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…

Spicy Sweet Potato Pulao {Recipe}

There are two ways to approach cooking – by the book, or by heart. I tend to lean towards the second option. Many of the dishes I create, like this spicy sweet potato pulao, are a mix of experimentation, inspiration,…

Tandoori Turkey Recipe (With Roasting Instructions)

Here’s a fun fact – I’m a Thanksgiving baby. When I was born on October 12th in 1980, it was ‘Thanks-for-giving’ Day (at least that’s what my mom called it). My mom immigrated from India in 1974 and promptly began…

Dahi Tadka: Quick & Easy Comfort Food

It’s that time of year again – the kid’s are back-to-school & enrolled in fall activities, my work is getting super busy with year end stuff, and we are about to head into the festival season full force. In the…

3 Easy Lunch-Box Snacks For Dahi Loving Kids

I grew up in a dairy loving family. Paranthas were slathered in butter, saag was served with a healthy dose of makhan, and no meal was complete without the accompaniment of dahi (Indian style yogurt). We love our dairy and…

Sweet Mango Lassi with Vanilla Kefir

Now that the weather is starting to heat up on the West Coast, my kids are in the mode of asking for frozen, sugary drinks non-stop. They will live on slurpees and milkshakes if we let them (especially the little one), so…

Quick Indian Cooking – Tadka Cubes

It’s no secret I love my desi food. In fact my ultimate comfort food is dal chawal (lentils and rice). I could eat that meal every day, and it is definitely my death bed choice – if I had to…

Should I Buy a Microwave?

Here’s a strange thing you might not know about me – the last time I owned a microwave was in 2008. Yup it’s been 9 years since we had one in our house, and neither of our kids has ever…

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…