Monthly Archives: November 2012

Top 5 Best Soup Recipes 2012!

It’s time to wrap up warm; it’s also time to dig out the pots and the soup recipes. Almost everyone  love soup at any time of year but particularly in autumn and winter and these 10 winter soup recipes should see you through both as they all vary in taste, in texture and ingredients, making sure you get lots of variety through the cold, dark months.

Carrot and Ginger Soup with Lemon Cream: Carrot and Ginger Soup with Lemon Cream is a winter’s day special soup but is also perfect in the lighter months as well. This Carrot and Ginger Soup Recipe is packed with healthy fresh, carrots and warming, tingling spices of ginger and a light sprinkling of curry powder.

Leek and Stilton Soup: Leek and Stilton Soup is a delicious thick soup with a real punch of Stilton. A great way to beat the winter blues. Just serve simply with fresh, granary bread.

Spinach Soup RecipeSpinach Soup is one of the most favorite vegetarian soups. Basically in spinach soup adds vitamin packed vegetables blended together into a creamy soup. This spinach soup is also great if you are on a detox program or watching your weight.

Wild Mushroom Soup: This wild mushroom soup recipe makes a tasty, starter dish for an elegant dinner party or simply as a delicious supper dish. It is quick and easy to make but the results are stunning.

Only use wild mushrooms from a reliable source, never ones picked in the wild unless you are absolutely sure what they are.

Chicken Corn Soup: Chicken Corn Soup is a simple and basic recipe of ever popular chicken corn soup to warm you up in winter season.

Karachifoods has wide range of winter special soup recipe to warm up you in each days.

How to Lose Weight Just after Delivery!

These days most of the women’s childbirth automatically begs the question that how to lose weight after delivery to look smart and to have body that is close to perfect is a dream of most women, no matter what the age. Women adopt many ways all their lives to keep their body well shaped and attractive. The toughest time and the most critical time to maintain weight and body is right after delivery. This is because there are many issues that a mother has to face at this stage of her life like baby’s health, her own health, breastfeeding and knowing for sure that should she start reducing her weight right afterwards or should there be some time frame for it. In any case, if she is able to maintain her and her child’s good health right after childbirth, it becomes much easier to lose weight later on.

There are many changes that women undergo during pregnancy, and the most visible change is the increase in the weight. A pregnant woman loses significant amount of weight after delivery. Usually baby’s weight is around 7 – 8 pound and another few pounds that temporary piles up in the body is due to the blood, amniotic fluid and placenta. All this weight is lost right after delivery.

Tips to Lose Weight after Delivery

  1. Many women consider that breastfeeding will destroy the shape of their body, so that they try to avoid it. The truth however is the other way around. Breastfeeding turns extra calories fats into milk and it is transferred to the baby through milk, thus helping them lose weight automatically.
  2. Don’t diet because it is not healthy especially if your baby is on breastfeeding. Newborns need a lot of nourishment and energy to remain strong and grow. Instead of dieting, one should eat a balanced and healthy diet; rather than stuffing in everything one finds in the kitchen. Managing a healthy diet will help lose weight without any exercise. It is important that a woman get 1800-2500 calories per day along with other nutrients after delivery.
  3. Special foods are suggested for women after delivery by the experts like milk and yoghurt  Milk and yoghurt have high calcium to keep your bones and yours baby’s bones strong.
  4. Fish (Tuna, sardines) should be eaten by the mother of new born baby because it is rich in DHA, Omega 3 fatty acid and proteins, which are required by the women after delivery. These foods also bring back the pre-pregnancy weight.
  5. Drink plenty of water because according to the research, consumption of water speeds up the metabolism and prevents you from eating much as it fills up your stomach and gives a full feeling.
  6. Avoid taking too much rest in first 2 months after delivery; it puts the weight on.
  7. You can also exercise but avoid heavy exercises to avoid the bad effects. Morning walk of 10 – 15 minutes daily can help reduce approximately 1 pound of your weight per week.
  8. Keep in touch with your doctor and take regular checkups to be updated from your health status.

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Demand Increase The Prices of Dry Fruits!

RAWALPINDI: With the increase in chill in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad the profits and business of dry fruits ha also been raised as their demand and sale has significantly increased.

A large number of people can be seen at dry fruit shops and stalls in various markets of the twin cities. Vendors have started taking undue advantage of the situation by increasing the prices.

It is commonly being observed in our society that during winter, people present dry fruits to their guests as hospitality. Almond and peanut are the most favorites dry fruits and their demand is higher than that of others.

During winter season, most of people also like to eat dry fruits daily as they provide heat to the body and keep them warm. In the chill, the number of vendors selling dry fruits has also increased as they can be seen along every roadside near bus stands and in markets.

However, with the increasing demand, dealers and shopkeepers have also raised the prices of dry fruits manifold and buying them has become only a desire for the common man.

The poor cannot afford most of dry fruits because their prices are beyond their reach, but peanuts are the most popular item among them as their rates are comparatively low and affordable for them.

Apart from regular shopkeepers, dry fruit vendors have also raised the prices considerably. Medical experts say these dry fruits contain great amount of energy. Various dry fruits are also used in a number of medicines.

Allah Almighty has given Pakistan dry fruits like almonds, peanuts, pistachio, walnuts and pine nuts in abundance. Most of these fruits are grown in mountainous and hilly areas of KP, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Balochistan and FATA.

Medical experts have warned the consumers to use these winter items under a certain limit as they can increase cholesterol level and fatty acids in blood. The prices of dry fruits, including Almond, pistachio, walnuts, dates, cashew nut (kaju), dried apricot, coconut, fig and peanut increase in winter with an increase in their demand.

A consumer of dry fruits, Hussain Ali, said people increased their demand for dry fruits because they produced heat and kept the body warm in the chilly weather. He complained that shopkeepers and vendors, taking advantage of increase in demand, had raised the prices.

“Now buying dry fruits is not possible for the common man, except peanuts because of their reasonable price,” he added. Salim Khan, a roadside vendor of dry fruits in Faizabad Market, told this scribe that dry fruits were mostly used in winter season to get relief from cold and argued that the rates were normal and there was no price hike. He said dry fruit vendors sold dry fruits at high prices because they themselves purchased them at high rates from other cities.

Note: Reference: (Article# 191542)