Italian Fine Dine at its best in Delhi NCR | Fresh Lobster

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One of the most authentic Italian restaurant in Gurgaon, Artusi Ristorante is a fine dine located in One Horizon Center at the Golf Course Road.

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The owners and the chef of this restaurant hail from Northeastern Italy (Emilia Romagna region). They make their Pastas fresh by hand and are quite popular in their region and we get to savour their tradition here.

Their menu is vast and also offer fresh juices including watermelon, pineapple and orange. Also not to forget the wide range of wine and spirits they offer.

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Started our meal with refreshing Ferro Salad. Bowl full of lettuce and green leaves filled with pine nuts, raisins, pears, grapes and Caprino goat cheese. This was dressed with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.

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Sigari Crocaanti is a phyllo pastry in the shape of cigars stuffed with roasted delicious vegetables. It is served with two sauces.

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Branzino Al Vapore is a baked Sea bass made in Cartoccio with steamed veggies cooked in fish broth. This has mild flavours and is a super awesome healthy option.

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Chitarra Lobster – Spaghetti chitarra with prawns and lobster in a luscious, rich and silky bisque sauce. This was very appealing to the eye and was bursting with flavours.

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Cioccolate Mousse – This was just WOW. Dark chocolate mousse with caramelized orange peel. Was not so sure before ordering this one as I am not a fan of mousse but this one is a must for all dark chocolate lovers!

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Panna Cotta – This one is their signature dessert. Panna Cotta in caramel topped with almonds and caramelized figs. A delicious dessert which melted in mouth.

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My Yoga story on International Yoga Day

I always thought Yoga is another fancy word in the world of fitness which made me quite skeptical if Yoga will be of any advantage to me but since it was being promoted on a regular basis, it increased my curiosity to atleast try one session of Yoga. I am glad I did that since I felt refreshed.

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Over the years, Yoga has helped my body in gaining flexibility, building strength, being stress-free, energetic and remain fit. Thereafter, I also tried Aerial Yoga which demanded greater control over body. It increases full-body flexibility and strength. The hammock itself allows you to go deeper into the stretches and poses, further enhancing full-body flexibility #AerialYoga. This might look easy but was very difficult.

Realizing all the benefits, I encouraged my Mom also to start practicing Yoga. This International Yoga Day, I would like every individual to attend Yoga sessions and practice the same.

#HappyInternationalYogaDay #InternationalYogaDay #InternalHealing #Immunity #Yoga #ImmunityBuilding #SelfCare #SelfLove

Foods to avoid to prevent weight gain

Foods to avoid in summers in order to prevent weight gain

Healthy eating is the most common approach we all should adopt to at all times. But, at the same time there are some foods which are meant for particular time or season only and should be carefully considered while we include them in our daily diets. And there are some food which are always bad and do more harm than good and should always be omitted from our diet. Here in this article we would be looking at certain foods that we should seriously avoid in order to prevent weight gain in summers.

Summers are the months of rising temperatures and outdoor activities. It is also the holiday season and nature also blesses us with its bounty of delicious and fresh produces, but at the same time there are a lot of high-calorie foods available in this season that make us gain considerable amount of weight. Beverages that are refreshing and cold salads are some foods that we enjoy a lot in the hot weather but these foods have surprisingly high amount of calories and fats.

Let’s look at what we should avoid eating during the summer months so that we do not put on the extra weight on to ourselves.

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  • Frozen Yoghurt

Don’t get fooled this summer with this summer delight. It is a common misconception that yoghurt is yoghurt, and is meant to be healthy. Yes, it is true, but not the frozen ones. They are loaded with added sugars and calories, even higher than what you generally find in an ice cream. Though yoghurt has some bit of protein in it, the probiotic factors are missing as it is there in natural and active yoghurts. Avoid them strictly.

  • Packaged Fruit Juices

During the summers we tend to pick up everything that is a fluid and with the easy availability, attractive packaging and tastefully enticing packaged fruit juices, we all tend to pick them the first. Almost all packaged fruit juices are loaded with added sugar in the form of sugary sodas – the main culprit to a host of health issues including weight gain. Next time you want to stay hydrated and keep away from thirst, make a wiser choice with whole fruits or freshly squeezed juices out of them.

  • Summer Salads

Salads are great foods for the summers, perhaps for all the year around – low in calories and super healthy. But there are the ones like the creamy pasta salads and the sweetened fruit salads could be equally dangerous and harmful. Refined flour, calorie rich creamy dressings, sugary syrups, whipped cream and what all – you have all the ingredients at one place to make you fat and unhealthy. Dressings in particular are pure fat.

  • Lemonades and flavored sweetened teas

Water doesn’t seem to be appealing always, whereas a chilled glass of lemonade or a flavored cold ice tea seems to be the perfect solution. You are not alone, we all are with you. But these drinks are super high in calories and sweets – a perfect combination to make you fat and fatter.

  • Bar-be-cue meats and burgers

This is one thing that we all wait for the entire year and come summers we love to have evening bar-be-cue parties very often. Research say that meats cooked over open flame and at unregulated temperatures causes the protein of the meat to break down into a compound that is not at all good for health and causes unprecedented fat gain.

Opt for lean meats with thinner cuts and cook over the grill to ensure that the meats stay healthy, yet delicious. Moreover, adding cheese and creamy topping on them add up to the portion of unsaturated fats along with higher levels of sodium and calories. Use herb and olive oil marinades to make them super healthy.

Being cautious about what you eat in any season is in your hands and so is your health. Make smarter choices and watch what you eat. You will be safe form weight gain in summers.

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Source: Dietitian Ashu Gupta is the founder of Ashu Gupta’s Diet Clinic and an acclaimed dietician and nutritionist.

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Healthy Eating for Busy Professionals

If you want to genuinely lose fat, you must make some lifestyle changes as well as a total commitment. You may ask what if you are too busy? Healthy eating habits are essential for leading a disease free life. However, this is something that people with busy professionals and lives can achieve. A busy social life and juggling a career is not easy and just getting some time to eat healthy can be difficult. More often, you eat whatever foods come into your hand, something easy and quick hack you could just pop in the microwave or oven or get a takeaway. Even if you out to a restaurant for lunch or dinner, you might as well eat smart, like ordering for fresh fruit juice instead of chocolate shake.

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So how could busy professionals eat healthy meals and still carry on their daily activities? Well, healthy eating is essential to lead a healthy life. The secret is planning! Plan your diet and eat healthy foods, this will really help you even if you have a busy lifestyle.

Schedule a block of time – Each week, (the day may change each week) take inventory of what you currently have, create a meal plan or have Inspiring Health prepare one for you. Make your shopping list and go shopping. When you return from the store, clean, cut and prepare single servings of fruit or veggies. Make one or two items in the oven and place in separate containers to freeze and / or put in the refrigerator. This may seem like a lot, but it can be done in about 3-4 hours at a time. This will save you lots of time during the week, where you will be just heating up your food and not having to prepare everything during the week.

Eat Real Foods- Even if you are busy, try to plan your meal timings accordingly and eat fresh fruits, vegetables and eat easy to cook food. This will surely help you to offer a good diet and make you feel energetic whole day.

Protein shakes- keep fresh fruit juice, protein shakes handy, and this will truly help you with your diet. This will give you nutritional value and health benefits.

Change your habits- by eating healthy foods, you can change your taste for foods. Avoid craving for junk foods, instead of it change your eating habits, and eat healthy meals. The more you healthy, the more your body tells you that it wants healthy foods. Instead of that sugary milk tea, have green tea instead.

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Drink more water and make sure to drink fresh juices and fresh fruits. Healthy Eating Habits have the potential to alter a person’s body and overall personality for the better. Regular consumption of a nutritious and healthy diet has always proven to have a positive impact on a person’s lifestyle and physical appearance. By consulting a professional dietitian, you could plan your diet and get the best suggestion of healthy eating, in your busy schedule as well. There are different types of diet plans available for busy professionals and this will give you the exclusive health benefits. Plan your diet today and stay yourself healthy, even if you are a busy professional!

Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

International Tea Day

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Tea is not just a drink, but it holds love, culture and life. It is something that connects all of us in one single bond. In India, tea is something that starts your day, keeps you moving during the day, refreshes you in the evening and finally de-stress you after a long tiring day. Over a cup of tea we discuss everything on the globe. Relations are bonded forever over a cup of tea, the most important decisions are taken over a cup of tea and much more.

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Just take some time out after you read this article over a cup of tea and imagine the hard work that has gone behind getting this charismatic drink in a cup to your hand. Take a sip and imagine the workers spending hours and month to carefully nurture the plantations, carefully plucked each leaf and done everything to give you this magical moment. Take a pick on this International Tea Day, to understand what the tea workers deliver to us, what is more than a drink to us.

Why eggs are most healthiest food ever

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Discover the nutritional value of eggs that makes it the healthiest food ever

Have you ever wondered that why nutritionists and health experts recommend eggs in the diet chart? The reason is its high nutritional value. Eggs are considered to be the healthiest food you can ever eat because it is rich in multi-vitamins, amino acids, anti-oxidants, iron and many other valuable nutrients.

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An egg a day for a healthy body and life

You can include an egg in your regular diet as it is highly beneficial to the body. It is very nutritious and provides essential nutrients to human brain. There are various reasons for which eggs can be considered as the healthiest food ever. A whole egg turns into a chicken that means it has all the essential nutrients that any life requires for its existence. Eggs are rich in minerals, vitamins, protein and fat and many other important nutrients. One whole egg contains Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B5, Selenium and many other vitamins and minerals like potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, manganese, Folate, Vitamin A and a lot more important nutrients needed by the human body. If you take one egg per day that means you are taking 75 calories, 7 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and some amount of carbohydrates. It is important to take the yolk along with the white as the maximum nutrients remain in the yolk.

Another reason for which eggs are considered healthy as it controls the cholesterol level and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Though eggs are high in cholesterol but those are good cholesterol that doesn’t have any bad impact on body. It improves the profile of cholesterol in the body by raising the good cholesterol (HDL) and lowers the risk of heart problem by increasing the size of LDL particles.

Eggs are also rich in choline which is a healthy nutrient and very effective for various kinds of processes in the human body. Deficiency of choline in the body may lead to various liver, neurological and cardiovascular diseases. This nutrient is also important for pregnant women as the lack of proper amount of choline may lead to cognitive defects in the baby so it is very important to add eggs in your daily diet chart for the proper functioning of the body.

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Enormous benefits of eggs for a good life

Another vital reason that will compel you to include eggs in your daily diet is it is loaded with protein and amino acid. Proteins are essential for the growth and development of the body and amino acid is also equally important for overall well-being.

Eggs also have Lutein and Zeaxanthin which are the very powerful antioxidants for the eyes. These antioxidants help in reducing the risk of Cataracts and macular degeneration. It helps to reduce the chances of developing eye related problems.

There is Good news for the weight checkers as it helps in losing body fat. Eggs have very less amount of carbohydrates and more amount of protein. It also has high satiety index to keep you full for long time so that you can have it for breakfast.

Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

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Delicious Indian food from Pitaara Kitchen, South Delhi

Ordered some delicious Indian food from Pitaara Kitchen, delivery outlet located in South Delhi. Food was packed and labeled well. Staff ensured timely delivery.

Fake ‘Wasabi’ Paneer – Fresh cottage cheese chunks marinated in mock green-pea wasabi and cheese. These kebabs were super succulent. MUST TRY!!

Recheado Potato – Baby potatoes in a sweet and spicy masala with a hint of tamarind.

Calcutta Potato-Keema Chop – Pan fried potato cutlets stuffed with spicy keema. This dish is inspired from the Anglo-Indian community of Kolkata.

Govind Gatte – A dish made with gram flour and cooked in a yoghurt and onion curry. This was served with kurkuri bhindi and Bajra Phulka.

Chicken Tikka Masala – Boneless chicken breast stuffed with chicken keema and cooked in makhani curry. This went well with their Pudina Paratha.

Dogri Meat Curry – Meat on bone cooked with spices. This is a traditional meat curry from the Dogri community of Jammu. Mutton was cooked to perfection with spices and meat was falling off the bone. Had this with Malabar Paratha.

Salted Caramel Kheer – This is something unique I have ever had. Barnyard millet, cooked with milk and sugar. Topped with date palm jaggery-salted caramel. Simply loved it! MUST TRY!!

Their food quality and quantity is highly commendable! Everything is made fresh and was tasty.

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Korean food at Seoul Restaurant​ | Yummy BBQ Pork Belly, Seafood Soup & Kimchi

Had delicious Korean Food 🍱 at Seoul Restaurant 🇰🇷, Ansal Plaza in their private dining area. From Jjam BBong (Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup) 🍜, Mandu (Korean Style Chicken Dumplings) to Sam Gyeob Sal (BBQ Pork Belly) everything was sumptuous 🤤

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4 years of Blog Anniversary

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Celebrating 4 years of my blog.

It’s tough to be consistent but sharing my Travel & Food experiences have always been my passion. Thanks Evolve India for surprising me with this beautiful delicious cake from Sangeetas Cooking Mantra. The cake looks stunning and Dark Chocolate Cake is my fav ♥️ #ExploreWithTripti

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A blog is a type of website where the content is often referred to as blog posts mainly with the purpose of sharing information or experiences. Therefore, posting pictures on instagram is not called blogging. Please do not call instagrammers as bloggers 🙏

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