Slow Cooker Chana Masala

Slow cooker Chana Masala – chickpeas cooked in the slow cooker with all the spices! Aromatic, comforting and tastes great with rice or naan!

So the clock went back by an hour yesterday. It makes me kind of sad because it starts getting really dark at 4-5 pm and I dislike that. Anyway the clock went back which means holidays are almost here and which also means it’s time to pull out your slow cooker. Now here’s a thing – this is my 1st slow cooker recipe...

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Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with black beans, spinach, red onion, walnuts and dried cranberries. This vegan and gluten-free salad is not only nutritious but also perfect for the season!

So this weekend was Diwali and I was super busy with house cleaning. Diwali is only time of the year when you do deep cleaning like empty all drawers, re-arrange your closet – you know that kind of cleaning.  Yes that kind of cleaning can only happen during Diwali and thank god for that...

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Moong Dal Mini Samosa

Bite size moong dal filled Mini Samosa will be the perfect addition to your Diwali menu! Enjoy them with chai!

Samosa is probably the most famous Indian snack in the world. It’s always there on the menu in every Indian restaurant and even those who don’t know much about Indian cuisine would have most probably heard about samosa. The traditional samosa that you would find in every corner of India is filled with a spicy potato filling and nothing else. Of course there...

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Pumpkin Granola Bars

Vegan Pumpkin Granola Bars are great for breakfast or snacking. These chewy bars are packed with all the delicious fall flavors!

Snacking problem? How many of you face it? And if you do what is your favorite snack? I am terribly bad at choosing good snacks, like just yesterday I had one whole bag of Doritos with my chai! ? Eeks bad bad girl Manali and damn you Doritos for being so addictive! But on my good days, I snack on nuts, that’s mostly it as far as my healthy snacking is concerned. Sometimes I also get...

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Quinoa Butternut Squash Burrito Bowl

Vegan and gluten free Quinoa Butternut Squash Burrito Bowl is a delicious and healthy meal which doesn’t take much time to put together.

The squash and pumpkin season makes me very happy! The other day we went to a grocery store and mom got so excited to see all the pumpkins. She had not seen pumpkins in so many shapes and sizes before so it was totally a new experience for her. In fact she asked my husband to click few pictures of the pumpkin for...

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Vegan Spinach Smoothie

Easy and delicious Vegan Spinach Smoothie is just what you need to start your day!

Urgh, writer’s block – I absolutely hate it. But as a blogger, you obviously have to deal with it at times and today happens to be one such day. They say when there’s too much going on inside your life (and mind!), you really don’t know where to start and that’s exactly what’s happening with me. I have been totally engrossed with family and hospital duties, so it’s...

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Coconut Raspberry Protein Popsicles

Chocolate dipped Coconut Raspberry Protein Popsicles made with Kashi® GOLEAN™ Plant Powered Shakes are the perfect way to cool off post workout. Vegan and gluten-free!

Literally last few days of summer remaining now. It will be September the day after tomorrow. Eeeks, how did that happen? But the good news is that it’s still pretty hot in my part of the world so I am enjoying the sun while it lasts. Did I tell you guys that I have been struggling to get back to my fitness routine for like forever....

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Aloo Matar

Easy Aloo Matar – spicy potato and green peas curry. Best enjoyed with plain rice or any Indian bread.

More often that not, the easiest recipes fail to make it to the blog. At least that’s true for all my Indian recipes. So today for a change I thought of sharing with you guys a very simple Indian curry recipe. This is the type of curry that’s made in Indian households everyday, at least in North India. The curries you eat in Indian restaurants,...

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Baba Ganoush

One of my favorite dips – Baba Ganoush is middle eastern eggplant dip made with eggplant (of course!), tahini, garlic and lemon juice!

When you eat out mostly on weekends (like me!), you obviously try a lot of new stuff. I mean when you are eating out every Saturday and Sunday, you can’t be going to the same restaurants over and over again. Of course we do have our favorites and we go there often but we also regularly try new restaurants and cuisines. You might...

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Easy Marinara Sauce

Really quick and easy marinara sauce, which takes around 15 minutes from start to finish! Enjoy it over your favorite pizza or pasta!

Start off a new week and it’s also India’s Independence Day! Wishing all my Indian readers a very Happy Independence Day! Needless to say I really miss home on these days. It’s a different feeling being there! My husband really misses flying kites with his friends. Flying kites on Independence Day is quite a thing, especially in Delhi and around. So that is...

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Vegan Pina Colada Ice Cream

Vegan Pina Colada Ice Cream is packed with all the tropical flavors. This easy summer treat is not only delicious but also kid friendly and super easy to make!

I think no churn ice creams are like the coolest discovery ever! Yes I don’t deny that traditional ice cream using the ice cream maker is definitely tastier but if you look at the ease of no churn ice creams, they win hands down. If you can prepare a delicious treat in 10 minutes, why wouldn’t you do that?...

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Cauliflower Peas Pulao

Aromatic pulao/pilaf with spices, cauliflower and green peas. Making this pulao is a breeze if you already have some pre-cooked rice in your refrigerator. It’s full of flavors and vegan too.

I come from a country where rice is always on the table. The food in north India might be very different from the one in south, which again might be very different from the one in east but if there’s one thing that’s common – it’s rice. Throughout the country, you will find...

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