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Fight the Flu with Indian Food — Part 1

Fight the Flu with Indian Food — Part 1

Indian food has some very special spices that are known for their health properties. And if you know how to use them in the best possible way, you can stay healthy, and fight off many seasonal illnesses. Come this winter and come this flu season, you can try a couple...

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Squash the Thanksgiving Myth :-)

Squash the Thanksgiving Myth πŸ™‚

It's a fun title.  No, I am not advocating squashing the Thanksgiving celebration. In fact, I am encouraging you to celebrate it with full dignity and honor. I'm only using the word squash as pun. Squash the Thanksgiving Myth: I'm asking you to get out of the...

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Indian Vegetarian Korma – A Great Fall Recipe

Indian Vegetarian Korma – A Great Fall Recipe

Fall is here and nothing says good healthy food like this very popular vegetarian Indian dish. This is a simple and delicious Indian recipe and a great way to put that Autumn squash you got from your local farmers' market or CSA. Squash is very tasty and is...

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Celebrate Diwali Today :-)

Celebrate Diwali Today πŸ™‚

Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights. This year, it's on Thursday, October 23. Be festive, be merry. Decorate your home, school and work place with lights. Small lights. Big lights. Anything that can lighten up and illuminate. Anything that can make the day bright...

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This is a Very Sweet Time :-)

This is a Very Sweet Time πŸ™‚

This is really the time for sweets. Indian sweets. Bengali sweets. Punjabi sweets. Delhi sweets. Bombay sweets. You name it. The time between Durga Puja in West Bengal and East Bengal (now Bangladesh) -- in early October -- and Diwali in Punjab, Gujarat, Delhi and...

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Food, Fun, Festivity and Hinduism

Food, Fun, Festivity and Hinduism

Written by Partha Banerjee of One Final Blog _________ October is the season for our Hindu religious and social festivity. Durga Puja and Lakshmi Puja, followed by Diwali, Brother's Day, and many more. Not too many people know here in America. But it is truly a...

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Goddess Durga and Godly Food

Goddess Durga and Godly Food

Goddess Durga with her ten hands and four children are here. She rides the lion and vanquishes the Asura – the demon. We celebrate her arrival on earth.   The four-day celebration has just begun. It’s that time when in India and Bengal and wherever we are,...

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Curry, Not In A Hurry :-)

Curry, Not In A Hurry πŸ™‚

Indian curry can NOT be made in a hurry. No matter what they say. It's not possible. You need time. Why? Because, it's not magic. I mean, the cooking is magical. You can taste and smell and savor and slurp the magic once the dish is done. But, you cannot make it as if...

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Indian Plants in Brooklyn :-)

Indian Plants in Brooklyn πŸ™‚

Indian plants in Brooklyn? That is, plants from India -- in Brooklyn, New York, USA? Yes, you've heard it right! So, just last week, I had a chance to revisit the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and explored the beautiful place a little bit more. There, I found some plants...

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