Wishing all my readers a very happy mothers day weekend. I know a mothers job never ends, as stressful and tiring the role is the rewards outweigh, there is noting more rewarding and satisfying then being a mother. The journey is challenging, at times scary but it's all worth it. This mothers day I would like to wish my mom, my role model and my hero a very happy mothers day and wish her n
Masala Dosa- Savory Masala Crepe-Breakfast,Lunch or Dinner
This sure is the longest hiatus from my blog and I sure have my reasons for the absence.April has been one of the most hectic months I have had in years, so many moving parts to deal with. Started remodeling our kitchen and anyone who has been through this process can vouch how energy draining this process can be. F
Savory Soy Crape - Heart Healthy - Soya Dosa
As a food blogger I am always on the lookout for new ingredients, recipes, methods of cooking or cooking gadgets. I love flipping through food magazines, browsing food catalogs, walking through the aisles of speciality food stores or sampling food at the farmers market. I get really worked up and get inspired to cook should I fi
Methi Cauliflower Parata-Fenugreek Cauliflower Stuffed Bread
Lot happening yet falling short of words to write. Today's post will be sweet and short and not to mention mouthwateringly delicious.
Made Fenugreek Cauliflower Stuffed paratha's couple of weeks ago, here goes the recipe in pictures
1 bunch of fresh fenugreek leaves/
Spicy & Healthy Beans Chaat- Curb Those Evening Cravings/Hunger Prangs
Healthy snacking is a challenge, at the end of the day when I get home from work, I am a hungry puppy looking for food. The temptation to eat fried snacks or piece of cake with a cup of tea is very enticing. It's really hard to walk away from these temptations. Over the years I have learnt to curb
Saag Paneer - Soul Food
Food evokes memories the smell, the taste, the flavor. Few weeks back got some goodies from India, the moment I pop those treats I was transported instantly. Memories of grandparents, cousins, summer and vacations were involuntarily invoked. Though its been fifteen years since calling US my home still memories are as vivid as yesterday, the power of affection
Weekend is almost here, wanted to share with all of you some funny,corky, and absolutely creative artists/website that I follow. Hope you guys like them as well, click on the link to be directed to FB page.
Truly Indianized products via Chumbak
One of the very creative artist Anand Prakash check out his out bookmarks here
Doors to expressions
Broccoli,Eggs & Pepper Stir Fried Rice
Hello my dear blog readers hope the new year is treating you all well. So glad to be posting my first post of the year. Last few weeks have been truly crazy and this week being long weekend had a chance to catch up on my blog.
With new year comes time for resolutions and this year my resolution is to eat healthy and
Hakka Noodles With Oodles Of Vegetables And Yes Its Spicy
Christmas holidays have officially began for kids and we are ready for some downtime. Last Friday's incident shook me to the roots, it hit home close and hard. Just makes you realize every living moment is precious and to hold on to folks dear tad closer. Had experienced an incident at Starbucks today that resto
Garam Garam Masala Vada
One of those day I woke up grumpy expecting the day to be the same but thanks to some kind souls day turned out so much better and fun and I am ready to call it a day with a wide grin..
Had this post in drafts glad to be posting it today ..
Life in bayarea as a first generation Indian American is a beautiful experience, I moved
Thanksgiving is already here, this year has gone by much quicker than I wish it would. As we enter into the most anticipated long weekend I can’t but write a gratitude post of the people and things that touched my heart and for a year that has been blessed. This year in many ways has been very exceptional both at personal and professional level. There were things that I
Felt Peacock click here for details
Color Rice for Rangoli or decorations, details here
Decorated luminaries, details here
Cute Saree Dolls, can it get any cuter than this details here
DIY Floating candles, details here
Perfect Diwali colors wreath, details here
Tissue paper votives, details here
Paper lanterns, details here
This weekend went by in a blur and was just the way I wanted. Friends, fun and food. Pulled an all nighter chatting and now reeling with the aftermath :).
Keeping with the spirit of Diwali countdown here are some ideas for some inspiring edible treats thats are hard to resist
You have got to check out Smitha's amazing edible Diwali creations here
Yes yes yes its almost here, my favorite festivals of all Diwali, the festival that bring the child in me. Decided that I will do a post everyday counting down to Diwali. Today posting some DIY craft ideas to make your Diwali a little more colorful.
Lovely Kundan Rangoli Thali for step by step pictorial instruction click here
Beautiful Diya and Thali from Art Platter
Mexican Rice Except It's Made With Quinoa And Healthy Wrap
Festive season is in the air and I can feel it, are you guys feeling the same? This time of the year brings the finery, gorgeous outfits and non- stop parties and all the food that can put your will power to test, no kidding. It’s a season to be thankful for the blessed life and also a time to give back, well actually there is
Spagetti With Brussel Sprouts & Beans
- Simple, Easy & Delicious
Fall my favorite season of the year is here, air is crisp and chill, leaves are turning color, days are getting shorter yet life seems to be getting busier. Hard to believe we are at the tail end of the year.
Last few weeks/weekends have been very hectic, there were classes I attended, courses
Spicy Street Taco's
One of those days when I am experiencing writer’s block, there is so much to say but words fall short of expression. Last few weeks have been good, kids adjusted well to their new grades, project that I was managing got rolled out, celebrated some special milestones of extended family, slept to heart content over the long weekend, picked up
Couldn't resist sharing with my dear readers, 12 Most Indispensable Pieces of Life Advice
Source for the gyan, Have a great weekend everyone !!!
A Toast , A Wrap , A Main Course - Paneer Burji - Many Ways !!
Its officially over summer that is, schools are open and back to organized chaos and predictable routines. This year’s summer has been one of kind for me, kids and husband were off to India for a period of 6 weeks leaving the house all to myself. Felt very weird and awkward getting used to an empty ho
Easy Peasy Kale Chips - Delicious, Healthy & Easy
A beautiful weekend comes to an end, this weekend was just the way I wanted some R&R, attended a beautiful Indian wedding that transported me back home and brought down sunday evening with a dear friend.
Last week was filled with too many conflicts some wanted and some unwanted. As they say all is well that ends we
This is my second post in a span of a week boy I have
Mr.Time on my hand. Well can’t complain actually had half of last week off
which truly was a blessing to recuperate and catch up after hectic few months. With
husband and kids out of town I was really anxious about spending time alone at
home and that’s when good KARMA kicked in. Felt
blessed being surrounded by fri
Well could not have agreed more with the poster above, as the summer days roll in and traditional activities take a back seat and I get used to life moving at a lazier pace could not resist posting reviews on some of the books I have read since the start of the year. Signed up for a book reading challenge along with other enthusiastic bloggers at the start of the year and the challenge was
Yes summer is finally here, no more pressure of homework, tests, driving round classes or the rush to be out of the home by 7.20 AM I know I know could get used to summer vacations. Life has been very busy off late, have been burning midnight oil and have no energy to post inspite of having some really delicious recipes and pictures. Today sure is an exception there is a high chance
Here it is end of May and few more days school ends and its time to kick back and enjoy summer, looking forward to it. Work has been very very hectic last few months , but I am having fun doing what I like doing so no complaints !!!.
Today's post has been in drafts since last summer, time when my parents were visiting me. Miss them very much and wish I could spend the summer with
Curried Quinoa & Vegetables Soup -- Mothers Day Wishes In Advance !!!
I know Mothers day is still few days ahead still wanted to wish all the fabulous mothers, grandmothers, aunts ,sisters ,sister-in-laws and my best friends and my blog readers a very happy mothers day in advance. Being a mother or mother figure is a serious job and a job where learning happens eve
Oh It's Summer Already !!
This has definitely has been my longest absence on my blog, I have been
giving the "step child" treatment to my blog past few months. Things
have been so busy both at home and work that it seems impossible to squeeze is
some moments for my beloved. And to add to the mix had a fabulous ten day
vacation to Spain and Portugal which pretty much took all
Kale & Red Masoor Dal Sabji - Kale Lentils Curry - Iron Protein Filled
It's been a long time since I have posted, last few weeks at work have been extremely busy, had a chance to present my project to my company CEO and executives so that took pretty much every free minute I had. That said I was very excited about the opportunity and here I was in the board room ready to pr
Presara Attu - A Savory Green Gram Crape
Can't believe we are nearing end of February find it hard to believe two months have passed by so quick , its a good thing in many ways. Being occupied is a very healthy thing. I am of sort who gets really agitated if I am not challenged, I love challenges and would butt them head on and the kind who works well under pressure :) so far the year has been no
When Life Gives You Lemons & Oranges - You Make Marmalade The Easy Way !!
I cannot complain about California living, the weather , the diversity, the technology , the bounty and oh ya the weather :). As much as I crib about congested highways, commute time and high cost of living I cannot imagine living elsewhere.
I have a usual suburban backyard , planted Lemon and Orange trees a de
Dum Aloo - Baby Potatoes Simmered In Rich Creamy Gravy
It's been a busy busy year so far on all fronts ,time to blog sure seems like a luxury. Today was the kind of day where head and heart were not in sync and I needed to be just by myself ,sometime a little ME time in the middle of week is all that is required to keep my sanity.
Today's recipe was in draft since summer,
Stuffed Peppers - Oh So Good !!!
This post was in drafts since Thanksgiving, made it for Thanksgiving potluck . A perfect dish to feed crowd, can be prepped ahead, customized according to taste and a sure crowd pleaser. This could be a perfect recipe for your upcoming Super Bowl party.
I used Poblano peppers, which are very mild in taste and are quite meaty and easy to stuff.
The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warmheartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest, it is as if we open an inner door. It reduces fear, boosts confidence and brings us inner strength. By reducing distrust, it opens us to others
and brings us a sense of connection to others, and sense of purpose and meaning
Hot & Sour Chinese Noodle Soup
This post comes after a long hiatus , it just felt hard to resume blogging after holidays. I am glad I found the energy to get started today. Had a beautiful vacation to India came back and celebrated the new years with friends, all in all the last one month has been party every day kind. When in India met up with all extended family, grandparents, uncles ,aun
Wishing all my readers a very happy Sankranti, may the year be as sweet and delicious as these Jamoons.
Sankrathi holds a very special place for me, the festivities, grand parents,cousins,shopping, food and not to mention card sessions everything around it was so special and fun growing up. Grew up experiencing the true way as done in villages. Wish I could turn tim
As we wrap up 2011, I can't but feel contented , it's been a year filled with laughter, fun and frolic, a year of warm memories with family and friends, a year of learning. Here's hoping 2012 would bring in love, laughter and peace.
Wishing all my readers a very very Happy New Year !!!
?Good byes are always hard, as I wait to board my flight back home I can't but feel extremely contented and happy, this trip has been a very satisfying one at many levels and I could not have asked for better.
As my trip come to an end , this trip like this year will be a memorable and a dear one.
Wishing everyone a very very happy new year !!
It's been hectic few weeks at work, actually hectic is an understatement especially last few weeks. Nevertheless much deserved break for few days starts with me traveling on a short trip home tomorrow.
So my blog will be on a short hiatus till I get back which is fairly soon, will try to post the round up and announce winners for the Vegetarian Thanksgiving event as soon as I get a cha
Cracked Wheat Upma With Cherry Tomatoes
Finally it's here the week I wait for the whole year, looking forward to the short week and much needed break, last few days at work have been quite stressful not to mention very busy. Looking forward to winding down this week. Had a fabulous dinner with neighbors this saturday chatted till the wee hours of Sunday and Sunday was perfectly relaxed one
Split Pea Soup Loaded With Vegetables - Perfect for Brrrrr Weather
We are almost a week into Thanksgiving, looking back into the year so far some months just seem blur can't remember when they came, what I did and when it was over. This weekend was a very dear neighbor's birthday , she is the kind who has patience of mother earth, I feel blessed to have people like her in my life for the simpli
Color Burst -Seasonal Bounty Persimmon,Apple, Pomegranate & Cherry Tomato Salad
This weekend has been the kind I crave absolutely no agenda kind, with bayarea weather skipping a season and jumping right into winter the weather was anything but cold and the kind that makes you hate getting out of the bed. That said we took on the mountainous task of getting our garage organiz
I am officially the host of healing food events this month, I am very excited as this is my first ever event hosted on my blog. Siri asked me to choose a them for the event and what else could be appropriate given the time of the year than “Vegetarian Thanks giving”. After living in US for more than a decade you learn to imbibe the culture and customs , I have always loved Thanksgiving whatever th
Stumbled upon this article , I couldn't resist sharing with my readers ...
Charles Schultz Philosophy click here for source
The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz , the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read the e-mail straight through, and you'll get the point.
1. Name the five wealthiest people
Well Diwali is almost here,this will be my final post on Diwali decoration/inspiration. I like to keep things simple and doable, found the below links and I think I know how my house is going to be decked this Diwali :)
candle in a flower in a wine glass super cool and easy
viaNow for the lucky folks in India where fresh flowers are abundant sky sure is the limit. If ever I get
As promised this post will get all your taste buds tickled, all the recipes below are from food blogger I follow and admire, the passion, creativity and enthusiasm they encompass is amazing, I am so glad to have met some of them in person and other virtually, wishing all my dear food bloggers an advance Diwali Greetings !!
Cannot even mention the number of recipes I have bookmarked to try
Today's post gave me a chance to relive last year's Diwali all over again, posting pictures from my last year Diwali decorations.
Floating candle with flowers simple yet makes it very festive
I am very challenged when it comes to actual drawing, so found these moulds in local Indian store, for less than $10 the kit contained lovely moulds and beautiful colors, so it was easy peasy decorate
Continuing the theme of Diwali inspiration , after yesterday post today's post has few ideas that I found are easy to make and will make a big statement, so here goes
DIY chandelier. Buy a metal frame and lace twinkle lights around it via
What a stunning center peice this would make, via
Halls decked with string lights, my favorite via
Tea lights and rose petals what a geourgeou
Can't believe we will be celebrating Diwali next week, I still remember last years just like it was yesterday, this year flew by faster than ever. Weeks and months seem to go by in a blur feel that time is passing by at a much faster rate than I would want. Hosted a baby shower for my younger brother over the weekend it was such a fun evening , as I was calling it a night I tried to remember
Roasted Sweet Potato Curry Soup
It is a chili evening here in the bay area and after a weekend full of gastronomic indulgence sunday evening called for a simple and warm dinner, this weekend has been a fun one, dance the night away to Dandia and Garba with good friends, attended few kids parties and spent a lovely and meaningful evening with some of my very close friends, only with each meeting
You can feel the festivity in air
the Dhandia' the Gharba's
the fun the frolick
the food the friends
the ladies the finery
the ooo's the aaah's
the kids the laughter
the blessings the gratitude
Happy Dussera !!
Here is wishing all my readers a very warm and happy Navratri .. may there always be peace in your heart and home.