Sweet Mango Lassi with Vanilla Kefir

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 I’m always on the lookout for heathy alternatives. When I…

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Mini Cupcakes for Rakhri

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, or do something special for each other, but it’s really…

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Blueberry Jam Filled Idli

Blueberry Jam Filled Idli

Happy BC Day! I absolutely love my home province and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the world, so I’m excited to share a BC Blueberries inspired recipe today. (Ironically, I’m sitting in a hotel room looking out at the Coos Bay in Oregon as I write this post…

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How to Make Baraf Ka Gola: Indian Snow …

How to Make Baraf Ka Gola: Indian Snow Cones

You guys…I’m one of the strangest people I know. Seriously, I have more weird quirks and habits than anyone I’ve ever met. One of my trademark habits – trying to cook/recreate foods I’ve never eaten or seen anyone make. Usually followed by lots of freaking out and cursing. Enter: baraf…

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Rooh Afza Sundae {Eid Eats 2016}

Rooh Afza Sundae {Eid Eats 2016}

I’ve never been one to turn down an invite to a party that involves food – even a virtual one, so I’ve created another fun and easy dessert for Asiyah, Sarah, and Henna’s Eid Eats link-up! After last year’s gulab jamun cupcake experiment, I wanted to keep the dessert trend…

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Homemade Gulab Jamun: The Ultimate Sweet Treat

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 they are sweet and sticky, but in single servings, they…

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Slow Cooker Kheer {Plus Giveaway}

Slow Cooker Kheer {Plus Giveaway}

Kheer is the ultimate Punjabi dessert. It’s comfort food, it’s tradition, and everyone’s mom makes the best kheer! It’s served often at weddings, festivals, and holidays. Unfortunately, it rarely makes an appearance at the Pink Chai House,  (mainly because I have a real talent for burning kheer). If you are…

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Chocolate Dipped Besan

Chocolate Dipped Besan

Without a doubt, besan is my favourite Punjabi mithai. What’s not to love? It’s made of chickpea flour, ghee, and sugar, and is pure deliciousness. Of course, I can never leave good enough alone and need to mess with perfection sometimes (hello, gulab jamun cupcakes). One afternoon I was overcome…

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Gulab Jamun Cupcakes

Gulab Jamun Cupcakes

Yes, that’s right; I put a gulab jamun inside of a chocolate coconut cupcake. I made gulab jamun cupcakes! It was really one of my finest moments in the kitchen (and painfully easy to do), and I’m pretty much going to talk about it forever. You know how peanut butter…

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