People divide themselves as tea or coffee people. Both the groups, strongly and passionately support the beverage that they like. And all the more passion comes out while criticizing the other one. Read on to know what’s good and what’s not in both of these.
Tea or Coffee; The tough choice
Both the drinks energize the one who drinks them and is awesome saviours especially in some situations where you need the courage to face them. These situations could be any like attending a super boring lecture, enduring sleepy meetings or even waiting for that someone who is never on time.
Not many know that tea actually contains more caffeine than does coffee. So, Tea or Coffee? The coffee lovers need not be disheartened. Though tea contains more caffeine than coffee, when brewed, the content of caffeine in coffee increases drastically.
When it comes to the amount of intake of Caffeine, it is still preferable to have tea instead of coffee. This is because, when consumed in excess, the caffeine causes disturbances in the sleep-wake cycle of the individual. The sleep- wake cycle is crucial to ones well-being and it is better that one takes good care of that.
This point is especially relevant to the older adults i.e. people above 25 years of age. When tested on those with diabetes, consuming 2- 3 cups of coffee showed reduced risk in case of type 2 diabetes. This happens so because coffee enhances the use of insulin in the body. Not just this, it also helps to reduce the blood sugar levels.
So for those suffering with diabetes, coffee would be a winner.
If the amount of antioxidants is the point of comparison, Tea would emerge as the obvious winner. If you are looking for detoxifying your body to keep away various diseases, a cup of tea can help you better than a cup of coffee. Coffee too does contain antioxidants but the amount, as compared to tea is low.
Quantity of Consumption
This is a relevant point for all those of us who find it difficult to restrict ourselves at the first cup. So how much of tea or coffee can we actually have in one day?
When it comes to tea, it is said that going up to 5 cups of tea per day is what the body can handle. But when it comes to coffee, drinking more than 3, is not advisable. This is so because coffee contains much more caffeine than tea. Consuming caffeine in that big amounts can take a toll on the overall health.
So when it comes to quantity, tea has the upper hand.
Both Tea and coffee are helpful in boosting energy levels in their own way.
When it comes to coffee, it has very high levels of caffeine. This increases one’s awareness and the level of the hormone dopamine in the body. Dopamine is majorly related to the emotions that one feels. It also reduces fatigue. Coffee also prevents you from feeling drowsy, reducing your tired feelings. This also helps you do more within the 24 hours of a day. All of this effect that coffee can achieve happens almost instantly, which is another benefit of having coffee.
Tea, on the other hand, has antioxidants that help relieve stress. It also would help you in maintaining alertness, sharpness, focus and attention.
So what is the best beverage is for you to decide as both of them come with their own pros and cons. However, it is necessary to be informed about both and them and the make a wise choice as to what suits you the best.
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Best Food And Cooking Shows On Netflix
Have you stuffed yourself with hot dogs, hamburgers and potato salad? Okay, we have done so too. Yet now, in the haze of this pandemic, we need to do something. And in terms of activities, why not continue to do what you’ve been doing in recent months (especially if you can’t get off the couch)? That’s right, we’re talking about the binge-watching some cooking shows on Netflix!
And now all of our lives are this. Binge, binge, binge, binge.
The problem then becomes what you’re going to binge on (and scrolling aimlessly for three hours via Netflix previews isn’t counted as bingeing).
There’s just something about digging into the minds of the geniuses who produce the beautiful stuff we all enjoy that really rounds out the life of a human. Whether you want a smart-ass cracking jokes, or you just want to know what makes a successful chef tick, we’ve covered you.
That’s why we have brought together the best food and cooking shows right now on Netflix.
Returning to the second season, Rotten discusses the rotten side of food growth, well. Explorations of garlic, sugar, milk, and more can be found in season one. Season two deals with a new collection of subjects like avocados and sugar.
Taco Chronicles is a Netflix Spanish-speaking series which looks at, you guessed, tacos. Each episode discusses a different form of taco (there are six total). You get a firsthand view of one of the best meals on the planet from how it’s made to its cultural import.
The Chef Show
The Chef Series, Favreau and Choi discuss just how fun cooking with friends can be. From famous chefs (pitmaster Aaron Franklin) to movie celebrities (Bill Burr), the duo behind the show cook, feed and learn more about how food brings people together in the process.
If you have checked out our list of Netflix’s best food documentaries, then Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Chef’s Table producer David Gelb is no stranger. Gelb considers Chef’s Table, the sequel to Jiro, a series that follows one world-famous chef per season.
From roadside stands to local-only cuisine markets, each episode discusses the culinary grandeur encounters that countless people feast on every day.
The Final Table
A Netflix original, The Final Table is a globe-spanning culinary rivalry. The competition includes 12 pairs of chefs from around the world, all competing to win a spot on the Final Table, and features a true who’s who of famous chefs.
If you like the style of the game-show, host Nicole Byer’s wit and her co-pilot in culinary suffering, Jacques Torres, or the novice baker train wreck thinking they ‘re better than everyone else, there’s something for everyone on this series.
Salt Fat Acid Heat
James Beard Award-winning author Samin Nosrat is based on (and hosted by) Salt Fat Acid Water. The four-part series is based on Nosrat’s book of the same name. Moreover, having the host travel to California’s Chez Panisse main restaurant, as well as restaurants in Japan, Mexico and Italy.
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Desi Comfort Foods To Cure Your Hunger Pangs
Someone rightly said, “Those who love life seldom have a flat stomach.” Especially when it comes to desi comfort foods. Are you a foodstuff you name yourself? Do you drool when slices of pizza are pulled on cheese? Will you get mouthgasm when you take your first hamburger’s first bite? Do you feel celestial as the chocolate melts into your mouth? If your stomach was grumbling and saying yes, then you landed completely at the right place.
Whenever you think of a nice meal, you’ll usually get answers such as pizzas, chaat, maggi and ice cream too. Also, comfort food is something you can have in any quantity at any given time and when “DAMN, NOM NOM” should be your tummy and heart.
We bring you a list of every one’s all-time favourite desi comfort foods.
There is nothing in the world like a hot and steamy piping plate full of Rajma Chawal, surmounted with onions and fresh green chillies accompanied by a frothy glass of mint chaach. Also, we strongly recommend Ke Rajma Chawal at Connaught Place in Delhi.
A dollop of butter, diced cilantro, onion and squeezed lemon juice are served in this piping hot and spicy squashed, thick vegetable curry. If you are already watering your mouth, just drive to Chowpatty and try it for yourself.
Delicious Aaloo Samosa
In the country’s length and width these deep-fried, spiced potato-filled pockets are cherished. From the outside, crunchy and soft from the inside. Furthermore, this is best tasted with tea.
Pakode and Chai!
Pakodas are simple to make and super fast. When you want to eat something delicious but with super less effort, these fritters come to the rescue. They are the perfect snacks paired with tea for Monsoon evenings.
Parantha is one of those dishes which can be eaten at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The GO-TO food for every foodie ranges from cheese, aloo, paneer or simply a simple one-crispy, spicy paranthas. For extra taste, you can serve them with a dollop of butter, curd and mango pickle.
Have you just drooled imagining the soft, round feather bhaturas with chole cooked in a pool of rustic spices, covered with spicy green chillies and squeeze of lime? But we did. Moreover, jot Paharganj Ke Chole Bhature in your food bucket list now and Kamla Nagar too!
These dumplings have a wide variety of vegetable, paneer, soya and non-vegetarian fillings available. Streamed or fried, these are super soft and crunchy too. Lastly, served with super spicy chutney garlic momos, respectively.
Are you fond of the tandoori masala chaap sizzling plate served in the barbeque restaurants? How could we not. From masala to malai and afghani-chaap your hunger pangs are best cured. Moreover, chaap is one of the best options to satisfy your hunger.
Chowmein / Noodles
Throw some noodles, mixed vegetables and spicy Chinese sauces into a saucepan. Also, fry until fully cooked. Now, have a desi chowmein-filled piping hot plate!
The tri king bread pakoda, filled with spiced mashed potato filling, is great for tea-time snacks. The final stop to your train of hunger.
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Bursting Blueberry Pie Recipe
For all the sweet-tooths here, you know you can never say ‘no’ to a succulent sugary dish. We have a special place for exotic berries in our heart. Be it, Raspberries, Goji Berries, Strawberries, Bilberries, Blueberries or Acai Berries, we are fond of a scoop of any berry in our desserts. Eating these berries with yogurt is a great idea as well. Pies are of two types: Sweet Pies and Savoury Pies. Sweet pies may be filled with fruit (as in a plum pie), nuts (pecan pie), brown sugar (sugar pie) or sweetened vegetables (rhubarb pie). Savoury pies may be filled with meat (as in a steak pie or a Jamaican patty), eggs and cheese (quiche) or a mixture of meat and vegetables (pot pie). There are a variety of pies that can be made easily. We have a great recipe for making a blueberry pie at home.
If it’s not bursting with blueberries, it’s not worth it.
- all-purpose flour for dusting work surface
- pie dough for double 9-inch pie crust, chilled
- 2 1/2 pints (5 cups) fresh blueberries
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons milk or cream
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar + extra for sprinkling on top
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 large egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water (for egg wash)
- Butter a 9-inch pie pan for making the blueberry pie.
- For the crust: Roll out half of the dough to 1/8-inch-thick circle on a lightly floured surface. Fit into a 9-inch buttered pie pan, trim, leaving about 1/2-3/4 inch overhang. Cover the crust with a plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. If making a full top crust, roll out the remaining half of dough into a circle approximately 1 inch larger in diameter than the pie pan, cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400-degrees F.
- In a large bowl, add lemon juice and milk. Then, whisk it.
- Then, add 4 tablespoons of flour, whisk until smooth. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Add blueberries, and stir to coat. Let sit for about 5 minutes. Pour into prepared bottom crust.
- Brush the rim of the crust with the egg wash, place the top crust on, trim to 1/2 inch larger than the size of the pan, and crimp together edges with fingers to seal the bottom and top crusts, or weave strips of dough to create lattice top, crimping edges to seal. If the dough seems soft and warm, cover the top with plastic wrap and chill pie in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes. (Pie can also be tightly wrapped (airtight) with plastic wrap and placed in a large plastic zip-top freezer bag and frozen for up to 2 months.)
- Brush crust with the egg wash, sprinkle lightly with sugar and place pie on a baking sheet or baking stone on the bottom rack and bake for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 375-degrees F and transfer pie (on a baking sheet) to centre rack. Cover the rim of pie crust with foil. Continue to bake at 375-degrees F until crust is golden and the filling is bubbling about 30 to 40 minutes.
- Check crust every 10 minutes or so, and if crust/lattice starts to brown too much, tent pie loosely with a piece of foil.
- Let cool to set and thicken before serving (if you can wait that long).
- Your blueberry pie is ready to be served.
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