White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake

I have mentioned this before that I prefer no-bake and mini cheesecakes over the huge ones because the regular sized cheesecakes are so heavy that I am never able to finish a slice. And also it’s difficult for the 2 of us to finish a 9 or 10 inch cheesecake! I mean that stuff is heavy. We went to The Cheesecake Factory a lot of times in the past few weeks, the reason was my brothers who just fell in love with their cheesecakes. Can’t blame them, their cheesecakes are to die for and there’s so much to choose from....

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Nutella French Toast with Strawberries

I have been making indulgent desserts and breakfast almost everyday these days. The reason is that my family is here and I want to feed them all that I can before they leave. It’s their last week in US and the thought of them leaving is already making me super sad : ( but I’m trying to have as much fun as I can till they are here plus I will be seeing them again in December this year when we visit India so it’s not that bad. My brothers and my dad love nutella and so few days back I whipped up these Nutella French Toast for...

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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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Mint Paratha

Helloooo from my new home! 😀 Yay we made it but it was so exhausting. The unpacking is still left but at least we are done with the moving stuff. Gosh, I haven’t slept properly in days. It feels like I was packing stuff into boxes forever. My family is here and that made the entire process so much easier. I can’t imagine packing 60 big boxes on my own. And oh my god you guys, out of all the boxes, 60% were from my Kitchen! My dad was like, do you have anything else besides kitchen. Well what do I say, I guess only food...

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Avocado Tomato Sandwich with Baby Spinach

You know some recipes are so simple that you actually think if it qualifies enough as a recipe to share. But then the very same dishes are delicious and even though super simple to make, you cannot resist sharing them. And that’s exactly my thoughts about this Avocado Tomato Sandwich with Baby Spinach. This sandwich actually has some of my favorite things – there’s avocado (which I can never have enough of) and then there’s tomato and spinach! Talk about all the veggie goodness in 1...

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Indian Paneer Puff

Yes more paneer recipes. Now that I told you how to make paneer at home, this was bound to happen. Paneer and potato puffs are very popular in India. These crispy, flaky savory pastries are usually relished with a cup of hot chai in the evening. Sometimes I have this sudden craving to eat a vegetable or paneer puff in the evening. Now back home it was easy, just get go to your local bakery and get the puffs however it’s not all that convenient here. First of all it’s hard to find puffs here and even if you find them, they are never...

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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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Individual No Bake Tiramisu Cheesecake

It’s beginning to get hot here and I am loving it. Love the sun when it’s shining bright till 8 pm. It makes me feel like there are more than 24 hours in a day! And with so much going on in my life, I really need those extra hours. Days are flying with packing stuff and spending time with family but amidst all the craziness, I take out some time to make desserts. Life becomes boring if there isn’t some dessert involved on a regular basis. Isn’t it? No bake cheesecakes have been always been one of my favorite desserts because...

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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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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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Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

Happy Chocolate Chip Day! Yes in case you guys were unaware, May 15th is Chocolate Chip Day. Honestly I am not very good with remembering these food days but this day I had to, after all there’s chocolate ♥ I was thinking about it the other day, I always get the 72 oz bag of chocolate chips from Costco and I have finished several of those in the last 2 years. Seriously that’s tons of chocolate chips and I have consumed everything! Okay maybe not consumed all but still that’s way too much! I think I need help. I feel like adding...

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