Thursday 26 October 2023

Elevate Your Plate: The 'I Say Organic' Journey to A Wholesome Living

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”
The above quote perfectly symbolizes the concept of organic food in modern times. Because I strongly believe that organic food is not just a trend; but a conscious choice towards a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. Well! the necessity to eat might mean fulfilling our body's nutritional needs, but satisfying hunger is not always enough to ensure optimal health especially when we're so much into canned food, convenience food, dehydrated food, fast food, and frozen food. 
Many a times, such food is grown using synthetic fertilizers and pesticides & these chemicals might leave residues on the produce, causing several health issues in the long run.

Why to opt for organic food?
To ensure that your food is free from harmful residues and offers nutrition to your body, it's highly recommended to mindfully buy organic food items. Organic food often contains higher nutritional content compared to conventionally grown produce benefiting our overall well-being. 

Problem with procurement of organic food:
I've observed that many a times people who're willing to switch to organic produce are not able to either find it in their areas or have a limited range of products, which often becomes a limiting factor. Even in my case, lack of accessibility made it difficult for my family to consistently find and purchase the organic items we desired. And whatever we found was not feasible due to various constraints.

"I Say Organic" - do you too?
It's when I came across I Say Organic, a renowned marketplace, dedicated to the awareness, promotion and delivery of high-quality organic food items. With a commitment to providing consumers with a healthier and more sustainable alternative, I Say Organic came up as a trusted name in the domain of organic produce. By partnering with conscientious farmers and producer groups, they offer an extensive range of fresh, chemical-free, and pesticide-free food products. Their journey, rooted in the belief that safe and organic food should be easily accessible, has made them a leading advocate for a more environment friendly and health-conscious way of living. 

Glimpse of my shopping basket
As you might have assumed by now, I shopped my heart out from I say Organic from different product categories and this is how my extensive purchases look like. My order was delivered on the third day itself after placing an order and I appreciate that it was packed quite carefully to avoid the glass bottles from cracking during transit.
First of all, I picked products from organic whole foods category which includes lentils, grains, rice, millets, and more, coz they are nature's nutritional powerhouses, brimming with essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber. These unprocessed, unrefined ingredients retain all of their original goodness, making them a perfect choice for a balanced diet. 
Then I chose a few organic seeds and spices, including salts, premixes, sweeteners etc. which are a flavorful addition to any meals. My mom always says that spices are the culinary treasures that bring desired taste and aroma. So I grabbed some food staples for creating a delicious culinary experience.
Once the cooking essentials were done selection, I couldn't resist getting some delectable treats, ranging from nachos to chakli, bhujiya, chikki, mathri, and more that truly offer a delightful twist to usual snacking. Literally guiltfree snacking is another level of satisfaction with such munchies. 
Last but not the least, completed my order basket with these mouthwatering pickles and zesty sauces that are a must for families where moms need to fulfill kids' demands for weekend-special recipes.
In conclusion, I Say Organic not only brings delicious, chemical-free food to your plate but also supports an ethical approach to agriculture and food production. By supporting this brand and choosing their organic offerings, we can not just nourish our body but can also contribute to a more socially responsible food system. 
I highly recommend you all to discover the essence of wholesome and eco-friendly dining with I Say Organic's exceptional selection of organic food items.
So, the next time you wanna savor organic treats, give them a chance to serve you and be a part of a movement towards a nourishing future!

Friday 13 October 2023

Chikankari Chronicles: Weaving Traditions at House of Chikankari

As the festive season is approaching, I was on a hunt for an attire for my office's ethnic day celebration. My desire for the perfect ethnic attire got little more fueled coz it's my birthday month too. 🎉

Amidst the myriad options that I explored in ethnic range, Chikankari suits felt like an epitome of grace and timeless charm. Actually I've always been fascinated by the intricate hand-embroidery which is the main characteristic of Lucknawi chikan work. 

While searching for an elegant chikankari suit, it crossed my mind that I had seen House of Chikankari making a striking appearance on Shark Tank 2 show, leaving a lasting impression on me with their inspiring story. The elegance and innovation showcased during their pitch were truly impressive, so I decided to explore their collection as it was the best time to shop. 🛍️

Welcome to the enchanting world of House of Chikankari

HOC is an online portal which celebrates the timeless artistry of Chikankari embroidery, a craft that weaves stories through every thread and stitch. Their curated collection is a captivating blend of tradition and contemporary style making their clothing a canvas of cultural richness. 

Other than kurtas and suit sets, their clothing is available in a spectrum of styles like Angrakhas, Shirts, Co-Ord Sets, Gowns, Kaftans, Dresses etc that would effortlessly suit preferences of modern women. And the brand offers all these outfits in fabrics like Mulmul, Modal, Chanderi, Muslin, Georgette, Cotton, Silk, Velvet, Rayon, Kota, Crepe etc so that one can pick as per their comfort and liking.

How my order looked like?
Captivated by the allure of ethnic threads, I found myself drawn to the sophistication that Chikankari can bring to my festive wardrobe and finally placed an order of not just one, but two pretty outfits. 👚

The order was shipped  within 24 hrs and got delivered on the third day itself which is pretty commendable. 👏 The order came packed in a biodegradable and compostable bag and the clothes were kept in a potli inside.  

What's inside?

The first item that I bought is the Marya Chikankari Rayon Straight Kurta Set which consists of a long straight kurta in rayon cotton fabric in teal green color with a white pant which makes a perfect contrast. The kurta has beautiful hand-embroidery on the yolk, back & sleeves. Its rayon fabric has a smooth, silky texture with a sheen and is so breathable that it feels luxurious against the skin. 

The other piece that I ordered is the Juman Chikankari Mulmul Sleeveless Straight Kurta. The kurta is 100% hand-embroidered and has beautiful floral motifs all over the printed mulmul fabric. The lace work on its neckline, armholes and hemline is an added gracious element. 

Mulmul fabric, also known as muslin, makes it an ideal choice for those seeking both style and ease. The floral patterns intricately printed onto the fabric gives a touch of nature's beauty, creating a harmonious blend of sophistication and simplicity to the outfit. It can be paired with white or lime coloured bottom as per mood. Wearing this kurta creates an impression of a lovely breezy summer day and promises leaving a mark with its refined aesthetics. 

Final words:
Overall, shopping at HOC was a delightful experience. Navigating through their user-friendly website or the elegantly designed store, it felt like embarking on a fashion journey. The premium quality of the products and service has surpassed my expectations, leaving me with not just new additions to my wardrobe but a sense of satisfaction.
Also, I would like to mention that HOC also has a marvelous range of Menswear for the men in the house, who're keen to slay in their festive look. 
So wait no more! Indulge in the joy of the season with HOC's Festive Sale and grab a splendid opportunity to elevate your style at irresistible prices.  
Happy shopping!