Health

URBAN HEALTH FOOD

Words: AshishVyas and VidhyaRana

Namaskar esteemed readers.

Welcoming a beautiful season this month, we bring to you the LoveForSalad Special Salad Love- the Seven Layer Salad!

Heard about seventh heaven? Well you get to taste it now. Seven layers of healthy, fibrous, iron rich, energetic, tangy, tasty and yummy awesomeness!

PREP TIME: 15 MINS |
MAKING TIME: 1 MIN |
SERVES: 2

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SALSA:

1 tomato
½ green chilli
½ tspn red chilli powder
2 tbsp coriander
1 tsp red vinegar
¼ tsp sugar
¼ tspn salt

SALAD INGREDIENTS:

1 cup torn lettuce leaves
3 spring onions chopped
1 cup boiled kidney beans
1 tomato slice
½ cup sliced olives
4 tbsp fresh salsa
10-15 gm cheese / ½ cup corn (if you want to avoid cheese)

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METHOD:

Salsa:
Take the salsa ingredients leaving aside onion, capsicum and jalapeños finely chopped and churn them in a grinder to make a rough paste.
Next add the onion, capsicum and jalapeños
Refrigerate.

Salad:
In your bowl, lay the lettuce first.
Then spread the spring onions chopped.
Make a layer of black and/or green olives (for more tanginess, add more green olives).
Next add tomato slices all over.
Now make a layer of boiled kidney beans (slightly salted while boiling).
Layer your fresh, awesome salsa now.
Top with grated cheese to crown yumminess for the 7th layer :D. Health freaks may just go for a layer of corn instead of cheese.
Now if you can resist for a while, chill it for about 15 mins and just fork through all seven layers to go yummm…!!!


Ashish and Vidhya are the founders of online salad bar Loveforsalad and can be reached at:
contact@loveforsalad.com

URBAN HEALTH FOOD

By: Ashish Vyas and Vidhya Rana

As we welcome the monsoons, we must also be cautious about food contamination.With the joy of rains also come stomach infections, indigestion, allergies and viral fevers.

This monsoon, chuck the pakoras and try a more innovative, healthier recipe. Corn Stuffed Baked Chillies, powered by LoveForSalad.

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Corn Stuffed Baked Chillies (Cheat your oily pakoras this monsoon)

Prep Time: 20-25 mins
Cook Time: 3-4 mins

Ingredients:

Slit and deseeded raw Rajasthani Bharwaa or Boiled Jalapeno Chillies: 8 pieces
Boiled corn: 1 cup
Coriander: 2 tbsp.
Lemon: ½ squeezed
Cumin: ¼ tsp.
Ajwain: slightly less than ¼ tsp.
Salt: ¼ tsp.

Preparation:

Corn Mix:
1. Wear gloves, slit and deseed the chillies. (Gloves are important because chillies tend to sting a lot). If chillies are very strong, bring them to a boil in hot water for about 3 minutes.
2. Crush ½ cup corn and leave the other half boiled corn as it is for good texture.
3. Roast and powder the cumin and Ajwain seeds, add them to the corn mix with salt, lemon and coriander and mix well.

Mildly grease maize leaves with olive oil on the inner side
One by one and fill the chillies with the corn mix, laying them on the leaf and set them on your baking tray.
Drizzle a little olive oil on the chillies (optional)

Bake them at about 100 degree Fahrenheit for about 3.5 minutes or more if you want it further cooked, say until the top of the corn stuffing seems slightly brown.

Kids will love these with some cheese melting and going brown too.

TIPS FOR A HEALTHY MONSOON :

• Drink boiled / filtered water
• Garlic, turmeric, herbal tea, fenugreek, cumin seeds aid digestion
• Wash fruits and vegetables properly
• Prefer steamed food, hot soups, stir-fried vegetables, boiled pulses over raw stuff
• Non-vegetarians, avoid seafood; it’s mating time for the creatures.
• Avoid street food. Environmental dampness supports microbial growth.
• Plenty of fluids are never a bad idea.


Ashish and Vidhya are the founders of online salad bar Loveforsalad and can ve reached at:
contact@loveforsalad.com

URBAN HEALTH FOOD

By: Ashish Vyas and Vidhya Rana

Are you a foodie but care about calories? Are you looking for healthful, tasty and tummy filling salads and soups? If so, you’ve hit the bull’s eye. Scorching heat and busy schedules? Hunger pangs bothering the urban health conscious you? Let’s make healthy eating easy and fun.
We bring to you a simple Mango Salad. Simple as it is, a bit traditional and very satiating, you are sure to go ‘Oh…nice…!’

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Mango Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4INGREDIENTS:

1. 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2. 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
3. 1 teaspoon sugar
4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
5. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
6. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
7. 1 firm-ripe mango, peeled and cut into cubes
8. 1 large tomato, cut into small cubes
9. 1 small onion, sliced
10. 1/3 cup fresh coriander leaves

PREPARATION:
Whisk together vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and pepper until sugar is dissolved, then add oil, whisking until emulsified. Add remaining ingredients and toss until coated.
Ashish and Vidhya are tech-entrepreneurs who came up with the concept of LoveForSalad – an online Salad Bar that serves salad meals (pasta, green, sprout) + Filler + drink.
Ashish Vyas is techie who quit MS to live his dreams of ideating LoveForSalad. Vidhya Rana is a computer engineer, genteel geek and think-bee who represents the physical and online face of LoveForSalad.
They can be reached at: contact@loveforsalad.com

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