Salted Caramel Macarons

I always talk about how much I love to cook, how much I love to bake and yes also how much I love to click food (never thought this would happen one day but it did!) but I rarely talk about what I dislike about food blogging. And I have to say that cleaning the mess that I create after cooking and clicking pictures is what I hate the most. I REALLY REALLY hate it. Okay sorry for the caps, I just wanted to make it clear how much I hate it! Urgh!

The other day I made these salted caramel macarons, the shell making part was easy...

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S’mores Creme Brulee

Summer is going way too fast and it almost nearing it’s end (WHAT?!!) and so before it ends I wanted to share a s’mores recipe and what better than S’mores Creme Brulee! If you love s’mores and love creme brulee then you are going to fall in love with this super indulgent dessert! Didn’t I tell you just yesterday that I was going to eat healthy and today I’m posting this indulgent dessert. What’s wrong with me? Baking is something I can’t do without so I have made peace with it. Healthy eating and desserts...

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Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Mango

When my family was here, I made tons of calorie rich food, no really look at this and this and there was more which never made it to the blog. And as a result of this indulgence (read: over indulgence) I have put on few pounds! Urgh I so hate it when my jeans starts to get tighter. Anyway now in order to get back on track I am trying to eat salads for dinner. I am still eating my desserts and exercise is one thing which I always do, so that is there but now I am deliberately trying to add...

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Roasted Cauliflower Pita Tacos

Another Friday and another week has come to an end. I know I say this so often but I can’t help it because it seriously surprises me – this time and how fast it flies! Wow it will be the 8th month of 2015 in just few more days and then the festive season will start. I was speaking to my hubby in the morning and I said all this while I was waiting for mom-dad to visit us, they came and now they left too. It’s seriously crazy, how the hell are weeks passing like days!

Anyway since it’s Friday, it...

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Chocolate Dipped Coconut Peanut Butter Popsicles

And another one! I hope you guys aren’t getting bored of my popsicle recipes? Okay, I promise this is the last one, for a while! And I saved the best for the last, YES! Maybe I am biased because there’s Peanut Butter involved but guys these peanut butter popsicles are so good! I was actually playing around with flavors and I had no idea that it would turn out so good. Coconut + Mighty Maple Peanut Butter + Chocolate = Best treat ever!

You know my obsession with peanut...

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Oreo Popsicles

And we are on to popsicle #2 and there are Oreos involved this time around! Who doesn’t love Oreos? kids, adults everyone I know can’t have enough of this chocolate sandwich cookie and that’s why I thought that Oreo Popsicles would be the perfect recipe to share with you guys on this ongoing “frozen treats” week on Cook With Manali. Unlike the previous popsicle recipe, this one isn’t healthy. It’s a treat and so you should eat it like a treat too, once in a while. But I know that’s...

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Tropical Punch Popsicles

Can you believe we are in July already! Where did the time go? and before we even realize it would be Christmas. Didn’t we just celebrate Christmas? Seriously time is flying way too fast. What did you guys do over the long weekend? We went to a BBQ party and I made paneer tikka and then we also did some grilling at home. We got this really cute small grill and we grilled some corn and ate it the Indian way with some chat masala , chili powder and lemon, ahh bliss!

It’s...

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Easy Spinach Lasagna

When my family was here, I made food laden with calories almost every day. My brothers love cheese and sweets and they wanted to eat all the “special food” cooked by their sister before they leave. So, I made a lot of things like this nutella strawberry french toast and this cheesecake and I also made this Spinach Lasagna. The first time I had spinach lasagna was at a friend’s place 2 years back. My 1st reaction was, wow it’s delicious but that’s a lot of cheese! Well, there is a lot of cheese in lasagna, of course you can make the...

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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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Healthy Snacking with Yoplait Plenti

    In stead of me posting a recipe, today let’s talk about healthy snacking options. The truth is that this is one area where we all struggle. Isn’t it? So when I first moved to US, I had nothing to do. I mean I didn’t have this blog, I wasn’t working so what do I do? Obviously EAT. I would snack on anything and everything, whatever I could lay my hands on, it went into my mouth. The portion sizes in US were huge so that didn’t help either. And becoming a member of Costco and getting those huge boxes of chips and cookies made things...

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    Almond Milk Rice Pudding

    These days I feel like the time should stop and the next week should never come. The thought of family leaving is making me really sad. Ever since we shifted into our new house, everyone has been there and now suddenly I will be all alone after hubby goes to office. I know i’ll get busy because the house needs so much work plus there’s always my blog to keep me busy. But it was so wonderful to have family by my side for the last 1 month and now that they are leaving, I just want the time to stop. Wishful...

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    Quinoa Kale Salad with Sriracha Almond

    My blog and my life has been full of yummy treats recently. Well, this was bound to happen since family is visiting and I do not want to miss any opportunity to whip up their favorite treats. Actually now I realize that how much I miss this, I mean I keep baking stuff and sending it to hubby’s office but the happiness you get when your parents and siblings eat your food and love it – that just cannot be matched in my opinion. I love to feed people and living alone here, that’s something I rarely get to do. And so when I get an opportunity I...

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