Raj Thandhi

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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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DIY Bollywood Checkers

It seems like there are always endless get togethers during the holiday season. And while this time of year can be stressful, it is nice to spend time with people you love. Games are such a great way to bring…

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Nimbu Turkey | Lemon Turkey Curry

It’s the season for holiday get-togethers, and for me that means it’s also the season of obsessively over thinking dinner menus. I generally host at least a few holiday gatherings with both friends and family, and am always looking for…

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DIY: Personalized Glitter Ornaments with Punjabi Names

Hands up if you remember all the personalized ‘stuff’ of the 80’s and 90’s? You could get your name on anything from a water bottle and pencil sharpener, to a toothbrush and comb. Well in theory you could, unless your…

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The Foodie’s Gift Guide + DIY Customized Apron

It can be a little bit challenging to find the perfect gift for a foodie! There’s a very fine balance between fun and interesting while also still being practical. You may be tempted to pick out a quirky mini waffle…

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