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Mindful Eating- Cracked Wheat & Barley Puliyogare.

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This one is totally new invention for me with my two favourites Grains-Barley and Cracked Wheat. Barley is a very versatile cereal grain and is known to have rich nutritional content -molybdenum, manganese, dietary fiber, and selenium, and a good source of copper, vitamin B1, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, and niacin. Cracked wheat is primarily a wheat product made from whole raw wheat kernels which are made into small pieces which resemble rice grains. As the name suggest cracked wheat is made from whole wheat berries, hence it carries a great deal of nutrition and fibre. The rich outer bran and the germ of the wheat are what makes it so healthy. For this reason, it is often added to healthy diets, especially those eaten by people who are concerned about heart health. Barley is chewy in texture so for those people who haven't taste barley yet, this will be a new addition to the palette. Cracked wheat is just like rice in texture when cooked. :)

Mindful Eating- Pasta & Quinoa toss with dry roasted bell pepper.

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Quinoa(Q)- Hi there!
Pasta(P)- What you doing here? 
Q- Came to give you company.
P- Huh! I am THE PASTA from ITALY. I don't need company.
Q- Try me. You won't regret.  I am a healthy companion. I am gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. I am also high in fibre, magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants. I do no harm. Plus I bring along these lovely red ladies. 
P- Really?
Q- Yep.
P- Okay. Let's try. But you better know-I am THE PASTA from ITALY.
Q- Yeah. Will remember that dear friend. Trust, it's a new taste but likeable.
And thus...comes the recipe.


Preparation Time-20 mins (includes the time taken to boil pasta and quinoa. Also includes time taken to chop the vegetables).
Cook time-10 mins
Total time-30 mins.
Recipe for -Lunch preferably
Cuisine-Indo-Chinese
Serves- 2 adults
THE WHAT? Ingredients 1.5 cup of pasta ( I used shell pasta.) 1 cup of quinoa ½ c…

Mindful Eating- Recipe- Burnt Garlic spreads over Black Eyed Bean and Cracked Wheat stir fry.

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I can't get enough of cracked wheat. Weekdays lunch are all about tossing various ingredients together to form a 'healthy bowl'.
Cracked Wheat has taken me over completely and I don't mind it either.This one uses the boiled cracked wheat with parboiled black-eyed beans and toss it in Indo-Chinese flavours along with chopped vegetable and burnt garlic.



Preparation Time-20 mins (included the time taken to boil  cracked wheat).
Cook time-10 mins
Total time-30 mins.
Recipe for -Lunch preferably
Cuisine-Indo-Chinese
Serves- 2 adults
THE WHAT? Ingredients 1.5 cup of cracked wheat 1 cup of black eyed bean ( soaked overnight) ½ cup chopped carrots ½ cup chopped bell pepper ½  onion chopped 6-8 cloves of garlic finely chopped 2 green chilli finely chopped 2 tsp of soya sauce 2 tsp chili garlic sauce 2 tsp vinegar 1 tsp black pepper powder 1 stick of green onion for garnishing.

Mindful Eating - Barley, Cracked Wheat and Kale pulao- A fibre based recipe

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This one is totally new invention for me with my three favourites -Barley, Cracked Wheat and Kale leaves.
Barley is a very versatile cereal grain and is known to have rich nutritional content -molybdenum, manganese, dietary fibre, and selenium, and a good source of copper, vitamin B1, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, and niacin. Cracked Wheat is primarily a wheat product made from whole raw wheat kernels which are made into small pieces which resemble rice grains. As the name suggests cracked wheat is made from whole wheat berries, hence it carries a great deal of nutrition and fibre. The rich outer bran and the germ of the wheat are what makes it so healthy. For this reason, it is often added to healthy diets, especially those eaten by people who are concerned about heart health.
Kale is one of the healthiest amongst all the green leafs around.In a 100 gram serving, raw kale provides 49 calories and is a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, and manganese.K…

Health Nugget - Taking a dig at 'Blood Sugar '- Rice or Wheat? Ending the eternal dilemma.

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Old wine in an old bottle with a new label - Four Clover Life. :)
What I didn’t know? ·Glucose is a type of sugar and not sugar itself.  ·Insulin- a hormone which gets secreted when glucose level rises in the body. ·High levels of blood glucose over an extended period of time have damaging effects on eyes, kidneys, blood vessels and nerves. ·Sweet food is high in carbohydrates. All carbohydrates are sugar whether it is a fruit, table sugar, bread or vegetables.
The total carbohydrate content includes all three types of carbohydrates: sugars, starches and fiber.

STARCH A grain contains three parts: ·bran ·germ ·endosperm The bran is the outer hard shell of the grain that provides the most fiber. This is what makes the grain so beneficial because it is this part which is hard to digest, longer to digest and therefore affect your blood glucose more slowly (i.e. whole wheat bread, whole wheat flour , brown rice, red rice oats ,vegetables etc. It also contains the maximum part of Vitamin B and mineral…

Mindful Eating- Barley and Cracked Wheat stir fry with vegetables.

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This one is totally new invention for me with my two favourites Grains-Barley and Cracked Wheat. Barley is a very versatile cereal grain and is known to have rich nutritional content -molybdenum, manganese, dietary fiber, and selenium, and a good source of copper, vitamin B1, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, and niacin. Cracked wheat is primarily a wheat product made from whole raw wheat kernels which are made into small pieces which resemble rice grains. As the name suggest cracked wheat is made from whole wheat berries, hence it carries a great deal of nutrition and fibre. The rich outer bran and the germ of the wheat are what makes it so healthy. For this reason, it is often added to healthy diets, especially those eaten by people who are concerned about heart health. Barley is chewy in texture so for those people who haven't taste barley yet, this will be a new addition to the palette. Cracked wheat is just like rice in texture when cooked. :)
Preparation Time-20 mins (included th…