Iced Coffee & Nutella Popsicles

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I am not a fan of hot coffee, in fact, like most other Indians, I am a hard-core Masala Chai person. I can't imagine starting my day without a cup of piping hot Tea, complete with milk, ginger and cardamom. But when it comes to Iced Coffee or Frappuccinos, that's a totally different story. I love cold coffee, and I would gladly accept one even if you offered it to me in a snowstorm! Anyways, jokes … [Read more...]

Peppermint Mocha Frappuccinos

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As soon as October approaches, the holiday season starts creeping upon the people in United States, and the weather turns to mildly chilly with occasional bouts of sunshine. And right now, Autumn is shining upon us in full glory on this northern coast of California. I love Fall, because it's neither too cold nor too warm, and this is the best weather to enjoy chilled Frappuccinos or heart-warming … [Read more...]

Grown-Up Maple Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

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Halloween is gone, and so are the Jack-o-lanterns which fulfilled their duty on the trick-or-treat night, but we still have some mini pumpkins left from our trip to the pumpkin patch, so I have made a batch of Homemade Pumpkin Puree and stored it in the freezer. So as promised, you'll be seeing a couple more Pumpkin recipes before we bid goodbye to Fall! I am not a great fan of pumpkin, but I do … [Read more...]

Grilled Paneer Sliders With Avocado Mint Salsa

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Two days ago there was a Halloween potluck at my daughter's pre-school. When I saw the sign-up sheet, there were tonnes of cookies, cupcakes, brownies, chips and juices on the list, but nothing healthy or filling! I understand these days it's mostly about convenience, and most parents prefer grabbing pre-packaged foods from the stores as they don't have time to prepare food at home. But still, as … [Read more...]

Deliciously Simple Pumpkin Pie Martini

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Pumpkin season is on, and until now, I have only had the Pumpkin Gingerbread Cocktail before featuring pumpkins. But this deliciously simple recipe easily wins the race for Fall cocktails. This quick and really easy Pumpkin Pie Martini can be ready in minutes. It has a lovely flavor of pumpkin spice that blends well with the vodka. The cream liqueur combined with Kahlua pumpkin spice makes it mild … [Read more...]

Warm Sesame Noodle Salad

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Amidst all the baking and gourmet cooking in lieu of the upcooming holiday season, I was suddenly craving something simple but satisfying, and also "skinny" to out-weigh the calories in all the goodies that I am baking. That's when I saw a packet of Miracle noodles lying in my pantry. I bought these sometime back at The Low Carb Grocery store, and thought this was the perfect opportunity to try … [Read more...]

Spinach & Lentil Soup

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Spinach and Split Peas (Moong Dal) soup flavored with garam masala and mint Spinach is not called a superfood without a reason! Loaded with vitamins and anti-oxidants, it is a very nutritious ingredient that does not have a very distinct taste, and hence can easily be added to several of your favorite recipes without altering their taste too much, like these Super Moist Spinach Banana Muffins. … [Read more...]

Linguine With Kale Basil & Walnut Pesto

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Fall is officially upon us in California, and its time to warm things up with some fresh recipes that use fresh home-grown veggies, perfect for Fall and Winter! My garden bounty has some delicious picks this year like Roma tomatoes, Green peppers, Burpless cucumbers, Basil, and recently - the colorful Kale. I have to admit I have been skeptical about using kale in my recipes. But after a … [Read more...]

Apple Date & Walnut Muffins

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Apple Date & Walnut Muffins, packed with fiber and protein Halloween officially marks the beginning of the Holiday season, and as November-December approaches, everyone begins their hunt for delicious recipes that will adorn their holiday traditions! Every family has a cherished recipe that has been passed on since ages, something that resides in your head, or something that you have … [Read more...]

Sweet & Savory Cracker Bites

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You can imagine how hectic our lives are with a 4 year old and a 3 month old consuming all of our time! I have no idea when the evening blends into the night and before I can realize that I have slept for a couple hours, its morning again! So this weekend, when the elder one was out for a long play-date, and the little one blessed us by napping for a full 3 hours, me and my husband decided to … [Read more...]