Raj Thandhi

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Spring 30 for 30: Halfway There

A couple weeks ago, me and few online friends decided to do another round of the 30 for 30 challenge. The premise is simple; you choose 30 pieces of clothing, and create 30 outfits, in 30 days. A quick look…

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Happy Vaisakhi

April the 13th marks the birth of the Khalsa, and the celebration of a New Year for farmers in Northern India – a day of double celebration for Sikh families with an agriculture background (like mine). I’ve often joked with…

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Homemade Gulab Jamun: The Ultimate Sweet Treat

All week I’ve been sharing some of my favourite Punjabi dishes to include in a traditional thali, so a sweet treat couldn’t be far behind right? For me, the perfect single serving dessert has always been a gulab jamun. Yes…

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Vaisakhi Craft: Sikhi Inspired Glitter Art

  I’m not sure if it’s just my kids, but just the mention of glitter makes them ecstatic! When I was coming up with ideas for a Vaisakhi craft, I knew it would have to feature glitter. To keep their…

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Shahi Paneer: A Regal Treat for Vaisakhi

If you missed my posts earlier this week, I shared my plans for hosting a traditional Punjabi dinner for Vaisakhi this year. I’ve already shared my creamy Dal Makani recipe, and my secret Chana Masala mix, and today you are…

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Amritsari Choley For Your Punjabi Thali

There are two things I’ll never forget about Amritsar; the colours and the flavours. Staring out into the jam packed bazaar in front of the Golden Temple, I saw duppattas and turbans of every colour imaginable, and smelled the most…

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30 for 30 Day 1: Double Digit Jeans

Today is day one of the latest round of the 30 for 30 challenge. This time around, Shawna and I decided to switch things up from “just for moms” to “spring time fun” – so welcome to the Spring 30 for…

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Planning the Perfect Vaisakhi Menu + Dal Makhani Recipe

Like almost all Punjabi festivals, Vaisakhi is centred on family, food, and celebrations! The harvest festival celebrates the vast agricultural history of Punjab, and offers gratitude and thanks for the farmers that grow crops year after year. It also happens…

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Aloo Bharta Recipe (Indian Spiced Mashed Potatoes)

As a food lover and mom, nothing makes me happier than discovering a new recipe that tastes great, is kid friendly, and easy to make! Recently I made a delicious recipe discovery that checks all three boxes – aloo bharta,…

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Reviving the Chai Visit Tradition

When I was a kid most of the Indian families we knew had a weekend tradition of the “chai visit”. This wasn’t a party or a high tea, it was a gathering of friends and family where the chai was…

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Floral Saree: 2 Ways

When it comes to sarees, I always prefer a lightweight or chiffon piece over something heavy and embellished. As much as I love the look of vintage silk sarees, I’ve never been able master getting the pleats just right on…

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