Cranberry Maple Rosemary Mocktail

If you are looking for an easy and refreshing drink for the holidays that even the kids can enjoy, then try this Cranberry Maple & Rosemary Mocktail. The vibrant red color makes it perfect for the festive season!

This year we have been actually able to go to a few small holiday parties (unlike last year) so that has been nice. But whenever we go to these parties, we always struggle with the drinks option. Needless to say there are always lots of alcoholic options on the menu but not much it comes to...

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Sweet & Spicy Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

This Sweet & Spicy Brussel Sprouts comes together easily in the air fryer. The crispy Brussel sprouts are tossed with a sauce made with olive oil, maple syrup, sriracha. Makes a quick, easy and vegan side or appetizer!

Ever since I got my air fryer, I have been air frying tons of vegetables in it. I always thought I loved roasting veggies in my oven (and I still do) but the air fryer has completely replaced it for this purpose.

The fact that...

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Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Chaat

This Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Chaat inspired by Indian flavors might be your new favorite way to enjoy sweet potatoes for the holidays! Garnished with cilantro chutney, tamarind chutney, pomegranate and fresh herbs this is also vegan and gluten-free!

I love chaat anything and everything and I think I have mentioned that so many times on the blog. I make a chaat out of everything from pizza to kala chana to potatoes to my favorite sweet potatoes. I have shared a sweet potato chaat recipe on the blog...

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Roasted Beets with Pistachios & Goat Cheese

Sweet oven roasted beets, thinly sliced red onion and roasted pistachios are tossed together with a red wine vinaigrette in this vegetarian side dish which is perfect for the holidays! Topped with crumbled goat cheese, this will be a great addition to your holiday table.

It took me some years to warm up to goat cheese but now I really like it. It’s sharp flavor particularly pairs well with sweet vegetables like butternut squash, beetroot,...

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Butternut Squash & Peas Sabzi

Use the butternut squash in season to make this Butternut Squash & Peas Sabzi! Cooked with onion, tomatoes, curry leaves and spices, this is so good with any bread or as side with rice and dal. It is also vegan and gluten-free.

Now that we are done with all the Diwali recipes, we can shift our focus to fall and winter produce. One of my absolute favorite this time of the year is Butternut Squash.

It’s great...

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Kaju Pista Roll

Kaju Pista Roll is an Indian sweet made with cashews and pistachios. These rolls have a layer of pistachio dough covered with a layer of smooth cashew dough. Rich and decadent!

Kaju Pista Roll is one of Sarvesh’s favorite mithai. Well the fact is that he has a massive sweet tooth and has a long list of favorites so I really don’t know which one is his most favorite but this is right up there.

He was...

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Badam Halwa Jars

Take your badam halwa a level up by serving it in these beautiful jars! These Badam Halwa Jars have layers of rich badam halwa, mawa and nuts and topped with rose scented whipped cream. Too pretty to eat!

Now that I showed you guys how easy it is to make badam halwa in Instant pot, let’s take it a notch up and make halwa jars!

When I had the halwa, I thought sure it tastes...

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Badam Halwa with Almond Flour (Instant Pot)

This Badam Halwa is made with almond flour and is so easy to make in the Instant Pot. This takes much less time and effort compared to traditional halwa so you don’t have to wait for special occasions to enjoy it!

I am excited to share yet another dessert made with almond flour with you all. This is an easy badam halwa recipe which comes together rather quickly in the Instant Pot.

Before I was introduced to almond flour, the...

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Kesar Badam Ladoo (with Almond Flour)

These Kesar Badam Ladoo are probably the easiest sweet you can make for the festive season. You need only 6 ingredients and 20 minutes to make them. They can also be easily made vegan and refined sugar-free!

Almond flour is one of my favorite ingredients to make Diwali sweets. It can be used in so many different ways in different recipes and is readily available in the market these days.

There’s no...

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Whipped Paneer Dip with Spicy Honey

Looking for a fun appetizer for the holiday season? Try this Whipped Paneer Dip with Spicy Honey! Made with paneer, feta, mint, jalapeños and topped with a spicy honey (the best part!), this is a crowd pleaser. Serve with naan, pita chips, baguettes for everyone to enjoy!

Appetizers are my favorite part about a holiday meal. That and desserts! I can skip the mains but I never skip on my appetizers and desserts. Every year, I try to come up with one interesting...

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Easy Rabdi – Instant Rabdi

Make this easy Instant Rabdi for the festive season with only few ingredients and in less than 30 minutes! This makes a great dessert on it’s own and also pairs well lots of Indian sweets!

Festive season is the busiest time of the year for a lot of people. I know I am super busy with work and it’s also extremely busy in the kitchen with lots of events and parties lined up.

While I love making extensive...

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Makhana Namkeen (Air Fryer & Stove-top)

Make this crunchy snack with makhana (fox nuts), nuts, spices and very little oil. This Makhana Namkeen is easy to make in the air fryer and is goes well with a cup of chai.

I really crave a salty snack with my evening chai and homemade namkeens are my favorite. I often make a batch of my roasted poha chivda and this makhana namkeen to enjoy with my cuppa chai.

With the days getting colder, my...

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