Blueberry Ginger Cooler

Refreshing Blueberry Ginger Cooler to beat the heat! Blueberry ginger syrup with lemon lime soda is just the perfect drink for hot days!

Are you feeling the heat? Well maybe not here in US, but back in India, temperatures are already 100 F degrees + and trust me it’s just the beginning. Everyone has started going crazy with the heat and the sad thing is that it only get worse. When I was in school, there were no air conditioners and all and we used to go to school and...

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Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

With the weather getting so cold, it’s time for some hot chocolate! This Peppermint White Hot Chocolate has an intense white chocolate flavor with a touch of peppermint. Served with whipped cream and crushed candy canes, this is the perfect drink for the holidays!

I know I am late! You guys must be thinking why am I still posting a peppermint recipe when we are done with Christmas. Well, this recipe of Peppermint White Hot Chocolate was supposed...

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Non Alcoholic Apple Cider Sangria

Non Alcoholic Apple Cider Sangria is the perfect drink to celebrate fall. Kids and adults can enjoy this drink alike!

Confession time – I don’t drink alcohol. Not of any kind. In my 30+ years of life, I have tasted alcohol 7-8 times, I can count it on my fingers. I was brought up in a family where drinking alcohol wasn’t considered a good thing. Yes that’s how the society I grew up in the 90s in India was. Things have changed so much and now no one would think that way. I...

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Coffee Caramel Milkshake

The weekend was so crazy. I never ever thought that I would be painting walls one day! Seriously in India, we always had painters to paint the wall, well everything is easy in a developing country when the cost of labor is low but not so in America. I have realized that all the small small things that we never even bothered doing ourselves in India (because there was ALWAYS someone to do it) has to done all by us here and that includes painting the wall.

So we have been meaning to paint the...

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Spiced Beetroot Buttermilk

The weather has become so unpredictable. Few days back it had become grey and cold and I actually thought it is time to buy some pumpkin cans. No kidding, seriously the weather just gave me that kind of a vibe. And then this week things changed again, totally! The sun is shining bright and it’s hot and I say thank god for that. Because no matter how hot it is, I don’t want to let go off summer, not yet anyway.

I crave for refreshing drinks when it’s hot. Water is of course my...

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Salted Caramel Mocha

Did I mention that I am learning to drive these days? Yes, after being in US for more than 3 years I finally decided to learn how to drive. Actually all this while we have been living in downtown where everything is at a walking distance so I didn’t really feel the need. But now that we have bought our own house which isn’t actually in downtown, it finally dawned upon me that I need to learn this.

I used to drive in India but driving in India and US is as different as chalk and...

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Mango Ginger Lemonade

My husband’s favorite season is here and yes it’s only because he gets to eat mangoes. I think 90% of the Indian population is obsessed with mangoes, I don’t blame them though. You do get the most amazing mangoes in India, the ones we get here in USA can never match up to them. The Indian mangoes are so sweet and bursting with flavors, each variety has it’s own unique flavor. And that is the reason why mango is everyone’s favorite fruit in India!

For the last few...

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Strawberry Lassi

Spring is finally here with Easter less than a week away. While I always want to share dessert recipes for holidays this time I am making an exception. Today I am sharing with you a super simple recipe, which traditionally doesn’t belong on the Easter table but I see no reason why it shouldn’t?! It’s fresh, delicious and perfect for spring. I think that qualifies my Strawberry Lassi for the Easter brunch. Isn’t it?

Lassi refers to any yogurt based drink in India and it’s quite popular in US as...

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Dulce De Leche Frappuccino

Are you a morning person? When I was in college I used to sleep pretty late, I think that’s a common thing with everyone during college time. But it’s amazing how a lot of our habits change with time. After getting married and settling down in life, I started sleeping early, in fact now it’s a challenge for me to stay awake till midnight. I remember recently we had this Indian-Pakistan world cup cricket match and it went on till 3 am in the morning. I can’t remember the last time I was up this late and trust me it was hard for me to keep my eyes...

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Basil Ginger Chai

Chai – so many ways to make it and so many ways to relish it. Mornings in India are incomplete without chai, I think nobody does anything till they get their fix of chai. With so much chai around, it was obvious that I grew up loving the drink as well. However my parents always drank the simple chai made with milk, water, sugar and loose tea leaves but I could somehow never like it that way. So when I grew up, I always tried making my own chai, sometimes with ginger, sometimes with cardamom and...

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Sunwarrior Protein Review & Banana Peanut Butter Shake

    Do we really need protein supplements available in the market? Is out diet not enough to provide all the proteins that the body needs? These were exactly my thoughts some years back when I didn’t know much about exercise and nutrition. I had limited knowledge and I never gave protein powders a second thought. But over the years I realized that my diet doesn’t provide enough proteins to my muscles which they need after I lift weights or run. It’s especially true for vegetarians [like me] who do vigorous workouts or for someone who wants to gain...

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    Orange Hot Chocolate

      Hello everyone! How is you week going so far? I hope everyone is having fun and enjoying the holiday season. I am out on a vacation with hubby and friends. I did snowboarding for the first time today and fell down so many times! It was crazy but good fun. We are still here for a day and then go to Vegas! How I love that city, so excited to be there always!

      So before my vacation I worked overtime in my kitchen so that I have recipes to share with my readers while I am away. Is there anything more wonderful than hot...

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