Rains, rains and more rains!

The untimely rains are really getting all of us in a surprising way! The continuous rains over the weekend have surely made the atmosphere chilly and lazy…
So, did the same at home as well! Saturday, had to go to the airport to see-off a few friends and as usual got stuck in the Mumbai rain mayhem on the roads! As I reached back home, caught up with two movies ‘Dum Maro Dum‘ and ‘The Back-up Plan’ and ended the day with Thai Curry and Rice for dinner.
Sunday was chilled out at home with the Kriti wanting to have junk food – so decided on to cook up a healthy junk meal for the lunch consisting of Chicken Burger. Rachita has reached Washington in US for the Global Young Leaders Conference, for which she left on Friday night. Later that day had my wife’s sister, Jyotsna and her son, Manit visiting us, so played with the little one and made Kachche Gosht ki Biryani for dinner. All of us enjoyed the dinner and just retired for the day!
Monday morning began with the FoodFood channel meeting in office. Also, starting with the Teen Patti shoot from June 20 onwards…so the team’s busy researching and suggesting me with new recipes for this time. Also, shooting for Hungama Digital Interface is happening today in office, for which, I need to speak on various introductory messages on each genre of videos and voice content that we make for them. This is then uploaded on various mobile platforms including applications.
Besides this, the office has become quite noisy with all the renovation work speeding up, and we have a 16 year old intern with us trying his hands on cooking up a meal – Dal, Chawal, Roti and Puri. While I gear up for the shoots, here’s something to feast on…

Till I write again.
Sanjeev Kapoor

Watch the Racheal Ray segment here!

We have just received the link and I think you will all enjoy this….
Right now in Goa – off site with FoodFood channel team. Work combined with pleasure. Channel taken off well – numbers are good, so thought about taking a break and get rejuvenated for the challenges ahead. Alyona is here with me and will be joined by our elder daughter Rachita and Alyona’s elder sister Vandana and family. We will holiday together for three-four days. Kriti has gone for a trip separately with her friends.
Then I’m off for the first tour to Chandigarh – start of the 6-city Tour to promote the Maha Challenge. April 22 is Alyona’s birthday and a big bash to celebrate FoodFood Channel with business associates and friends from media. Need to do a lot of preparations for that.
One more shooting schedule for Sanjeev Kapoor’s Kitchen begins towards the end of April and hope for many many episodes so that there is enough stock to last for the following four to five weeks as later we might be out for our annual long family holiday….how I love these, a chance for new ‘food adventures’ and a chance to pursue my passion for photography.
Food adventures – reminds me of some foods that could hold a surprise…

Till I write again
Sanjeev Kapoor

You can lower your cholesterol

Greetings from Singapore! I will be back home in a day or two. I am enjoying seafood and so are Alyona and the kids. In fact, fish always gets me thinking about cholesterol and how it is a food that can actually help to lower cholesterol. In case you do not eat fish there are other foods that cleanse the arteries. In fact, by consuming foods that are low in cholesterol, your body has more of a chance to remain ‘heart-attack’ free!

Fish (Omega 3) – Diets high in omega-3 can lower the risk of heart disease and reduce blood pressure, as well as reduce the risk of blood clots. Not only do fish high in omega-3 reduce the risk of heart disease, they also are very important for the development of good eyesight and nervous system function, and can even fight off some forms of cancer.

Nuts – Nuts also contain omega-3 fatty acids that can help eliminate the risk of heart disease. Nuts, such as walnuts and almonds can help lower cholesterol.

Lean Red Meat – Pieces of meat with all of their fat intact, are cholesterol high foods, but take away the fat, and you now have healthy, low cholesterol meals. Lean meat does not raise cholesterol levels, is low in saturated fat, and is a great source of vitamin B12, zinc, iron, and protein.

Reduced-Fat Dairy Products – Foods, such as whole milk, cheese, and eggs contain large amounts of cholesterol. However, there is no need to cut dairy out of your diet. Simply look for reduced-fat or cholesterol free foods. For example, rather than drinking whole milk, opt for skim milk or 2% milk, instead. Eat fat-free or low-fat yogurt with fresh fruits. Choose reduced-fat cheeses, made with skim milk.

Fruits and Vegetables – Fruits, such as apples oranges, and apricots and vegetables, like cabbage and sweet potatoes are not only cholesterol free foods, they are also high in soluble fibre and pectin. Both of these things have been proven to help lower cholesterol levels.

Oats and Grains – A soluble fibre present in oats and grains is crucial in lowering cholesterol. Doctors recommend two to four cups of oat or barley cereal each day to gain the cholesterol-lowering effect of this fibre.

What good is all this if you cannot make something out of them? So here are some recipes that make good use of these foods!

Fish in Foil
Fruity Salad
Oats Pancake with Maple Syrup

Till I write again,
Sanjeev Kapoor.