• Kitchen 101
  • 15 Super Rich Sources Of Meat Protein

    I’m obsessed with protein. You will too, if you knew the health benefits of consuming adequate protein in your everyday diet. For one, you need enough of this macro-nutrient to build and repair muscle. And we all know muscles aid in burning fat and also make you stronger. Protein also plays an important role in reducing the hunger pangs-indirectly reducing your cravings. Additionally, it works to slow the release of carbohydrates into your bloodstream, which can prevent the sudden spikes in blood sugar that are believed to encourage sagging energy levels. The thumb rule is to consume 1 g protein per kg of body weight. And if you’re training to build your physique, your protein requirement can be even more (varies per your body type).   (more…)

  • Brownies & Bars
  • Homemade Brownie Mix

    This is my go-to homemade brownie mix recipe. When in hurry, I always rely on this cuz it is so quick to just whip up, bake, and dig in! 🙂

    Homemade Brownie Mix Recipe from scratch | Instant DIY Brownie Mixture from scratch - Recipe by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

    I’m a sucker for a good slice of brownie. I like all kinds of brownies – classic, fudgy, chewy, nutty, rocky and many more.

    I like having this mix ready for whenever I need or want to make brownies. It is just so handy, you know? The brownies taste as good, if not better, as the boxed brownie mix. You can keep it in your cabinet for whenever a brownie craving hits. Or if you have a foodie friend, gift a jar of this homemade brownie mix to him or her and watch them go nuts over the brownies that “they’ve” baked! 🙂 The best thing about keeping some of this homemade brownie mix on hand is to be able to dump stuff in a bowl and make a chocolaty magic happen whenever you please.

    To make brownies, all you gotta do is take a cup of this mix and add some eggs or yogurt and some oil or melted butter (i.e – give moisture and binding) and you’re all set!    (more…)

  • How-To's (tutorials)
  • How to cook Dried Beans

    Learn how to cook dried beans perfectly at home with this easy step by step tutorial.

    How to cook Dried Beans like a pro | Step by step tutorial by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

    Want to learn how to cook dried beans from scratch and turn them into soft nutritional powerhouses? Follow this tutorial and cook beans at home – everyday! Get your daily source of protein from beans – a naturally healthy form!

    In India, pressure cookers are a kitchen must have. You can make tons of simple, wholesome meals in them in no time! I’ve probably lost count of the number of uses of pressure cooker! From cooking rice to beans or one pot meals like pulao, we use the cooker every single day. Cooking dried beans is one of the best use of a pressure cooker. You can of course cook in a pot as well. However, IMO, pressure cookers make your life just a tad bit easier. We’ve never used the canned stuff – not because we are health conscious and prefer cooking our own beans. But because we just don’t find that kinda stuff in our supermarket. And since we cook beans and lentils and what not on an everyday basis, we just don’t find the process time consuming!   (more…)

  • Gluten free
  • How to cook Quinoa

    Here’s a quick tutorial + tips on how to cook quinoa at home – fluffy, tasty lump-free quinoa!

    How to cook Quinoa Recipe | Fluffy, tasty quinoa at home tips | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com Quinoa (read – keen-vaa) – a seed rich in protein has come a long way from featuring in health magazines to mainstream cooking. Like it or not, quinoa is a super food that people love to use not just because it is rich in protein, it is also gluten free. It’s delicate, fluffy texture has made it a healthier substitute to starchy rice or pasta. It is one of the fastest cooking lunch staples ever.

    I must admit though that I didn’t fall instantly in love with it. But I soon realized the plethora of ways in which I could use this miracle food and get all the health benefits. And I have never looked back since. Here’s how to cook quinoa at home! (more…)