How to Make Amla Oil at Home

My love for amla (gooseberry) oil began in my teens. While I grew up with my mom rubbing either almond or coconut oil in my head depending on the season, I fell in love with Dabur Amla Hair Oil on…

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A Mobile Spa, Pedicures, and Pakoras – The Ultimate Girl’s Night!

First off, a confession; the girl’s night you are about to read about happened in June. I have no real explanation for why I’ve been so slow at posting things in July, but can I have a ‘get out of…

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Rooh Afza Lemonade with Mint {Bonus: Martini Recipe Too!}

As I grow older I’ve started to notice a very strange trend; foods I avoided as a child are becoming my favourites – comfort foods of sorts. I’m not sure if it’s because my palette has matured as an adult,…

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Dear Mom at the Park: I Don’t Need Your Help to Feel Ugly

If you’ve ever met me in real life, or if you’ve followed my blog for a long time you might have noticed two things about me; I have a very crooked front tooth, and I have a lot of deep…

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Stencilled Anguthi {Ring} Box

I came across this this little wooden box on a visit to my local thrift store a few months ago, and it was just begging to be reinvented. I initially thought I would turn it into a decorative box for…

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Vegetable Roti: Recipe and How-To (With Video)

I started making vegetable roti when my kids were toddlers, and basically refused to eat anything remotely healthy. It might seem hard to believe, but both my kids were the pickiest eaters possible, so I had to come up with…

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Bollywood Inspired Canvas Art

As the months of the year fly by I’m becoming much more aware of the fact that my 35th birthday will be here in 18 months and I’ve barely made a dent in my 35 before 35 list. Number 15…

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How to Dry and Store Kadi Patta | Curry Leaves

{Fresh kadi patta (curry leaves) add flavour and fragrance to Indian food} Over the last year I’ve really expanded my repertoire in the kitchen, particularly when it comes to Indian food. Ever since taking up a gluten free diet, Indian…

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My Weekly Hair Straightening Routine

Like most women I have a love/hate relationship with my hair. In it’s frizzy, curly, air-dried state I can’t stand it; but when given the love and attention of smoothing oils, and the support of a ceramic straight iron, it’s…

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35 Before 35 List

    In a few hours I’m turning 33, not a huge number, but for the first time in years (since my 25th birthday in fact), I feel like I’m ‘getting old’, whatever the heck that means anyway. I want my…

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Skincare in Your 30’s….

First of all, no need to be alarmed – yes I am in my 30’s. What’s that you say? I don’t look a day over 21, you are too kind! Okay, okay, you got me … I’m turning 33 this…

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