DIY Diwali Decor

We are just few days away from Diwali. Every few years , I try to create some ethnic crafts for Diwali décor. Just my humble effort to present Indian culture to my own kids. Being NRI is really not that easy  when it comes to celebrating Indian festivals. We don’t have national holidays…

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Iced Green Tea

Martini on the rocks is passe. We are beating the heat with green tea on the rocks. Green tea on ice is one of the best summer drinks.  Make it ahead of time and enjoy a little boost  of vitamin C and antioxidants in each sip.     Why home…

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Picnic Sandwiches

Picnics are fun for sure. But what makes them more fun is all the dining experience we have amidst nature and its beauty.  Many a times, we are tempted to pick up junk or unhealthy food for picnics. Maybe once in a while you can do that but what if…

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Father’s Day Craft Ideas

Father’s day is June 21st this year. Here are three fun crafts to do with your kids to brighten their dad’s day next Sunday. Greeting Card Take any card stock. Draw this shape (a vest/jacket ) on it with a pencil. Cut the outlined shaped with scissors. Embellish as per…

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Wellness Fridays – Avocado Toasts

Avocados are packed with potassium, calcium, folic acid, copper and fiber. They are also rich in carotenoids which helps protect the body’s immune system, which is typically much lower following a workout. Hence, they are believed to be a good post workout snack. Avocados are definitely rich in fat but…

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How to Dry Roast Jeera/ Cumin Seeds

  Having roasted cumin seeds handy in your kitchen is a wise thing to do. You can use them in different dishes to enhance their flavor. Sprinkle these brown seeds over salads, soups, raitas ( Spiced Yogurts), sandwiches to enhance the flavor of those dishes. Heat a small pan. When…

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Tofu Medley

  April is upon us. Now is the time to experiment with salads and the likes. This salad is quite flexible. Remove any ingredient which you don’t like, or add a new ingredient as per your taste. Enjoy this salad either cold or warm.            …

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Icebox Cupcake

#007 Icebox cake is a classic no-bake dessert. You can compile the whole ‘cake’ in 15 minutes and it only takes a few ingredients, sometimes as little as two .       A stack of chocolate cookies layered with strawberry cream cheese and topped with berries – the easiest…

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