21 Ways to Repurpose Your Favorite Old Sarees


Its a no-brainer that all Indian ladies love their Sarees! In fact, you'll find a huge fan-following for these 7-9 yard pieces of fabric even outside the Indian community. With a myriad mix of fabrics and a versatile range of designs and colors, the Sari has now become a big fashion icon. But with changing trends, we move on to the latest fashion, and our beloved Saris are often left to age in … [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...]

5 Frugal Ways Towards a Healthier Body

Diet and exercise

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...]

Hot Cocoa Mix-In-a-Jar

Hot Cocoa

I spent the last two hours browsing the internet for Christmas gifts, and boy, it is hard work! Luckily, I have to do this only for the kids on the list. For all the adults, I can just use my culinary skills to create edible foodie gifts that they can enjoy during the holiday season. I was very keen on doing a gift-in-a-jar kind of thing this season. So instead of packing cookies or candies in a … [Read more...]

Frozen Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate


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


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...]

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...]

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...]

How To Get Your Kids To Help With Household Chores?


It's never too early to start teaching your kids about being Responsible, and one of the easiest ways you can do this is by allowing them to help around the house, so give them a mop and let them take a go at it! A few people might say that it is too early to get your kids involved in household chores, unless they are around 10 years old. But I am a bit old-school in my thinking when it comes to … [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...]