We are having a baby!!! She is Almost Here!!!

 

 I am out of words, for how I feel. My chest is heavier than ever before, my mind is almost trying to imagine how tomorrow is going to be like and my heart is racing. Racing with the whirl wind of emotions I am experiencing today. The excitement to meet her, the anxiety to keep…

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Dates & Figs Nuts Burfi | Dates & Figs Nuts Energy Balls | Khajur Anjeer Burfi

 

 I am finally preparing some postpartum snacks with mom, before Baby V is here. These very delicious Khajur Anjeer Burfi’s are perfect concoction of all the nuts to give me energy and help me recover post delivery. It is super easy to make because all you have to do is pulse all the dry fruits…

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Beetroot Rice Recipe| South Indian Style Beetroot Rice

 

 Beetroot Pulao is a simple deliciously flavored rice with beetroots, coconut, peanuts, curry leaves, and poppy seeds. This rice is easy to make, very kid friendly and so hearty. Growing up, I was that kid who loved beetroots. More than the taste, it was the beautiful color that always lured me into eating them. I…

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Instant Thandai Recipe | Vegan Thandai Recipe Option

 

 The temperatures are soaring higher and higher. Every summers we would visit Shreenathji, a city in Rajasthan, India. I have very fond memories of going to the shreenathji temple and then, enjoying thandai and delicious yams there. It is a beautiful concoction of almonds, cashews, pistanchios, fennel seeds, poppy seeds, lots of cardamom, rose, hint…

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Thandai Masala | Thandai Powder Recipe

 

 Thandai Powder is a delicious spice blend made in the northern region of India. This spice blend is mostly enjoyed during the festival of Holi. I have fond memories of having Thandai in Shreenathji, Nathdwara. I have fond memories of enjoying thandai in Shreenathji, in India. We almost used to visit every year before I…

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Creamiest Stuffed French Toast Recipe

 

 A beautiful buttery, sweet, creamy and oh so delicious French Toast is my dream breakfast. This Mascarpone Cheese Stuffed French Toast, is lightly toasted in butter with flavors of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. The Brioche bread is the star of the show of course. But, you can also use Challah, or French Baguette. Ajay is…

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Rosemary and Mint Tropical Virgin Spritzer

 

 I always need a pick me up refreshing drink on days when I am too exhausted. This Rosemary and Mint Tropical Virgin Spritzer is a perfect way to lighten you up. It gives you a solid refreshing punch, on warm sunny days and is a perfect make ahead party favourite. This drink has the goodness…

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Like Wildflowers, We Grow – A Bitter Sweet Journey to Who I have Become

 

  I had hit my rock bottom at this time. We both were grieving. That day I told him, maybe it was easier to die than go through all this. Be like a wildflower he said. Embrace the beauty of who you are and what you have become. How far you have come as a…

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Tomato Garlic Confit with Burrata

 

 Tomato Garlic Confit is a rich flavorful and a very versatile preserve cooked on a low temperature for a long time. This confit has minimum ingredients and is packed with fresh flavors. We enjoy it with toasted baguette and hardly have any leftovers ever. I usually make small batches of this tomato garlic confit, to…

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Aakha Ringan Bateta nu Shak | Gujarati Eggplant and Potato Curry

 

 Aakha Ringan Bateta nu Shak is a deliciously rich concoction of a tomato based curry, flavored delicately with garlic, peanuts and roasted gram flour. This curry is spiced with daily Indian ground spices with notes of cinnamon and clove powder. There are so many versions of Ringan Bateta nu Shaak in Gujarat. Every city has…

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