प्रतिज्ञा

1) अन्न तयार करताना, वाढताना व खाताना मी अतीशय स्वच्छता पाळीन.
2) मी अतीशय श्रद्धापूर्वक अन्नपदार्थ तयार करेन.
3) सर्वांना अन्न वाढल्यावरच मी खाईन.
4) मी जेवताना कोणत्याही आवडी-निवडी ठेवणार नाही.
5) मी पानात काही टाकणार नाही व अन्न वाया घालवणार नाही.
6) मी जेवताना कोणतीही तक्रार करणार नाही.
7) मी श्रद्धेने, आनंदाने व समाधानाने जेवणाचा आस्वाद घेईन.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

पुढच्या पिढ्यांच्या आरोग्यासाठी - For the Health of Next Generations

पुढच्या पिढ्यांच्या आरोग्यासाठी

’मॅगी’सारख्या (सर्वच) प्रॉडक्ट्सवर संपूर्ण बंदी आणली पाहिजे.

जगभरात विषारी म्हणून बंदी असलेले पदार्थ आपल्या उत्पादनात वापरणार्‍या; जाहिरातीच्या माध्यमातून अशी उत्पादने भरमसाठ किमतीला आपल्या माथी मारणार्‍या; आरोग्यपूर्ण व आरोग्यवर्धक असल्याचा दावा करणार्‍या; अवाजवी विधाने करणार्‍या व संपूर्ण उत्पादन-माहीती पॅकेटवर न देणार्‍या सर्वच बड्या आंतरराष्ट्रीय कंपन्यांच्या उत्पादनांवर स्वेच्छेने संपूर्ण बंदी घालण्याची हीच वेळ आहे.

पण स्वतःला उच्च समजणार्‍या किंवा स्वतःला उच्च वर्गात गणले जावे असे वाटणार्‍या आपल्यालाच असले फालतू पदार्थ खाण्याचे व आपल्या मुलांना खाऊ घालण्याचे भिकेचे डोहाळे लागले आहेत त्याला कोण काय करणार? हा आपला निष्काळजीपणा आहे, का आपले अज्ञान आहे, का आपले आपल्या मुलांवरचे प्रेम कमी झाले आहे? का हा फक्त घरी स्वयंपाक करण्याचा आळशीपणा आहे?

एकूणच नूडल्स-बिस्किटे-ब्रेड, फ्लेक्स व कोलासारखी तयार पेये यांची आहार म्हणून किंमत शून्य आहे. तर काही उत्पादनांतून महागडी दूध-पावडर (भारतात भरपूर ताजे दूध उपलब्ध असताना) या कंपन्या आपल्या माथी मारत आहेत. बर्‍याच (विशेषतः बटाटा किंवा मक्याच्या पिठापासून तळून केलेले वेफर्स किंवा कुरकुरीत) पदार्थांत आवश्यकतेपेक्षा खूप जास्त (आरोग्याला अपायकारक होण्याइतके) मीठ व मोनो-सोडियम ग्लुटामेट (अजीनोमोटो) असते.
(बाजारातील सर्व तयार खाद्यपदार्थ, त्यांचे आहारमूल्य, त्यांच्या किंमती,  त्यांच्या जाहिराती व त्यांचे खोटे दावे यांसंबंधी बोलायचे तर तो फारच मोठा लेख होईल.)

काही पैशांसाठी अशा उत्पादनांच्या जाहिराती करणारे सिनेस्टार्स व क्रिकेटपटू-खेळाडू आपली विश्वासार्हता व लोकांचे त्यांच्यावरील प्रेम गमावत असतात.

काही वर्षांपूर्वी कॅडबरी चॉकोलेट व कोकाकोलासंबंधीही असेच वाद निर्माण झाले होते. पण आज ते बाजारात सर्वत्र भरपूर उपलब्ध आहेत व गरीब पालकही आटापिटा करून ते आपल्या मुलांना खाऊ घालत आहेत.

अनावश्यक आणि घातक गोष्टींचीच आपल्याला का आणि कशी चटक लागते?

नुकताच तंबाखू मुक्त दिवस (31 मे) झाला तसा आता ’मॅगी-बू-बोर्न-बिस्किट-फ्लेक्स-कॉम्प्ला-कोक-रस-चॉक मुक्त दिवस’ रोज आणि आयुष्यभर पाळायला हवा. स्वतःपुरता स्वेच्छेने आणि सर्वांनी.

तरच पुढच्या पिढ्या आरोग्यपूर्ण होतील व आपल्याला थोड्यातरी माफ करतील.  



For the Health of Next Generations

All products like 'Maggi' Should be totally banned. 

This is the time for Total Voluntary Ban of all products by Giant Multinational Companies. These products contain many toxic and harmful ingredients already banned in developed countries; the Claims about their nutritional advantages are, to say the least, misleading and the product-information is either incomplete or misleading. And all these products are heavily advertised and sold at unreasonably high prices. 


But really we cannot blame others. It is our mistake to eat such useless things and at such high prices, (for prestige? to show off? to show that we are modern or forward? or for our ignorance, lack of understanding, lack of our love for our children or just our laziness to prepare healthy food at home?)    


As such, Noodles-biscuits-planned foods-cola-drinks are nutritionally  useless. In addition, in many complete planned nutritional food-products costly milk powder is added when whole fresh milk is abundantly available in India. Many food products (particularly fried products containing potato or maize powder) also contain excessive salt and substances like Mono-sodium glutamate (Ajinomoto)

(To comment on ALL food products - and all products for that matter - available in the market; their nutritional value; their prices, their advertisements and false claims is beyond the scope of this article. It is a vast subject.)    

Cine-stars, cricketers and players loose their credibility and popularity by advertising such overtly useless and hazardous products 'For Few Dollars More'

Few years back, there was similar controversy about Coca-cola and Cadbury chocolate. But now they are freely available in abundance and even poor parents are trying desperately to feed these to their children. 


Why and How we get addicted to useless and harmful things?  


'No Tobacco Day was observed recently (31st May) Similarly 'No Maggi-Boo-Bourn-biscuit-flakes-Compla-coke-Ras-choco Day' should be observed everyday for life. 
Voluntarily and by All. 

Then and then only our next generations will be Healthy and probably pardon us to some extent.  


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Peach Salad (Sweet / Sour and Salty) / Jam


Peach Salad (Sweet / Sour and Salty) / Jam 




Type:
Salad
Sweet or Sour & Salty. Cold
For: 4 persons
Process:   Cutting, Mixing, Seasoning and Garnishing
Dietary Value:  
Calcium & Other Minerals
Vit C, A, D, E, B-Complex
Proteins, Fiber
Anti-Oxidants – Beta-Carotene 
Omega 3 fatty acids (with Walnuts and Almonds)
Time:
Preparation:
8 min (each)
Serving:
1 min

Recipe:
2 min (each)
Eating:
5 to 20 min- depending on eating time and circumstances



Name:
Peach Salad (Sweet or Sour-Salty)
Preface:


Peaches and Plums have arrived in the market (local market also). They will remain till end of October. So our meals and days will be flavored and colored with Peach, Crimson and deep purple colors during this period. 
This special Desert/Salad can be prepared for special occasions (special family dinners, special events or special guests – in-laws, bosses, friends, etc.). But with ample availability, can't we make every meal a special occasion?  And it is very easy. Anybody (above 8 years) can prepare it. 
Will:
·         So, today we will prepare Sweet salad as a Dessert.  
·         Tomorrow evening, we will prepare Sour and Salty Salad
·          Afterwards we will prepare it for friend and his family or others. But today it is just for us.
Pre-Preparation:
We don't have to prepare our minds to go to the market and bye some peaches. they are so attractive nothing will prevent us from buying them.
Preparation:
Peach Salad (Sweet): We will need 2 Peaches,  Pomegranate seeds, 1 Pear (or 1 yellow-Gren Apple or Guava), 4-6 teaspoons Sugar, 2 cups fresh curd, 100 ml fresh cream, cardamom (Veldoda), 4-6 almonds and ½ cup Walnuts. 
Optional - Plum, Mango (Totapuri), Orange/Sweet Lime, Pineapple, etc. (But No Banana, Papaya or Chikku-Sapodilla in this salad please.)
(Or, you can try them also, if you want to experiment, are in an exceptionally good mood and want to spoil it.)
Peach Salad (Sour-Salty): 2 Peaches, 1 carrots, 1 cucumber, 1 capcicum, cabbage, sprouted Mung / Fenugreek (Methi) seeds or fresh peanuts / green grams, groundnuts (roasted or fried), Oil (olive, sesame, sunflower of groundnut), 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, coriander, salt to taste, black pepper powder, chilies, and chat masala. 
Recipe:
Peach Salad (Sweet): 
·         Cut all the fruits(of course after washing them thoroughly and removing their seeds - don't remove the skins). The size, shape and way of cutting (longitudinal/radial/oblique radial, etc) depends on your liking, cutting ability and asthetic sense. 
·         Add curds, fresh cream, Sugar, a pinch of salt and walnut pieces. 
·         Mix lightly. 
·         Season with Cardamom powder. 
·         Garnish with few walnut pieces and thin slices of Almonds.

Peach Salad (Sour-Salty): 
·         Cut peaches, carrot, cucumber etc. into small pieces. 
·         Add other ingredients (according to availability). Add 1 chopped chili.
·         Season with oil, salt (and may be pinch of sugar), black pepper powder, (and chat masala if you like) and red chili powder/red chili flacks (if you have not added green chili. (or give Phodani/Tadaka)
·         Add 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice.
·         Garnish with chopped coriander. 
You may add curds/yogurt in this salad. 
Fortification:
With fruits and and nuts (and curds-cream in sweet salad and some vegetables - germinated pulses in sour & salty salad)  what more fortification you need?
Skills:
·         No skill is required to prepare these two salads. But -  
·         As in any salad, your sense of Taste equilibrium and Flavor balance (particularly when you are dealing with very distinct and delicate flavor of peach) are very important.  
Decoration:
Your Aesthetic sense is the only limit. 
This is a study in pastel colors. Don't spoil it by adding gaudy colors.
Serving:
·         Both salads can be served cold, Ice-Cold or at room temperature. with any meal or at any eating time.
·         Today we are going to serve Sweet salad after dinner (as a desert). 
·         Tomorrow we will serve Sour & salty version at lunch.
·         Afterwards we can prepare them for the Special guests.
Savoring:
·         Healthy children and young adults can eat both salads in any quantity. They can enjoy them fully (if they are not overweight).
·         You (and anyone above 40) can also eat them in any quantity (except cream. And sugar and dry fruits in small quantities). 
Thoughts & Afterthoughts
·         Add fresh cream and lots of dry fruits separately only in servings for children and young adults. 
·         For them you can also add grated cheese.
·         Healthy children can eat them without restriction. Above 40, one should be careful. Sour and salty variety can be eaten without restriction.  
·         In fact, lots of salads are recommended for old age, obesity, Diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
·         Make it a habit to eat such dishes really very slowly; appreciating the delicate flavors, haunting aromas and lingering tastes. That will give full satisfaction.
·          for unique flavors and taste we can add seasonal fruit like Plums, fresh Apricot/Almond fruits, lichees, cherries, any types of true or false berries, etc. They will also provide various vitamins minerals and antioxidants.     
To prepare a Peach Jam please see "Jambhul Jam". The recipe is almost same.

जांभळाचा, फणसाचा, स्ट्रॉबेरीचा, रास्बेरीचा, तुत्तूचा व अननसाचा मुरांबा


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