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…

Hamilton Beach Spiralizer: First Reaction (Video)

Guys, (or more likely gals) I’m kind of excited today!! There are two firsts in this blog post – my first time using a spiralizer, and my first YouTube video of the year. I’m going to tell you about the…

Family Food Goals: 2017

About five years ago I started getting serious about annual goal setting, and one of the areas I took into consideration was the food my family eats. I know it sounds kind of silly to set goals and intentions around…

Our Last Minute, No Stress Holiday Party Idea

Anyone who knows me can vouch for my love of entertaining. Nothing makes me happier than a house full of friends, and a kitchen full of food! This year though, I just couldn’t bring myself to put on a big…

Family Food Goals 2016

What my family eats, and where our food actually comes from is a very important subject for me. There was a time when I didn’t really have much of a ‘food education’, and I didn’t think there was anything wrong…

A Cooking Class with Vikram Vij & EarthBites

A few weeks ago I was invited by the team behind EarthBites to attend a cooking class with Vikram Vij. Of course I jumped at the opportunity to learn how to make the perfect rice pulao (pilaf) from the master…

Meal Plan Monday 1: The Impulse Cook

Well, I’ve finally given up resisting the meal plan and here we are on week 1 of my meal planning journey. I have a sort of love/hate relationship with meal plans, and to fully understand why, I think you need…

Healthy Back to School Snacks {+ Dehydrator Giveaway}

Every year around this time, I make a commitment to pack healthier snacks for the kids when they go back to school. It’s easy and exciting to do for the first couple of weeks of the school year, and then…