The shoots for the much awaited new channel have already begun, and I’ve been shuttling between the studios and the office these days. But amidst this, let me just share a bit of the winter happiness (though not in the true sense!), as Mumbai winters are just not that cold to give you the actual feeling.
Let’s just talk about some winter veggies and the goodness that they bring along with them. Carrots and radishes belonging to the root family are full of healthy facts and using them in the diet is surely beneficial, not only for children but for adults as well. Carrots, though usually in orange colour, are also available in a variety of other colours such as white, yellow, red or purple.
A carrot is an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes. Thus, it helps protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision. A radish on the other hand is a great source of vitamin C and is rich in minerals like sulphur, iron and iodine. One can use radish in vegetable juices to spice up the flavor a little. In this form, it can help clear the sinus cavities and soothe sore throats. The Vitamin C in radishes is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and has been shown to have a positive effect on asthma symptoms because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Potassium in it can help lower the risk of kidney stones and strokes as well.
Both these veggies can be used in a number of forms in a variety of soups, salads and juices besides using them in the main course dishes. And surprisingly, most of the kids also like these vegetables. So, it is not much of a problem for the mothers to cook up dishes with carrots and radishes which satisfy the taste buds of the younger generation as well as maintain the healthy quotient in it.
The website is up and running with the Winter Special and Goan Delights in the My Recipe World section. And I’m pretty sure that you will find a recipe or two with the talked about veggies in these sections. Don’t forget to check them out!
Something to get you going:
Till I write again…