Zesty Hummus

The best hummus ever! This recipe is just what you need to make the most creamy and smooth hummus with just the right amount of spices. Enjoy with pita bread or tortilla chips!

I am really making an effort to eat better these days. My workouts have been so messed up off late and that along with my eating habits is not doing me any good. But since this is the new year, I am trying to eat healthier and exercise regularly. I struggle most when it comes to snacking. Seriously when I am hungry in...

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Caramel Snickers Cheesecake Dip

4 Ingredient Caramel SNICKERS® Cheesecake Dip is perfect for tailgating. Serve with sliced apples, pretzels for easy entertaining!

The football season is in full swing these days. So much so that when the matches are on, the shopping malls are like deserted on the weekends. When I first moved to US, I obviously didn’t know the craze for this sport here and so I remember that once I went shopping when there was a match going on and no one was there in the shopping mall. I really...

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Sweet & Spicy Tomato Chutney

Sweet & spicy tomato chutney is the perfect accompaniment to Indian meals. You will love it with paratha or your sandwiches!

India is often called the land of chutneys and pickles. Whatever you can think of, from lemons to onion to tomatoes to cauliflower to carrots and everything in between – we can make a chutney or pickle out of it.

Indian meals are often incomplete without a...

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Blueberry Chutney with Almonds

This post is sponsored by The Blueberry Council. All opinions are my own.

Blueberry Chutney flavored with garam masala, cayenne pepper and almonds will be the perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving dishes. Enjoy it as such or over turkey, sandwiches and much more!

It has suddenly become so cold, like I don’t even know what happens to the weather as soon as the daylight saving ends. As I am writing this...

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Cheesy Jalapeno Dip

    Thanks Castello for sponsoring this post! As always all opinions are mine alone.

    Cheesy Jalapeno Dip made with Castello’s delicious Havarti Jalapeño Cheese is the perfect appetizer for the movie night. Serve it with crackers , carrots or anything you fancy!

    I am a huge movie buff. Yup, I am one of those who you can be sure to spot in a theater whenever a good movie comes up. Because movies are...

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    Spinach Raita

    I have told you guys this before, we always had raita as a side dish in our home for lunch and it’s still the same. Lunch at my place in India will always be roti, sabzi (any vegetable cooked with spices), rice, dal (lentil) and raita. Yes quite a meal and I ate it every damn day growing up. I think that spoiled me, having a luxurious lunch made from scratch everyday and where you had to do nothing but simply eat! I never cared for that lunch then because obviously I got to eat it every day and I had no idea how much effort it takes to serve your family fresh meal , 3 times a day every single day. Now that I understand it, I...

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    Chunky Arrabbiata Sauce

    Pasta is everyone’s favorite quick meal. I know we all have those days when we simply don’t know what to cook for dinner and that’s when pasta comes to the rescue. Boil some pasta and toss it up in your favorite sauce and dinner is ready in like 30 minutes or even less. The process obviously becomes quicker if you already have pasta sauce ready to go into the dish. Which brings me to this question – which is your favorite pasta sauce? My absolute favorite is pesto and my other favorite is this chunky arrabbiata...

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    Roasted Beetroot Raita

    Such a pretty color, isn’t it? I mean the color of this raita. I’m so in love with this pretty magenta! Raita is always an integral part of Indian meals, it has to do with the fact that our food is full of spices and so we do need a cooling raita to balance off the heat. Raita is nothing but a yogurt dip to which we add little seasoning. It’s mostly made of vegetables but fruit ones are also becoming popular these days, like this pineapple raita.

    In my home,...

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    Salted Caramel Sauce

    The weather is warming up and we are getting lots of sunshine! yay! I am so thrilled and what adds to the enthusiasm is that we have found our own house! Yes, it took us some time but we finally found “the one” for us! My biggest criteria was that it should have a big kitchen and this one has a HUGE kitchen, like really huge and I can’t wait to move in. From 1 bedroom apartment to 2500 sq ft house, it’s definitely going to be a huge transformation. We will be moving mid-June and so things might be a little slow...

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    Spinach Pesto

    Happy Friday guys! So another week has come to and end, it’s crazy how time is flying. It’s mid March already and it will be Easter in no time. Sometimes I wish I had the power to stop time. If I did have that power I would totally stop the time because it’s running way too fast for me to catch up! Anyway it’s end of the week and by this time we all want to whip up something real quick for dinner, I mean elaborate dinners are reserved for weekends but on Friday,...

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    Creamy Cucumber Dip

    Creamy cucumber dip is an easy to put together dip and is great with chips, pretzels, pita bread and more!

    This weekend was so bright and sunny in Seattle, even though the temperatures were in 50’s and it was in fact quite chilly at night. Okay you folks from the east coast and around, I know it’s nothing compared to what you guys have got, but still it’s too much for us here! Anyway I love the sun because everything feels better...

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    Cilantro Mint Chutney

      Happy Weekend guys! Mine is not off to a good start because I  injured my knee while running. I don’t think anything annoys me more than not being able to run around as I would normally do. I have been asked to take rest and anti-inflammatory drugs till things settle down a bit. The worst part is that I had so much trouble walking around the house today, seriously disturbs my whole schedule.

      Anyway let’s talk about food now because if food makes everything better. I...

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