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Preparing for Ramadan – Tips for Meal Planning and Healthy Eating

Preparing for Ramadan in advance is important so you can be as stress free as possible during the month. Read on for tips on how to meal plan, the importance of a balanced diet and how to eat healthy in Ramadan.    Ramadan or Ramazan is the 9th month in the Islamic calendar. Everyday during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast by abstaining from food & drink from sunrise (suhoor/sehri) to sunset…

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Salad 101 – Types of Salad Greens

Continuing on with my salad how-to, the next part is about the different kind of salad greens available, and a general idea on how they taste (mild, bitter, spicy) & look. Lettuce is the most salad green available, however, it does tend to have a one-dimensional taste. Hence, the best kind of salad is made with a mixture of different salad greens which complement each other. My personal favourite is to either use a bag of mesclun lettuce (mixture of…

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Salad 101 – Tossing Greens & Adding the Salad Dressing

Continuing on with my salad how-to, the next step that I will be writing in detail about is how to mix salad greens and how to add the dressing. Before you go really “a how-to on mixing a salad”!!! The thing is its not that hard, but if you do something wrong, greens are so delicate that they can easily tear or wilt and you end up with not so great looking greens in a beautiful salad otherwise. Believe me,…

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Starting off with Salad 101 – Cleaning & Storing Greens

Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Leafy Green Salad & our Desi Kachumber. They all taste fundamentally different but all these salads have one thing in common and that is ….. The Dressing. The dressing whether its as simple as olive oil and lemon juice or as complicated as homemade ranch dressing with about 10 ingredients is what brings the salad together and makes it delicious!    My recent interest in salads (evident from those following me on Facebook) was a result of a chance…