4 Fabulously Healthy Crisp Bread Appetizers


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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

8 Exciting New Ways To Beat Diet Boredom & Lose More Weight!


Are you tired of eating the same kind of food every day and need a quick change to rev things up? Or are you trying hard to control your diet and getting bored of eating salads and weight loss shakes? Then it’s time to shake things up a bit. Studies have shown that the #1 reason people cannot stick to a diet is Diet Boredom – you are tired of eating the same meals every day as you count your … [Read more...]

Deliciously Healthy Chocolate Cookie Crumble Smoothie


Do you ever fret about how skinny your pre-schooler or kindergartner looks? Do you often worry that you are not feeding her the right amount and type of food to keep her healthy? If you do, then you are not alone. Every mom feels responsible for how her child's physical and mental growth, and for good reason. Eating the right amount of healthy, nutritious food is imperative, especially in the … [Read more...]

Sweet & Savory Cracker Bites


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...]

Kid-Friendly Apple & Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches

When it comes to lunch-box options, there are some items in the pantry that always come to your rescue, like fruits, any kind of nut butter, granola, what thins, bread, pasta, etc. I am sure Fruits will always be a part of your child's lunch or snack, but eating the same thing can get repetitive and lose its charm. So its a good idea to shake things up a bit, or come up with innovative ways to … [Read more...]

Iced Tea & Orange Mojito

Iced Tea

We've been blessed with some warm sunshine in the past few days, and it has actually been good enough to take a book out on the swing in the backyard and enjoy reading in the sun. And to make the most of this moment, I whipped up a batch of Orange & Iced Tea Mojito, with a hint of strawberries in it. I got the inspiration when I was sent some samples of Lipton Iced Tea for review. They have … [Read more...]

Blueberry Banana Avocado Bread


It is customary for most people to bake a batch of Banana Bread when they see a few over-ripe and brown bananas gawking at them. In fact, most people, including me, have a tried-and-tested banana bread recipe that they turn to in times of need! However, this time around, I tried to juggle things a bit, and baked a Blueberry Banana Bread instead. I had bookmarked a muffin recipe some time ago that … [Read more...]