Raj Thandhi

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Mini Cupcakes for Rakhri

Rakhri is a pretty low key festival at our house. The kids do their Rakhri exchange, have some sweets, and then go on with the rest of their day. I do try to encourage them to make each other cards,…

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Why Pink Chai? A Little Backstory

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the name of my blog and my marketing company (Pink Chai Media). I’ve used the name Pink Chai for over five years now and love it just as much as I did when…

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A Chance Encounter with Gurdas Maan

My love of Punjabi music was greatly influenced by two singers that my parents were equally obsessed with. Mom raised us on a healthy dose of music by Surinder Kaur, and Dad has been a die hard Gurdas Maan fan…

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Who Does Food & Flavour Belong To?

It’s been two weeks since I’ve been back from Sacramento, where I attended the International Food Bloggers Conference, and I’ve been struggling with some new thoughts on food, flavours, and authenticity.  Over the last five years food has played such…

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Blueberry Jam Filled Idli

Happy BC Day! I absolutely love my home province and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the world, so I’m excited to share a BC Blueberries inspired recipe today. (Ironically, I’m sitting in a hotel room looking out at…

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DIY Travel Tumblers for Chai: The Perfect Party Favour!

Recently I was talking to a friend of mine about ideas for party favours. We were trying to come up with an idea for something easy to put together, not too costly, and useful for a family wedding. There’s nothing…

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Farm to Fork: A Lifestyle Change

I’ve always had a strong connection to agriculture and farming because of my family history, but my personal interest in the ‘farm to fork’ lifestyle really came about after I attended the International Food Bloggers Conference in 2014.{Summer squash make…

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How to Make Baraf Ka Gola: Indian Snow Cones

You guys…I’m one of the strangest people I know. Seriously, I have more weird quirks and habits than anyone I’ve ever met. One of my trademark habits – trying to cook/recreate foods I’ve never eaten or seen anyone make. Usually…

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DIY Pompom Dupatta Scarf

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or haven’t been on Pinterest in months), you’ve probably noticed the pom pom trend. I’ve seen it popping up everywhere from shoes to home decor products, and I’ve been dying to jump on…

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A Farm Visit With BC Blueberries

Agriculture and farming are a part of my family history going back hundreds of years. From what I’ve been told by my parents, both sides of my family have been farming in India forever. So it was only natural that…

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Restoring an Old Teapot

I’m not a hoarder by nature, but becoming a DIY blogger has made me a bit of a junk collector in the last few years. Anything and everything seems like a potential project, and as a result many, many things…

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