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Bake with Kids, Breakfast, chickpea, Eggless, Entree, HEALTHY COOKING, Indian, VEGETARIAN, Yogurt

Instant Savory Vegetable Cake- Handvo

Instant Savory Vegetable Cake- Handvo (gluten free)

It is probably the 5557th time he has asked me, “What time is the flight landing?”  The baby bear of our home is a big fan of his dad.  He calls themselves “the twins.”  To him, his dad can’t do anything wrong or say anything wrong.  His trust and love for him is unparalleled.  When I am cross, it doesn’t take him a moment more to say I was wrong.  He’s around his dad every minute possible.  He’s the biggest fan of his dad, and takes every word his dad says to heart, and those are the final words. Imagine a kid who sounds squeaky and loud going daddy, daddy this, daddy that.  It can get quite annoying, but it’s too cute for us not to smile.

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Drinks, Entertaining, Fusion, Indian, Yogurt

Lychee-Ginger Lassi and Pineapple Lassi

Lychee-Ginger Lassi and Pineapple Lassi

A common summer day, to me, means pj’s, workout pants, and staying in all day procrastinating.  Days start late and run late.  The workout pants are very convenient for regular hikes and runs.  There is no routine and no professionalism, just hanging out and thinking about what to do next.  Sometimes we decide an impromptu drive, a swim, or a movie marathon.  We are regulars to the half price book store.  By the end of summer, we have a huge sale ourselves.  I love summer and hanging out with the boys very much.  Of course, every once in a while, I get bored of this regimen and decide to have friends over.  Summer entertaining is the best.  I get out the frills, the flowers, and a pretty hair do, which is always fun.

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Coconut, CURRY, Gluten Free, HEALTHY COOKING, Indian, Soups, VEGETARIAN, Yogurt

Ridgegourd Yogurt and Coconut Milk Stew with Sriracha Garbanzo Beans

Ridgegourd Yogurt-Coconut Milk Stew with Sriracha Garbanzo Beans

As the holidays are behind us and a new year is ahead of us, a fresh start always feels good. It was relaxing,took a break from all social networking, yet crazy, couple of weeks.  We ate a great deal of food, spent some quality time with friends, and baked plenty of different goodies. After a couple of weeks of waking up late, skipping workouts, eating out, and having absolutely no routine, I was craving to get back into shape. I guess that sometimes, too much of a good thing can annoy you.  

Well, I am quite excited for the New Year. I have no resolution in particular, but I have goals I want to accomplish. To start off, I am in deep need of some detox. Well, the carb lover that I am, it is hard to do that. However, once a day, healthy smoothies or soups/stews are not a bad thing.

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Appetizer, Cheese, chickpea, Entertaining, Gravy, Indian, Mint, Paneer, Party Ideas, Sauce, Spicy, Sriracha, Starter, tikka, tomato, VEGETARIAN, Yogurt


Chili paneer kababs1

I happen to love paneer (non melting, unaged, farmer’s cheese).

Growing up, I don’t remember mom cooking much paneer (cheese). It was something that we ate at restaurants.

As a South Indian our diet mostly consisted of rice, lentils, vegetables, and chicken. Paneer/cheese was considered ‘North Indian food’.  So when we wanted to eat, we would go out to a restaurant for a treat, and what a nice treat it was.

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