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...]

No Bake Cheesecake Recipe With Red Velvet Cookie Crust


Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. However, the choice of ingredients, the recipe idea and the photos are all mine alone. #ChooseSmart #CollectiveBias I love entertaining, and it gives me a nice feeling to be able to please people with my food. But sometimes you want entertaining to be fuss-free, and yet not have to compromise on the … [Read more...]

Irresistible Rocky Road Espresso Brownies


Back-to-school Night is coming up, and my Kindergartener is as excited as can be! I have never seen her so meticulously arrange and sort out all the things she needs for school. From supplies to notebooks to her lunch and snack boxes, she is really excited about getting everything in order. Whether she's trying to impress Mommy, her new teacher, or her new friends at school, I am hushing with … [Read more...]

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies


School is about to begin in one week, and I am sure every Mom is out there hunting for Back-to-school recipes. If you haven't looked at it yet, here is a compilation of the Top 12 Back-to-School Vegetarian Recipes that I'm going to turn to for my daughter lunch-box needs. And now its time for Dessert! Yes, like every other kid, my daughter loves to get a treat in her lunch box for snack, and … [Read more...]