Olive’s All Day Cafe & Bar

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Olly, Gurgaon

Fantastic all-day cafe located at DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon.

They serve scrumptious and Instagram worthy food.

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Love the fact they serve fresh juices, had the Red Juice (Beetroot, Red Apple, Pomegranate, Ginger) and Green Juice (Kale, Green Apple, Baby Spinach, Pineapple and Mint). These both were healthy and delicious at the same time. Also not to forget their Hot Chocolate with Toasted Marshmallow.

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Smoothie Crunch was loaded Kiwi, Coconut Shards, Berries, Chia, Mango, etc. This smoothie was a fabulous delight.

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Lamb Chops – Delectable lamb chops served on a bed of Cauliflower Couscous, Cucumber, Pomegranate and Tzatziki. A perfect blend of different flavours!

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Prawns Pil Pil – Ok! So for me, no meal is complete without Prawns. These yummy prawns were cooked to perfection in Chilli, Garlic and Parsley oil and served with sliced garlic buttery Baguette.

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Korean Fried Chicken Bowl – Such a delight to the eye!! Love the presentation and who can say no to a sunny side up. This bowl was full of fried chicken, sticky rice, kimchi, crunchy noodles, purple cabbage, carrots, etc.

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Loved the French Toast with Dark Chocolate Ganache, berries and nuts for desserts and also ordered for Apple Cinnamon Crumble topped with Vanilla ice cream.


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Artusi, Gurgaon

One of the most authentic Italian restaurant in Gurgaon, Artusi Ristorante is a fine dine located in One Horizon Center at the Golf Course Road.

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The owners and the chef of this restaurant hail from Northeastern Italy (Emilia Romagna region). They make their Pastas fresh by hand and are quite popular in their region and we get to savour their tradition here.

Their menu is vast and also offer fresh juices including watermelon, pineapple and orange. Also not to forget the wide range of wine and spirits they offer.

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Started our meal with refreshing Ferro Salad. Bowl full of lettuce and green leaves filled with pine nuts, raisins, pears, grapes and Caprino goat cheese. This was dressed with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.

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Sigari Crocaanti is a phyllo pastry in the shape of cigars stuffed with roasted delicious vegetables. It is served with two sauces.

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Branzino Al Vapore is a baked Sea bass made in Cartoccio with steamed veggies cooked in fish broth. This has mild flavours and is a super awesome healthy option.

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Chitarra Lobster – Spaghetti chitarra with prawns and lobster in a luscious, rich and silky bisque sauce. This was very appealing to the eye and was bursting with flavours.

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Cioccolate Mousse – This was just WOW. Dark chocolate mousse with caramelized orange peel. Was not so sure before ordering this one as I am not a fan of mousse but this one is a must for all dark chocolate lovers!

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Panna Cotta – This one is their signature dessert. Panna Cotta in caramel topped with almonds and caramelized figs. A delicious dessert which melted in mouth.

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Gallery Cafe at Hyatt

Recently stayed at Hyatt Place located in Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon.

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We had our meals in Gallery Café which serves buffet as well as tried few dishes from their newly launched à la carte menu. The best thing is they serve fresh fruit juices, loved orange and watermelon juice. Even though the restaurant is located in a five-star hotel, menu prices are very reasonable and light on the pocket.

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Also would recommend some awesome dishes from their menu:

Shikanji – This was absolutely refreshing. Tangy, sweet and salty, all flavours at the same time.

Chicken-Bacon Caesar Salad – Really sumptuous salad with roasted chicken, bacon, carrots, lettuce and yummy caesar dressing. MUST TRY!!

Pan Seared Fish – Fish was fresh and just melted in mouth. It was served with grilled vegetables and mash potatoes.

Lamb Curry from the Indian buffet section – This was scrumptious and delectable. Had this with Garlic Butter Naan. MUST TRY!!

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They have extensive buffet breakfast, loads of choices from Dosa to Sausages. Their lunch and dinner buffet is no less and is sumptuous. Also not to forget the wide range of desserts and cakes. These are a must try. They have dining space outside in the garden as well.

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They also have 24/7 Gallery Market located near reception which serves delicious Doughnuts, Croissants, Salads, Sandwiches, Muffin, etc.

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Get Farzified

Have been visiting Farzi Cafe located at Cyber Hub, Gurgaon few times now. They have recently launched their new menu so could not wait to try it.

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Started the meal with Corn Chowder Soup which is thick and creamy.

Loved the Raw Papaya Salad with lotus steam, vinegary onions, peanuts and mango sauce. This is a must try.

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I am a hardcore non-vegetarian but the veggie mezze platter was a delight which had Samosa stuffed with veggies, Naan balls stuffed with palak paneer and yogurt cutlets with hummus and olives.

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Finally had this hyped Parle-G Cheescake dessert which is served with Rabri and topped with gems.

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World No Diet Day

World No Diet Day- 6 May

Dieting or getting worried about one’s weight is a disturbing thought that inevitably does nothing rather than waste time and reduces chances of doing something productive. It can be very inspirational to hear any healthy eating message but find it difficult to follow then you are not alone. All these advises and messages tells you about ‘what you should be doing’ but does not tells you of ‘how and why you could not do it’, thus leaving us defeated and demotivated to choose living healthily.

Every year on the 6th of May, International No Diet Day is being observed and the celebrations marks the acceptance of our body in its actual form, including fat acceptance and body shape diversity. The movement emphasizes the focus to shed the shame which is associated with having a body that is less perfect.  The observance of the International No Diet Day is pushed with the intention of promoting healthy lifestyle for all body types and shapes.

Bodies are beautiful in all shapes – be it a svelte looking or an athletic type. Considering the fact that dieting failures often result in gaining weight, with all of the weight lost being regained in almost every case within a few years. It is thereby important to know and learn facts and relation between weight loss dieting, health and body type.

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The way we look at our body affects our eating and lifestyle

Acceptance of our body or body positivity, is one of the root causes of the problem, although both are important in terms of deciding to lose weight and stay healthy and in shape. Hating your own body or feeling uncomfortable with it, can really affect the way what and how much we eat.

Our body weight and demographics fluctuates many a time in our lifetime due to a variety of factors, and it is bound to change. Many of us aspire to stay the same way all through our lives and maintain a stable weight, but that’s unrealistic and is the main reason why people panic when they see the changes. This panic is the root cause, that propagates people to avoid dieting, avoid the foods that they always enjoy, feel hungrier and also at times feel like that they are not eating well enough.

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Start loving your body and stop hating

In order to feel comfortable with your body and acknowledge the positive aspects of the current body state, never encourages weight gain and uncontrolled eating habits. Perhaps studies have revealed that by accepting and understanding how beautiful and amazing our bodies are helps in weight reduction and helps controlling the negative emotions that comes along with the hate and the many health issues. It has also been found that many health issues are not only because of extra weight but also because of its fluctuations at regular intervals.

Although accepting your body, where it is at present is not always easy. The attraction of undertaking a meal plan or diet might seem to be an easier choice, but these may have direct consequences on our physical and mental health as well. It might take some time, believe and trust to move body hate to body love, but it is worth the effort.

One of the prominent reasons people fail in their diets is because that they don’t know why exactly they are dieting. You may want to look and feel great or whatever, make yourself a list and put the list in a place you can see it for inspiration, because then you are not likely to give up if you do not quite meet your goals.

Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

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Domino’s new EDV

Domino’s Pizza just for Rs. 99

Awesome news for all foodies and pizza lovers!!

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Domino’s Pizza India has launched their Everyday Value offer wherein you can enjoy 2 regular pizzas for just ₹99 each.

They serve delicious hot and fresh pizzas and this is one of the #99ReasonsWhy we can celebrate at a very reasonable price.

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Announcing this launch, Mr. Pratik Pota, CEO and Whole time Director, Jubilant FoodWorks Limited said, “Further to the success of the Everyday Value pricing last year, we are now extending the Everyday Value platform to Regular sized pizzas. The Everyday Value price at Rs.99 each for two Regular sized pizzas will help us target small group occasions, and trigger increased spontaneous consumption of pizzas in single or couple ordering instances. We expect the attractive price to drive both increased penetration of pizzas as also increase in frequency of consumption.

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Made in Punjab

Smart-Casual fine dining restaurant by Mr. Zorawar Kalra who is also regarded as ‘the Prince of Indian cuisine’. It’s always a pleasure to visit this place.

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Hadwana Shikanjvi – Made with fresh watermelon, lime, coriander and chat masala is very refreshing.

Kesar Pisteywali Lassi Pede de Naal – Absolute delight. It was thick, creamy filled with loads of pede (sweet creamy balls) But would prefer these on my dessert course.

Popeye paaji ki favorite Chaat – Crispy fried spinach with gram flour is a delight to your tongue and eyes. A perfect snack for all the vegetarians.

LOL Tikki – Slow cooked leg of lamb for 6 hours deep fried with bread crumbs is one of the must try items on the menu.

Meat te Seekha – These are mutton seekh kebabs which are cooked to perfection and will just melt in your mouth.

Paneer Tikka – Fluffy and soft cottage cheese stuffed with minced cottage cheese is yum.

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Kalmi Kebab – Another favourite dish. Succulent chicken double marinated with malai (cream) and roasted in tandoor. It’s a must have.

Gabbar Prawns – King prawns cooked in chilli yogurt and spiced well.

And of course not forget the delectable Luxury Butter Chicken for the main course and delicious desserts.

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Overall, a visit to Made in Punjab located in Cyber Hub is highly recommended.

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Lifestyle Awareness Day 2018

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Lifestyle can be briefly described as the way we chose to live our life. It is just not about living, it is about how we live. It is just not about eating fruits and vegetables, but also about ensuring that what we chose to eat, adds value to our health and life. It is all about living a life that is healthy, active and happy. It is about spending quality time with our family, friends and loved ones that adds to the overall well-being.

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Every year in the month of February, Lifestyle Awareness Day is observed as an awareness initiative to educate and create awareness on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Through this day it is communicated to the people on the elements of good nutrition, physical activity, tobacco control, awareness against alcohol and drug abuse and the importance of safe sexual behaviour. Through this day the people get the opportunity of know and tackle lifestyle diseases like obesity, hypertension, depression, inactivity and unhealthy diets.

Living a healthy lifestyle is not at all difficult as we might think of. Just like anything else, it starts with a simple step. Whether it is quitting the habit of smoking or alcohol, or choosing to eat healthy and engaging in some sort of physical activity.

Noted below are some lifestyle changes that is recommended on this lifestyle awareness day for all for a better and healthier tomorrow:

  • Choose to reduce your salt intake: High salt intakes are responsible for issues related to blood pressure and in the long run towards heart diseases and strokes. Reduce the use of salt to minimum along with processed and fast foods.
  • Increase calcium intake: It is a vital mineral for bone and tooth health. It is also important for other body functions like the contractions of muscles.
  • Adopt to eating a balanced diet: Diet with the right ratio of essential elements like minerals, fats, proteins and carbohydrates are necessary for the proper functioning of all organs in the body and its development.
  • Quit smoking and reduce alcohol intake: Both these elements are of no good to us. Smoking damages our lungs and alcohol our kidneys and other vital organs of the body. The benefits are none, whereas, the damages are countless.
  • Exercise regularly and stay hydrated: Drink atleast 8 to 10 glasses of water throughout the day to keep hydrated. Water is the best medicine that we could have to stay healthy and cleansed. Exercising regularly keeps us fit and active and keeps our muscles toned and relaxed.

The world changes even before we could realize the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Take the first step forward and start living a happy and healthier life.

Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

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Go Nuts for Nuts

Benefits of Eating Nuts Everyday

Nuts are considered very healthy and a great source of plant based proteins. High in protein, fiber and fats, have numerous and impressive health benefits if consumed daily as a part of a balanced diet. Research shows that raw and unsalted nuts are one of the best known food that can be added to our daily diet as they contain unsaturated fatty acids and other vital nutrients. They also make for a great snack food – inexpensive, easy to store and easy to carry on the go.

Some nutty fast facts:

  • Nuts are known to reduce factors that cause cancer.
  • Nuts are enriched with anti-viral properties.
  • It is helpful in controlling blood pressure and maintain elasticity of the arteries.
  • Are highly beneficial for overall health, particularly for our heart.
  • Are rich in calories and fats.

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There are variety of nuts and each has its own resource of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients, and it is thereby important to get to know what, which and how much to incorporate these nuts in our diets.

Health Benefits of having nuts daily

  1. Good for heart: Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in nuts are responsible for lowering LDL cholesterol levels. LDL are considered as bad cholesterol that develops as plaque on the artery walls, narrowing the arteries and blood vessels and thus resulting in high blood pressure. Nuts also are rich in fibers which lowers cholesterol and thereby, the risks of high blood pressure, heart diseases and stroke.
  2. Helpful against diabetes: Diabetics have higher triglyceride levels, and nuts naturally help in lowering these levels, thereby reducing the risk of developing diabetes. Nuts also are fruitful in stabilizing blood sugar levels due to the hormone adiponectin. This hormone is responsible for absorbing excess sugar from the bloodstream so that it can never get too high.
  3. Aids in weight loss: Nuts are a great food that keeps us fuller for a longer time frame and reduces food cravings. When substitute for meat and milk being high in protein and calcium controls those extra kilos that meat and milk adds due their high amounts of saturated fats. The high dietary fiber contents of nuts keeps our digestive track clean and boosts energy for more work out.
  4. Improves memory: The anti-oxidants found in nuts helps remove the toxins and heavy metals that clog our brain and improves memory and concentration.
  5. Fights cancer: Due to presence of toxins in our body the cells starts dividing unnaturally causing cancer. The anti-oxidant properties of nuts helps to get rid of body toxins and let the cells remain healthy, hereby, reduce the risks of cancer development.

 

Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

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ICICI Lombard launches ILTakeCare app

ICICI Lombard launches solution to transform OPD Health Insurance

‘ILTakeCare’ app powered by Practo’s Trinity Technology

ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited which is one of the leading general insurance companies in India has launched ‘ILTakeCare’ health insurance app. The app is powered by Practo, the leading healthcare platform.

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They have transformed the health industry in India by going cashless. Most of the tedious work now can be done through this app like booking appointment with a doctor or purchasing medicines and even getting it delivered to your home. The app is safe and secure as it comes with a one-time password (OTP) for all your transactions via mobile or email.

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ICICI Lombard General Insurance, MD & CEO, Bhargav Dasgupta said, “At ICICI Lombard, we are focused on introducing innovative solutions that make life easy for our customers. Our ‘IL TakeCare’ app is a step forward in this direction and caters to a large and currently neglected aspect of healthcare – outpatient expenses towards consultation, diagnostics and medicines. With this unique solution, we are addressing a critical need of customers to avail affordable outpatient facilities and treatment. We are happy to partner with Practo to introduce a solution that will allow our customers to get a cashless experience for doctor consultations at clinics.

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Benefits of the app are listed below:

  • Paperless and cashless which is easy use and hassle free
  • Conduct prescribed tests at your nearest diagnostics centre
  • Avail home sample pick-up
  • Buy discounted medicines at a store or get them delivered at home
  • Book appointment to consult a doctor
  • Auto claim filing and real-time approval of outpatient claims
  • Online repository of your medical records.

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Practo Founder and CEO, Shashank ND said, “Practo has been working towards simplifying the healthcare experience for consumers. Today we are launching our Trinity technology to help patients get a paperless and cashless consultation experience at neighbourhood clinics. It will also help the doctor community provide a better, more seamless experience to their patients. Trinity is an important step in our efforts to build a connected healthcare platform. We are delighted to partner with ICICI Lombard to bring Trinity technology to their customers.

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