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Rainbow Idli: A Holi Treat for Kids

Looking for a simple yet fun way to add a little Holi spirit to your kid’s lunchbox? This quick hack transforms a basic idli into a rainbow idli, which in the eyes of a kid makes it ten times more…

Diwali Checklist {Printable}

Guess what guys? It’s 30 days to Diwali 2017 today, the countdown is on! In case it hasn’t been obvious from all of my posts and Insta stories over the last few weeks, I’m kind of excited. This is absolutely…

My Diwali Project List: 2017

It’s that time of year – I’m making my list and checking it twice. Nope, I’m not getting ready for Christmas, I’m just counting down the days to Diwali (39). One of my favourite parts about the Diwali festival is…

How to Make A Lohri Bonfire Cake

This Lohri Bonfire Cake is one of my favourite cakes I’ve ever made! It was made way before I really considered myself a DIY or food blogger, and was really only meant to wow my kids. It has ended up…

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,…

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…

Are Gender Roles Actually Changing in Desi Homes?

I recently watched the Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor starrer Ki & Ka (spoiler alert). The premise of the movie is simply this – Kabir (played by Arjun) is the son of a wealthy businessman, but he has no desire…

Vaisakhi: Creating Memories and Learning Opportunities

This post is brought to you by CIBC. All opinions are my own. For years my family has attended the Nagar Kirtan (Vaisakhi Parade) in Vancouver or Surrey as a way of celebrating the birth of the Khalsa Panth –…

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…