Homemade Corn Tortillas Recipe

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I waited 26 years of my life to make corn tortillas from scratch and I was sure missing out. They are also not that time-consuming as you would think. It’s simpler than making bread and you only need 3 ingredients including salt and water! Continue reading “Homemade Corn Tortillas Recipe”

Homemade Cinnamon Square Crunch Cereal (Paleo, Gluten Free)

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I fell in love with this recipe after I made it. With all the grocery store cereal being quite unhealthy, and I as a lover of cereal, I was very intrigued about this. It is absolutely delicious by itself and also topped with milk. It was also quite simple to make! I’m excited to share the recipe with you all.  Continue reading “Homemade Cinnamon Square Crunch Cereal (Paleo, Gluten Free)”

5 More Lunches To Make Your Co-Workers Jealous


A little bit of time ago I shared with you 5 lunches I made for my husband to take to work, below are 5 more to inspire you to make-ahead healthy, nourishing and tasty lunches to go (or eat them at home.)

It’s not a lie when I tell you that I am famous from his lunches amongst his co-workers.  Continue reading “5 More Lunches To Make Your Co-Workers Jealous”

I made mattar paneer and saffron rice

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Saffron rice with cashews and mattar paneer

Last Sunday, I made two Indian recipes I had wanted to try: Mattar Paneer which is a north Indian dish of paneer (the most common type of cheese used in South Asian cuisines) and peas in a lightly sweet and spicy sauce. And saffron rice which is pretty self-explanatory.

I find Indian food complicated because of the amount of ingredients needed. This recipe for mattar paneer, for example, calls for 9 different spices plus sugar, salt, and cornstarch, and the other main ingredients: tomatoes, paneer, and peas.

My attempt was a success. Continue reading “I made mattar paneer and saffron rice”

How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter

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Toasting Peanuts.

Making homemade peanut butter is surprisingly simple and you have the control to decide the saltiness and the sweetness, and you get to be creative as well (how does adding cocoa powder sound?).

All you need is a food processor or blender, peanuts, and then it is up to you to decide the amount of honey/sugar, salt, and any other additions.

So, let’s cut to the chase. Continue reading “How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter”

A Food Gift From A Quirky Indian Festival

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Today, our cook wasn’t supposed to come, but she arrived with her son around 4pm with a bag and a dabba, which is an Indian-style tiffin carrier, with several layered containers that come apart, each filled with different cooked foods. Continue reading “A Food Gift From A Quirky Indian Festival”

Recipe: Easy Homemade Tahini (and what to do with it)

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Toasting sesame seeds.

I wanted to make hummus, so I asked Shekhar if I could get sesame paste (tahini) here. He said no, only sesame seeds. So I decided to learn how to make my own tahini (via the master of knowledge, Google).

A few days later, I made tahini! Continue reading “Recipe: Easy Homemade Tahini (and what to do with it)”

Fresh Indian Cooking (and Rooftop Neighbor Chat)

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One of the things I am loving about India, (and this area in particular) is how fresh the food is. There is only one “grocery” store, no chains, and produce markets and stands everywhere, so all the cooking is organic and fresh without even trying. At the shop next door you order spices and they give you the amount you want wrapped in a piece of paper. Continue reading “Fresh Indian Cooking (and Rooftop Neighbor Chat)”

My First Nutribullet Smoothie in India: Cucumber Papaya Smoothie

Remember I told you about how I brought my Nutribullet all the way from the US, only to have it burn on its first use?

Well, Shekhar got me a voltage stabilizer, however its input is 160 to 280 volts, and I needed 120v. I decided to try it anyway. (Call me desperate; I love my smoothies).

Today’s smoothie was a Cucumber Papaya Smoothie. Continue reading “My First Nutribullet Smoothie in India: Cucumber Papaya Smoothie”

Home Uses Of Vinegar In India


It took me 2 weeks to find vinegar in this city of Ahmednagar, MH, India. Approx. Population: 350,000.

I even googled the name in Hindi and my Indian friends still didn’t know what it was. Continue reading “Home Uses Of Vinegar In India”