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Cooking perfect chicken in the oven!

Chicken cooked in the oven is an easy alternative to cooking on a grill! It can be surprisingly tricky to get perfect results... Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside and flavour all through! So here are few tips that may help. * Get the chicken to room temperature before marinating. * Dry the chicken thoroughly before applying marinade. If the chicken is too wet, the marinde will not stick to the chicken. * Make few deep cuts so that the marinade goes deep inside the me

Mutton and the art of taking your time..

I cook for two reasons.. one for making food ready to eat day to day.. the other, for the joy of it! When I cook for fun, I don’t like recipes that get done very quickly! I like to savour the act of cooking.. take my time in getting the ingredients ready, seeing them come together one by one, then, there needs to be some physical work! I should feel like I’m putting some effort.. and finally.. what I’m cooking should take its time to get ready! So, what do I like to cook the

Sehaj chicken.. the art of keeping it simple!

Me and my son have decided to have a living room camp out tonight! He took charge of dessert and candies…. I got all other responsibilities! So.. I made chicken for tonight. Cooking for kids is not easy.. I asked him what kid on chicken he wanted. Well, here is the list.. should be red in colour.. kashmiri red chilli, check. Should taste like restaurant.. mint, coriander, ginger, garlic.. check. Shouldn’t have ‘big things coming in mouth’… no whole spices, smooth gravy.. chec

The magic of hand blending!

I have always pursued ways to make cooking easy, fun, fast, healthy and easy to clean up! I have discovered a lot, learnt a lot and have come to rely on few tools that are my go-to for everyday cooking. One tool I never cared much for.. and was recently introduced to me by some kind person in Instagram is hand blender! It is an amazing tool and I now use it regularly. I combined the convenience of hand blender with another tool.. Indian pressure cooker! The combination is a w

What I learnt about life from lamb chops

Cooking and food, it is not just life, it teaches about how to do life right. So lamb chops, what do they teach me? Well, lesson 1, keep it simple! Life, just like lamb chops, has intense flavour. You don’t need to mess with it. Lamb chops are one of the most flavourful food. All you need to get the flavour out is salt, pepper.. and if you are more adventurous may be bit of garlic. That is it! Life is just like that, season it with love, trust.. and if adventurous… bit of hea

Palak Paneer! (Spinach with Indian Fresh Cheese!)

I had bunch of greens in my fridge, plus I had paneer! All I needed was inspiration from my dear friend @theketopoch awesome palak paneer pictures! I decided to make my rendition of palak (spinach) paneer (fresh indian cheese)! The great thing about greens is that they are easy to cook, very difficult to go wrong with, they are delicious and it is super quick to cook them! Also, the other thing that is great about greens is that you can mix different kinds of greens and get d

Day 4 of my 90 day keto journey – Eat food in consultation with your body!

Today me and my son went for a one day trip. He wanted to go stay in a cabin. So we booked a place about 2 hrs from Dallas. Generally when we make trips like these, we don’t plan much.. we travel and if something catches our eye, we take a detour and explore. So today, we saw few amazing places that we didn’t plan for when we started driving. In a little town called Waxahachie, we saw a tulip farm.. with a claim that they have 1 million tulips in bloom. Then, we went to the h

Visiting a slice of heaven!

Today me and my son visited Homestead Heritage community close to Waco TX. They describe themselves as “Homestead Heritage is an agrarian- and craft-based intentional Christian community. Its literature stresses simplicity, sustainability, self-sufficiency, cooperation, service and quality craftsmanship. It also strives to live in peaceful coexistence with the land, other people and other faiths.” I really like the place! I have come here before as well.. and every time I vis

Day 3 of my 90 day keto journey – Your body is your friend in this journey!

So today I am in ketosis!! Few things to note. First, I have been running 4-5 miles every other day. That has helped me to burn off the carbs that I may have been storing. Plus, more importantly, my body remembers! Body has tremendous memory and a strong tendency to get back to its natural state.. that is the state of health. I have been in ketosis before so my body has the mechanisms in place to get back into ketosis. They may have been dormant, but it has not been forgotten

Day 2 of my 90 day keto journey – What’s the deal with macros counting?

Our bodies, even though sophisticated mechanisms, are quite unlike machines that we humans build. Unlike machines that are built to be precisely the same and have little intelligence, our bodies are all unique and have tremendous intelligence. Think about it, our bodies know how to create human form from so many diverse food types. Can you feed your car anything but gasoline? Also, our bodies know how to heal and grow… what other machine can do that? No.. your car is not goin

Keto Coffee - Lifeline for a keto lifestyle!

Keto coffee! It is the buzzword and rightfully so. It is the lifeline for most of the folks who live a keto lifestyle. So what is keto coffee. Well, it is a high fat drink that you generally drink in the morning. The fats used are rich in medium and short chain triglycerides. These fats get absorbed straight to the blood (unlike the long chain fats) and work as instant source of energy. The keto coffee keeps you fuelled for long time! Intermittent fasting is made easy with t


Gagan Maur

Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner

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