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24 Mantra - Calgary Store Open now 3220 5 Ave NE, Bay 11

24 Mantra - Calgary Store Open now 3220 5 Ave NE, Bay 11

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FOUR DELICIOUS DISHES TO TRY THIS HARVEST SEASON

FOUR DELICIOUS DISHES TO TRY THIS HARVEST SEASON

The harvest season is here and so is the time to celebrate Lohri, Sankranti, Bihu, and Pongal. Here are four delicious dishes that will surely make you welcome the onset of Spring on a delicious note. 1. Til Gajak: Heat 1 Tbsp ghee in a non-stick pan and saute coarsely powdered dry roasted sesame seeds (1 cup) till golden brown. Now add 200 gms condensed milk and cook till the mixture thickens. Immediately spread it across a greased tray and cut it into pieces after it cools down. 2. Coconut Chikkis: Give your regular chikki a coconut twist. In two...

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24 Mantra Organic Foxtail Millet Honey Balls – from Tickling Palates

Foxtail Millet Honey Balls Organic Foxtail Millet

24 Mantra Organic Foxtail Millet Honey Balls – from Tickling Palates

INGREDIENTS Organic Foxtail Millet (Thinai) – 1/2 cup Sugar rock candy (kalkandu) – 3 big marbles Cardamom – 1 Organic Wild Honey – 3 to 4 tbsp Cashew nuts, broken – 2 tsp Ghee – 1 tbsp PROCEDURE Heat a pan, add foxtail millet and dry roast over medium flame for 5 to 6 mins. Transfer to a plate to cool. Heat the same pan, add ghee, broken cashew nuts and roast till golden in color and keep aside. Add roasted foxtail millet, rock candy, cardamom and grind to a coarse powder. It should be like rava (sooji) Transfer to...

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24 Mantra Organic Italian Lentil Pasta Soup- from My Tasty Curry

24 Mantra Organic Italian Lentil Pasta Soup- from My Tasty Curry

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup masoor malka 1/4 cup chana dal 1/4 cup white beans/kidney beans 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 medium onion chopped 1 cup cooked pasta 2 medium carrots small dice 2 stalks celery chopped 1 medium zucchini diced 2 tsp Italian seasoning mixed herbs 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp Red chilli flakes 300 g Tomatoes 50 g baby tomatoes optional 2 cups vegetable broth 1 tbsp rice vinegar/white wine vinegar 4-5 tbsp grated parmesan cheese PROCEDURE Mix all the lentils, wash and soak them for 2-3 hours. Pressure cooke them with 2 cups of water for...

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How harmful can a few ppms of heavy metals in food be?

How harmful can a few ppms of heavy metals in food be?

How harmful can a few ppms of heavy metals in food be?

The short answer is – very! Fatal, and literally so.A recent finding correlating the use of chemical fertilizers in agriculture and rise in non-communicable diseases was announced earlier last month. Post that, I have seen more than a dozen popular news publications present some alarming statistics. For instance, a stated fact in these pertains to how 1.7 million people died in one year due to non-communicable diseases whose root cause is heavy metal presence is food!I can think of one simple solution to this issue – replace the use of chemical fertilizers with organic options. Rise in non-communicable diseases, as...

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