Author: Gurgaon Moms

Sehba Imam

When I spoke to her I realized she is one of the script writers for "The Great Indian Tamasha". I said "wow". I spoke to another friend and she told me that Sehba Imam is also the reason behind Let's Walk Gurgaon (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lets-Walk-Gurgaon/136874882996467). Now I was definitely all impressed. Let's Walk Gurgaon or LWG in short is for walking enthusiasts in Gurgaon. They meet every Saturday and Wednesday, to explore our city and areas around it, on foot. They walk for fun, for health, for togetherness and to cover the distances that divide urban and rural Gurgaon. What was the motivation to...

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Divya Mehta’s Spaghetti Bolognese – A Vegetarian Option!

  INGREDIENTS: 3 tbsps olive oil 3 large onions 5 large tomatoes 5-7 large cloves of garlic ¾ box of mushrooms 1 cup Nutrela’s soya granules ½ cup of red wine (this is ok to use for non-alcoholic s too as the alcohol content  evaporates from the dish while cooking) Dry herbs: Oregano & Thyme Chilli flakes Salt to taste 1 pkt Spaghetti METHOD: Preparation: 1. Grind onions to a paste 2. Cut garlic into tiny pieces 3. Blanche tomatoes, skin & puree them 4. Wash mushrooms & cut them into mini bite size pieces (remember, they will shrink so you don’t want them to get lost in the sauce) 5. Soak Nutrela’s Soya granules in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain & keep aside. 6. Boil spaghetti with salt & olive oil until ‘al dente’ Cooking: 1. Heat olive oil in a pan (not too much). 2. Add onion paste & garlic. Cook on low flame until slightly golden brown. 3. Add tomato puree & continue to cook until the water content has dried out. 4. Add Nutrela’s soya granules followed by 1 cup of water 5. After 5 minutes on a low flame, add mushrooms and continue to cook until semi dry 6. Add wine at this point and cook for 1-3 minutes.  7. Add herbs, salt & chilli flakes 8. If the sauce looks too dry,...

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A mom’s dilemma – When to start work?

It was a cool spring morning in early April. I sat at Momma's kitchen table clutching my precious baby girl to my chest. It was to be my first day back at work since her birth, and the thought of leaving my baby was tearing me apart. I had waited so long to have a child and now was considering leaving her for a majority of the day, five days a week. What in the world was I thinking? My mother, a parent of three, had never worked outside the home when we were growing up. Momma had so...

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Detox Diet

A very popular post in our Facebook Groups Page! We are recording this in our website so members & others can benefit in the future. Our Gurgaonmom member, Jimlee Borah has noticed this recipe in an Ayurvedic text book. She has tried it in the past and came down 2 sizes…..What could be more tempting!! She calls it the Wonder Diet and here it goes!! Wonder Diet Day 1 Only fruits as many as you want. No bananas. 5 litres of water. Day 2 2 large boiled potatoes for breakfast. Vegetables raw or cooked as many as you want. 5 litres of water. Day 3 Vegetables and fruits. As much as you want but no potatoes or bananas. 5 litres of water. Day 4 1.5 litres of milk and 8 bananas. 5 litres of water. Day 5 6 tomatoes and 1 small cup rice and 6 litres of water. Day 6 1 cup boiled/ steamed rice and vegetables. 5 litres of water. Day 7 1 glass juice, 1 cup boiled/ steamed rice and vegetables. 5 litres of water..   Important Do's & Don't's  No salt/spices intake for 7 days. No tea/coffee intake with milk, only black coffee allowed. Very very important the consumption of water as it is firstly a detox plan and then a diet. Weigh yourself before the diet. On the 8th day, you’ll actually be 5kgs less. After the diet,...

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