lack of exercise, pollution and other toxins in today’s existence. Despite their acidity, the nutrient content of lemons is alkaline-forming, thereby helping to make your body better resistant to several threats to yourhealth. All you need to start your day in a healthy way is a cup of warm water with some lemon squeezed into it.
2.Lemons help your digestion process
Because lemons are very antibacterial, they destroy your body’s bad bacteria and allow the good bacteria to flourish. This helps such problems as constipation and indigestion. To help stimulate peristalsis and produce stomach acids that start the digestion process, you only…
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There are 3 steps to get radiant skin, they are cleaning, toning and moisturizing..
So the first and most important step to get beautiful and radiant skin in cleaning. We normally wash our face with face wash or cleansers that we get in stores. However we are already exposing our skin to so much of pollution. This makes our skin rough and dull.. And then we use other chemicals to clean our face…
We can not avoid our exposure to pollution, but we can definitely avoid use of chemicals to clean our face. Here are 4 best and simple natural facial cleansers. I was using Cetaphil cleanser, but it contains petroleum so I started using following cleansers for my skin. These does not contain ingredients that are in Cetaphil, however are really effective and chemical free.
1. Yogurt and honey cleanser: This is the best cleanser for sensitive skin and you can store this in refrigerator for few days.Yogurt contains lactic acid which exfoliates skin without damaging skin. Honey has antiseptic properties and it smooths skin naturally.
Recipe: Mix 1 tablespoon yogurt and 1 tspoon of honey. take small amount and massage gently on face. Then wash with warm water and pat dry with napkin. This will leave your skin soft and supple.
2. Bengal gram flour and milk: Bengal gram is used for skin care traditionally. This recipe is best for dry to normal skin. Just mix gram flour with milk to make paste and apply on face. You can also add turmeric powder, it will give nice glow to your skin. Massage gently and wash off. You can also add yogurt instead of milk to make paste.
3. Yogurt and lemon juice: As I said yogurt has lactic acid, and lemon has citric acid. Lemon is always used for cleansing purpose. Add 1 tspoon lemon juice to 1 tablespoon yogurt. Mix well and apply on face. Massage for 2-3 minutes and wash with warm water. This cleanser is best for oily skin.
4. Oil and honey cleanser: This is best for all skin types, even for sensitive skin. You can store this in bottle and use it anywhere anytime.
Mix everything in bowl and whip using blender. And your face cleanser is ready to use.Take small amount on your palm and massage on face for 2 minutes and then clean. Tap dry your face with napkin.
Note: You can also use coconut oil or olive oil instead of baby oil.
Let me know your feedback.
Hello friends, its Monday..grrrr…Again a stressful week started.. . We all are so busy in our routine life that we don’t get time to pamper our-self. So why not give some rejuvenating, stress relieving treatment at home itself. So I thought of sharing this rejuvenating scrub recipe with all of you..
I love sugar scrubs as they are super easy to make and are very effective. These homemade scrubs gives us luxurious feeling and are free from harmful chemicals.
I have already explained benefits of Sugar on skin in my previous post. However I have also added some amount of baking powder in this recipe.
Benefits of Ingredients:
Lavender essential oil:
Lemongrass essential oil:
Note: You may add essential oils of your choice
Mix sugar, olive oil and coconut oil and grind together.
Add baking powder and essential oils and mix properly.
Add beetroot syrup to color the scrub. You may use any food color of your choice, I added beetroot syrup as I did not want any chemical in this scrub.
Please let me know if you like this recipe.
Its going to be girls night-out tonight.. We all are meeting after very long time.. Its going to be fun. However I was thinking what should I gift them.. Well there are few things which I have bought, but I wanted to give something made by me. Then I thought of some colored lip balm.. Then after doing some research I got idea of using beetroot powder.
I did not have beetroot powder and I did not have time to search it in market. I thought of experimenting and decided to use beetroot juice.. After all I just needed its color. I could use some color from market, but I wanted this lip balm to be natural.
Beetroot always gives color to my hands when I boil it :), So beetroot was best choice. Thanks to Marie as she have mentioned in one of her post that beetroot is water soluble and therefore she used glycerin to make lip gloss.
I also wanted nice fragrance, so I decided to give it strawberry flavor.. Girls love it.
Then I started with my recipe:
Boil beetroot and remove it’s skin. Then grind it to make paste.
I then added water to paste and filtered it.
Then boiled this colored water to make it little more concentrated. I heated on low flame for 5-8 minutes.
Then in double boiler I added glycerin and 3 teaspoons of beetroot juice. And mixed it well.
Once it was mixed properly I added beeswax and olive oil
Heated in double boiler till wax melted properly. I was stirring it continuously.. But beetroot-glycerin mixture was still not getting mixed properly.
Then I turned off burner and whipped it using blender. And result was as expected.. Finally it was mixed properly forming a uniform fluid. (sigh)
I added essence and vitamin E oil by breaking capsules.
Again mixed using blender and poured it in lip balm containers. I kept then as it is to cool down and solidify.
This has aroma of strawberry and color of beetroot.
When I tried it, it gives pink tint on lips with this amazing aroma of strawberry.. 🙂
I would love to hear feedback from you..
Finally!!! after a week I got time to share one of my recipes. I believe 99.99% ladies love lip balm.. Let it be any season, girls need lip balm.
However the one we get in market mostly contains petroleum gel, which is not good for skin and it makes lips sticky and sometimes dark too.. After trying n number of balms I decided to make my own.
I found some recipes for lip balms without harmful chemicals. I wanted to make one with chocolate flavor. All lip balm recipes needed cocoa butter for making chocolate flavored lip balm (cocoa butter is not easily available in India as mentioned in my previous post ). But then I came across something called as “Oil Infusion”.
There are two ways of oil infusion:
I did not have patience to wait till one month so i decided to use second method. To make chocolate flavored infused oil, I heated olive oil with cocoa seeds on hot plate. It took 3-4 hours to get desired color and aroma.
Then I started with my actual recipe:
This lip balm gives some shine to lips (almost negligible color) and it is nourishing and moisturizing. And the aroma of cocoa and butterscotch is just lovely..
Let me know how it goes with you..