Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Protective Warrior by Cami Checketts – 99 Cent Ebook + Swimsuit Giveaway

The Protective Warrior by Cami Checketts
A daughter escaping, a Navy SEAL sent to protect her, and the beautiful island that might prove more dangerous than her father.
Ally, daughter of the Duke of Gunthry, has spent her life terrified of her father and dreams of the day when she can escape his tyrannical rule.
When her mum helps her escape to the beautiful island of Kauai, Ally thinks she’s found paradise and maybe more with the handsome River who keeps crossing her path.
But there are unexpected enemies lurking in the shadows. And no matter how tough River seems, no one can withstand the army her father will send when he discovers her location.
River Duncan is part of an elite security task force of ex-Navy SEALS. Little does he know his first assignment might prove irresistible to resist and protect. When he finds himself falling for the fun-loving Ally he plans to resign his position so they can join forces in their common goal of fighting human trafficking. River has never underestimated the enemy before, but is he fully prepared to protect and love Alexandria Gunthry?
Will River’s protection and Ally’s love be enough to conquer a lifetime of fear and responsibilities? Or will they be forced to give up on their dreams in the face of her sadistic and powerful father?

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Praise for The Protective Warrior
I’ve read pretty much every Cami Checketts book, and I think this is my favorite of all time ever!
I absolutely love the way Cami Checketts is able to sweep me away to an exotic location, completely immersing me in the story. She always adds an element of suspense that keeps me on my toes and I was almost looking over my shoulder while hiking the lush trails of Kauai this afternoon.
It doesn’t get any better than this! An excellent read from start to finish! I love this book! Outstanding! One of my all-time favorites!
The Protective Warrior is the perfect balance of sweet romance and on-your-toes suspense. I loved it!

“This seat taken?” a nicely timbered voice asked.
Ally glanced up and took her time looking over him before she answered.
He arched an eyebrow and smiled. “Did I pass muster?”
“How do you do?”
He cocked his head to the side. “I’m good. You?”
Ally laughed. “I’m glad you’re good, but ‘how do you do’ is more like ‘hello.’”
“Hello.” He smiled, and ooh, he was cute. “So I do pass muster?” He moved to sit down.
Ally held out a hand. “Not so quick, chump.” His dark hair was short, military or missionary short, but it was nice—clean and thick and would probably feel good beneath her fingertips. His face was lean and proportioned with a firm jaw, a straight nose, and smooth, tanned skin. She liked the crinkles next to his eyes and mouth as he smiled at her, awaiting her perusal. He’d had some experiences in life, good and bad, if those crinkles told her anything. He was a big guy—broad and at least six-three with lots of lovely muscles peeking out from underneath his T-shirt and board shorts. It was his eyes that finally convinced her to accept his request. Their deep brown sparkled at her, though she could tell he could be very serious.
He tapped the edge of his tray. “How about now?”
“Okay, no harm in sharing a table.” She winked at him and picked a bite of rib off the bone, savoring the tang of the barbecue sauce and the heartiness of the meat. No, she never took men home, only selectively dated those who passed her intuition test. She trusted her intuition completely and she could have fun with this hot, tough-looking guy.
He smiled and dug into his brisket. “Mm. This place is good.”
“One of my favorites.”
“Have you been on the island long?”
She wished. “A few days.”
“Oh. You act like a local.” He ate a bite of beans and took a drink of water before asking, “Which part of England are you from?”
“London. Kensington, to be exact. You?”
“Long Island originally. I like your accent a lot.”
“I’ve been in the States for over six years, so it’s faded.”
“Don’t let it fade.”

Author Cami Checketts
Cami Checketts is married and the proud mother of four future WWF champions. Sometimes between being a human horse, cleaning up magic potions, and reading Bernstein Bears, she gets the chance to write fiction.
Cami graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Exercise Science. She and her family live in the beautiful Cache Valley of Northern Utah. During the two months of the year it isn’t snowing, she enjoys swimming, biking, running, and water-skiing.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

I choose to be a Housewife and that doesn't make me any less than the working women.

Happy Women's Day- Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

Happy Women's Day. NWoBS Blog salutes women power. She is truly behind the success of the world!


Being a mom and a homemaker has changed my whole life. Right from my body to my daily schedule, I am a whole different person now. My days are busier, nights even more busy but at the end of all this chaos, I am very very happy!

I am not ashamed to confess that I absolutely love being a housewife and thrive on the power that I get managing this often seemingly boring scene of domesticity.

While I also loved being a working woman, leaving home every morning along side my husband for work, being a homemaker is a whole other demanding career in itself.

The contentment I feel on seeing the happiness on my kid's face as I tackle boiling his milk while engaging him in learning alphabets is unparalleled. My mother's heart is happy and satisfied knowing that my child is safe with me and that by God's grace I have enough support to enable me to leave a job and stay at home with him.

My wife's heart is proud to see that my husband gets healthy meals everyday and that I have his confidence in return where he knows he can relax tension free at the end of each day knowing that I am looking over things at home.

My daughter's heart is elated knowing that my parents are well cared for and that I have their support in how I run my household.

I choose to be a housewife and that doesn't make me any less than the working women.

Homemakers make a house an inviting HOME.

I am indeed one of the very few lucky Homemakers who get their due recognition and respect for their hard work in making their house a home but for many others it is a sad state of affairs that even in these modern times the housewives still lack recognition and appreciation. 

"Housewife" word is often seen as a failure. It is commonly accepted that if you cannot do anything you can always become a housewife and stay at home. Being a housewife is a last resort for women not good enough for jobs! 

Housewives are often shamed into believing that they are lazy, worthless, contribute nothing and only enjoy while their husbands and other women working jobs toil to bring home money. So often I hear these phrases addressed to homemakers.

"Tum karti kya ho poore din? Sara din to aram karti ho. Tumhe kaam hi kya hai!" 
{What do you do all day? You just rest all day. After all, what work do you have!."}

"Ab to tumhare paas time hi time rehta hoga."
{You must have all the time now."}

"Ab to tum sare din TV hi dekhti hogi. Kaam hi kya hota hai ghar par!"
{You must be watching TV all day now. After all, what work is there at home!"}

"Tum kaam karti hoti to ghar extra paisa ata."
{Had you been working, we would have had extra money."}

and so and so forth.

Such demeaning phrases are so common and spoken so assuredly by people around us that the speakers don't often wait to think the impact these careless words have on their wives, mothers and sisters who work tirelessly from the crack of dawn to late at night without ever expecting any thanks from anyone.

Housewives work round the clock, seven days a week with no extra perks, no overtime and definitely no awards for a job well done. What with overseeing to the welfare of their family and home, majority times they don't get time for themselves.

Have you ever wondered who wakes before everyone at home each morning?

Who makes those delicious meals and silently packs tiffins for work and school?

Who does all the laundry, maintains the house, oversees to the efficient working of the household and keeps the house so cozy and beautiful that a house becomes a home?

When you puff your chest out at hearing about the deliciousness of the dal you brought to work or the party you threw last weekend, do you give credit to the housewife who did all the planning and executing and thus, deserves the praise?

I choose to be a housewife and that doesn't make me any less than the working women.

A house becomes a home because of the love, careful planning, multitasking and hard work of homemakers who do everything from looking after the house to caring for children, elderly parents, pets and managing everything under the sun that makes everything look so inviting that working people feel tempted to finish work early and go and relax at HOME.

I think we should have a different, more fitting word for the superhero like job of women managing their homes and caring for their family silently in the background. They are the true MDs, CEOs and makers of Home.

So the next time, you think Homemakers don't do anything but laze around at home, stop and think again.

Men thank your Homemaker wife, mother, sister and daughter this Women's Day for enriching your life and making it all the more cozy and happy.

To all the women,
Happy Women's Day!

Whether you are a working woman or a Homemaker, take pleasure in your work and be proud of yourself. Let no one tell you any different.

NWoBS Blog salutes women power. She is truly behind the success of the world!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Are Birth Control Pills safe?

All birth control pills contain certain proportions of artificially created oestrogen and progestin hormones, both of which work towards inhibiting the body’s natural cyclical hormones for preventing pregnancy. Before you begin on any contraception methods, it is advisable to consult a reputed gynaecologist in Hyderabad. Once you begin on your pills, you may need to supplement it with an additional contraception method for the first seven days in order to be doubly sure. 

Are Birth Control Pills safe?- Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

Are Birth Control Pills Safe?

Birth control pills have been around for over 50 years and are considered to be 100% safe when consumed as per the directives of your doctor. For instance, if you are a woman above 35 years of age and a habitual smoker, you will not be prescribed birth control pills that contain oestrogen. Progestin only pills would be ideal for you. There are also some typical health conditions that are considered unsuitable for bill control pills. We take a look here.

Health Conditions to Watch Out for Before Starting on Birth Control Pills

There are certain health conditions that are considered unsuitable for birth pills which are combinations of progestin and oestrogen. These include:
If you are suffering from a blood disorder or an abnormality of the veins that results in undesirable clotting, these combination pills may not be the best alternative for you.
If you are suffering from cardiac complications and there is a history of angina, heart blockages or stroke, you will need to consult your doctor and discuss your condition before starting to take hormonal pills.
If your diabetes is uncontrolled and you happen to be suffering from chronic liver disease, combination pills may not be suitable for you.

In case you are suffering from any other chronic ailment, you need to let your doctor know, so that she can suggest a method of contraception that’s suitable for you. Mention all past diseases and subsequent treatments including surgeries if any. Also make sure you let your doctor know about any medication that you might be taking on a regular basis.

When doctor’s directions are followed stringently, birth control pills can be safe. However, there are some signs and signals to watch out for. It’s essential to consult your gynaecologist in Hyderabad if you are experiencing severe cramping in your belly, sudden and acute headaches, discomfort in your chest and achy soreness in your legs.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Great homemade scrubs and packs to use during Holi

Great homemade scrubs and packs to use during Holi

I love Holi and I cherish playing with colours but so many times I hear my friends and acquaintances hesitating to join the fun because they are worried about the hardship of removing those colours from their body.
In this post, I will share some of my tried and tested homemade scrubs and packs that easily remove Holi colours without harming the skin and in turn, leave the body supple, soft and nourished.
a) One of my personal favourites is the turmeric, wheat flour and mustard oil scrub.
Steps to prepare turmeric, wheat flour and mustard oil scrub:
- Take 3 tbsp of wheat flour, 1 tsp of turmeric and 2 tsp of mustard oil.
-Mix all with some rose water or normal water to prepare a smooth paste that is not too runny.
Apply this paste to your body and gently scrub in circular motion when it is semi dry. This scrub not only removes the Holi colours but also moisturises our skin.
Benefits of turmeric, wheat flour and mustard oil scrub:
*Turmeric acts as an antiseptic that prevents any infections and also makes the skin glow.
* Wheat flour leaves the skin feeling smooth, lighter and cleaner. It only removes the colour but also any dirt and opens the pores of the skin.
* Mustard oil is pungent in nature and acts as a cutter of colour. It not only removes the colours but also moisturizes the skin.
b) Another great pack is the curd and papaya pack.
Steps to prepare curd and papaya pack:
-Take 2 tbsp of curd and mix papaya pulp in it to form a smooth paste,
Apply to your body and gently scrub in circular motions when semi dry. 
Benefits of curd and papaya pack:
* Curd is a great smoothing, tightening and skin lightening agent.
* Papaya removes any colour, blemishes and irregularities in the skin.
Both these ingredients not only effectively remove the colour but also make our skin look healthier, smoother and lighter.
C) Raw milk and lemon scrub.
Steps to prepare:
  • - Take 2 tbsp of raw milk and mix with 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
Great homemade scrubs and packs to use during Holi
  • - Massage gently and wipe with cotton to remove colour from the skin.
  • - Wash off with cold water and apply a moisturiser.

Benefits of Raw milk and lemon scrub:
* Raw milk is an excellent skin cleanser and gently cleans the skin while also moisturising it.
* Lemon juice acts as a cutter of colour and also improves the skin tone.
Tips to Remember:
1) Always use cold water to wash your face and body post playing Holi. Hot water makes the colour fast and it becomes difficult to remove it.
2) Do not try to remove the colour using rough scrubbers as this can harm the skin and cause itching and infection even.
Great homemade scrubs and packs to use during Holi

3) Moisturise your skin well after each wash to keep it soft and healthy.
4) Avoid washing and bathing again and again as this causes the skin to loose its moisture and go rough.
5) Avoid using bleach to remove the colour. This can cause severe adverse effects and harm to the skin.
6) Apply cooling and healing oils like coconut oil and almond oil to keep your skin supple, vibrant and heal any rashes caused due to the colours.
With these above tips and homemade scrubs and packs, I hope you and your family enjoy a most happy and fun filled Holi this year.
Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff wishes you and your family a very Happy Holi!
Eat, laugh and play hard this Holi and don't forget to share with me any other tips and homemade scrubs you know that help in removing colours from the skin.
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Holi: Simple tips to keep your skin, hair and nails looking awesome

It's that time of the year again! Yes, you guessed correctly. I am talking about the Holi time which comes each year in spring and is also called the Festival of Colours. A day full of laughter, happiness, colours and family time, this festival is so much fun.

Holi: Simple tips to keep your skin, hair and nails looking awesome

I still remember my childhood days when I used to stay awake eagerly awaiting morning so I could go armed with all types of colours both dry and wet, balloons full of coloured water and brandishing my latest colour gun (pichkari) and showoff to my friends as well as play mischief on elders without fear of any repercussions.

A pictorial representation of Holi as played by Lord Krishna with Radha, his friend.

While Holi is a fun festival that brings people close, spreads equality and love and teaches to forget past grudges and live in peace, this festival can also wreck havoc on our skin if precautions are not taken.

Today, I'll share the tips that have been implemented in my home since as long as I can remember and work wonders in protecting the skin as well as getting colour off our skin easily without any damage.

1) Try and use only Herbal Colours.

Herbal Colours are skin friendly and contain no chemicals. So playing Holi using these colours is better as compared to the chemical laced colours that are not only harmful to our skin but can also cause sneezing, reddening of our eyes and even cause stomach infection if ingested.

2) Wear loose, cotton clothes.

Cotton is a skin friendly fabric and is both airy and light. Loose fitted cotton clothing further allows our skin breathing room and even when wet the clothes dont scratch and cause rashes on our skin.

3) Avoid wearing silk, synthetic, polyester or denim which stick to the skin when wet and can cause some serious itching, rashes, scratches and other painful eruptions on the skin.

4) Oil your skin or apply a thick layer of moisturizer on your skin before venturing out to play with colours.

In our family, we usually use mustard oil which is a bit thick as compared to coconut oil and creates a protective layer on the skin so the colours don't settle on the skin. This way the skin is protected and the colour also comes off easily as compared to when no oil is applied on the skin.

You can also go for moisturizers but prefer a thick base moisturizer as compared to a thin one.

5) Oil your hair.

Just like your body, your hair also needs protecting and the best way is to oil it thoroughly before. This way the oil forms a coating on the hair and the harmful colours dont harm the hair and come off easily.

6) Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.

One of the most common things that can ruin the festive mood is the itching, watering and reddening of the eyes. To protect our eyes from any infections and irritation, wear sunglasses so the colour doesn't enter them.

7) Apply nail polish on the nails.

Holi is one event when even the men apply nail polish to protect their nails even if it is a transparent one!
A coat of nail polish creates a protective layer on our nails and prevents the colours from harming our nails.

8) Try to cover as much of your body as you can by wearing long sleeves, full length clothes.

Reducing the number of exposed areas of your skin is again preferred and is a great way to keep your skin protected.

9) Prefer Dry colours.

Play a dry Holi is possible. Dry colours are easier to remove and not as permanent as the wet ones which stick to the skin and are harder to remove, causing skin infection, irritation or rashes.

10) Stand under running water.

After playing Holi, stand under running water or a shower to remove any runny colour from your clothes and skin. This way only the colour that has settled on your body remains and all excess is washed off. This not only keeps your home cleaner but also prevents any extra colour to settle on the skin.

11) Use these homemade packs and scrubs to remove the colour.

12) Don't use too much soap and shampoo to remove the colours.

Applying too much soap and shampoo can dry out our skin and hair causing cracks in our skin and brittleness in our hair.

Apply shampoo and soap atmost twice to remove the colours.

13) Don't scrub too much.

Scrubbing the skin too many times can cause rashes, cracks and dryness in our skin. So avoid scrubbing too much and be gentle when trying to remove any residual colours on the body.

14) Moisturise the skin after taking a bath and apply a sunscreen.

Moisturise your skin after you have taken a bath so that the skin stays smooth, healthy and beautiful. Applying a sunscreen again is a great way to keep the skin protected from any harmful UV rays and keeping it looking vibrant.

Follow these simple yet effective steps and have a lovely Holi!

Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff wishes you a very Happy and memorable Holi.

Celebrate Holi with lots of sweets, thandai, laughter and happiness...Happy Holi!

If you have any other tips then do share with me in the comments. I love hearing from you.

Monday, January 29, 2018

#BookReview: Behind the Scenes ( A Vikram Rana Mystery) by Sharmishtha Shenoy

Book Review: Behind the Scenes ( A Vikram Rana Mystery) by Sharmishtha Shenoy

Title and Author: Behind the Scenes by Sharmishtha Shenoy
Series: A Vikram Rana Mystery
No. of Pages: 250
Publication Date: 30th October 2017
Genre: Mystery
Language: English

Book Review:

Behind the Scenes by Sharmishtha Shenoy takes us to the lush scenery of Darjeeling where a Bengali Film Industry Superstar, Ryan Gomez, is found murdered while shooting for his film. Supposedly poisoned, Vikram Rana is tasked with solving the mystery to his death and so starts the chase to catch the murderer.

I enjoyed the plot that is splendid in its simplicity. The author has grown as a writer and having followed her from her first book, I could feel her growth in her narration style, world building and the character development.

The narration is fluid and easy to follow. The only thing I want to see more in her style in the future is more "show" and less "tell".

The scenes and scenery is beautifully and vividly sketched. I could visualise myself in Darjeeling and then Kolkata with their individual beauty and allure. It felt like all the smells and sights had travelled to me without me doing any actual travelling.

Characters were developed as the story progressed and I could feel the building suspense. I loved how the author bared the people in the book by peeling each layer to their character at the most appropriate time. This being said, I wanted to see more into the culprit's character who I felt was not brought to life upto his true potential.

I especially love Vikram Rana's wife, Veena and hope the author gives us the story of Veena and Vikram soon.

The story changes pace as the suspense is built and kudos to the author in maintaining and keeping the readers' interest in her story. The mystery kept me hooked right till the end and while I guessed the identity of the murderer halfway, still this revelation didn't deter my engrossment in the story.

All in all, I enjoyed reading Behind the Scenes by Sharmishtha Shenoy and was thoroughly entertained. Recommended to all mystery lovers especially Agatha Christie fans, I give Behind the Scenes by Sharmishtha Shenoy 4 stars out of 5.

I am taking away one star because I didn't have a "wow" closure here since I guessed the murderer before the end. However, if you are looking for well written, engaging, entertaining and brain exercising mysteries then buy Sharmishtha Shenoy's books.

I received the book from the author for review and I am very thankful to her. The above is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

All you need to know about Vitamin E- Health Benefits, Food Sources and Easy Ways to incorporate Vitamin E in your life!

"Health is wealth" and so with the advent of New Year, I have decided to not only adopt a healthier lifestyle but also share useful health mantras with you. My aim is to provide simple and easy ways to help you become more healthy and in turn, lead a happier life.

All you need to know about Vitamin E- Health Benefits, Food Sources and Easy Ways to incorporate Vitamin E in your life!

In today's post, I'll talk about the
  • Importance of Vitamin E- various health benefits of Vitamin E.
  • Symptoms of Vitamin E deficiency.
  • Food sources rich in Vitamin E.  
  • How to incorporate it in our daily life? 
  1. Simple and Easy to make Food Recipes rich in Vitamin E.
  2. DIY Vitamin E beauty packs and hacks.

Importance of Vitamin E

All you need to know about Vitamin E- Health Benefits, Food Sources and Easy Ways to incorporate Vitamin E in your life!

Here are some of the health benefits of Vitamin E for our skin, eyes, nails, hair and overall body:

1) Acts as an anti-aging agent.

2) Repairs skin damage and brings about elasticity and moisture to the skin.

3) Helps remove scars, acne and stretch marks.

4) Lowers the risk of Skin Cancer.

5) Balances Cholesterol in the body.

6) Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin that plays an important role in preventing free radical damage to specific fats in the body which help in controlling aging and are important for our overall health. 

7) It thickens and strengthens hair, gives good shine and prevents split ends.

8) Vitamin E balances hormones in our body so we feel more energetic, disease free and can easily maintain weight.

9) When taken with adequate amounts of Vitamin C, Bea-Carotene and Zinc, it improves vision and helps in decreasing the chances of age-related macular degeneration which causes blindness.

10) Improves muscle strength and physical endurance.

11) Important during pregnancy for proper development of the fetus and also critical for the growth and development of infants and kids.

12) It is also anti-inflammatory.

13) It also helps with PMS symptoms.

14) Helps in repairing damage to nails.

15) Vitamin E is an important antioxidant and a fat soluble vitamin that helps make red blood cells.

16) Also helps the body use Vitamin K (important for heart health) effectively.

Symptoms of Vitamin E deficiency:

All you need to know about Vitamin E- Health Benefits, Food Sources and Easy Ways to incorporate Vitamin E in your life!

1) Anaemia

2) Muscle Cramps

3) Poor balance

4) Rough and Dry skin

5) Hair fall

6) Muscle weakness

7) Blindness or weakening vision

8) Low immunity

Food Sources Rich in Vitamin E:

All you need to know about Vitamin E- Health Benefits, Food Sources and Easy Ways to incorporate Vitamin E in your life!

1) Almonds

2) Spinach

3) Green Leafy vegetables

4) Tomatoes

5) Olives

6) Sunflower Seeds

7) Mango

8) Wheat Germ Oil

9) Avocado

10) Peanuts

11) Shrimp

12) Broccoli

13) Asparagus

14) Kiwi

15) Sweet Potato

How to incorporate Vitamin E in your life?

All you need to know about Vitamin E- Health Benefits, Food Sources and Easy Ways to incorporate Vitamin E in your life!

1) Eating Vitamin E rich food is the best way to integrate Vitamin E in our lifestyle.

Here are a few simple, quick and very easy to make Vitamin E rich food recipes that are so tasty apart from being nutritious that they are sure to get you accolades from your family and friends.

Almond, Makhana and Dry Fruit Kheer (Badam, Makhana aur Sookhe Meve ki Kheer) Recipe:

All you need to know about Vitamin E- Health Benefits, Food Sources and Easy Ways to incorporate Vitamin E in your life!

This kheer is suited for everyone even babies over one year of age. It is rich in Vitamin E, high in fiber, Calcium as well as numerous other healthy vitamins that make this kheer a complete meal, providing the body much needed strength, energy and nutrition.

One of my favourites, my one year old son also loves this kheer.

Ingredients required:

1/2 cup finely crushed almonds (badam)
1/2 cup dry fruits like Cashews, Pista, Kishmish (Dried grape), Chhuhara (Dates).
1/2 cup of Makhana (Fox Nuts),
1 tbsp grated dried coconut,
1 tbsp grated Gur (Jaggery),
1 tbsp Desi Ghee,
500 ml milk

Steps to prepare Almond and Dry Fruit Kheer (Badam aur Sookhe Meve ki Kheer)

a) Heat Ghee in a vessel and fry makhana. Crush the makhana coarsely after frying.

b) Heat milk in a vessel and add crushed makhana and crushed almonds. Stir.

b) Add the other dry fruits too and stir gently till the milk boils. Keep the flame at medium.

c) Once the milk boils, lower the flame and stir the kheer for another 5 minutes.

d) Add grated dried coconut and stir for one minute.

e) Remove from flame and add the grated jaggery (gur). Stir till it dissolves.

f) Serve hot or cold, it tastes yummy either way.

Tomato and Beetroot Soup/Curry (Tamatar aur Chukandar ka Soup/Sabji ) Recipe:

This recipe is very rich in Vitamin E, Beta-Carotene, Iron, Fiber and suited to everyone even babies over one year of age. Nutritious, tasty and a rich red colour, it gives the body nutrition and is one of my favourite winter soup/curry. My baby who is over a year old absolutely loves this soup and enjoys it frequently.

Ingredients Required:

4 finely chopped tomatoes (Tamatar),
2 finely chopped Beetroot (Chukandar),
Salt to taste,
1 tsp Crushed Black Pepper (Kali Mirch),
1 tsp Cumin (Jeera),
Chopped Fresh Green Coriander (Hara Dhaniya) for garnishing,
1 tsp Desi Ghee,
1 pinch asafoetida (Hing),
4 cups water

Steps to prepare Tomato and Beetroot Soup/Curry (Tamatar aur Chukandar ka Soup/Sabji)

a) Take a Pressure Cooker and add desi ghee.

b) Add Hing, jeera (cumin) and then add the chopped tomatoes and beetroots.

c) Stir for a minute.

d) Add water, crushed black pepper and salt.

e) Close the lid and cook till two whistles on high flame.

f) Open the pressure cooker and gently crush the beetroot and tomatoes.

g) Cook for a minute without the lid.

h) Pour the soup/curry in a bowl and garnish it with chopped green coriander.

i) Serve hot with either chappati, paratha, rice or bread.

We can also incorporate Vitamin E through simple recipes like Peanut Salad (Moongphali ki Salad), Moong Palak ki Sabji (Split Green Gram and Spinach Curry), Spinach and Potato Sabji (Palak Aloo ki Sabji) and Almond Milk to name a few.

Apart from these recipes, we can also eat 4 overnight water soaked almonds daily to fulfill our Vitamin E requirements or can go for #Evion Vitamin E supplement. (Click to Read more about Evion Supplements).

*Point to Note:

Any type of supplement should be taken after consultation with your Doctor and should not be taken on an empty stomach. It is better to taken them just after your meals at a fixed time each day for best results and should be taken in moderation.

2) DIY Vitamin E beauty packs and hacks for Skin, Hair and Nails

#Evion Vitamin E capsule can be taken both internally and externally. Easily pop open these Vitamin E capsules and use in packs, scrubs, creams, oils or even directly on skin, hair and nails.

I use the below DIY methods with Vitamin E to nourish my skin, hair and nails and am so happy to share with you that these are all natural, adverse effects free methods that have benefited me.

My hair is stronger with no hair fall, skin smoother and brighter and nails crack free!

For Face:

  • Crush 2-3 Almonds with milk and apply on your face. Gently massage for 2 minutes, leave it till it is dry and then wash off with warm water. This scrub and pack evens out the skin tone and gives a brighter, more moisturised skin free from blemishes.

  • Apply a capsule of Vitamin E to your face directly and then wash off with water after a couple of minutes to get a smoother, well moisturised skin.

  • Add a capsule of Vitamin E to your daily moisturising cream and then apply it to your face to reap the benefits of Vitamin E.

For Hair and Nails:

  • Apply Vitamin E oil or use a capsule of Vitamin E with any oil like coconut oil for massaging your hair to get thicker, healthier and stronger hair.

  • Directly apply Vitamin E to your nails and massage them to get stronger, healthier looking nails.


Integrate Vitamin E in your daily life and reap all its benefits to lead a healthier, happier life.

How do you integrate Vitamin E in your life? Do share your thoughts with me. I love hearing from you.

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