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Bacon wrapped baked chicken legs

The best thing about baking chicken is that it’s fast, easy and simply delicious. There are literally hundreds of recipes out there and the best part is that as an ingredient, chicken is really easy to work with. It adapts well to innumerable marinades and can be paired with a number of spices. In fact, each culture around the globe has its own way of baking this accommodating meat.

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Mashed potatoes

Now, potatoes have long since been considered a European staple. But, did you know that in reality they are a New World food and were introduced to Europe by Spanish explorers around 1536?

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Green pea soup

The traditional pea soup is actually the split pea soup which is made from the dried legume and not the fresh/frozen green pea. It is believed that the Greeks and Romans even cultivated this legume as far back as 500 to 400 BC and the vendors sold hot pea soup on the streets of Athens.

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Broccoli and spinach soup

Spinach is a green leafy vegetable loaded with nutrients and antioxidants that boasts some formidable connections to amaranth and also beets and quinoa. It is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals and is loaded with proteins and carbohydrates. Broccoli is a rich source of both fiber and protein.

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One-pot roast chicken with vegetables

The term roast chicken traditionally referred to a whole chicken, spit roasted over an open fire. Back then, in the olden days, the chicken was roasted with its own juices with very minimal marinade being used.

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Lotus stem with gramflour (kamalkakdi ki sabzi)

The stems have good vasodilator properties. They help in blood circulation in the body and also help to lower blood pressure. The stem lies beneath the slushy, muddy waters in which the plant grows and is technically called the rhizome. This is why it is commonly confused as a root, when in fact, it is a stem.

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Pumpkin soup (with almonds and thyme)

When it comes to a hearty winter meal, there is little that comes to mind except a thick, creamy soup. Pumpkin soup is one such dish. It has a creamy, rich and silken texture that coupled with its sweet taste is a delight to savour.

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Chicken soup

you may not agree with me but, I believe that chicken soup is food for the soul. You could be curled up in bed on a cold evening, nursing a rabid cold or flu, or even rushing to work for meetings; the soup is succour. Trust me, I kid you not! It is nutritious, packed with flavour and can satiate the tummy like no other food can.

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