Coarse and weak hair
September 25th, 2006
The occurrence of split ends depends on the way you manage your hair. Use a wide-toothed comb instead of a hair brush. Thick rubber bands will pull your hair less that thin rubber ones, which lead to breaking and tangling of hair. Trim your hair regularly. Keep your split ends at bay with a creamy conditioner. Do not use metal or wire rollers.


Remedies for oily skin and blackheads, also for dry & grey hair
September 25th, 2006
Milk of magnesia (available at your local chemist) will keep your acne and blackheads at bay. Use milk of magnesia for oil-free skin, Apply it on your face and neck. Leave it on for five minutes, and rinse. Use this home remedy for your dry scalp: Mix castor oil with one tsp yoghurt. Massage the mixture into your scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes, and rinse. Eat curry leaves or curry leaf chutney to prevent greying of hair.


Home remedy for premature greying of hair
September 25th, 2006
Kadipatta (Curry Leaf) chutney fights greying. To prepare Kadipatta Chutney: Mix Kadipatta leaves with a little grated coconut, mint, few pods of garlic, onions and green chillies. Grind the ingredients in a blender, and add salt to taste. Eat this chutney with your food once a day.


A quick-fix remedy for dark circles.
July 29th, 2006
An under-eye gel from a reputed company is a must-have beauty accessory. Apply it under your eyes in a circular motion daily. Place warm tea bags on your eyes for two minutes, and follow it up with cold ones for another two minutes. Follow this beauty regime twice a week. Drink 10 to 14 glasses of water a day. Get at least eight hours of sleep every night.


Dark underarms…
July 21st, 2006
The area under arms has become dark due to the constant use of hair-removing cream and razors. Use this skin-lightening remedy: Mix gram flour (equal quantities of Green Gram and Bengal Gram) with milk or rice water. Scrub the paste on the affected area, and rinse with clear water. Use a good quality sunscreen (SPF 30) daily. Opt for waxing. This will ensure that your skin does not become darker than it already is.


Great ideas for nutritious meals
July 19th, 2006
MENU PLANNING For most toddlers, one good meal (usually breakfast), two smaller meals, and two or three nutritious snacks each day is fine. Need suggestions for that "good" meal? Here are two examples: Breakfast: 1 cup of fortified cereal 1 cup of whole milk 1/2 banana 1 slice of wholemeal toast with margarine Dinner: 1 cup of pasta with Parmesan cheese and small amount of pasta sauce - too much sauce could upset your baby's stomach 1/4 to 1/2 cup of white chicken meat, cut up 1/2 cup of whole green beans, cooked 1 cup of whole milk


17 months old….
July 19th, 2006
At this age, your toddler really watches the way people behave and interact. He studies your every move, learns to mimic the way your react to situations and to other people, and generally takes cues from the behaviour of those around him. At the same time, your little one wants to do everything you're doing and be "part of the gang". And he doesn't understand that it's often just not possible or practical. He constantly challenges and tests every aspects of his world. This is why it's so important to set the right examples from an early age, and remember to remain as calm and patient as possible when dealing with difficult moments. Set the stage now for you child to start learning how to control ...


Soup Gazpacho
July 19th, 2006
Ingredients: 1 cucumber, peeled, cut and seeded 2 ½ cups fresh tomatoes 1 large green pepper, chopped 1 large onion,chopped 1 tsp garlic paste 1 tsp paprika Salt and pepper to taste 2 cups tomato juice 2 tbsp lemon juice Method: Shred cucumber with a grater. Combine tomatoes, pepper, onion, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Add shredded cucumber to mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and chill for at least two hours before serving.


Salsa Dip
July 19th, 2006
Ingredients: 450 gm processed cheese spread 250 gm jar salsa Method: Microwave cheese spread and salsa in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for five minutes on high. Stir after three minutes. Serve with baked tortilla chips, pepper wedges or potato skins.


Lemon Chicken
July 19th, 2006
Ingredients: 4 halves of boneless chicken breast 2 lemons 1 tsp dried tarragon (available at Hypercity, Malad) Fresh pepper to taste Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken in foil-lined baking pan. Fold sides of the foil up. Halve lemons and squeeze juice of ½ lemon over each chicken piece. Sprinkle each piece with 14 tsp tarragon and pepper to taste. Fold foil together and seal to secure chicken. Bake for about 45 minutes and serve.


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