Take care of your kitchen

Kitchen is the heart of every home. This is the place, you start your day from –with a glass of warm water or a cup of tea/coffee. This area is not only used for cooking meals or filing our stomach but also to develop harmony, satisfaction in the house. As we greatly emphasize on the decor of the living room, which is considered to be the representative of the house, the kitchen is also not a place to be taken granted, for it speaks on the behalf of our home too. When we try our hand on a new recipe, a new feeling, excitement and confidence arise in us. The aroma of seasoning spices, fried vegetables permeated around, attract everyone towards the kitchen to find out what’s cooking in there. This is the magic of kitchen, a few simple ingredients transformed into delectable dishes. When you want your kids to be with you in kitchen to witness these transformations, it means you want to spend some quality time with them.  Therefore, if a place serves so many purposes or where you spend a pretty good part of your day for creating umpteen culinary magic, it deserves the utmost care.

domestic flour mill

Here, I am sharing a few tips which I follow in my kitchen to make it more hygienic, pleasurable, and full of positivity and flavors.

Hygiene: Food prepared in kitchen either fills your body with energy or causes food borne illness. To maintain proper hygiene is very essential requirement.

The key steps are:

  • Try to enter your kitchen in clean clothes and don’t cook while cleaning or dusting. Wash your hands properly before you start the preparation in kitchen.
  • Wash fruits/vegetables and other washable ingredients thoroughly 2 to 3 times before using them.
  • Use perishable items first.
  • Store food items appropriately before and after cooking. Follow the storing instructions carefully.
  • Do not use anything post the expiry date.
  • Remove rings while using fingers for kneading dough or mixing batter etc. they may contain dirt in between them.
  • Keep the counter clean and disinfected by wiping it with lukewarm water and baking soda solution.
  • Disinfect the cabinet and refrigerator handles and faucets regularly.
  • Sort your sink frequently, avoid piling up used utensils in it to prevent bacteria growth.
  • Treat pulses/spices/rice etc. correctly to avoid insect breeding.
  • Use separate cutting boards for raw and cooked material to reduce the risk of cross contamination.
  • Maintain the recommended temperature for different food items.
  • Always use clean and different kitchen dusters for different purposes.

How I make my cooking zone pleasurable:

  • Choose a soothing color combination for walls and cabinets, which makes you feel pleased and calm. Place some fresh flowers in a vase near the kitchen window or any other appropriate place on the kitchen counter. Flowers make your mood cheerful.
  • I keep a compact speaker beside me to enjoy light music. It keeps me energetic and happy the time I am there. Good mood is the most important ingredient than any other in cooking.
  • Keeping frequently used tools handy makes cooking easy and hassle free.
  • Do not create mess on counter, wipe out the spills immediately while doing chopping /mixing/grinding etc.
  • If you have already done enough for the day do not stress yourself with complicated cooking, rather choose a simple and easy dish.

In a nutshell having a functional and aesthetically managed kitchen makes cooking a fun filled activity. Furthermore, you should be in love with the place you spend a pretty good amount of your precious time.

Now a days when kitchens are well equipped with ultra-modern gadgets, GREEN FUTURE domestic flour mills will arguably top the list. These house hold atta chakkis are skillfully designed to complement any kitchen counter in amazing compact sizes, incomparable gorgeous appearances and unprecedented performance without adding to your electricity bills. Operation of these machines is quite a simple job, just plug and play method. Mill your spices/pulses/grains immediately whenever and wherever you require them without making yourself tired.

So, do think over it and do not delay to make this Chhota Jadugar your best companion in your cooking zone to serve freshness and health to your loved ones.


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Here at the Whole Grains Council, we have long been singing the praises of healthy whole grains, so we’re especially delighted to share new research showing that whole grains may help you live longer!

In this exciting study, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health analyzed data from over 110,000 adults. The scientists found that every one-ounce (28g) serving of whole grains was associated with a 5% lower total risk of death, or a 9% lower risk of death from heart disease. Whole grain intake was not significantly associated with cancer mortality. The researchers of this study conclude “these results are in line with recommendations that promote increased whole grain consumption to facilitate disease prevention.”

[Want to more? Check out the blog we wrote a few days later on the Ordway’s Table.]

Since the founding of the Whole Grains Council in 2003, we have been promoting whole grain foods for their numerous health benefits and their delicious, full-bodied flavor. Check out the other health benefits of whole grain consumption here, or browse our whole grain health studies database. 

Wondering how you can get more whole grains in your diet? Look for our Whole Grains Stamp on products at the grocery store, subscribe to our monthly email newsletter, or try one of our many recipes! (Kelly)

How to find best Flour mill (Atta Chakki) in India

Flour mill (Atta Chakki) – Today’s India is growing by leaps and bounds every day across all fields. India is creating and adapting new technology, aptly demonstrating that our vision & mission to becoming a developed country from being a developing country, to the world.

Be it in the field of defense, pharmaceutical, IT sector, agriculture sector, space, exploration or any other sector the above resonates with the idea that India is shining and this pace will only get faster in coming years.

Every sector and field is trying to grow and expand its reach as far as products and services are concerned. Product line of the flour mills (Domestic Atta Chakki) available in India has also recently undergone a sea change after the advent of the world best Flour Mills “Hawos”. The “Hawos Flour Mills” has been brought in India by “Green Future Private Limited “their Head Office is based out of New Delhi. The machine is not any less than a wonder which is a convergence of traditional Indian lifestyle at the tip of your finger. Having daily freshly grounded flour( Atta) has been deeply vested in traditional Indian way of living, however this has been lost due to the urbanization of daily life where the mass of pending urgencies has submerged the cherished moments of eating a peaceful meal, let alone basking in the flavors that freshly ground flour has to offer.

Now “Hawos” brings you the joy of revisiting such simple yet divine pleasures that too with extreme convenience and joyful experience of fresh feel and flavor at your command.

The Hawos flour mills, made since 1950’s is a delight to look at and awe striking wonder to operate. The machines not only aesthetically brilliant but also sturdy. No wonder the machine never fails to bring a smile to anyone who sees it working quietly yet efficiently.

These flour mills come in 11 different models and 10 models are built out of wood that not only add aesthetics value to your home but also are amazingly compact and incredibly reliable.  

The Hawos flour mills come in three different output variants-  6kgs / hr, 7.5 Kgs/ Hr and 15 Kgs/Hr. You have a choice of grinding the grain of your choice but also the quantity of your wish. The flour mills easily grinds Wheat, Rice, Maize, Barley, Corn and any other non-oily grain of your choice.  

The range of the Mills starts from Rs. 30250 and goes all the way to Rs. 49830. It sure is a small price to pay for the convenience and change in lifestyle options it provides. It is difficult to put a price tag on the potential nutritional value that awaits every day at your dining table. Experience it today to find the true joy of eating freshly grounded flour today and every-day.

For more details:  https://www.greenfuturemill.com/shop/


Opinions about the ‘best’ way to fuel your body for optimal health and longevity will always exist. Conflicting advice about what you should, and what you shouldn’t, eat is hard to avoid. With a new dietary villain around every corner and new panacea behind every door – it’s easy to get exhausted and feel lost in the chaos!

For many, the term ‘diet’ conjures up the type of eating pattern encouraged by this narrative – one of exclusion, extremes, and restrictive, rigid plans. However, the top 10 overall diets of 2019, as ranked by The US News and World report, highlight a different attitude toward the idea of a diet. Though distinct in purpose and direction, they each offer approachable guidelines towards a healthy lifestyle, focusing on the advice you have probably heard before. Though these diets vary, they share commonalities and themes which shine a light on trends in our current health and nutrition landscape at large, emphasizing: whole foods, the energy quality of our food, and chronic disease prevention. We are proud to report – though we can’t say we’re surprised – that whole grains play an active role in the top 10 diets on this list by supporting these larger themes.

More Whole, Plant-Based Foods

These diets echo each other, despite the fact that their end goals range from weight loss to brain health. They emphasize increased consumption of whole, minimally-processed foods. We have all heard it before (probably from Mom), but these diets encourage us to put more vegetables, whole grains, and fruits on our plates. Limited consumption of poultry and low-fat meat is part of the majority of these diets, with the Mediterranean Diet promoting seafood consumption and the Nordic Diet encouraging high-quality meat in the limited instances meat is consumed. The popularity of the Flexitarian Diet exemplifies the success of this light-on-meat attitude – while mostly vegetarian, it makes room for animal protein when the mood strikes.

Energy Quality

Energy quality is a slightly different way to categorize the food we consume. Highly-refined and fatty foods contain a concentrated punch of energy in a small package – meeting a large portion of your daily energy requirements with just a few bites. This can restrict the diversity and volume of higher-quality foods consumed over the course of the day, and can easily lead to an overconsumption of energy.

The Volumetric and the Mayo Clinic diets use energy density as the scaffolding for their recommendations. The energy density of a food is its energy content per unit of weight. Plant-based foods tend to exhibit low energy density, with high fiber and water content. Fatty and refined foods, on the other hand, are energy-dense, containing high-calorie counts per unit of weight. As US News and World Report points out, “for about the same amount of calories you could have a quarter of a Snickers bar or about 2 cups of broccoli.” By recommending foods with a lower energy density (like broccoli), these diets limit your energy consumption without reducing the total amount of food you eat.

Whole grains not only have low energy density, but intact whole grains have a low Glycemic Index as well – a measurement which rates how quickly carbohydrates are converted into glucose/energy. Your body breaks down whole grains more slowly than it does refined grains, making whole grains a more sustained energy source for your body. You can learn more about whole grain energy quality here.

Chronic disease

The rising rates of chronic diseases worldwide has reached epidemic proportions, so it is no surprise that these diets focus on the prevention of one or more chronic diseases. The Mediterranean and Ornish Diets focus on heart health, and the MIND Diet, true to its name, aims to promote a healthy brain. Managing hypertension and cholesterol is a common goal for almost all of these diets. It’s no surprise, then, to see whole grain recommendations showing up again and again, given the strong role they play in preventing many of the most common chronic diseases including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke.

No matter which way you spin it, whole grains are an important part of a healthful diet. The common themes of this year’s best overall diets show exclusion and extremes are not promoting, and individuals are looking elsewhere. Whether it be for brain health or heart health, there is  to be found centering around eating a diverse array of wholesome foods. (Abby)