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Contest 2014 August

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One of the festivals this month is Krishna Janmashtami falling on August 17th.  This festival is the annual celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna. As part of the celebration, grains should not be consumed during this day of fasting. In observance of this festival, this month’s contest is to make a grain free recipe. The […]

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Diwali Festival

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We are getting ready for Diwali which is on Oct 28 this year. Diwali or Dipawali means “rows of lighted lamps” and the celebration is often referred to as the Festival of Lights. Behind the celebration of Diwali there are many myths. While preparing for Diwali, homes are cleaned and windows are opened to welcome […]

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Getting Ready for Holi

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I am starting my preparations for Holi, which is the festival of colors and is celebrated with great enthusiasm by farmers. Holi is known as a harvest time. It is truly a beautiful site, with green farms and colorful flowers! Holi is celebrated as a day when everyone comes together to celebrate. Social restrictions and […]

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Gift Ideas for upcoming Diwali (2016)

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Diwali is fast-approaching and I have already begun my preparations! This time of year is full of parties, fun, and celebration. So why not bring a homemade gift to the next party? Homemade gifts are truly special in that they show you really put some thought and care into it. Some ideas for simple homemade […]

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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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Happy Holi!!

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My grand daughter is visiting me and we decided to prepare this holi plate today.

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Happy Navratri 2014

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Navratri, or “Nine nights” is a festival which marks the onset of autumn. It is celebrated in different ways all over the country. It is a festival of worship, dance and music. For 9 days, women dress up in beautiful clothes and jewelry. Many people keep a fast for Navratri. Some suggestions for this auspicious […]

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Holi Hai!

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Holi is a very special holiday.  It is the one holiday that everyone I know gets together.  In India, all social restrictions and gaps are forgotten as people of different backgrounds celebrate together.  A bonfire is typically prepared the night before Holi. The next day family, friends, and neighbors play together with specially prepared colored […]

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Karva Chauth

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We are getting ready for the upcoming holidays — tomorrow is karva chauth a traditional Hindu festival for married women that begins with a fast. Karva chauth is celebrated especially in northern Indian states including Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. I don’t believe in too many rituals myself but my daughter-in-law practices this one. […]

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Teej Festival

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Teej is around the corner. As a child, I enjoyed Teej festival very much and have lots of fond memories of it. The Indian calendar is filled with many wonderful holidays that celebrate the Gods, the family or the welcoming of a new season. My mom loved celebrating festivals, as it was more of a […]

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