Boxed Meals

Meal Express by Trial Box serves some brilliant, different and new everyday meals at value prices. These are mainly boxed meals. Delivery was on time and packed well. I would suggest them to label the dish names.

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Half a Roast Chicken – It had quinoa and exotic vegetables. Chicken was super succulent and melted in mouth. Highly recommended for a healthy meal.

Spicy Bihari Mutton – Spicy Bihari Meat Curry paired with Bullet Curry, Jeera Pulao and Naan. This was quite filling and mutton was delicious.

Punjabi Rarra Chicken – Curry with Paratha, Rice and salad. A full meal on its own.

Ghee Roast Chicken – The box consisted of Ghee Roast Pulled Chicken, Bullet Curry, Kalonji Naan, Salad and Raita. A very different flavour. Long chicken chunks marinated well and were soft and juicy. Must Try!!

Their food quality and quantity is highly commendable! Will surely try more dishes from Meal Express.

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Chinese and more

Recently ordered food from Northern Knight, it is a delivery outlet which specializes in serving Chinese food.

Drums of heaven – A must have for me while ordering Chinese food is drums of heaven as well as dimsums. The chicken was succulent and flavourful.

Chicken Chilli Dimsum – I ordered for steam dimsum. Chili sauce was served as a condiment and dimsums didn’t have any chilli.

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Chicken Cashewnut Garlic Sauce – The gravy was thick and soupy.

Fish Lemon Butter Sauce – Both this dish and the cashewnuts garlic tasted similar.

Chilli Chicken Gravy – This had bell peppers and tasted delicious. It has 6 big chunks of chicken.

Seafood Chilli Garlic Noodles – Noodles were nice and were not soggy. Also it had small bits of fish. These could be eaten on its own or pair it with any gravy. Noodles were fresh and yum.

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Sushis and Dimsums

Ah So Yum is an amazing Asian restaurant. They specialise in serving yummy Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Sushi and Malaysian dishes. I got the food delivered for dinner and must say it was fabulous.

Prawn Yellow Curry Dimsum – I love prawns and had to try this for sure. About 6 pieces were served in this.

Rock Shrimp Tempura Sushi – 8 pieces were served. Sushi had Prawn Tempura, Fresh Cucumber, Togarashi Mayo and Tanuki. This was flavourful and prawns had great crunch. MUST TRY!!

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Honey Chilli Mustard Fish – This was super delicious and my Mom loved this. Also the quantity was great!

Chilli Chicken Dimsum – This was my favourite! Dimsum was stuffed with chicken and was laid on chilli sauce. MUST TRY!!

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Molten Chocolate Dimsum – A perfect ending to this meal. These charcoal dimsums were filled with gooey dark chocolate and loads of crushed cashewnuts.

I am surely going to try more dishes from here.

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United Coffee House Rewind

United Coffee House is an amazing fine dine in Nehru Place. They specialize mostly in European and Asian cuisine.

Chocolate Shake – A tall glass, full of chocolatey goodness!

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Wholesome Arugula – Arugula mixed with fresh beets, cranberries, candid walnuts and super seeds. This was refreshing and delicious.

Korean Style Chicken Wings – Onion and tomato relish, with black sesame seeds, peanuts and charred pokchoy topped with Fried Chicken Wings. This was a delight :p

Daryaganj Giant Samosa – This samosa was stuffed with potatoes, green peas, cashews, raisins and served with mint and tamarind dips.

Chilli Chicken – This was served as a sizzler. Chicken was succulent and just melted in mouth.

Broadway Baked Cheese Cake This needs no introduction! An absolute favourite!!

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Must place for kebabs

Walking Street serves Bar Nibbles, North-Indian and Asian food. The ambiance of this place is amazing.

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Clay Oven Non-Vegetarian Platter – This was a huge platter and consisted of tandoori chicken, seekh kebab, malai tikka, chicken tikka and chicken tangri. It was prepared fresh and tasted amazing. MUST TRY!!

Hyderabadi Haleem – The type of Haleem they serve is not the usual authentic one. It’s more of fusion with big pieces of mutton on bone. This comes in a tiffin box with naan and salad with mint chutney. The curry was delicious and mutton was succulent.

Grilled Fish with Lemon Butter – Big fillet of fish grilled to perfection served with lemon butter sauce, grilled vegetables and yum mash potato. If you love fish, this one is for you!! MUST TRY!!

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Healthy Eating for Busy Professionals

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.

Awesome Cafe at Golf Course Road

Brick N Bean Café Kitchen located at the Golf Course Road in Gurgaon serves amazing European food. We tried few things including the below:

Mango Smoothie and KitKat Shake – These two looked absolutely amazing. Kitkat shake was lip-smacking :p

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Wall Street Salad – Rocket leaves mixed with parmesan, honey mustard vinaigrette, cranberries, green apple and walnuts. This was full of healthy goodness and really delicious.

Eggs Benedict – This has 3 choices i.e. mushroom and spinach, chicken ham and Smoked Salmon. I chose to have mushroom and spinach which was laid on toasted buns with poached eggs and topped with hollandaise sauce. One of the best eggs benedict I have had till date. MUST TRY!!

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Grilled Vegetables and Peri – Peri Chicken Pizza – Request the server for a half and half pizza. Love both pizzas and was full of toppings and gooey cheese.

Chocolate Brownie – Soft and warm chocolate brownie was served with vanilla ice-cream.

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Tupperware celebrates 71 years globally

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Tupperware celebrates 23 years in India and 71 years globally

As you all know, Tupperware is a home products line that includes preparation, storage, and serving products for the kitchen. They develop, manufacture and distribute their products internationally as a wholly owned subsidiary of its parent company Tupperware Brands.

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This is one of the best brands I know for kitchenware. Their products are re-usable, durable and come with a lifetime warranty.

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This month Tupperware is celebrating their 23 years in India and 71 years globally. Chef Ayesha introduced us to Tupperware’s stellar product which is Fusion Master and we tried some healthy recipes with it.

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Advantages of using Tupperware products are below:

  • Food can be stored and kept fresh longer in Tupperware containers.
  • Their products come in various sizes so you can choose according to your need.
  • They are durable yet feather light.
  • Most of their products come with lifetime warranty.
  • Containers are leak proof.
  • Tupperware products are made of materials approved for food contact by governing bodies like the Indian authorities, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

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#TupperwareForLife #NotAllPlasticIsSame #TupperwareBirthdayMonth #23YearsInIndia #71YearsGlobally

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Ramzan Delicacies

Top 3 dishes during Ramzan

Biryani by Kilo is one of my favourite outlets for ordering kebabs and biryanis.
Delivery was on time and food was packed properly.

Haleem – Mutton is slow cooked with pounded wheat along with the perfection of traditional spices. Texture of curry was thick as expected and went well with roomali roti.

Chicken Biryani – Had chicken biryani which was aromatic and tasted fresh and yum.

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Mutton Pepper Fry – Mutton was succulent and melted in mouth. It was spiced well and cooked to perfection. This went well with Ulte tawa ka paratha. This is a must with all my BBK orders. MUST TRY!!

Phirni – BBK serves best phirni!! Consistency is thick and topped with nuts.

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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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