Raj Thandhi

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Yes, It Will Be Hard, But You Should Still Watch Chhapaak

When the trailer for Chhapaak first released, I was unsure if I would watch it. I’m highly sensitive to films and books that highlight crimes against women. Some of my sensitivity comes from triggers in my own past, and some of…

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Punjabi Saag Recipe: Step-by-Step (With Video)

It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally recorded the step-by-step process for my Punjabi saag recipe! I was super hesitant about sharing this one because there are so many great recipes on the internet already, and it was…

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Easy Lohri Table Decorations: Step-by-Step

It’s no secret that I love to entertain. Nothing makes my heart as happy as a full house, lively conversation, and full bellies. I love parties so much that this year I even chose Celebrate as my word of the…

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Jaggery Caramels (Gur Candy) for Lohri

Every year my mom brings us ‘Lohri’. She says it’s tradition for parents to send peanuts, gur, atte de biscuit, and rewri to a married girl’s home on the holiday. As much as I hate the desi concept of girls…

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Why Celebrate Lohri?

Growing up in Canada, my understanding of Lohri was very limited. The two things I knew were; people host Lohri parties when they have a boy, and you always cook saag and eat gur & rewri on Lohri. By the…

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8 Practical Tips for Saving on Your Grocery Bills

Grocery shopping used to be a big struggle for me. I’d desperately want to stick to a budget, but was also raised with the mindset of “what’s the point of earning if you don’t eat well?/eat what you want!” As…

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Word of the Year 2020: Celebrate

I started choosing a word of the year back in 2011. We were going through a particularly rough patch and I was drained in every way possible. Emotionally, spiritually, and perhaps the most upsetting – financially. At 31 years old,…

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Notes From Christmas…

I’m writing this post from our hotel room in Portland. It’s check-out day. The kids are still sleeping, and the Mr. is tip-toeing around our suite collecting all their stuff. This feels like the end of Christmas season. We’ll  make…

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My Winter Break Reading List

Hey guys! I’m writing this quick little update from our room at the Embassy Suites in Portland where we are going to be crashing for the next three days. For the last few years we’ve planned a post Christmas get-away…

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