Avocado Cardamom Milkshake

There's no doubt in my mind that people all over the world love Avocados, and yet this deliciously healthy fruit is under-utilized, mostly because they think it has no taste. In fact, its lack of taste becomes its greatest strength, because now you can add Avocados to almost any recipe that calls for a creamy ingredient, and its subtle green color will not overpower any other ingredient, at the … [Read more...]

Chewy Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies

How would you describe your favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies? Soft, Chewy, a bit crunchy, such that it melts in your mouth? If this sounds like your thoughts, then you'll be pleased to know that its very easy to create these in your own kitchen, that too, without much fuss! If you've ever baked before, you'll be familiar with Dorie Greenspan's name - yes, the famous baker who's created so many … [Read more...]

Holiday Bread Pudding with Chocolate & Nuts

The Holiday season is right around the corner, and while you are typing up a Black Friday list, I'm sure you are also thinking how you are going to entertain during the Holiday season, right? Well, for us, the festivities have already begun! The kids are going to be off for a whole week for Thanksgiving, which means its going to be a lot of food and TV magic happening around the house. Yes, we do … [Read more...]

Healthier Carrot & Zucchini Quick Bread

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...]

5-Minute Mango Pudding

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...]

Creamy Brown Rice Pudding

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...]

14 Fancy Holiday Cookies & Bars

I'm sure you all have a list of Holiday delicacies that you are going to bake for friends and family; but if you are looking for something new and exciting, yet easy enough to make and impress your guests with, then this post is for you. Below, I share with you 14 festive and fancy holiday cookies and bars that will deck your holiday table with lots of cheer. From hot favorites like Double … [Read more...]

10-Minute Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe For The Holiday Season

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GoNutsForNuts #CollectiveBias I am a strong believer in throwing Holiday parties and gatherings, and perhaps a bit fashioned, but I love mailing hand-written postcards along with homemade gifts to share with family and friends. It really brings more meaning into the holiday traditions, … [Read more...]

Super Moist Double Chocolate Cake

If you are like me, I'm sure there's a lot of baking already happening in your kitchen! and while I love sweet treats, I do understand the importance of keeping it under check and making them as healthy as possible. That's why I always try to make healthier substitutions in my dessert recipes, like swap refined flour for whole grain, brown sugar or honey instead of white, olive oil instead of … [Read more...]

Avocado & Chocolate Chip Semi Freddo

Summer is slowly starting to show its colors, as the days get longer and brighter down here in Northern California! The garden is blooming, and we've already had glimpses of hot sunny days when sipping a cold coffee or eating an ice cream out in the backyard has become a favorite family activity. So to celebrate the weather outside, we tried a new recipe last week. Frozen Avocado SemiFreddo. Yes, … [Read more...]