Thursday, March 24, 2011

Homemade Face Packs

1.Peel and cut cucumber into pieces.With this add one cup of oatmeal.
Grind it into a smooth paste.Add one tsp of yogurt.Mix well.
Apply this mixture on the face and wait for 15 minutes and then rinse.

2.Take one tsp of cornflakes with one tsp of almond oil.
Grind it into a smooth paste.Apply this on the face fully.
Wash it off after 20 minutes.

3.Mash the inner portion of Avocado into a smooth paste.
Apply.Leave for 20 minutes.Rinse with warm water,then with cold water.

4.Take one tsp of Papaya pulp.Apply this on the face.Allow it to dry for
sometime.Wash it off with lukewarm water.

5.Mix sandalwood powder with mashed banana and honey into a thick paste.
While applying it works as a deep cleanser and gives natural glow to
dry skin.

6.Soak one tsp of urad dal and 4 almonds in water overnight.
Grind it into a smooth paste.Apply this protein paste all over the face
and wash it off after half an hour.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa 1 cup
Water 2 cups
Grated carrot 1 cup
Tomatoes 3 (cut into small cubes)
Onion 1 (chopped )
Raisins 1/4 cup
Crushed Walnut 1/4 cup
Coriander leaves few
Mint leaves few
Lemon juice 2 tsp
Olive oil 2 tblsp
salt to taste
Take a small vessel.
Add one cup of quinoa with two cups of water.
Keep it in a cooker.Allow 3 whistles.
Let it cool completely.
Take a bowl.
Mix grated carrot,tomatoes,chopped onion,dried raisins,crushed walnuts,
chopped coriander and mint leaves.
Add lemon juice and salt.Mix well.
Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture with olive oiland mix well.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Broccoli Soup


Broccoli 2 cups (chopped and steamed)
Butter 2 tblspoon
Onion 1 cup (chopped)
Bay leaf 1
Pepper 1 tsp (powdered)
Vegetable stocl 2 cups

Melt butter in a pan.
Add bayleaf and onion and saute well till onion is brown.
Add broccoli,vegetable stock and one cup water with little salt.
Allow to boil for ten minutes till broccoli is well cooked.
Discard the bay leaf and filter the same.
Add powdered pepper and serve hot.