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…

Happy Thanksgiving + Gratitude List

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers! Today is a day for gratitude and family dinners – it’s also my birthday. Yup, today I turn 35. I’ve shared before that I was having some age anxiety around this birthday, and…

Gratitude & an Attitude Adjustment

Today has been a tough day. It started with several trips back and forth between the Indian visa office and my mom’s place due to a mistake I made on her forms and a forgotten passport. Then a project I…

Aging Responsibly and Protecting Your Family with #InsuranceThatFits

I’m about three months shy of my 35th birthday, and I’d like to say that I’m totally okay with the impending milestone; but I’m not. I’ve never really been the type of person that was affected by aging – it’s…

What New Notebooks Taught Me About Family

A couple years ago I made a 35 before 35 list, and one of the items on my list was creating a new family tradition. At the time I felt like we didn’t have any traditions that our kids would…

Springfree Trampoline Vancouver Store Opening!

Heads up – if you live in the Lower Mainland you’ll want to be sure to read to the bottom of this post, I’ve got a special treat for you! Have you ever had that experience where you didn’t really know…

The Lost Art of Homemaking {Desi Style}

For the last few months I’ve been trying to make the perfect achar, I want to recreate my mom’s lasan or nimbu (garlic or lemon) achar, to taste my Bibi’s raw blueberry or carrot achar one more time, but more…

My Blog Post Process

So yeah, I don’t have a blog post prepared for today (and I didn’t have one yesterday either) because well, last week was the week of EPIC FAILS. There were the projects that failed in the testing phase, the recipe…

5 Desi Habits I Won’t Give Up

Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with an online friend and fellow blogger Sarah from Flour & Spice. As an immigrant to Canada she’s concerned about raising her kids in a way that encourages them to embrace their Canadian side,…


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