FIFA World Cup 2014 Special – Secret behind Neymar’s Built

Hey fitness freaks, how are you? I know you all are over-excited about FIFA World Cup 2014. Isn’t it? I am desperately waiting for the same. I’m sure you are in love with Neymar Jr. the 22 year old Brazilian forward/winger, who came out with flying colors in FC Barcelona. Neymar, also known as Joia,  is now inspiration for many regarding agility, jaw-dropping dribbling skills, unbelievable crosses plus clear overhead shots. Today I’ll be writing about the secret diet behind his fit and fine body plus a healthy recipe.

Pasta with Basil and Clam Recipe

Pasta with Basil and Clam Recipe

Even I am very fond of Italian delights, especially pasta and lasagna, hope you liked my recipe Spinach and Cheese Lasagna. Let’s check out what keeps Neymar fit and fine. Neymar loves to eat lentils and whole grains. Among the vegetables, spinach and beet is what he likes to consume. He is fond of clams among the seafood. He is fond of pasta as well to consume right amount of carbohydrates. So lets try a brand new ‘Pasta with Basil and Clam Recipe’. Well I made it yesterday for dinner and everyone simply loved it.

Neymar's Love For Football

Neymar’s Love For Football

Pasta with Basil and Clam Recipe

Ingredients:-

Sea salt,

1 pound pasta,

1⁄3 cup olive oil,

1⁄2 cup dry white wine,

8 minced garlic cloves,

4 dozen littleneck clams,

4 tablespoons basil pesto,

1/2 teaspoon ground pepper,

1 teaspoon minced red hot pepper,

3 tablespoons minced basil leaves,

3 tablespoons minced flat-leaf parsley.

Preparation Method:-

1. Heat olive oil in a large saute pan on medium heat. Add garlic and cook until light brown, for 1 minute.

2. Add wine and clams to it. Cover tightly. Cook until clams open-up, for 8 minutes. Shake the saute pan occasionally.

3. Remove clams as they open, setting them aside in a bowl. Throw away any clams that are chipped or fail to open.

4. In the mean time, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water until tender. Drain pasta and add to clam sauce in a pan.

5. Add parsley and basil. Season to taste with salt, freshly ground black pepper, red pepper and toss with pesto.

6. Now transfer to a large serving bowl. Arrange the clams on top, sprinkle with fried garlic slices if desired.

FIFA World Cup 2014, Brazil..

FIFA World Cup 2014, Brazil..

It is extremely sad to hear that Brazilian star, Neymar is out of World Cup due to the injury. Neymar’s injury has left the Brazilians in a state of shock. They are worried about what would happen in the upcoming matches, though the team is headstrong. Will Brazil make it to the Finals and win the match? What do you think?

Happy Father’s Day with Vegan Grill Ideas

My dad is vegan, but is very fond of summer grills. I wanna prepare something unique on “Father’s Day”. Lets have a look at vegan grilling ideas today. Hope you liked my blog, Chill with 6 grills. Number of vegans are increasing rapidly day by day. Grilling has been pretty simple for the non-vegetarians. Just as meaty grills blend very well with marinated sauces, similarly grilled eggplant with cashew sauce is a perfect combination to try out. You wanna have a look at more of these substitutes, here we go..

So lets talk about Substitute:-

Substitute for Fish– Hope you’ve heard of nori sheets, wakame and dulse. They are salty and taste like seafood. Seafood like fish and shrimp can be easily replaced by these. Check out these following vegan grill. Yummzz!!

Grilled Asparagus Nori Rolls

Grilled Asparagus Nori Rolls

Substitute for Cheese – Soft cheese can be flavored in a number of ways. Instead of cheese we can use raw cashews. These cashews can be pureed and seasoned with water. It becomes thick and spreadable. The creamy sauce can be very well coated on any vegetables and even fruits. The cashew sauce can be made sweet and sour accordingly. Have a look at the vegan cashew sauce that satisfy your craving.

Vegan Cashew Sauce

Vegan Cashew Sauce

Substitute for Milk – We can blend grains, nuts or beans with water. With the appropriate proportion of these ingredients with water, a thick solution can stick on to our favorite vegetables or fruits. You can use your favorite grains. The coating is nutritious as well. I made bean sauce.

Homemade Bean Sauce

Homemade Bean Sauce

Substitute of Egg– Tofu is a great substitute for cream cheese. Hope you liked my homemade vegan cream cheese. This is one method. The other method is that we can crumble sauteed tofu with turmeric. This adds color to it. Yuba a.k.a tofu skin, when wrapped around vegetables such as potatoes etc. taste similar to that of an omelette. My friend had tried this in his last summer grill party.

Vegan Cream Cheese

Vegan Cream Cheese

Substitute for Meat – Mushrooms and porcini make great broths and vegetable stocks. These when coated with smoked paprika and other chili delight, make us forget our affair with the meat. Needless to say they are great replacement for all kinds of meat. Moreover I just love mushroom grills.

Grilled Mushrooms

Grilled Mushrooms

Celebrate Father’s day with these vegan delights!!

happy-fathers-day

happy-fathers-day

Chicken Sausage with Potatoes and Sauerkraut – Tasty and Healthy

For many foodaholics, eating healthy means end of taste. This is not true. With the little creativity in the cooking techniques, even boring food can be super tasty. For example one can use olive oil instead of ordinary cooking oil. Olive oil is better option to fry or saute the food stuff as it’s rich in monounsaturated fat and adds to taste as well. The food high in cholesterol can be consumed once in a while, unless restricted by the doctor. 

Chicken is a versatile source of protein and is low in fat. Potatoes are rich in vitamins and minerals, they fight disease and promote heart health. Sauerkraut delivers significant amount of vitamins C and K. In addition to this, it boosts up energy and immune system with iron. One can use different flavored sausages for the dish. Roasted garlic sausage or sweet apple sausage are worth for this dish, giving an absolute tangy spicy taste. The recipe goes well with roasted carrots for crunchy fun. Here we present a sweet and tart entree of chicken sausage, potatoes and crunchy sauerkraut, healthy and tasty recipe..

Chicken Sausage with Potatoes and Sauerkraut

Chicken Sausage with Potatoes and Sauerkraut

Ingredients:-

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil,

12 ounces cooked chicken sausage,

1 medium sliced onion,

3 medium sliced potatoes,

1 1/2 cups rinsed sauerkraut,

1 1/2 cups dry white wine,

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper,

1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds,

1 bay leaf

Preparation Method:-

1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

2. Add sausage and onion and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown, about 4 minutes.

3. Add potatoes, sauerkraut, wine, pepper, caraway seeds and bay leaf; bring to a simmer.

4. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, 15 minutes.

5. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

The Healthy Meal

The Healthy Meal

Enjoy the tasty yet healthy treat!

Crispy Kale Chips – The Vegan Recipe

Usually one has misconception that healthy food is not tasty. This is a myth. Kale denotes unsurpassed health benefits. Crispy Kale Chips will clear this doubt. Kale contains vitamins A, C, and K. In addition to this, kale has lutein and iron in abundance. On the other hand tahini is rich in vitamin E and B, calcium, protein and essential fatty acid. Nutritional yeast boosts up Vitamin B especially B12, zinc and folic acid. The recipe is easy to make and perfectly blends with the healthy lifestyle. This is a perfect vegan dream food for our vegan and vegetarian friends, you will definitely love to make its double batch!

Crispy Kale Chips - The Vegan Recipe

Crispy Kale Chips – The Vegan Recipe

Ingredients:-

2 big bunches of kale,

1/2 cup raw tahini,

1/4 cup olive oil,

1/4 cup wheat free tamari,

1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar,

1/4 cup nutritional yeast,

2 cloves garlic,

1 teaspoon onion powder,

1 tablespoon maple syrup,

1 tsp of chilli flakes.

Preparation Method:-

1. Rinse, de-rib, and roughly tear the kale into a giant bowl.

2. Put all of the other ingredients into a food processor or blender and mix until smooth or use a hand blender.

3. Pour the mixture over the kale, and use your hands to toss it all together. Cover it.

4. Spread the kale out evenly on oiled sheets. Bake on 250 D.F for 45 minutes.

5. Serve with potato chips and your favorite dip!

Complete vegan diet

Complete vegan diet

Enjoy the cool veggie recipe!!!

Vegetables Stir-Fry with Tofu

Vegetables are often paired with the word ‘boring’. But this is not the case always. We have the very savory veggie and tofu blend to cheer up the vegetarians. Non vegetarians can add diced chicken instead of tofu. The vegetables have rich nutritional value. Seasonal vegetables boost up the fitness freaks. Tofu has low fat, low cholesterol and complements variety of curries and salads. It is easy to digest as well. The soya sauce adds mood to the food. Both fitness person and foodaholics can relish the dish. So say hello to taste and health with Vegetables Stir-Fry with Tofu.

Vegetables Stir-Fry with Tofu

Vegetables Stir-Fry with Tofu

Ingredients:-

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil,

3 Cups seasonal vegetables diced,

1/2 Medium sliced onion,

2 Cloves chopped garlic,

1 Tablespoon chopped ginger root,

16 Ounce diced tofu,

1/2 Cup water,

4 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar,

2 Tablespoons honey,

2 Tablespoons soy sauce,

2 Teaspoons dissolved cornstarch,

2 Tablespoons water

Girl enjoying the rich food..

Girl enjoying the rich food..

Preparation method:-

1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Stir in onions and cook for one minute.

2. Stir in garlic and ginger, and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in tofu, and cook until golden brown.

3. Stir in carrots, bell pepper and baby corn, cooking for 2 minutes. Stir in bok choy, mushrooms, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, and crushed red pepper, and heat through.

4. Remove from heat. In a small saucepan, combine water, rice wine vinegar, honey, and soy sauce, and bring to a simmer.

5. Cook for two minutes, then stir in cornstarch and water mixture. Simmer until sauce thickens.

6. Pour sauce over vegetables and tofu. Garnish with scallions.

7. Serve hot with steamed rice.

 

Vegan and Vegetarian Diet

Vegan or Vegetarian sounds so similar!! But there are differences and similarities as well. Let’s check it out!!

Vegetarian consume vegetables. They do not eat meat, fish or poultry. They tend to consume dairy product such as milk, cheese, butter and curd. Vegetarians do not eat products that contain gelatine or other meat-based products.

Vegetarian Recipe (Cheese and Veggie Skewers)

There is another class under vegetarians called lacto-vegetarians. Lacto-vegetarians consume dairy products such as milk, cheese, butter and curd. Ovo-vegetarians, on the other hand eat eggs but not dairy products. Lacto-ovo-vegetarians consume eggs as well as dairy products.

Vegans do not consume dairy products such as milk, cheese, butter and curd. A vegan point of view is that animals should not be exploited in any manner. They strictly do not eat meat, fish or poultry. Vegans do not eat honey as well as it is derived from honey bees.

Vegan Recipe (Vegan Skewers)

Vegans do not wear any clothes made up of animal skin or fur, neither do they wear leather shoes or woolen cardigans . They do not believe in commercializing animals in any ways. According to them, this is inhumane. Alanis Morissette, the famous pop rock singer and songwriter in the United States, is a vegan. Greg Chappell, the famous former Australian Cricketer, is a strict vegan.Vegan and vegetarian have a lot in common, yet they are so different.