The Alkaline diet

The Alkaline diet

The Alkaline Diet – If you hadn’t realised, 2013 is the year that we all go hard core for health.  Now this can be great, getting a bit more clued up about healthy eating is obviously a winner, but some of the diets that have burst onto our scenes promising us the world have … Read more

Eid Recipes From Around The World

Eid-ul-Fitr, the holy Islamic festival marking the end of the month long fast observed during Ramadan, is just around the corner and every devout Muslim household around the world would be gearing up for the Eid dishesfestivities. To help you with preparations here is a list of the top 10 Eid recipes that will make your guests take a ride to heaven.

Sheer Khurma or Sevai Ki Kheer

Eid celebrations cannot be imagined without some sweet dishes and this milk, dried dates and vermicelli based dish tops the list. In fact, in South-East Asian countries the Eid Dawat is considered incomplete without this delicacy.

Lassida

Also known as Laasida, this is a couscous-based porridge that is traditionally prepared in Morocco for the Eid breakfast.

Refreshing Coolers for Ramadan

Quick and easy – prepare some of these refreshing thirst quenchers in 5 minutes or less, while plan for others that need more time. Other then the traditional sweet or salted lassi (made with yogurt and water), which is an all time favourite, during the Holy month of Ramadan; there are some who may want a change, every now and then. Here are some simple directions for you to make one or more cooler(s), for ‘Iftar’ or ‘Sehri’, as and when you please.

Diet during Ramadan

Diet during Ramadan

Diet during Ramadan should not differ much from a normal healthy, balanced diet and should be as simple as possible. Usually, most health problems at this time are likely to arise from inappropriate diet or as a consequence of over-eating and insufficient sleep.

The dietary guidelines based on variety, moderation and balance holds true during Ramadan as well. A balanced diet improves blood cholesterol profile, reduces gastric acidity, prevents constipation and other digestive problems, and contributes to an active and healthy lifestyle.
Meal plan

Your meal plan should include:

Bread/ Cereal/ Rice, Pasta Group – 6-11 servings/ day
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Iftar & Sehri Deals 2013- Restaurants Offering Iftar & Sehri in Karachi

Iftar and Sehri, the rituals of holy month of Ramadan are celebrated by food joints across the city to attract customers. Here is a drop down of the restaurants offering Sehri and Iftaari in Karachi during Ramadan 2013 compiled by Karachisnob.

AVARI TOWERS HOTEL

IFTAR DINNER BUFFET: Rs 1795 + tax

SEHRI: To be announced

CARLTON RESORT HOTEL & CLUB

IFTAR DINNER BUFFET: Rs 1199 + tax

SEHRI: To be announced