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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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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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!

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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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Spinach Corn Curry

I think it’s too much of green overdose on my blog these days, just look at the last few posts it’s all green! If you have been following my blog for a while, you would know how much I love my greens. I am veggie-holic (is that a word?), no seriously I am. I usually feel like eating a plate full of only veggies for lunch and dinner. Of course I don’t get to do that often because hubby wants his roti and rice but if left to me, I would happily...

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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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Red Potatoes with Dill

My family is here guys and I’m so happy and excited 🙂 I spent my whole day yesterday cleaning and cooking. These are the days when I seriously miss being in India, I mean I miss it otherwise too but when you have do everything alone, then you miss it a little more 😉 In India, we would always have domestic help to do the dishes, to wash clothes and to even cook. Now that kind of luxury is obviously not possible here, I am telling you most people miss this the most when the...

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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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Post Workout Snack Bites

What is your favorite post workout snack? A granola bar? A peanut butter sandwich or something else? Post workout snacks are super important especially when you lift weights and do other intensive stuff in the gym. Muscle protein breaks down during exercise and undergoes repair during post-workout recovery and to maximize recovery you need to snack on some good...

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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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