Winter Warmers

29 11 2012

As the days get shorter and the cold nights get longer, we are constantly looking out for ways to warm our bodies and comfort our souls.

There are certain winter foods that keep your body and spirit warm. Let’s talk about what you should eat this winter !!

Adding certain foods to your diet on a daily basis can make a difference in your body temperature. Some of these items may not come as a surprise to you, but others may have you asking yourself if they really do make a difference?

Nuts & Seeds

Peanuts and almonds are easy to incorporate into a diet. 10 soaked almonds or a handful of peanuts can give the body deep warmth that lasts.

Seeds such as sesame, pumpkin and fennel are great body warmers. Sesame seeds can be incorporated into many dishes, such as green beans or chicken. Pumpkin and fennel seeds are also great for the digestive system and help to warm the body no matter how you choose to use them.

Spices & More

Cinnamon, cloves, ginger and pepper are warming spices. Ground cinnamon can be added to add flavor to many of the baked foods. Cinnamon sticks give a wonderful taste to many warm beverages, such as tea.

Cloves are not only warming but they are a great mouth freshener. Because they have antiseptic properties, they not only help with bad breath, but can also keep other parts of your body healthy. Ginger can be added to soups or vegetables to help incorporate this spice into our daily diets.

Pepper just yells out warmth. Sprinkle a little pepper onto your foods in place of the extra salt.

Onions and garlic are easy to incorporate into most meals. These little gems not only help in keeping the body warm but can also be helpful in keeping the body healthy. Have a cold? Try a little garlic to open up those stuffy noses. Lowering cholesterol is also one of the benefits of garlic and onions.

Honey in lieu of sugar

Honey is effective when it comes to warming the body. Honey is a natural sweetener that can be added to just about anything sugar is used in. Honey is also great for the complexion.

Fruits & Veggies

Fruits and vegetables will also give the body the warmth it needs. Add a serving of fruits and vegetables to each of your meals every single day. We all know fruits and vegetables are healthy, but when added to your daily diet in the winter time, they help to warm your entire body by boosting your immune system, blood flow and much more.

Forresta wishes you  a spicy healthy winter 🙂

Sip through Winter

20 11 2012

This winter there can be nothing to warm you up like a little whiskey, brandy, and hot buttered rum.

Second only to the Martini, the Manhattan is one of the most iconic classic cocktails. It’s a sophisticated cocktail named after the city of all cities and has been traced back to circa 1870.

Here’s a perfect Manhattan recipe for this winter which will keep you warm inside.

Dry Brandy Manhattan

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


  • 1 1/2 oz brandy
  • 1/4 oz dry vermouth
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Lemon for garnish


  1. Pour the brandy, dry vermouth and dash Angostura bitter into an old-fashioned or rocks glass half-filled with ice cubes
  2. Stir well.
  3. Garnish with the lemon twist and serve.


Happy Diwali :)

13 11 2012


Devrajniwas wishes you a very happy and prosperous Diwali 🙂

Sweet November

7 11 2012

November is cool and is the best time for travel and tourism. The sky is a mix of blue and white clouds and the sun is dominant. Temperature starts to dip at the end of the month marking the dawn of the winter season. The foggy mornings, warm afternoons and chilly nights have arrived in Jaipur. This weather is the best time to enjoy the maximum outings with your friends and family in the calm and breezy evenings in an open air ambiance.

Forresta Kitchen and Bar offers a perfect set up and set you in a tranquil mood when you sit there amidst the lush green environs and misty sprinklers.

A cozy ambience and elegant decor notwithstanding, many people prefer to dine outdoors in this kind of pleasant weather. Perhaps, that’s the only way to escape the dusty, hectic city and soak in nature’s bounty. An evening spent with a partner, family or friends is one of those very few memories which always stay intact in one’s mind. Hence we strive to make a beautiful place in your mind and life and live there forever. Apart from the magical ambiance, the variety of delectable cuisines at Forresta will delight your palate, giving you a sense of fulfillment and serenity while making it your most pleasurable time spent during November.

Embrace the Sweet November at Forresta Kitchen and Bar to create memories as sweet and lovely as the smell in the air.

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