Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pro nature Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Review. The Magic of Organic Himalayan Apples.



This is the Review of the "Pro nature Organic Apple Cider Vinegar".

I hope every one has gotten over the Hangover of 'DeepVeer' (Deepika padukone and Ranveer singh) and 'PriNick' (Priyanka chopra and Nick jonas) Weddings. :P Well...They've found their Best Partners for Life! And, Isha Ambani is also about to. Sorry...Filmy/Richie Rich wedding season na...toh... :PP So Now, Let's jump back to ours, which is the Evergreen "Apple Cider Vinegar". By Partner, of course i mean in Cooking, Skincare, Hair care, Health benefits and so on... and so on... ;D

Tid Bit: Ever heard that Apple Cider Vinegar can stop Ageing? Which almost implies that you can be Immortal! Hmmm...Sounds FLABBERGASTING! Naaah...As we all very well know, it's a RIDONKULOUS CLAIM! Wondering who on earth did this? None other than the 'Once up on' and 'Almost even now' "World Famous" in America: "Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar". Let's just forget that this ever happened. Wakay? :I



Price: 560/- INR for 500 ml.

Keeping aside all the claims and everything else, i love using Unfiltered and Unpasteurized Raw Apple Cider Vinegar for my Skin and in Cooking Barbecue dishes. I usually use Borges Organic Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother. So, what makes the Pro Nature Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Special you ask? Read on...

Borges Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother is made with the "Organically Harvested Apples from Spain" whereas the Pro Nature Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is made with "Organic Apples from the Himalayas", India.

And, that gives me a good enough reason to choose the #MadeInIndia Pro Nature Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Because, by choosing this, you choose to contribute to the Country's Economy and also Women's empowerment because Women are the Karta, Karma and Kriya at Pro Nature.

I have also observed that there is a clear difference in the flavour of the Pro Nature Organic Apple Cider Vinegar when compared to the Borges Organic Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother. 


  • The Pro Nature one has a sharper and stronger flavour and the Borges one is mild.
  • It is Unfiltered, Unpasteurised and Bottled Raw.
  • The Pro Nature Organic ACV has much much much more "Mother" content than the Borges Organic ACV. Below is a Video which proves it.
Watch it in Full Screen with Full Screen Brightness for Best view of The Mother.


*Too many videos might increase the page load(idk), So, please watch the Borges one on my Instagram Feed. My Insta ID: vanityrehab

Here is the comparison image:

My Final Conclusion:

I choose the Pro Nature Organic Apple Cider Vinegar any given day! Reasons: Organic Himalayan Apples, Insane amount of The Mother, Women empowerment and Country's Economy. What more reasons do you need? Right?


#makeinindia #madeinindia

Buy the Pro nature Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Online from: Bigbasket.com and it's soon going to be available on Amazon.in too.

You can also find them in many local Organic stores too.

Until Next Post(The Raisin Cheese one. Remember?), Merry Christmas.
Hallelujah.
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And, did you see how Deepika - Ranveer(especially his Khali bali. I'd rather watch the movie wala song dance for hours at a strech. Goose bumps already...) and Aishwarya - Abhishek were dancing in Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal's
 Sangeet?? He he he...Sorry...my Brain has Gone Bonkers coz the whole web is flooded with these. X-( Bye. 😄
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Siri.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Recipe: Coconut Prawn Spice Vermicelli with Tam-Or Honey Reduction. A Sweet Global twist to the Indian Spicy Prawn



Prawn vermicelli is a popular seafood vermicelli dish allover the world. (The beginning is seriously not fun but please keep reading for a full-on of it!) Usually, it is made with Rice vermicelli but here i made it with the Pro Nature Organic Atta Vermicelli and trust me, it turned out quite yummy! What's Special you ask? Here it is: I just customized it with my "Tam-Or Honey Reduction". Wondering what "Tam-Or" is? Ha ha...'Tam' stands for "Tamarind" and 'Or' stands for "Orange". See...You don't really have to try hard to make just about anything sound Exotic! ;P

Tamarind is the best companion for Indian Prawn Recipes and i just gave it a Sweet Global Twist by Adding Orange Juice and Honey to it. And my my her her him him....i can sit with a bowl of this Reduction and Gorge away to Glory!

So, Here's my First(but, not my best) Food Blog Post:

Ingredients
2) 500 gms Small or Medium Prawns. Large/Tiger prawns don't workout well for this recipe.
3) 1 Glass Fresh Thick Coconut milk.
4) 2 inch Fresh Turmeric Root or 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder.
5) 4-5 Green chillies and 1/2 teaspoon Chilli powder for Flavour balance.
6) A pinch of Garam masala powder.
7) 1 or 2 pinches Sambar powder.
8) 1 sprig Curry leaves.

Tam-Or Honey Reduction Ingredients:

1) 1 small laddoo sized Tamarind.
2) 2-3 Orange segments depending on the size.
3) 2-3 teaspoons Honey. I used Sakura Fresh Eucalyptus Blossom Organic Unfiltered Exotic Honey.
(This is the Full version of the Puzzle pic from THIS post.)


Let's Cook Away:


First, Dry Roast the Vermicelli till it turns a little brown. It is easy to burn this thin Vermicelli if you are not attentive. So, be watchful and keep tossing continuously.


Heat a little oil (I used cold pressed Coconut oil) and Add Finely chopped Green Chillies and Curry leaves to it. And then, add the prawns along with the tails and sautee for a minute. And then add Grated Turmeric or Turmeric powder and Chilli powder and mix to coat the prawns with it.

Saute for a few seconds and add salt to it. Then add a small glass of water and bring the whole mixture to a boil. Add Vermicelli to the Boiling water and cook until the water is almost absorbed and then add the Fresh Thick Coconut Milk. Cook until the coconut milk is also almost absorbed. That's it. Done.


Let's jump to the Tam-Or Honey Reduction now:


1. Take a small Sauce pan and add Soaked and Extracted Tamarind Juice.
2. Boil it for 1-2 minutes.
3,4. It should reach the consistency shown in the picture below.
5. Now add the Orange juice that has been extracted from the segments and strained.
6. Add Honey and boil until it reaches a thick Gel like consistency and then turn off the stove. Done.

Ready!

This was my First Food Blog post and i was sh*t confused with the picture taking while cooking! And in the process the daylight started to go down and i had to quickly plate up like whatever and too a super sh*tty picture of the plated food! Just can't believe i worked for 4 full months as a Food photographer at Green Path Organic State, Bangalore! :'( Lesson Learnt: I should start early in the day for Best Results. :P

Review of the Pro Nature Organic Atta Varmicelli: Click HERE.

Aaaaaaand, with this Pro Nature Organic Atta Vermicelli, i cooked up a Dessert too! Hint: Raisins and Cheese.....;) Shall post it Next week coz i am travelling this week. See Y'all. :)

P.S: Don't forget to let me know how the "Tam-Or Honey" thing turned out.(If you try it that is :P) ;D

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Infinite Love,
Siri.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Pro Nature Organic Atta Vermicelli Review. A 'Health'ified and 'Taste'ified Staple.


Vermicelli, Semiya, Shavige, Sevai, Sawine …..and whatever infinite names it is called by, is one of the staple food products that almost every Indian kitchen possesses. While ‘Upma’ is made almost thrice a week in South Indian homes, Kheer/Payasam is made on 80% of the festive occasions. Vermicelli that we get in India is usually made out of Maida. But recently, Pro Nature has introduced organic wheat vermicelli in to the Indian market. So let’s see if the Pro Nature Organic Atta Vermicelli can beat the reputation of the classic Maida/Refined flour vermicelli.


Brand:
Pro Nature Organic Foods (P) Ltd is a Bangalore based Organic Food marketer. At Pro Nature we are committed to provide 100% Certified Organic Food Products to our customers.

Being a pro-women organization, our production work force largely comprises women and we support women driven initiatives.
Since 2006, Pro Nature has positively impacted livelihoods of hundreds of rural women who participate in our supply chain. We are committed to increase this impact every year.

Pro Nature Atta Vermicelli: Is the first organic atta vermicelli in India. It is a unique product which is made with Wheat Flour and no maida. It is priced just at Rs 40/- for 180 g pack.

 Review:

1.Texture:
Before receiving this Pro Nature Organic Atta Vermicelli, i kept on thinking that the strands are going to be super thick since it is made out of wheat, It is going to be super duper difficult to roast and then to cook. But, but but but but but.....it proved me wrong in every way! The strands were super thin, got roasted quickly and It’s super easy to cook! And they did not become pasty like the maida ones and did hold their shape really well even after i forgot to check on it and left it a little longer on the stove.

2.Taste:
Usually, to me, the Wheat version of any Maida based food product tastes Bleh. But, after i made a dish out of this Pro Organic Atta Vermicelli and put the first 1/4th spoon(since i was concerned about the taste) in my mouth, it erased all such concerns right that moment. It Tasted Ahhhhhmazzzzzing! Far better than the Maida version! I Loved it to the core! <3

3.Price:
And, another Good News is: At 40/- INR per 180 gm packet, It’s Super Duper Truper Affordable. Never before was Healthy Organic Food So Affordable.

Rating: 5/5. 10/10. 100/100. <3

My Conclusion:
Just run to either a local organic shop that stocks Pro Nature products or Bigbasket.com and get yourself a few packets of this staple and be ready to win the hearts of the people you cook it for over and over and over.......(to the power of Infinity) Again. ;)


I cooked a Simple but Super Mouth Watering Dish using the Pro Nature Organic Atta vermicelli and Trust me, it Won Everyone’s Heart in my family. I Will share the recipe in the next post. Till then, Here's a Puzzle Pic of the main Ingredients:

Can you Guess what all the Dish is made out of??? ;) This Pic contains 9 of them. Tell me what all you found in the Comments section below. I'll be looking forward to it. :) If you need the Un Re-Sized Picture which you can Zoom much more to have a look at the ingredients, just Shoot Me an E-mail: vanityrehab@gmail.com

See you in the Next Post with the Recipe. My First Food Blog! :D


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Infinite Love,
Siri.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Soulfull Millet Smoothix Review. A New Launch from Soulfull.


Chronic MS and 5 PM Hunger pangs… are the two things that I am seriously struggling with. They both go hand in hand to churn up troubles for me you know. Here’s how: The MS Fatigue pumps in right when i think that i am out of my Afternoon Nap Mode and am ready to whip up a snack for myself. They never fail to succeed in leaving me like a ‘Bhooka Fakir’ for the rest of the evening. I know i know…Swiggy/Zomato/Uber eats exist but, how long can you survive on the same junk everyday!?  So, when someone throws you a 1 minute No-Junk snack product, you feel blessed. Don’t you? I Sure Did. Here’s my Review of the Bangalore based health food brand Soulfull’s new launch: Millet Smoothix.

2 single serve sachets in a Free shaker. This shaker set's price is 60/- INR. Also, it comes in a 5 sachet carton without a shaker too which costs 150/- INR.


The cap of this shaker is completely spill-proof. So, you need not worry when you shake things up. ;)


This is how the Millet Smoothix powder looks like.


This is a 350 ml shaker and i made around 250 ml smoothie with Hot milk and jaggery to taste. I felt that 200 ml to 300 ml would be the right range depending on your taste. For me, 225 ml was perfectly balanced.

Review:
Soulfull is a brand that is very dear to my Heart because, The SoulfullBanana Ragi flakes has been my most favourite breakfast flakes from the past 4+ years.Now, they’ve launched a range of evening snack products. This Millet Smoothix is one of them.

The Soulfull Millet Smoothix is an Instant smoothie powder which is made up of a chockfull of healthiest ingredients that have been bombarding the headlines these days: Millets. Millets are the oldest known superfood in India. From Granny to Farmer, millets are everyone’s best food choice. Along with millets, this smoothie mix contains 12 grains, cereals, pulses and jaggery. Comes in 'Almond' and 'Chocolate' flavours.

Enjoy it with Cold or Hot Milk. 

You waiting for the Taste judgement? Ha ha…here it is:
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LOVE IT! LOVE IT!! LOOOOOVVVVEEEE IT!!!

It tastes Comforting and Smooth. The BEST part is: It doesn’t have Cardamom like every other health drink out there in the market. I don’t like it. I gag whenever I have any health drink that has cardamom in it.(I Love Cardamom Chai and Thandai though.)

My 5 PM Hunger pangs are Taken Care of Forever by the Soulfull Millet Smoothix. One Happy Human i feel like!

And, Being a Chronic MS patient, cooking breakfast is also out of my bounds. So, I just eat a little cereal like the Soulfull Banana flakes or when i am too lazy, i just gulp  down a glass of warm milk with Boost. That’s it. They say it is the secret of their energy but, in my case, it failed to give me the necessary energy to pop out of my fatigue mode. Instead, all that it did was: "Increase the number of cavities". X-( So, this Soulfull Millet Smoothix has been a God-sent product for me on my Lazy Days. Keeps me Full and Energetic till lunch. #HungerSatisfied #SmartFood

And also, Good Food is the Secret of Good Skin! So, i might as well call it a Beauty Smoothie! ;D

Do i Recommend?  
Definitely! My Love can not be Measured with any existing unit! The Soulfull Millet Smoothix has Made my life Infinite Times Easier and Healthier. I have Definitely Found a New FAVOURITE from soulfull! And, this Millet Smoothix is going to hold that place For a Verrrrrryyyyyyy Long Time! <3 This Happy Human wants to make many more Humans Happy by Suggesting This Soulfull Millet Smoothix to Banish their Hunger Pangs!

Conclusion:
Free of Additives, Fillers Preservatives and Sugar, The Soulfull Millet Smoothix is a Pure Health Treat with a super Affordable Price tag! *Thumbs Up!*

Buy Online From: Amazon.in

Have you tried the Soulfull Millet Smoothix? Share your experience with us. :) And would you like to see more flavours in the Millet Smoothix? Tell us which ones in the Comments section below. :) If you ask me, i would tell 'Thandai', 'Salted' and 'Butterscotch/Caramel'. He he... ;P

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Infinite Love,
Siri.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Dire Need of the Hour: Population Control - World Population Day 2018.


Heading towards the Peaks of Population Explosion, We Humans better Re-Wire Our Minds/Lives and Think Beyond Family Expansion While realizing that this Planet belongs to Not Just Us but Other Creatures too. In fact, We NEED those Creatures for Us to Survive. If They are Gone, We are Gone. But, an Interesting Fact is that if We are Gone, Them and the Planet, Both will Flourish. Read on for More Such Information with Statistics Included.

World Population Day, July 11, 2018.
*This is a picture taken by me, of a fallen Jack fruit from my Backyard. Just Picturize that the Round Fruit is Earth and the Gap less Spikes are Human Beings.

Just Imagine we've got only that much space left after Human Population Mega Explosion! Just an imagination though...Because, Nature would've taken care of such a Dire Situation in it's own way. :P

Read on the Article below by Sadhguru Jaggi vasudev of Isha Foundation. I chose to Re-post His Article because, i couldn't have written it better.
Article Source: isha.sadhguru.org
July 11 is World Population Day. In this excerpt of a speech on population, Sadhguru looks at how planning out the family and taking charge of human birth are very important aspects if we are to control human numbers.
Sadhguru: I have been at any number of conferences where people talk of various dangers that we are facing, such as water and environmental conservation, but what pains me is, no government wants to address the most fundamental problem – population.

World Population Day Stats: India & the World

In the early 20th century, the world’s population was 1.6 billion people. Today, a century later, we are 7.3 billion people. The United Nations is projecting that by 2050, we will be 9.8 billion people. I think this is just irresponsible reproduction of humanity. In India, in 1947, we were 330 million. Today, we are 1.3 billion. It doesn’t matter how many policies you change, what kind of technologies you bring, how many trees you plant there is simply no solution unless we put a cap on human population.



This chart shows global population growth with a forecast up to 2100 | World Population Day: Sadhguru's Speech
Credit: Statista.com

Either we control our population consciously, or nature will do it in a very cruel manner. This is all the choice there is. In India particularly, right now, 60% of our land is ploughed, just to feed these 1.3 billion people. Our farmers, with rudimentary, totally ramshackle infrastructure, are producing food for over one billion people. 


This chart shows the population in 2017 and forecast for 2050 | World Population Day: Sadhguru's Speech
Credit: Statista.com

This is an absolutely commendable fact, but still, the man who produces food is not eating properly. That is not a commendable fact; that is not something to be proud of. The people who produce food for all of us, the rice or wheat that we are eating today, their own children don’t eat a full stomach. This is essentially because we have not taken the responsibility of deciding, “Okay, this much land – how much population can we support?” It definitely cannot support an endless growth of human population.

World Population Day: Earth Is Not Just For Humans

This idea that the planet is made only for human beings is a very gross idea. It has been put into people’s minds, saying that “you are created in God’s image”. I am sure even a worm is thinking God looks like a large worm! 


Biodiversity: Life ­– a status report | World Population Day: Sadhguru's Speech
Credit: Nature.com

We need to understand – not just for ecological reasons, for the sake of your humanity – that every creature on this planet has a complete life of its own. Even an insect has a total life of its own – a whole lot of things are happening in his life. Just because someone is smaller or looks different from you, thinking he has no right to live and only you have a right to live here, is a very gross way to exist for humanity. Humanity devoid of humanity, that’s what humanity is today. Unless humanness is brought forth, I don’t think things like controlling human population consciously will happen. 

World Population Day: How Do We Control Population?

Governments have to make policies. But just policies are not sufficient. They cannot enforce these kinds of things in a democracy. These kinds of things will only work if there is a campaign to bring the necessary awareness. But people in the government definitely have to put the idea forth. Private agencies and NGOs can do a few things, but governmental action is needed. 
Talking about ecology, land conservation or water conservation without controlling human population is not going to make a difference because the kind of impetus that is there in the form of science and technology is making every human being hyperactive. You cannot cap human activity because that will amount to capping human aspirations. You can only cap human population. 

World Population Day: Taking Charge of Birth

Ecological conservation, green technologies, all these things are definitely needed, but addressing the most fundamental thing, that we have multiplied four times over and we have done nothing about it, and are still continuing to multiply, is the biggest problem.
In 1947, the life expectancy of an average Indian was 32 years. Today, it has crossed 65. So we took charge of death, but we should have also taken charge of birth. Today, you neither have enough buses, land, toilets, temples or even a sufficient piece of sky for 1.3 billion people. 
The only thing we can do is – are we going to adjust our population to the resource that we have? That is something that every human being can do if the necessary education and awareness is brought into their lives. If that investment is made, we don’t have to plant trees. The planet is not in peril, it is human life which is in peril. This is something human beings need to understand. I hope we wake up to this fact and do what is needed.
So, Let's WAKE UP TO THIS FACT and Do What is Needed.
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Editor's Note: Read this article, where Sadhguru answers, if it is necessary that a family should have more children or is just one child sufficient?

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Infinite Love,
Siri.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Diya Mirza and UNEP Executive Director - Erik Solheim in conversation with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. #BanPlasticPollution - Ban Single Use Plastic.


World Environment Day started to Fade Away?

Here's a Refresh: Below is a video where the Bollywood Actress Diya Mirza and Erik Solheim, the Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme has a Deeply Insightful conversation on #BanPlasticPollution - Ban Single Use Plastic with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev - a Yogi, Mystic and the Founder of Isha Foundation.

Mother Earth is so Generous.
If only we give her the chance,
She will Restore Everything in
Absolute Abundance and Beauty

- Sadhguru.

And here's "I Breathe: A Song for The Earth", a lively tune offered by Sounds of Isha in gratitude to the Earth, our home.


And another from The HinduIt will be a war on single-use plastic

And also, if you have Gone through or have Written any informative articles, Please Share with us in the Comments section below. :)
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Infinite Love,
Siri.