Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte

    You know it’s fall when Starbucks starts featuring Pumpkin Latte on their menu! It’s the most popular drink during fall but me being a tea lover prefer their pumpkin chai tea latte, which is a delightful combination of pumpkin and lots of spices. I had my first pumpkin chai this year a week back, while it was nice I thought it was the regular Starbucks chai with little pumpkin pie spice. I could not really taste any pumpkin in...

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    Pumpkin Bread

      It’s that time of the year again! The time when you start seeing the beautiful fall colors , the time when you seem pumpkins all around, yes it’s Fall! This has to be my favorite time of the year, everything seems festive and full of life during fall. While in US people prepare for Halloween and Thanksgiving, in India it’s time for our biggest festival Diwali [the festival of light]. Festivities galore! Even though fall officially doesn’t start till 22nd September, it’s never too...

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      Banana Cupcakes With Nutella Whipped Cream Frosting

        What do you do when you have ripe bananas at home that you don’t want to eat anymore? My favorite way to use them is of course to bake them in some way – banana bread, banana pudding, banana cupcakes – there’s so much you can do with them! The other...

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        Grilled Apple Peanut Butter Sandwich

          And I’m again back to peanut butter [PB]! I think I need help, I have 5 bottles of peanut butter right now in my refrigerator, yes 5 and that explains the amount of peanut butter recipes I have on my blog – peanut butter chocolate chip granola, peanut...

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          Pineapple Raita

            Raita in India refers to a yogurt based dish often served on the side with Indian curries and breads. I guess traditionally it was made to balance out the spiciness in our curries and then it just became an integral part of our meals. Raita can be sweet or savory depending on what you add to it. Different fruits and vegetables are added to yogurt and then mixed with few spices. The most famous raita I would say is boondi raita [boondi are small deep fried balls made from gram flour (besan)], cucumber raita and...

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            Hot Chocolate

              What would be this world without chocolate? I think it will be totally depressing and boring! Chocolate I think is the best thing to have happened to mankind, one bite and you feel happy and energetic,there’s no other medicine that can do that!...

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              Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

                Chocolate and peanut butter are my two absolute favorite flavors and I have combined them countless number of times like recently in my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola. They just go so well together that I cannot resist the temptation of combining them...

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                Almond Raisin Granola Bars

                  How was your long weekend? Mine was great, we went to Yellowstone National Park! The place is stunningly beautiful, I had never seen something so scenic in my life. It was so fascinating and exciting to spot bisons, deer, elks on roads. The weather played...

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                  Strawberry Milkshake

                    Posting this from the beautiful Yellowstone National Park. Even though the weather is not so great the place is simply stunning. The geysers, wildlife, lakes, waterfalls, it’s all so scenic. The only flip side is it’s really cold here, I didn’t really...

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                    Cabbage Poriyal – Cabbage With Coconut

                    Before I say anything about this recipe, here’s a disclaimer – my knowledge of South Indian food is limited. Whatever recipes I share from down south are what I have tasted at restaurants or watched on TV. My mom never cooked cabbage with coconut so I don’t know how authentic this recipe of cabbage poriyal is but I have tried to recreate the same flavor that I have observed/tasted in restaurants. So not sure about the authenticity but can assure you that it tastes...

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