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Black Rice Pudding with Blueberries and Prunes

Black Rice Pudding with Blueberries and Prunes

Rice pudding. The magical combination of rice, milk and sugar when simmered over low heat that is both creamy and comforting. It also reminds me of my childhood. There are just so many satisfying and simple versions of it in each part of the world. Kheer, payasam and paayesh are some that I grew up eating. […]

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Edible Gifts: Masala Chai Sugar (DIY Tea Flavoured Sugar)

Edible Gifts: Masala Chai Sugar (DIY Tea Flavoured Sugar)

Hello October! Tenth month of the year! In less than 100 days we would be saying bye to 2017! Is this making you nervous or are you done with 2017 already and can’t wait to welcome 2018? It’s interesting how a lot of us (including me!) begin the year reflecting on the last twelve months, getting shiny planners […]

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20 Days of Diwali: Countdown Calendar for Children

20 Days of Diwali: Countdown Calendar for Children

You know what is more magical than Diwali; the days that lead up to Diwali! Planning menus, cooking traditional spreads, going overboard with the cleaning and decorating, thinking of meaningful presents for all the people who are a part of your life and those who silently make each day better than the previous one, wearing […]

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Edible Gifts: Madras Curry Spiced Nuts

Edible Gifts: Madras Curry Spiced Nuts

Exactly four weeks to Diwali! The warm glow from the diyas, colourful rangolis, fragrant strings of marigold, tons of mithai and lots of love and laughter (Diwali always evokes beautiful and cherished memories of childhood and home and if you’ve grown up in India some of these will definitely take you back to your childhood) […]

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Tiny sweet bites: Dark chocolate and cinnamon mini pinwheels.

Tiny sweet bites: Dark chocolate and cinnamon mini pinwheels.

I love any excuse to make bite sized nibbles and with the festival season almost here that is what I will be doing every other weekend. I know it is sometimes insane and back breaking to make tiny bites for a large crowd but I love watching everyone navigating through what I like to call my […]

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Banana & Blueberry Pancake “Sandwiches”

Banana & Blueberry Pancake “Sandwiches”

These Banana & Blueberry Pancake “Sandwiches” are what my little girl is taking to school today. These are made with whole-wheat and have the goodness of bananas and blueberries. Instead of putting the fruit on top of the pancake where it will definitely roll down on and touch the other contents of her lunch box […]

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Back to School with dark chocolate and vanilla mini loaves.

Back to School with dark chocolate and vanilla mini loaves.

Holidays are over and though a part of me is missing those laid back mornings, all the pampering at parents’, never ending reading marathons, afternoons full of crafts and music and icecreams, I am equally happy to get back to a schedule. Back to school means my mornings are a little (very) different from the […]

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Kids in the Kitchen: Dr Shyamala Vishnumohan

Kids in the Kitchen: Dr Shyamala Vishnumohan

Today my guest in the Kids in the Kitchen series (where we meet parents and children who bond, have fun and make life long memories in their kitchens) is Dr Shyamala Vishnumohan or Shy as everyone likes to call her. She is a food scientist, a registered nutritionist, a nutrition consultant for the food industry and an ambassador for […]

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Mix, chill and roll; that is how we snack!

Mix, chill and roll; that is how we snack!

“Don’t eat that or you will spoil your appetite”. Raise your hands if you grew up listening to this or find yourself saying the same to your little ones. I am talking about those times when the children are hungry and dinner is still a few hours away. Snacks; I struggle with them the most. […]

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Eat Up! Your day depends on a great start.

Eat Up! Your day depends on a great start.

What happens when you put 250 children, loads of healthy ingredients, passionate teachers, enthusiastic volunteers and tons of energy into one room. Magic! Magic was what we created this Monday at the Indian High School. It was our third year there and I can’t tell you how happy I was to be back amidst all […]

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