5-Minute Mango Pudding

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In India, Summer is synchronous with Mangoes - yes, you will find markets and homes flooded with this sweet juicy colorful fruit, which is known as King of Fruits for a valid reason! There are several varieties of Mangoes available in India, but Kesar and Alphonso are among the most famous ones. The former has a more elongated shape with a pointed tip, and is more sweeter than Alphonso, which is … [Read more...]

4 Fabulously Healthy Crisp Bread Appetizers

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This post was sponsored by Wasa. However, the text, images and opinions are my own I have often wondered what keeps the Europeans much more lean and fit naturally compared to the rest of the world - is it their ingrained metabolism, do they all incorporate exercise into their daily routine, is it their food? maybe all of the above, but after talking to several of my friends whose physique and … [Read more...]

14 Feel-Good Smoothie Recipes

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Smoothies have been around forever, but in the last few years, they have received unprecedented attention when it comes to health in a glass. Yes, all the healthy drink hoopla started with the onset of Green Smoothies, where you blend any fruits or veggies you can get your hands on and gulp it down to get your daily dose of nutrients. They were good for your body, but not necessarily so for your … [Read more...]

New Year Fitness Resolutions And Tips to Help You Stick To Them

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I just got back from a long vacation in India a few days back, and the first thing I did when I entered my home is get onto the weighing scale. Did I scream out loud? I almost did - Yikes, all the restaurant binging was good for my mood but definitely not good for my weight! I have added a lot of unwanted pounds, and now that the vacation is over, I am determined to get into shape again. I don't … [Read more...]

DIY: Gift Basket To Impress Your Guests In The Holiday Season

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"This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its Advertiser. All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone and should not be construed as medical advice. #24HourEsterC #CollectiveBias" The holiday season is upon us, which means most of you are planning vacations, just like me! Vacations mean a lot of traveling, whether you are flying/driving somewhere else, or you have family or … [Read more...]

Creamy Brown Rice Pudding

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Today I'm going to bug you with a monologue of healthy eating, or sort of. Given that it's holiday season, most of us will indulge in desserts during our celebrations, but that does not mean that we can't be conscientious about what we eat! As south-asians, we eat a lot of white rice, it's like our staple diet. But more and more research suggests that white rice has way too much starch that can … [Read more...]

5 Frugal Ways Towards a Healthier Body

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Today, I'm sharing a simple yet powerful post with you, inspired by the Sara Lee® 45 Delightful People Program. When asked to share my personal story that helped me fuel a transformation, it gave me an opportunity to really evaluate how small changes can make a big difference. Interested, then read on! After my second pregnancy, I found it very hard to get fit again, and the extra flab on my … [Read more...]

Frozen Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

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Though I'm a foodie and I love trying out new recipes, I'm very picky when it comes to choosing a cookbook for my experiments. in fact, I don't even go and buy every new recipe book that I see on the market, I barely have like 12 cookbooks, and though these days blogs (like mine and my fellow bloggers:)) are what drive a lot of recipe creation in the culinary world, I do love my cookbooks and I … [Read more...]

DIY: Easy Snowflake Candle Centerpiece

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Who doesn't like decking up their homes during the holidays? but that does not necessarily mean that you need to buy expensive decorations. Every year I try to do something different during our Holiday decorations. Being a DIY fan, I love scouring Dollar stores, craft stores and the clearance sections in other stores to collect stuff that I can repurpose to make something beautiful. Making a … [Read more...]

Healthier Carrot & Zucchini Quick Bread

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Looking for a healthier version of a holiday quick bread, then you've got to bookmark this recipe! Thanks to Pompeian, I was able to create this wonderful cake recipe for the holiday season, along with a fancy personalized bottle to engrave my recipe on it forever. Check out the cool label I printed below; It has our family name, and the recipe with a family photo - pretty cool, isn't … [Read more...]