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Easy Recipe from one Basic Gravy

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Most of the Indian dishes you prepare will involve some type of gravy. Learning how to make a gravy is useful because you can pair the gravy with many different vegetables and come up with unique dishes that are easy to prepare. You can then pair the gravy with vegetables you have in fridge or freezer and – voila – dinner is prepared!

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Why Frying Over Baking

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The most common question I get from my viewers is if they can bake instead of fry.  Traditionally Indian cooking is done over stove top or burner. Food is grilled, sautéed, steamed, boiled or fried. Likewise, most of the Indian breads are made over a skillet or they are fried.  An exception is naan or […]

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8 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes In Under 30 Minutes!

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We all live busy lives and have so many things to get done. Time is precious and your mealtime should not make you stressed. Here are some quick and easy suggestions for delicious Indian vegetarian recipes in under 30 minutes that can be used for any meal.

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Let’s Enjoy the Outdoors!

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It’s hard to believe but summer is around the corner. It’s the perfect time to host a fun outdoor get together. I like to serve fun street foods at these types of events. Delicious foods combined with some fun games – what can be better than that? My grandkids love when I plan these types of outings. Here are my suggestions for a different menu. I picked some items from different parts of India.

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High Tea Time Snacks

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There is nothing better than a relaxed afternoon with friends enjoying a cup of tea and tasty snacks. Show your friends you appreciate them and have them over for high tea. It’s a great way to beat an afternoon slump and it’s also an excuse to enjoy life’s little pleasures with friends! These snacks below are simple and can be prepared in advance. Try these snacks as they are sure to satisfy everyone’s palate.

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Lunch Box Suggestions

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I personally think that deciding what to have for lunch can be difficult. It’s important to have variety. Of course it also important that should be is nutritious, healthy and we look forward to eating! Something easy to prepare the night before is an added benefit. Here are some of my go-to suggestions for an easy and delicious lunch!

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Breakfast Suggestions

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Breakfast is unarguably the most important meal of the day. So why not start your day off right with a healthy and delicious meal? Many people skip breakfast because they’re rushing to get out the door – either to get to work, drop kids off the school, or both! Breakfast kick-starts your day. Below are some easy-to-prepare breakfast suggestions that will give you the energy you need to tackle the day. Much of the preparation for these meals can be done in advance.

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E-Book: Best of Indian Vegetarian Recipes (2nd Edition)

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This beautiful 2nd Edition is now available as a PDF ebook with updated and revised recipes, full color photos, and embedded links to the online videos.
You will learn how to make over ONE HUNDRED mouthwatering Indian vegetarian dishes including Samosas, Naan, Roti, Palak Paneer, Vegetable Korma, Gulab Jamun, and many more. Best of all, you can follow my time-tested recipes without any prior cooking knowledge and feel confident of surprising yourself and impressing your friends with your achievement.

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Family Dinner With Mexican Cuisine

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Last night was our weekly family dinner night! Hosting a family dinner has been a little challenging as my husband has started a gluten-free diet and my older son is vegan. Then there’s the challenge of making something my grand-kids enjoy too! After some thought I decided that Mexican cuisine would be the perfect solution!

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Holiday Gift Snacks

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  The holidays are around the corner and this time of year is all about family, friends, and good cheer!  I love the holidays as they create positive energy, happiness, and gives us an excuse to get in touch with friends and family.  I like to visit friends […]

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Holiday Menu Suggestions

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It is a true winter day here in San Diego. I know my family is super excited about the upcoming holidays. I feel like holidays are all about indulging yourself and treating yourself to what else – great food! Food is a way to bring people together and it’s the simple pleasures in life that […]

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Happy Holidays!!

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The holidays are officially here! It’s the time to look forward to vacations and relax with family and friends! So what’s better than having family and friends over for a great meal?! For the upcoming holiday season I’m going to be suggesting some dishes that I think will be perfect for your upcoming holiday get […]

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Happy Karva Chauth!

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Happy Karva Chauth! This year Karva Chauth fall on October 11th. It is celebrated with great joy in the northern states of India. My elder daughter-in-law enjoys this special festival very much. She really takes pleasure in all the rituals associated with Karva Chauth.

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Happy Dusshera!

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Dusshera is a major Indian festival celebrated after the nine days of Navratri. This Hindu festival celebrates the victory of good over evil. Here is my menu for tomorrow to celebrate this occasion:

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Gulab Jamun Variations for Festivals

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Many festivals are coming soon, starting with Navratri, Durga Ashtami, Ram Navami, Dussehra, Diwali, Bhai Dooj, and the list goes on. I am always planning to what make something new. Something different and festive but not needing too much work, at the same time the family should enjoy it. I thought why not make the sweets and snacks that my family likes and I will also like to share this with my extended family by the series of blogs.

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