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Diwali Preparations are Underway…

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Diwali is around the corner. It’s an exciting time of year and I am already in the midst of decorating the house. I am planning on putting festive lights outside of the house. Then I will do some Rangoli designs on the front porch, also incorporating some fresh flowers. Of course I will decorate the […]

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Menu Suggestions for Lunch/Dinner

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What’s for lunch or dinner? This is a question most of us struggle with on a daily basis. When I ask my husband Alex what I should cook for our meals, his answer has been the same for the past 45 years! It’s that I should give him some choices and he will then select his preference. So I have decided to come up with some great, easy, and healthy choices for lunch and dinner. It’s a long time overdue and no more excuses! I would love to get your thoughts on these suggestions and if you find them helpful.
Check out the below menu for one week’s worth of lunches/dinners. I have also provided some tips and suggestions to make it easy. It may be helpful to read the entire menu before and make a shopping list for the ingredients you need. Plan to do your shopping the day before you cook.

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Wanted to Say Thanks!

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I would first like to acknowledge and thank my viewers and everyone who voted for me. Because of you all I was selected for “YOUTUBE ON THE RISE” program. As a result, my channel will be featured on April 30th on YouTube blog, www.youtube.com/YouTube I truly enjoy doing these recipes and sharing with you. I […]

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Spring Recharge!

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I have been experimenting with refreshing cucumber and mint to come up with the perfect Spring drink. I have always enjoyed the combination of cucumber and mint. At first, I thought I would use pureed cucumber and mint, strain it, and add salt, black pepper, and lemon juice and simply serve over ice. I liked […]

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Vote for Manjula

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Vote now to help Manjula’s Kitchen win YouTube’s April On the Rise channel competition! It only takes a moment—click the link, then click on the blue checkmark next to Manjula’s Kitchen! https://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=1fe067&t=1fe067.46 Here is more information about youtube’s “On The Rise” program: http://youtubecreator.blogspot.com/2013/04/introducing-your-april-on-rise-nominees.html Thank you for your continued support!

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Fun with Family

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The end of March brings the celebration of two of my favorite holidays. Holi is on March 27th and Easter is on March 30th. I look forward to these holidays as I traditionally spend them with my grandkids. Holi, also known as the festival of colors, is celebrated with great enthusiasm by farmers. Holi is […]

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Challenges

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As many of you know, there are some challenges I face when doing my video recipes for you all. First of all, these videos are taped at my home kitchen, and Alex (my husband) is responsible for many things. He is the videographer, editor and essentially does everything aside from developing the recipes and cooking. […]

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Holiday Fun

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Christmas has once again come and gone! These days I feel time is going by far too quickly. I had a lovely Christmas with my two sons and their families, including my four grandchildren. We decided to have a casual dinner with homemade pizza. Each person got to make their own personal pizzas with their […]

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Friendship of a Lifetime

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Some very close friends of mine visited me this Thanksgiving holiday from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I really should say they are more like family. We make the effort at seeing each other, but I wish we could see each other more often. Ideally, they would live right here in San Diego! It would be great […]

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Diwali Menu

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Deciding on the perfect menu for the upcoming holiday of Diwali can be challenging! I have been trying to decide the menu for a Diwali party I am hosting for the last couple of days. It’s the time of year to indulge in delicious and tasty food, without a regard for calories! This year I […]

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San Diego Diwali Mela!

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Diwali is the most celebrated festival all over India. It is also known as the Festival of Lights and celebrates the victory of good over evil. We just had a Diwali Celebration at Balboa Park which was simply amazing. If you reside in San Diego, please come join us for another DIWALI MELA, which is […]

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Diwali Celebration in Blaboa Park!

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I am very excited to be a part of the upcoming Diwali Celebration in Balboa Park. It’s sure to be an evening fill with fun and masti with delicious Indian food, dance, and music! If you reside in San Diego please come join us at the 5th Annual Diwali Celebration in Balboa Park on Sunday […]

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Holiday Season!

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I really love this time of year. The weather gets cooler, the leaves change color, and it’s the time to really enjoy great food with family! These upcoming three months have many Indian holidays including Navaratri, Dusshera, Karwa Chauth, Diwali and Diwali Mala. I love hosting family get togethers and fancy parties during this time. […]

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Cooking with the Right Appliances

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Many of you have questions about which appliances I use when cooking. Most of the questions have been about the blender, grinder and food processer I use. Using quality appliances can be a great help when cooking. I am very happy with my KitchenAid 5-Speed blender and have been using the same one for the […]

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Jaljeera in the Summertime!

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I have been wanted to work on my recipe for Jaljeera for a very long time now. Jaljeera is a very easy and flavorful drink to make up. I have many great memories of drinking Jaljeera in the summer. Jaljeera is similar to flavored lemonade. So I finally decided to work on the recipe and […]

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