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Three Astonishing days at Key West Island

The first island I ever visited and the experience was magnificent!

Key West is a Florida's Southernmost Paradise, a idiosyncratic convergence of natural beauty, architecture, history and audacious romantic charm, lying roughly 90 miles north of Cuba. Key West is famous for watersports, lively nightlife, beaches and historic sites.
       It is just a 4 hours drive from Miami on the scenic coastal  overseas Highway with plenty of interesting things to do during the 110 mile trip, crossing about 42 different bridges.

We spent 3 days exploring the Key West, with family friends.

Things to do in key West
Accommodation and food :
          We were in Key West, We stayed at the Key West Marriott Beachside.

* Southernmost Point :
          If you go to Key West you have to visit this monument. Long queues to have your picture made but worth it. The southernmost point in the United States, I have always wanted to check this off my bucket list, and we did this. The water is so beautiful and Mosaic in blues, breathtaking.

* Key West Beaches :
           Key West has many different Beaches. Peaceful place, the beaches are very nice and white sand and Crystal clear water. Just relax and enjoy the ocean.

* Sunrise at Key West :
           It would be beautiful from anywhere in the Key West to see sunrise. We (McDreamy and me) just wanted to relax while seeing the sunrise before us. That would be ideal. Take a cup of tea or coffee and sit on the sea wall to view beautiful sunrise.
Early sunbathing during key West sunrise.

* Duval Street :
           A must to walk up and down Duval street. One of the most energetic strips of shops, bars and cafes in all the land. There is plenty of stuff to buy, mostly souvenirs and trinkets from street vendors.
* Mallory Square :
             It's just an open area at the end of the island and also a gathering point to watch the sunset. Savor a key West sunset at Mallory Square. There are many fascinating and talented street performers, jugular who jump through burning hoops and walk on a tightrope and also arts and
crafts vendors.

* Caribbean Food :
Experience a taste of Caribbean culture in Key West.

* Sunset Sail Key West / Boat Tours :
               When you just want to quietly enjoy the beautiful Key West sunset, there is no better way than sailing out on a private charter sloop. To watch the sun drops below the Gulf of Mexico, painting the sky in vibrant shades of pink, yellow and orange.

What to wear?
*Clothes :
  • I would like to suggest cotton material, which could move and breathe well, as Key West is hot and humid. Shorts and breezy tanks would be other go to.
*Sandals :
  • I would like to prefer flat sandals, when you are roaming around in day time.
*Sunglasses :
  • Must to wear sunglasses, due to sunny days and very hot and humid climate.
*Bag / Purse :
  • When you are roaming around and dancing you need your hands free, so wear a cross body bag, so this will help you to not leave your wallet, id laying around.

          As the sun set on our 3 days trip to Key West, we were disappointed to have to say goodbye. Our time in Key West, were favorite time. Honestly, looking back through all of this pictures is making me want to go many more times.

Thank you for stopping by, would love to hear from you!

Radish Paratha / मुळ्याचा पराठा / मूली का पराठा

(How to prepare radish paratha without stuffing?)

# Radish Paratha # Indian flatbread # Healthy Breakfast Recipe # Kids Friendly # whole wheat flour # Indian Spices #मुली का पराठा  # मुळ्याचा पराठा.

Hello Everyone,
Today's Recipe is Radish Paratha!

         Radishes are healthy and contain many nutrients, but some kids don't like to eat it due to it's little bit pungent taste. So this radish paratha is kids friendly recipe, or it is the perfect recipe for growing kids as well as all the age group folks. Today I have prepared radish paratha, by adding grated radish while making the dough itself, this is the easier and quicker than making parathas with stuffing.
          Radishes are a common part of the salad, and it is pungent or sweet taste with lots of juice. It can be different colors such as white, red, purple and different shapes. I used today purple and round radish to make parathas. You can use whichever available. They are eaten raw as a crunchy salad vegetable, curried or pickled too! So let's start.

Preparation Time : 10 Minutes ; Cooking Time : 10 Minutes.

Each Paratha Carries 131.5 kcal.

Ingredients :

  1. Radish ½ cup, grated
  2. Whole wheat flour 1 cup
  3. Red chilli powder 1 tbsp
  4. Garam Masala 1 tsp
  5. Salt 1 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  7. Carom seeds 1 tsp
  8. Coriander leaves 2 tbsp
  9. Butter / Veg. oil 1 tbsp for shallow frying.

Recipe :
  1. In a bowl or mixing pan add whole wheat flour, red chilli powder, garam masala, salt, turmeric powder, carom
    seeds, coriander leaves and mix all well.
  2. To the flour and spices mixture add grated radish and again mix well. Now, knead a soft dough by adding water and take few drops of oil over palms and again knead for 1 minute.
  3. Divide dough into equal portions and dusting flour roll each portion into circular shape.
  4. Heat the girdle or tava over medium flame and cook the parathas on both sides by applying some oil or ghee each side, cook until golden brown spots appears.
  5. Here, tasty and healthy Radish Paratha is ready to serve. Serve hot with curd, raita or with pickle. Enjoy!!!

Dietary Comment :
  • Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 131.5 calories, along with carbohydrates - 21.37 g, dietary fibers - 1.67 g, fats - 3.64 g, proteins - 2.9 g. As it is good source of vitamins and minerals, it contains Vit.A -18.25 %, Vit.C -5.75 %, Iron - 4.25 %.

Health Benefits of Radish :

  • Perfect breakfast : As one radish paratha contains 21 g Carbohydrates, 1.67 g dietary fibers and lots of vitamins and minerals, which helps to keeps you feeling full for longer, it sounds like a perfect breakfast
  • High dietary fiber : The fiber content adds to the amount of roughage you need in your diet and keeps you feeling full for longer. Radishes are rich in dietary fiber content. This high percentage helps improve the body’s ability to digest food and also keep the metabolism at the right pace.
  • Weight loss : Consumption of radish helps to avoid excess calories and fat accumulation in the body. Well, the high water content of radish and the presence of non-digestible carbohydrates make them beneficial.
  • Boost Immunity : It has Antimicrobial and Antibacterial properties that help us cure a lot of diseases. Radishes contain antioxidants these antioxidants protect the body against oxidation reactions and by-products which may be cancerous or make the body prone to diseases.
  • Vitamin and Minerals : Vitamins that are present in radishes helps to prevent skin disorders to a great extent. Iron available in radishes has positive effects on blood and hence, on the overall function of the heart. Iron helps to maintain healthy cells, skin, hair and nails. they play an important role in the body’s metabolism. Minerals also acts as oxygen carriers, pregnancy nutrients, and blood sugar controllers.
  • Hair care : Radishes helps to eliminates dandruff, radish juice is also helps shine to your hair. Iron, found in radish, is essential for maintaining healthy hair. It helps improve the overall texture and health of your hair. Regular consumption of radishes makes your roots stronger and your scalp healthier.
  • Digestion : Radishes are known to promote the production of bile. Bile is one of the most important parts of good digestion, and also helps to protect both the liver and the gallbladder. Radishes are very high in fiber, that helps in bowel movements, which promotes regular excretory patterns and relieve symptoms of constipation.
  • Heart : Radishes are good source of potassium, which helps in reducing blood pressure. It reduces the blood pressure by widening the flow of the blood, instead of forcing it through narrow, constricted channels.
  • Including radishes in your meal plan will help you as a good appetizer, mouth and breath freshener, laxative, and metabolism regulator.
  • Radishes are a good treatment for headaches, acidity, constipation, nausea, obesity, sore throat, whooping cough, gastric problems, gallstones, and dyspepsia.

Good Time To Eat :
                It is good to eat Radish Paratha for breakfast, lunch as well as for evening snack too!

Notes :
*You can prepare the radish paratha dough in advance and keep in an airtight container in refrigerator.
*It taste superb when served with any Indian curry or raita or curd or pickle.
*I have added red chilli powder, you can add green chillies too while making the dough.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!

Hope you liked reading this Radish Paratha recipe and health benefits of Radish. Would like to hear your valuable comments.!

Thank you!

रव्याचे गुलाब जामुन / Semolina-Suji Gulab Jamun / सुजी के गुलाब जामुन

(How to make Suji ke Gulab Jamun / रव्याचे गुलाब जामुन )

Gulab Jamun is a traditional dessert in India. It's a sweet jamuns that consists of soft, deep fried balls of dough and are soaked in an aromatic sugar
syrup. So, today I prepared this Gulab Jamuns by using semolina / rava, milk powder and milk. They came out very well.
Preparation Time and Cooking Time : 25 Minutes.

Ingredients :
  1. Rava / Sooji / Semolina 1 cup / रवा १ कप
  2. Milk 2 cups / दुध २ कप
  3. Sugar 1 ½  cups / साखर १ १/2  कप
  4. Milk powder 2 tbsp / दुध पावडर २ चमचे
  5. Ghee 2 tbsp / तुप २ चमचे
  6. Water 1 ¼ cups / पाणी १ १/४ कप
  7. Cardamom powder 1 tsp / वेलदोड्याची पूड १ चमचा लहान
  8. Veg.oil to fry gulabjamun / तेल गुलाब जामुन तळण्यासाठी.

Recipe :
To Make Gulab Jamun Dough :
  1. Turn on flame and place a pan or kadhai and heat it, now add 1 and ½ tbsp ghee, 1 cup Rava or suji, saute it on medium flame for about 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Now add 2 cups of milk, mix well, remember that
    there should not be any lump. Saute till make a soft dough. Turn off flame and let it cool down.
  3. Now in a mixing bowl, take rava and milk dough and add milk powder 2 tbsp. Mix well and knead to make soft dough. Lastly add ½ tbsp ghee and knead again.
  4. Divide dough into equal portions and roll each portion of dough in between your palms to make round shape balls.
  5. Meanwhile, in a kadhai heat oil, deep fry sooji or Rava Gulab Jamun on low to medium flame, till it gets brown color.
To Make Sugar Syrup :
  1. In a pan add sugar, water and 1 tsp cardamom powder, bring it to boil and turn off flame and cover pan with lead.Here, sugar syrup for Gulab Jamun is ready.
  2. Now, drop the fried Gulab Jamun into the sugar syrup, bring it to boil and turn off the flame and cover pan with lead. Keep aside for 2 to 4 hours.
  3. Here, delicious, healthy and yummy Semolina / सुजीके / रव्याचे गुलाब जामुन (Gulab Jamun) are ready to serve. Enjoy!!!

Dietary Comments :
Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Per serving contains 144.58 calories, along with carbohydrates - 16.85 g, dietary fiber - 0.42 g, fats - 7.78 g, proteins - 2.3 g.
Good Time To Eat :
          It is good to eat Rava Gulab Jamun as a dessert.

Drumstick Soup

 How to Prepare Low calorie, low fat,  healthy and nutritious soup / Special GM Diet Soup / Weight Loss Soup)

Hello Everyone, 

Want to lose weight by eating tasty food, drumstick soup is the solution and it is tasty, healthy and very easy to make. It can be eaten in unlimited quantities and is real delight to eat.
So, today's recipe is Drumstick Soup, which is low in calories, low in fats and is highly nutritious. Bowl full with essential dietary minerals, vitamins, proteins and most importantly Vitamin A and beta - carotene which helps to improve Eye vision and also prevent Ageing Macular Degeneration. So nurture your body with this warm Drumstick Soup.

Preparation and Cooking Time : 15 Minutes.

* Per Serving carries 41 kcal.

Ingredients :
  1. Drumstick pods 50 g
  2. Olive oil ½ tsp
  3. Garlic 1 cloves
  4. Ginger 1 tsp
  5. Tomato ½  small, chopped
  6. Onion ½  small, chopped
  7. Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  8. Salt ½  tsp
  9. Pigeon peas / Tur dal 2 tbsp, boiled
  10. Black pepper 1 tsp
  11. Coriander leaves 2 tbsp, chopped.
  12. Cumin Powder 1 tsp
  13. Asafoetida 1 pinch
  14. Water 2 ½ cup

Recipe :
  1. In a pan heat ½  tsp olive oil, add ginger, garlic, chopped onion and tomato, saute well and add turmeric powder, pinch of asafoetida, cumin powder, salt, black pepper and pigeon peas or toor dal mix and saute.
  2. Now add washed, trimmed and chopped drumstick pods and mix all very well and add water, bring it to boil and add coriander leaves. Then cover pan with lead and cook till pod gets cooked well inside and till the mixture is homogenous.
  3. Here, Healthy, tasty and Hot Drumstick Soup is ready to serve. Serve it hot with brown bread. Enjoy!!!

Taking soup prepared from drumstick pods help in treating diseases of liver, spleen, paralysis, hypertension, uterine fibroid,  etc. It is rich in dietary fibre so consuming pods aids digestion. Taking drumstick in diet is good for bones, heart, skin, hairs and internal organs.
It contains 0% cholesterol and very low fat but rich in dietary fibre,protein, energy, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Folate, Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, and Zinc.

Dietary Comment :
  • Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • It make 3 servings.
  • Per serving contains 41 calories, along with carbohydrates - 7.23 g, dietary fibers - 1.23 g, fats - 1.28 g, proteins - 1.53 g. As it is good source of vitamins and minerals, it contains Vit.C - 44.33 %, Iron - 5.16 %, Magnesium - 4.5 %.

Health Benefits Of Drumsticks :
  • For Pregnant Women : Women should eat drumsticks during pregnancy as it helps to get over slowness of the uterus, help easy delivery and also eases pre and post delivery complications.

  • Lactation phase : The presence of essential vitamins and minerals in this vegetable helps in boosting the milk production after delivery.

  • For Children : Growing children's or bodies need nutrients to aid in muscle and bone growth, brain development, mental clarity, healthy skin, hair, and nails, and to strengthen the immune system. With Drumstick Soup, you can give your child a head start to a healthy life. It helps to increase bone density this is great for growing up kids. This soup is fantastic tonic for strong and healthy bones as well as for cleansing bloodstream.
  • For Women :  It helps to reduce menstrual cramps. Drumstick soup whenever taken for 21 days, it changes the cycle of period in ladies which will help in cutting the cramps. Also, it helps to lowers the size of cyst on uterus and helps in female sterility too.

  • For Male Impotency : Drumstick helps to prevent impotency, semen thinness, as well as early ejaculation etc. It also turns out to be extremely helpful for treating the problem of sexual debility and enables in the better operating of the male along with Female Sterility.

  • Respiratory : Being richest source of Vitamin C it helps to fight with cold as well as sore throat, have drumstick soup to get comfort immediately. It helps to get rid from asthma, wheezing and other respiratory system difficulties.

  • Bone Health : Great source of iron, Vitamins and calcium. Drumsticks are recognized to offer healthy and strong bones and are also believed to purify the blood. It also said to be the blood purifier.

  • Skin : Juice of Drumstick pods helps to get rid of acne, blackheads, pimples and other skin diseases.

  • Digestion : It helps to intestine to boost the quality of gastric juice and help in digestion problem. Also useful in the management of cholera, dysentery, diarrhea, colitis and jaundice.

  • Anti Inflammatory properties : It has antibacterial properties, which helps to fight against infection and boost immunity.

  • Heart : Being rich in minerals and fibers, it cures hypertension/high blood pressure. One can take the juice of drumstick leaves, every morning, most probably after mid-breakfast.

  • Diabetes : It should be included in diet chart of Diabetics as it helps in managing sugar level. Consumption of drumstick soup or juices can enhance gall bladder function, which in turn reduces sugar levels.

Good Time To Eat :
            It is good to eat drumsticks soup or shevgyachya shenganchi soup any time of the day, as it is low in calories and fats.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!