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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Peach Crisp for Two

What do you love most about summers? Yes it’s nice and bright and you don’t need to wear 987650 layers of clothes before heading out. Also BBQ is fun and so are all the summer activities! But if you ask me what I love most, it will be fruits! I think I have a slight obsession with summer fruits. The berries, peaches, cherries, melons, how can you not fall in love with all this gorgeousness?

And while eating the fruits as such is wonderful,...

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Afghani Pulao

Disclaimer: I always like to write a little disclaimer when I post traditional recipes (other than Indian of course!). My love for cooking motivates me to try different types of cuisines in the world, but I obviously cannot comment about how authentic the recipes are.

Whatever I know is through books and internet but what I can tell you is that this recipe of Afghani Pulao was delicious and I am so happy to be sharing it with you guys! I love Afghan cuisine, it’s one my absolute favorites and one of the most...

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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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Roasted Cauliflower Pita Tacos

Another Friday and another week has come to an end. I know I say this so often but I can’t help it because it seriously surprises me – this time and how fast it flies! Wow it will be the 8th month of 2015 in just few more days and then the festive season will start. I was speaking to my hubby in the morning and I said all this while I was waiting for mom-dad to visit us, they came and now they left too. It’s seriously crazy, how the hell are weeks passing like days!

Anyway since it’s Friday, it...

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Chocolate Dipped Coconut Peanut Butter Popsicles

And another one! I hope you guys aren’t getting bored of my popsicle recipes? Okay, I promise this is the last one, for a while! And I saved the best for the last, YES! Maybe I am biased because there’s Peanut Butter involved but guys these peanut butter popsicles are so good! I was actually playing around with flavors and I had no idea that it would turn out so good. Coconut + Mighty Maple Peanut Butter + Chocolate = Best treat ever!

You know my obsession with peanut...

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Oreo Popsicles

And we are on to popsicle #2 and there are Oreos involved this time around! Who doesn’t love Oreos? kids, adults everyone I know can’t have enough of this chocolate sandwich cookie and that’s why I thought that Oreo Popsicles would be the perfect recipe to share with you guys on this ongoing “frozen treats” week on Cook With Manali. Unlike the previous popsicle recipe, this one isn’t healthy. It’s a treat and so you should eat it like a treat too, once in a while. But I know that’s...

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Tropical Punch Popsicles

Can you believe we are in July already! Where did the time go? and before we even realize it would be Christmas. Didn’t we just celebrate Christmas? Seriously time is flying way too fast. What did you guys do over the long weekend? We went to a BBQ party and I made paneer tikka and then we also did some grilling at home. We got this really cute small grill and we grilled some corn and ate it the Indian way with some chat masala , chili powder and lemon, ahh bliss!

It’s...

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Almond Milk Rice Pudding

These days I feel like the time should stop and the next week should never come. The thought of family leaving is making me really sad. Ever since we shifted into our new house, everyone has been there and now suddenly I will be all alone after hubby goes to office. I know i’ll get busy because the house needs so much work plus there’s always my blog to keep me busy. But it was so wonderful to have family by my side for the last 1 month and now that they are leaving, I just want the time to stop. Wishful...

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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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Brown Butter Green Beans With Blue Cheese

This post is sponsored by Castello Cheese. I’m Partnering with Castello for a Summer of Blue. All opinions are my own. #BluesdayTuesday

Make your summer more fun with Blue Cheese!

I think this world cannot have enough of cheese. That is the conclusion I have come to after observing the amount of cheese people like to have in their sandwiches and pizzas. My brothers are here and just few days back I made some pizza for them. I made...

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Cook With Manali turns 2! + Tutti Frutti Ice Cream Recipe

Today is 19th June 2015. 2 years back on the same date, I pressed the publish button on my blog for the very first time. At that time I had no idea what food blogging was all about. I only started this blog so that I could keep all my recipes at one place and it was never meant to be more than that. My love for food and cooking grew by leaps and bounds after I moved to US. Spending time in the kitchen and standing in front of my oven for hours started to give me more happiness than anything else and it was then I realized my true passion in life. Yes...

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