Avocado Mushroom Crostini

Toasted bread topped with mashed avocado, mushrooms and feta cheese! This Avocado Mushroom Crostini is full of flavors and comes together quickly! Great appetizer for game day or just about any party!

I have recently come to this conclusion – that how happy I feel is directly proportional to the amount of sunshine we get! I am not kidding, I have been feeling not too great this entire week and yesterday the sun was out, it was so nice and bright and I was chirpy and happy...

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Gatte Ki Sabzi

An traditional dish from the state of Rajasthan – chickpea flour dumplings are boiled and then simmered in a yogurt based tangy curry. Gatte ki sabzi tastes great with roti or plain rice! A great alternative for those days when you have no veggies in your refrigerator.

I love sharing traditional Indian recipes on my blog. In fact I would like to share more of these since this is the kind of food I make and eat every day but as much as I would...

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Spinach Zucchini Lasagna Rolls

All the flavors of spinach lasagna in a healthier, gluten-free form! These spinach zucchini lasagna rolls are easy to whip and taste delicious. You wouldn’t even realize you are eating zucchini!

As you might have noticed, I am posting little healthy recipes on the blog these days. Well this was bound to happen because there was just so much sugar and butter during december that it feels good to take a break for a while. I know this phase isn’t going to last long [hello...

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Sweet & Spicy Tomato Chutney

Sweet & spicy tomato chutney is the perfect accompaniment to Indian meals. You will love it with paratha or your sandwiches!

India is often called the land of chutneys and pickles. Whatever you can think of, from lemons to onion to tomatoes to cauliflower to carrots and everything in between – we can make a chutney or pickle out of it.

Indian meals are often incomplete without a...

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Mango Smoothie Bowl

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk.

Kick start your day with this delicious and healthy Mango Smoothie Bowl topped with raisins, berries, shredded coconut and sliced almonds! It is also vegan.

I am really making an effort to eat better these days. I hogged on so much during the holidays, like I can’t even begin to describe. When you are in India, everyone wants to invite you over for dinner or meet for...

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Cranberry Curd Parfait

    Cranberry Curd Parfait is the perfect light dessert for all occasions. It also doubles up as breakfast!

    How’s the new year coming along guys? Any new year resolutions? I didn’t really made any. When I was little, I used to have a long list of resolutions every year. I used to be so excited for the new year and would write down all the resolutions in my small diary. That used to last till 20th January at the max! Now I don’t bother, simply because I can never keep up with...

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    Top 10 recipes of 2015 on Cook With Manali

      Another years comes to an end. Tomorrow is not only a new day but also a new year. This has been a great year for me. We bought our own house and even though we are still struggling to put it all together (that’s a separate topic for another post!) we couldn’t be happier. Also Cook With Manali has grown steadily. I never imagined working full time on my blog but now I do and love it. I love my job and there can’t be anything better than that. I worked super hard on my blog this year, the last few months before my India...

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      14 Vegetarian Appetizers for New Year’s Eve

        So New Year’s eve is almost here and you all must be pretty excited for the party! To make any party awesome, you obviously need good food and nothing better than some delicious appetizers to make your New Year’s Eve special! Here’s a collection of 14 Vegetarian Appetizers to make your life a little easier. There are also some vegan options. Hope you all have a wonderful new...

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        Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

        With the weather getting so cold, it’s time for some hot chocolate! This Peppermint White Hot Chocolate has an intense white chocolate flavor with a touch of peppermint. Served with whipped cream and crushed candy canes, this is the perfect drink for the holidays!

        I know I am late! You guys must be thinking why am I still posting a peppermint recipe when we are done with Christmas. Well, this recipe of Peppermint White Hot Chocolate was supposed...

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        Vegetarian Potato Cakes with Cranberry Orange Chutney

        This post is sponsored by the US Potato Board. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.

        This holiday season ditch the same old traditional potato recipes and try these Vegetarian Potato Cakes. Served with Cranberry Orange Chutney they make a delightful appetizer for Holiday entertaining!

        Last few days of my trip remaining and I have mixed emotions about it. I am really sad leaving my friends and...

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        Candy Cane Puppy Chow

        It takes only 10 minutes to make this candy cane puppy chow and it’s perfect for Holiday entertaining!

        Christmas is this Friday! Eeeks, how did that happen? I just keep telling myself everyday that 2015 is almost over, it’s really hard to believe! This year went by in a blink of an eye. I still remember that we thought of buying a house in February this year and then next 3 month were completely crazy with the whole house hunting thing. And then the next months just...

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        Raspberry Linzer Cookies

          A classic cookie for the Holidays – these Raspberry Linzer Cookies are one of my favorites. They are lightly sweetened and dusted with powdered sugar to make them festive!

          I have such a bad habit of buying things which I would never use. And this is especially true for baking equipments and products. I have a full pantry which only has baking stuff and even that’s not enough for me. I mean I just buy so much stuff that nothing can ever fit in. Take for example cookie...

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