Lavender Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Come Christmas everyone starts baking and filling up their empty cookie jars on the kitchen counter. People stick with legacy recipes handed down from their grandmothers to create batches perfect crispy-outside-chewy-inside cookies. I didn’t get time with my grandmother but I’m sure she never made cookies. When I was little, my mom would order Nan khatai cookies from the local baker and feed us on Christmas morning. Continue reading “Lavender Vanilla Sugar Cookies”

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Cranberry Apple Sauce/Chutney

An obligatory thanksgiving staple! This simple yet delicious Cranberry and Apple Chutney takes the turkey to a whole new level! I’ve been known to shamelessly slather copious amounts of this chutney on everything in sight. Hah! Continue reading “Cranberry Apple Sauce/Chutney”

Rustic Apple Pie

I’m not sure why Americans have a tradition of eating Apple Pie on Fourth of July, may be just because it rhymes. I’ve never received a convincing answer to that question. Or may be none of the answers could convince me because apple orchards are in full bloom during Fall season and never in July. The mystery remains.. Continue reading “Rustic Apple Pie”

Easy pie crust

With Thanksgiving in a couple of days, there’s a lot of pressure to entertain and display your cooking skills to a crowd. I can’t imagine doing all the cooking and mingling on the same day. I wouldn’t want to be stuck in the kitchen while every body else is having fun in the living room. In such times, having pre-made pie dough in the fridge helps a lot! Continue reading “Easy pie crust”

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

No Thanksgiving feast is complete without potatoes in some form. For someone like me, who hasn’t had more than a couple of those scrumptious feasts, classic mashed potatoes are what dreams are made of. Continue reading “Creamy Mashed Potatoes”

Smoothies galore

Smoothies are my absolute favorite beverage! I can have them any time of the day, any day of the week, any week of the.. well you get the point!
I’m so excited to write this post because I have been asked for smoothie recipes on Instagram by few too many people. Well, finally here it is. Just a few of many many smoothies I have on a daily basis.
I have been making (and devouring) smoothies since quite long now. The first ever smoothie I made was with bananas, kiwi squash/concentrate, yogurt, milk and honey. As time passed, I experimented with a ton of fruits and veggies to create different types of smoothies with or without yogurt and milk. Recently I started leaving out regular milk from as many meals as I could. That also meant I cut down on yogurt. Started using almond milk which gave the smoothies a subtle flavor and made them sublime. Not that I turned vegan, just that I like the taste of almond milk. I also started adding protein and fruit powders to boost their health quo. Continue reading “Smoothies galore”