Monday, June 30, 2008

World's most healthiest, tastiest spicy (desi / indian) veggie pizza.

Everyone loves pizza for its nice cheesy smell, delicious toppings and soft, yet crispy crust. Unfortunately, the truth is, its one of the most unhealthiest food one can eat. Rich in Saturated fat and cholesterol, high in sodium content and plenty of carbs.

The main cause of why a pizza turns out to be as unhealthy as it can be for the majority of consumers is the large amount of cheese (which is cheap) on it and very little quantity (or absence) of healthy vegetable toppings. Commonly eaten pizzas tend to have no more than 2 to 3 toppings. Hence, the largest constituent toppings on a pizza turns out to be the cheese, which is also the most unhealthiest.

In an attempt to create a pizza that retains its rich taste and aromatic flavour, but at the same time provide the much needed nutrition that we all need as part of our daily diet we have rediscovered the pizza and introduce you to the one of a kind pizza that you will love and relish. You probably will not find a similar pizza, as healthy, as tasty and spicy as this one anywhere in the world. Now, go and enjoy the World's most healthiest, tastiest spicy (desi / indian) veggie pizza.

- Mushroom (white or crimini).
- Red, Green, Yellow, Orange bell peppers.
- Artichoke.
- Olives.
- Broccoli.
- Green beans.
- Carrot.
- Red or yellow onion.
- Finely chopped Garlic pieces.
- Cilantro (Coriander leaves).
- Parsley.
- Black pepper powder.
- Low moisture - part skim mozzarella shredded cheese.
- Spinach leaves.
- Asparagus.
- spicy pizza sauce.
- Pre-baked Pizza crust (pizza base).
- Olive oil.

Its highly recommended that you use a multi-grain wheat (brown) pizza base / crust instead of the regular white one.

Note: Smibal's spicy pizza sauce recipe will be posted here later today.

a) Cut all vegetables and mushroom into fine long thin pieces.
b) Steam chopped vegetable in a microwave until they are almost cooked.
c) Drain all the excess water from the cooked vegetables. (otherwise the pizza will be soggy - soft & watery).
d) Place the pre-baked pizza crust on a baking tray (ideally the tray should have holes to let the steam escape from the bottom and prevent moisture build up at the base during baking).
e) Switch on the oven to pre-heat it at 450 F.
f) Apply a coat of olive oil on the top of the crust. This prevents the base from absorbing the moisture from the pizza sauce and vegetable toppings.
g) Spread the spicy pizza sauce evenly all around the top of the crust. (almost 1/4 of an inch thick).
h) Carefully add all the vegetable pieces. Make sure you spread it all around to cover the entire pizza crust. The vegetable topping should be 3/4 of an inch.
i) spread a thin layer of cheese.
j) Sprinkle finely chopped garlic pieces, parsley and black pepper powder.
k) Again, spread 1/2inch thick equal mix of vegetable and cheese interspersed with drops of spicy pizza sauce.
l) Bake it in an oven at 400F for about 10 mins on the upper rack until the cheese melts.
m) Take the pizza out immediately, slice and serve.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Announcing! - Ayurveda Workshop on Health & Healing

Kerala Ayurveda, Wellness naturally, Presents series of talks on Health and Healing.

Be more in a control of your own health. The Kerala team of conventional and holistic Doctors will offer you the tools to empower your health. After all, it is your body, take charge and enjoy the bounty of energy, vigor and vitality!

Every 2nd Monday of the month, for an evening of health education followed by delicious Dinner.

Beauty is more than skin deep - Skin Health - July, 14th 08
Fit mind Fit Body - Mind Health - August, 11th 08
Turn your bad hair day to good hair day - Hair Health - September, 8th 08
Healthy Colon, healthy Body - Colon health - October, 13th 08
No pain Yes gain - Joint health - November, 10th 08
Bone strength for Body strength - Bone Health- January, 12th 09
Have a healthy heart for your valentine - Heart Health - February, 9th 09
Seize the sneeze, prevent allergies - Lung health - March, 9th 09
You are what you digest - Stomach health - April, 13th 09
Men zone, healthy Prostate - Prostate Health - May, 11th 09
Women special, Healthy Breasts - Breast Health - June, 8th 09

Mark your calendar. Bring a friend and double the fun.

Hosted by: Kerala Ayurveda Integrative Clinic (Ayurveda Institute of America)
Location: 561 Pilgrim Dr. Ste B, Foster city, CA 94404
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm 2nd Monday of each month
Donation: $10.00
Contact: Pleases call (650) 341 – 8400 /(888) 3- Kerala (353 – 7252) to reserve your space

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Daily Routine - What's your score?

A leading Ayurvedic Physician Dr Vasant Lad has listed some wonderful everyday routines that one must follow to lead a life of peace, happiness and longevity. In the olden days, as kids, we probably followed some of these. But today, I wonder if anyone practices even half of these routines.

To do a reality check and find out where you stand, play this game. Enter your score in the Comments section of this article. You are welcome to not identify yourself and be anonymous but atleast mention your score and anything else that you want to say.

The Game: There are 22 daily routines below. For each routine, give yourself a score of 1 if you happen to follow or perform as mentioned everyday (exception 2 days a week). If you score 15 points or above you win.

The Reward: You will be blessed with a happy, peaceful and a long and healthy life. As a bonus, you might win a gift certificate from baykon (conditions apply and subject to approval and credit check).

1. Wake Up Early in the Morning - No later than 6:00am.
2. Say a Prayer before Leaving the Bed.
3. Clean the Face, Mouth, and Eyes - Wash youe eyes with cool water and blink 7 times and rotate your eyes in all directions.
4. Drink Water in the Morning - Not coffee or tea.
5. Evacuation (read defecation):
1 bonus point - If you squat on the toilet.
1 bonus point - wash anal orifice with warm water, then the hands with soap.
1 negetive point - If you don't go everyday.
1 negetive point - If you use toilet paper.
6. Scrape your Tongue.
7. Clean your Teeth.
8. Gargling - twice a day with warm sesame oil.
9. Chewing - Chew a handful of sesame seeds,dried dates or coconut. After chewing brush your teeth again.
10. Nasal Drops - 3 to 5 drops of warm ghee or oil into each nostril.
11. Oil Drops in the Ears - Putting 5 drops of warm sesame oil in each ear can help these disorders.
12. Apply Oil to the Head & Body - Rub warm oil over the head and body.
13. Bathing.
14. Dressing - Wearing clean clothes brings beauty and virtue.
15. Use Perfumes - Using natural scents, essential oils, or perfumes.
16. Exercise - 30mins.
17. Pranayama - 10mins.
18. Meditation - 15mins.
19. Breakfast - Between 7:00am - 8:00am.
20. Lunch - Between 11:00am - 1:00pm.
21. Supper - Between 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
22. Sleep - Between 10:00pm - 12:00pm.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Yoga Of Mind .... by Dr Kamath. ... by Dr Kamath.
It deals with all aspects of both eastern and western methods of dealing with various life issues.
Please feel free to pass it on to your friends and relatives, and also to participate.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

TransUnion Class Action Lawsuit: Upto 9 months of free credit monitoring and cash benefits

As a settlement for a class action lawsuit against TransUnion worth at least $75 Million, you could be entitled to up to 9 months of free credit monitoring plus cash benefits.

Who is Eligible?
Any person residing in USA between January 1, 1987 and May 28, 2008 and opened a credit account (automobile loans, bank credit cards, department store credit cards, other retail store credit cards, finance company loans, mortgage loans, and student loans)

How to Qualify?
Click Here to register by September 24th 2008

Important Links/References

Note : If you have registered to receive credit monitoring, you will have six months after the Court grants final approval of the settlement and all appeals are resolved to activate your credit monitoring benefit.