Friday, June 28, 2013

Bittergourd Potato Stir Fry


Bittergourd - 3
Potato - 2
Onion ( big )  - 1
Cumin -1 tsp
Green chilli - 2
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Salt - as needed
Oil - as needed


1. Cut bittergourd into thin circles.
2. Cut potato into four and then into thin slices.
3. Cut onions finely and slice green chilli.
4. Heat oil in a frying pan.
5. Add cumin and when it splutters, add onion, green chilli and fry for a few minutes.
6. Add bittergourd, potato and keep stirring.
7. When bittergourd, potato are half cooked, add chilli powder, salt and stir.
8. When the vegetables are fried, switch off stove.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Marks & Spencer launches natural skin care line

With more and more celebrities becoming devotees of natural and organic skin care (including these to name a few), I can't help but wonder, if the rich and famous are opting out of using chemical-based skin care – and they receive the most up-to-date knowledge and secrets on the most expensive cosmetics that claim to offer the best results – why am I subjecting my skin to harmful toxins? Especially when there are products available that are just as – if not more – effective, and provide the skin with vital nutrients?

The market for natural products is growing, and research must be adding up, at least according to Marks & Spencer, with the company recently releasing its capsule natural and eco-friendly range, Pure.
The line uses British-grown ingredients scented with 100% essential oils, and is 100% free from artificial colours, paragons and mineral oils (NB more and more studies are being done on the effects that these chemicals are having on the rise in allergies, skin complaints such as eczema and even some cancers).

Prices range from £6 to £9.50. As well as the above, products available in the line include a hot cloth cleanser, moisturisers, body cream, shower milk and face serums. What are your thoughts on going natural? Have you tried any products in Marks & Spencer's Pure range?