How easy it is to fall off the fitness bandwagon and how difficult is it to get back? If only it was the opposite *sigh*. Do you guys agree with me? I love to workout and it’s an integral part of my lifestyle. I have never been into lifting super heavy weights and all but I indulge in some form of physical activity at least 5 times week. It could be zumba or a run or yoga , anything which makes me happy and calms me down. Now why am I telling you guys all this? Because almost a month back, I injured my knee while running and since then I haven’t done any...Continue reading
Spring is finally here with Easter less than a week away. While I always want to share dessert recipes for holidays this time I am making an exception. Today I am sharing with you a super simple recipe, which traditionally doesn’t belong on the Easter table but I see no reason why it shouldn’t?! It’s fresh, delicious and perfect for spring. I think that qualifies my Strawberry Lassi for the Easter brunch. Isn’t it?
Lassi refers to any yogurt based drink in India and it’s quite popular in US as...Continue reading
I love holidays because there’s so much fun and happiness associated with them. But you know what is that I love most about the holidays? Yes you guessed it, food! Lots of treats, baking, good food it’s all so much fun! With Easter just around the corner, I knew I had to come up with some fun treat, something which was not only delicious but also looked perfect for Easter.
During my weekend trip to grocery store, I spotted Super Snack Pack which were bigger than...Continue reading
The fact that I’m a chocoholic is known to everyone who knows me. I mean I can live on chocolates forever and will probably not need anything else. Yes that is how much I love it, I think chocolate runs in my blood! No kidding! When I started baking I wanted to add chocolate in everything and I still do because there’s nothing quite like it in my opinion. I am always looking out for different varieties of chocolate candies to munch on or to bake with.
During my recent grocery trip, I...Continue reading
What do you think people around the world eat for breakfast? I mean the most common stuff? Cereals, toast, eggs are few things which come to my mind immediately. These are universally popular, of course it helps that they are all super simple to make with minimal prep work. I do eat cereals and toasts on a regular basis especially on days when I get up late and have no time to prepare parathas or other Indian breakfast. But if there’s one thing I do not make often, it has to be eggs. Husband is not too fond of eggs, I mean he is okay with them in...Continue reading
I jinxed it, I mean I jinxed the weather. For the last few weeks I have been happily posting about how sunny and wonderful it has been in Seattle but the weather changed as soon as spring officially started! Crazy right? It has been raining non stop, it’s grey, dark and so annoying. And this kind of weather obviously calls for a comforting soup like this Mediterranean Lentil Soup with Kale.
I got introduced to Mediterranean cuisine only after I moved to US. It quickly became one of...Continue reading
Are you a morning person? When I was in college I used to sleep pretty late, I think that’s a common thing with everyone during college time. But it’s amazing how a lot of our habits change with time. After getting married and settling down in life, I started sleeping early, in fact now it’s a challenge for me to stay awake till midnight. I remember recently we had this Indian-Pakistan world cup cricket match and it went on till 3 am in the morning. I can’t remember the last time I was up this late and trust me it was hard for me to keep my eyes...Continue reading
I am trying to squeeze in one last minute dessert idea for St. Patrick’s Day. Actually I didn’t share any dessert recipe for this festival other than the mint chocolate chip ice cream and so I thought I should make something for you guys especially because desserts are the best part about this holiday or any holiday if you ask me! 😀
Have you guys tried mint oreos? The regular oreos are always present in my pantry because hubby is a huge fan. He likes to eat these cookies with milk and he eats...Continue reading
As a food blogger, it’s always fun to come up with new recipes. I love to play with flavors and experiment in my kitchen and I could do it all day but sometimes we all need that classic recipe which we want to make as it is because they are classics for a reason and you don’t want to change them, just like this mint chocolate chip ice cream. Mint and chocolate is a very popular combination and you see it all over in US twice a year, once obviously during Christmas and second in March around St. Patrick’s Day. And...Continue reading
With the clock moving forward by an hour yesterday, spring is almost here, even though I hate losing an hour. But seriously it has been so sunny here that I feel like it’s summers already with temperatures in mid 60s. I love summers [in US of course, they are not fun in India with 115 F degrees!] because other than the amazing weather and lots of sunshine, I love all the delicious fruits and veggies that we get during this time of the year. Yum!
Summers to me mean more...Continue reading
Chai – so many ways to make it and so many ways to relish it. Mornings in India are incomplete without chai, I think nobody does anything till they get their fix of chai. With so much chai around, it was obvious that I grew up loving the drink as well. However my parents always drank the simple chai made with milk, water, sugar and loose tea leaves but I could somehow never like it that way. So when I grew up, I always tried making my own chai, sometimes with ginger, sometimes with cardamom and...Continue reading
I guess I’m the not the only one obsessed with cinnamon. It’s one of the most popular spices especially when it comes to baking and there’s a reason for it. You add it to any baked good and the flavor just doubles, really! Plus the aroma when you are baking with cinnamon make you feel heavenly, case in point being these overnight cinnamon rolls. <3 So because I love cinnamon so much and had some extra tortillas lying in my kitchen, I thought of creating a snack using my favorite spice and so these Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips were baked and devoured....Continue reading