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Fat shaming by docs likely to harm health

Discrimination at the doctor’s office based on size can take a toll on a patient’s physical health and mental well-being, a study has found. “Disrespectful treatment and medical fat shaming, in an attempt to motivate people to change their behaviour, is stressful and can cause patients to delay seeking healthcare or avoid interacting with providers,” said Joan Chrisler, a professor of psychology at Connecticut College in the US. “Implicit attitudes might be experienced by patients — for example, a provider’s apparent reluctance to touch a fat patient, or a headshake…

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How to Make a Perfect Panini Sandwich at Home: Handy Tips

Nothing can beat the joy of taking a bite into your favourite sandwich after a long and tiring day. It’s easy to prepare and makes for a light and healthy snack. There are different kinds of sandwiches one could relish, and one such is Panini. An Italian grilled sandwich, Panini or panino literally refers to bread roll. This sandwich uses soft breads without the crusts, which is then loaded with delectable fillings like chicken, ham, seasonal vegetables and a range of seasonings and sauces. Ideally, a Panini is made on a Panini sandwich…

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Express Recipes: How to make homemade Honey Bread French Toast

As a kid I always liked to savour french toast. It’s amazing how the original sweet french toast gets modified at 180º, with sugar being replaced with salt, chillies and other spices! The first time I had a sweet french toast was at a dinner and that’s when I realised what I had been missing. Given my weakness for all things sweet, I now just stick with sweet version. Love the sprinkled sugar and the dripping maple syrup. Add to it some bananas and strawberries, and we have a complete…

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Express Recipes: How to make the super-delicious Mocha Syrup Pudding

This is something you would be in a mood to rustle up around weekend time, especially when guests are coming over. But we bet, the effort would be worth it. The sinfully yummy Mocha syrup pudding recipe is right below. Ingredients 1¼ cups plain flour ½ cup cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp soda-bi-carb ¾ cup yogurt 1 cup powdered sugar ½ cup oil 3 tsp coffee powder mixed in 1 tbsp hot water 1 tsp vanilla essence a big ring mould (8” diameter) coffee Syrup 3 tsp…

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Express recipe: How to make Pizza Packets

Stuffed with mozzarella cheese and sweet corn, this makes for a perfect breakfast. Pizza Packets can even be packed for lunch. Ingredients For Dough 2 cup refined flour 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp dry active yeast 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt For Pizza stuffing Grated mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup pizza sauce 1/4 cup beans (finely chopped) 1 capsicum (sliced thinly lengthwise) 1/4 cup sweet corn 1/2 cup cabbage 1/4 tsp black pepper powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp olive oil   Method * Take refined flour in a…

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Express recipe: How to make Besan Nariyal Barfi

If you have a sweet tooth, here’s a recipe that might interest you. The Besan Nariyal Barfi can be easily prepared at home. So what are you waiting for? INGREDIENTS 100 grams Gram flour – 1 cup 100 grams Coconut powder – 1 cup 225 grams Sugar – 1 cup 1/2 cup Milk 125 grams ghee – 1/2 cup 2-3 tbsp cashews 1 tbsp Pistachios 4-5 pieces Cardamom METHOD For making besan coconut barfi, heat ghee in a wok. Add besan in ghee and cook on medium flame. Stir constantly…

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