Pesto Pasta Salad

Fresh Pesto Pasta Salad with homemade basil pesto, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. An easy summer salad for everyone to enjoy.

When I was little, I didn’t really like summers. Well I don’t think anyone in India likes summers. It’s so hot, temperature is almost always 110F degrees + and on top of that there are power cuts for hours and days. So obviously what’s fun in sweating in that much heat without even a fan? No fun right? But the only think that made me happy during those horrible summers was,...

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Creamy Cucumber Salad with Onion & Corn

Creamy cucumber salad with red onions and sweet corn is a great salad to make for your summer potlucks and parties!

As soon as the weather warms up, it’s like you have parties and potlucks to attend every weekend. Isn’t it? Everyone get into the party mood as summer begins and it’s only fair because summer in US doesn’t last very long. Well that’s true for most places in the US, of course if you live in Hawaii or Florida (and I am so jealous of you!!) then...

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Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

One Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup is comforting and delicious. It’s packed with lots of flavors and vegetables!

Of late, we have been on a major Italian food kick! I have always liked Italian good, it’s actually one of the first cuisines that I tried outside my (Indian!) food of course. But the Italian that we get in India is very Indian-ized I should say, just like everything else. You have Chinese food made the Indian way and Italian is no different. While I...

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Spiced Carrot Soup

Spiced Carrot Soup is healthy, delicious & vegan! This soup is spiced with little cumin & curry powder and will become your new favorite!

Happy Monday! How was your Valentine’s Day weekend? Did anything special? Baked something? I hope you guys did bake something from my blog. I baked so much before for my blog that I actually didn’t bake anything on the 14th! That’s what always happens with me and I know all my blogger friends would understand this. We always...

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Roasted Fennel Orange Olive Salad

A unique salad bursting with flavors of fennel, orange and Mezzetta Olives! Also a fun giveaway at the bottom of this post!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Wow I am sure everyone must be super busy preparing all that delicious food! I would love to hear all about your menu! Obviously I am most interested in the desserts and I am hoping my pecan streusel pumpkin pie makes to your Thanksgiving table! Anyway with so much yummy food, we also need something healthier to balance it out, agree? And...

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Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup is warm, comforting and delicious. It will warm up holiday guests before the big meal on Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is almost here, can you guys believe it? And I am sure everyone must have already started planning out their menus, I mean there’s so much to cook so planning is definitely required.

I attended my first Thanksgiving dinner last year and I was so surprised to see the amount of food cooked by...

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Curried Pumpkin Soup

Remember I posted these spicy roasted pumpkin seeds at the beginning of the week? Well, I am ending the week with this Curried Pumpkin Soup which I topped with those spicy seeds. The soup is super comforting and will become your new favorite fall soup! It will also be perfect for your Halloween or Thanksgiving entertaining!

The soup season is here, it’s everywhere! I have always been a soup lover, in India winters weren’t as bad as they are...

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Lentil Chili

Warm and comforting, this Vegetarian Red Lentil Chili is all that you need to beat the cold!

So just few days back I posted how sunny it is here, well spoke too soon! It’s been raining non-stop and I haven’t seen the sun in 2 days now. Such dark, rainy and cold weather calls for comforting meal. For me comforting meal is one which can be cooked in a single pot, is wholesome and can me made easily with simple ingredients. When it’s so...

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Apple Orange Salad And A Giveaway!

Enjoy quick & healthy meals with Gardein! Vegan Apple Orange Salad with Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tenders is sure to be loved by vegetarians and meat eaters alike! Gardein is vegan, kosher and tastes like meat but with less fat, less calories and no cholesterol.

I am also giving away $25 PayPal Cash to one of my readers. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter the giveaway!

As you guys know I am a...

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Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Mango

When my family was here, I made tons of calorie rich food, no really look at this and this and there was more which never made it to the blog. And as a result of this indulgence (read: over indulgence) I have put on few pounds! Urgh I so hate it when my jeans starts to get tighter. Anyway now in order to get back on track I am trying to eat salads for dinner. I am still eating my desserts and exercise is one thing which I always do, so that is there but now I am deliberately trying to add...

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Quinoa Kale Salad with Sriracha Almond

My blog and my life has been full of yummy treats recently. Well, this was bound to happen since family is visiting and I do not want to miss any opportunity to whip up their favorite treats. Actually now I realize that how much I miss this, I mean I keep baking stuff and sending it to hubby’s office but the happiness you get when your parents and siblings eat your food and love it – that just cannot be matched in my opinion. I love to feed people and living alone here, that’s something I rarely get to do. And so when I get an opportunity I...

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Oh my god you guys, I had absolutely the worst time in the kitchen yesterday. It was like whatever I touched, turned into a disaster. Cooked vegetables fell on the ground, onion got burnt [jet black!], spilled honey on kitchen counter and so on. I was so drained out by the end of it, that I did not even have the enthusiasm or patience to click pictures of the food.

I think it happens with all of us at times, isn’t it? When nothing seems to be working. The only thing I keep...

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