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Clothing Trends To Keep You Warm Through the Transition Into Summer

Say adios to winter in style

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As the cold wind bids us farewell, here's a list of top trends to keep you warm through the transition into summer. Pixabay

BY PUJA GUPTA

We cozied through the festive season with the latest fashion trends and a pinch of winter love. As the temperatures dropped, you would have clearly seen a rise in your fashion sense.

As the cold wind bids us farewell, here’s a list of top trends to keep you warm through the transition into summer!

Sway in style, gentlemen!

Overcoats – the ideal outfit for every random plan

Too lazy to pick an outfit for a casual dinner plan? Why not keep it cool but hot; style yourself in a white t-shirt with navy blue chinosï’ But wait, does that sound incomplete? Yes, it does. Do not leave your overcoat at home! Finish the look with light shaded sneakers, after all, simple can be stunning too!

Boost up in blazers

A subtle war of style try comforting blazers in those meetings to be a trendsetter. Bring out your best checks and don’t forget to match the colours with winter textures. Isn’t the season all about colours?

Wait for the waistcoats

There is a lot that a waistcoat can do, so let it! With a little effort keep the tone of your waistcoat to earthy browns and pick light colours for the shirt. Play with checks and stripes but keep it light. Now you have another fashion trend in place.

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Blazers can help you stay stylish and warm. Pixabay

Swing in style, dear ladies!

Stroll through the city in your winter coats

Is the chilly atmosphere outside making you feel shivery? What better than a parka or a trench coat to comfort you? You still have a fe days to go before your can stash them away. Step out in style and create your own definition for winter wear. To take it a notch higher, colour coordinate your sneakers as well – voila, a winter style awaits you!

Warm up your tones

Carefully pick out your warm winter tones; mustard and brown can leave you with a glow of freshness. Play around with these colours for a friendly but elegant look to add to your fashion style. Almost a perfect fit for all your winter fiestas! Match your mustard t-shirts or brown tube tops with contrasting cozy coats. Add these to your winter memories while they’re still in style!

Bloom in the offbeat blazers

The ideal plot twist to your winter story is to feel the freshness rush through you as you opt for offbeat colours in business attire. Monochrome must be a thing, but printed blazers will make you unskippable!

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While we are at it, why not try some checked blazers with a plain high neck t-shirt? A vibrant checked blazer sets just the right tone for a meeting but soon unfolds itself as the vibes around loosen up.

To all the fashionable men and women in town, say adios to winter in style. If you haven’t tried them yet, try it while it’s trending! (IANS)

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Try These Mango Walnut Delicacies to Drive Summer Blues Away

With summer upon us, it is time to whip up delicious recipes using the season's favorite fruit, mangoes

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Try out these off-beat walnut-inspired mango recipes for a refreshing treat. IANS

With summer upon us, it is time to whip up delicious recipes using the season’s favorite fruit, mango. While we love it best plain and sliced, and in smoothies and traditional chutneys, the flavourful fruit can add that extra punch to a lot of other recipes. Adding a dash of walnuts can pack these dishes with multiple nutritional and health benefits.

Try out these off-beat walnut-inspired mango recipes for a refreshing treat

Walnut Mango Lassi Bowl

Ingredients:

300 g of the flesh of a mango

800 g of natural, sugar-free yogurt

40 ml of milk

4 ice cubes

1/4 teaspoon of cardamom

60 g of California Walnuts

Preparation: For this recipe by Chef Sabyasachi Gorai, grinds the mango together with half of California walnuts, yogurt, milk, ice cubes and the ground cardamom. If the mixture is too thick, you can add water or milk until the desired consistency is achieved. Pour the mango lassi into 4 bowls and decorate with the rest of the California walnuts, some of them grated, grated cocoa, sheets of mango and ground cardamom.

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Mango-walnut delicacies to try in summer. IANS

Walnut Falafel with Mango Pickles

Ingredients for the falafel:

250 g dried green split peas

2 onions

2 garlic cloves

1 small green chili pepper

� bunch of coriander

Salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

40 g California walnuts

50 g chickpea flour (alternatively wheat flour)

Oil for frying

Ingredients for the pickles:

1 mango

1 small green chili pepper

2 teaspoon oil

� teaspoon turmeric

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1-2 tablespoon white wine vinegar

40 g walnuts

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Preparation: Soak peas overnight in cold water. For the falafel, peel and chop the onions and garlic. Rinse chili pepper and chop finely. Rinse the coriander, separate the leaves and chop finely. Drain the peas and then puree with the onions, chili pepper, garlic and turmeric in a blender. Season the mix with salt and stir in baking soda. Chop walnuts and roast them briefly. Then mix walnuts and flour with the peas to form balls from the dough. Heat the frying oil to 160�C and fry the balls for 3-5 minutes until golden brown. Let them dry on paper towels. For the pickles, peel the mango, remove the pulp from the stone and cut into dices. Wash the chili pepper and chop finely. Heat oil and saut� the chili pepper briefly. Add turmeric and mango, then sprinkle with sugar and let it stew for about 1-2 minutes. Add vinegar and raise heat for a minute. Chop walnuts, toast them in a small pan and mix them with the pickles. Serve the falafel with the mango pickle.

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This chilled smoothie, topped with fresh diced mangoes is an exotic pick for summer. IANS

Puneri Mastani

Ingredients:

1 cup mango puree

1/2 cup ice cubes

3 cups curd

3 tablespoons sugar

1 cup California walnut milk

1/2 cup mango ice-cream

4 tablespoons strawberry crush

4 tablespoons fresh mango diced

Preparation: For this recipe by Chef Varun Inamdar, churn mango puree, walnut milk, sugar, ice cubes, curd and mango ice-cream till it is smooth in a blender. Reserve till further use. Take a few tall glasses and add a tablespoon each of strawberry crush at the base. Top with the chilled smoothie. Finally top with fresh diced mangoes. Serve chilled.

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How to make walnut milk at home?

Soak a cup of untoasted walnuts for 2 hours in 2 cups of water. Strain and rinse walnuts well. Transfer to a blender with one cup cold water. Blend on high for a minute. Strain through a muslin cloth till you get an almost dry powdery mass in the muslin cloth after pressing the milk. Transfer in a glass jar and store in the refrigerator. This gives you 2 cups of home-pressed walnut milk. (IANS)

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Try These Refereshing Summer Coolers At Home

You can now enjoy your favorite thirst-quenching summer coolers and beverages without compromising on the taste or on your health

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Try these great tasting and refreshing summer beverages. Pixabay

We are facing one of the hottest summers every recorded in the country. With these kind of temperature, it becomes extremely difficult to maintain health and stay fit. Staying hydrated is the most important factor to deal with the blistering heat. Enjoying your favourite beverages to beat the heat and proper hydration to the body sounds like a great idea. But these beverage delights come loaded with sugar and calories. Sugary beverage intake is significantly associated with a number of health issues.

Even WHO guideline recommend adults and children should reduce their daily intake of free sugar to less than 10 percent of their total energy intake. A further reduction to below 5 percent or roughly 25 grams (6 teaspoons) per day would provide additional health benefits.

“Believe it or not but you can now enjoy your favourite thirst quenching summer coolers and beverages without compromising on the taste or on your health. It is time to replace sugar with a natural, zero calorie and great tasting sweetener such as Stevia to make your favourite beverages healthy, hydrating and refreshing. It can be part of a healthy lifestyle when it comes to looking for ways to reduce sugar and calories for your family,” says Navneet Singh, VP Asia Pacific and Head of South Asia region at PureCircle.

Try these great tasting and refreshing summer beverages sweetened with Stevia to beat the blistering heat and enjoy summer.

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Make your favourite summer coolers healthy, hydrating and refreshing. Pixabay

 

GINGER MINT LEMONADE

Ingredient (1 Serving)

Water 1cup (2000ml)

Lemon -1 tablespoon

Mint -15-20 leaves

Ginger- 1 teaspoon

Sugar free green 2 e scoops

Recipe

Take a cup of water in a pan and add 1 tsp fresh ginger.

Simmer for 10 minutes at low heat then keep aside and steep for another 30 minutes.

After 30 min strain the ginger extract in a bowl.

Lightly Crush mint leaves in another bowl with help of rolling pin or in pestle mortar.

Add lemon juice, ginger extract, sugar free green & remaining water (cold).

Mix all ingredients, remove mint leaves.

Pour the mixture into glasses and garnish with a slice of lemon.

MANGO LASSI

Ingredient (1 Serving)

Mango pulp/mango slice-1cup (100g)

Curd-1/2 cup (50g)

Water-1cup (100g)

Cardamom powder-1 teaspoon (0.5g)

Sugar free green- 3 scoops

Recipe

Pour mango pulp in a blender and add curd,

cardamom powder, water & sugar free green.

Blend it for 2 min or until it form a smooth blend.

Pour blend in a glass, garnish with few mango cube shape pieces.

MANGO GINGER LEMONADE

Ingredient (1 serving)

Mango puree -1/2 cup(50ml)

Water -2cup (250ml)

Ginger shredded -1 teaspoon

Sugar free green- 3 scoops

Lemon juice -2 Table spoon

Recipe

Take half cup of water in a pan and add 1 tsp fresh ginger.

Simmer for 10 minutes at low heat then keep aside and steep for another 30 minutes.

After 30 min strain the ginger extract in a bowl.

Add lemon juice to it, then add mango puree, 3 scoop sugar free green & remaining water (cold).

Mix all ingredients with hand or blend for 10-20 sec.

Pour the mixture into glasses and garnish with mango slice.

Summer coolers
Staying hydrated is the most important factor to deal with the blistering heat. Pixabay

MANGO SHAKE

Ingredient (1 serving)

Milk 1cup (125ml)

Mango slices 3/4cup (100ml)

Sugar free green 3 scoops

Almond 2 pieces

Raisins 4 pieces

Recipe

Chopped mango slice into small pieces.

Add mango pieces, 3 scoop of sugar free green & milk into the blender.

Blend until everything mix uniformly.

Pour shake into the glass and garnish with chopped almonds and raisins.

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NIMBU PANI

Ingredient (1 serving)

Lemon- 1 medium size

Chilled Water- 2 glass (400ml)

Rock salt- as preferred

Mint leaves-8 leaves

Sugar free green – 4 scoop

Cumin powder- optional

Chat masala- optional

Recipe

Take chilled water in a vessel.

Slice lemon & squeeze the juice with squeezer. Discard the seed.

Add black salt, mint leaves & sugar free green.

Mix all ingredients.

Serve chilled (IANS)

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Celebs Showing Off Their Summer Body Amid Lockdown Clad in Bikinis

These celebs haven't let home-sheltering spoil their fun in the sun, and their social media accounts add to the heatwave

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Tara Sutaria and other celebs post sizzling bikini photos amid lockdown. IANS

BY PUJA GUPTA 

As temperature rise and vacations are a lifetime away, celebrities step into summer by stripping down to their bikinis. These influencers haven’t let home-sheltering spoil their fun in the sun, and their social media accounts add to the heatwave.

Kim Kardashian

If only we could all look like this when we go for our Quarantine workouts! Kim flaunts her enviable waistline dressed in a leopard print string bikini at her home gym.

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid flaunts a sun-kissed body and an even tan in her emerald green bandeau bikini.

Cardi B

Trust Cardi B to pull out all the stops– High heels, beach curls, hoop earrings and Monogram! The singing sensation was all shades of pink with her lavender bikini, dusty pink mane and matching LV

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Kim Kardashian flaunts her summer body in a bikini. IANS

Lady Gaga

Pink seems to be the summer favourite, as the fabulous Lady Gaga posts a picture of her pink locks. Don’t miss the shades of S&M with leather, chains, tatoos and a bit of under-boob. Gaga captions her picture “I hear the thunder coming down.”

Kylie Jenner

Kylie seems to have settled in nicely in her latest acquisition in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of California. She is seen sitting by her new pool flaunting her curves in a ribbed neon green bikini with a sporty scoopneck.

Tammy Hembrow

While Hembrow stays away from the sun, it doesn’t stop her from putting her washboard abs on display in sexy pink lingerie. The model uploaded a mirror selfie complete with a neat ponytail and high definition makeup.

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Celebs rocking their summer looks in a bikini. IANS

Carrie Underwood

The singer shared a photo of her showing off her svelte figure in one of her own Calia bikinis. The country artiste completes the look with a cowboy hat posing the question, “Is it summer yet?”

Tara Sutaria

Back home, Tara posts a throwback picture in a polka dotted bikini during a photoshoot in the Maldives.

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Hina Khan

The the sun in her eyes and sand in her hair, the TV actress sports an orange bikini in a throwback picture from a trip to the Maldives. She recalls happier times stating,: “I need my licence to chill BACCCCKKKKKKK #BeachLove #ThrowBack”. (IANS)