TURMERIC MILK | HEALING GOLDEN MILK

Keep this recipe for TURMERIC MILK ( aka miracle Golden Milk) handy before the allergy season hits you!
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It’s time! Time for spring and the beautiful blossoming colors around us… Accchooooo! That’s spring allergies sneezing away our admiration for beauty 😀 Spring brings with it inflamed throats, allergies and red eyes; not to mention the spring showers and the flu virus with it. The only way you should fight the effects of nature is with nature itself (you know, like how a diamond can be cut by a diamond and all). Bringing to your rescue, the age old Turmeric milk popular by its modern name of the miracle golden milk!

I know I am sounding like a tacky infomercial but this is not up-selling, this happens to be me, expressing my renewed love (actually, I used to hate it, so is it renewed no-disgust?) for turmeric milk aka haldi doodh. Continue reading

SMOKED PLUM LEMONADE | SUMMER COOLERS

Smoked Plum Lemonade
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Plum lemonade. No, wait, it is a Smoked plum lemonade, the smokiness being lent by the grilled lemons. The flavors were just jaw dropping-ly awesome! A fruity summer cooler that required only 10 minutes to put together is a blessing, guys. I had not tasted a plum until the recent past. Peaches, plums and berries were a rare sight in India back then. One never missed them either considering the abundance of other varieties of fruits, nevertheless. So, I always assumed that plum was some kind of a small thing-y like a cherry. 😛 Hold your guns, guys. Don’t jump to… Continue reading

CHILLED PINEAPPLE SOUP SHOTS

Chilled Pineapple soup shots
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A chilled creamy Pineapple soup that will transport you from spending a hot summer day on your couch right over to Hawaii or any other exotic tropical destination that you have always dreamed of. Of course, wearing a flower tiara or garland goes a long way in the whole “Hawaii” feeling but you can start with this amazing pineapple soup! “Not all those who wander are lost” – J.R.R Tolkien. A wanderer, that’s definitely something every one of us must feel in a lifetime. Feeling like a wanderer and being consumed by the lust of finding your niche is just… Continue reading

VIRGIN GRAPE MOJITOS WITH HABENARO PEPPERS

Virgin Grape Mojito
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A virgin grape mojito recipe that has an amazing twist to it from the spicy (very spicy) habenaro peppers. A mocktail that will knock your socks off with the very first sip you take. What’s new in my world? Well, for starters, my house is currently void of Thai chilies (Indian green chilies or bird eye chilies). Apparently, there is some sort of US FDA ban on it. Whether the ban is permanent or temporary, I have no idea. This news, however is making quite a few Indian ladies pull their hair out in frustration (Shampoo companies, here is your… Continue reading

AVOCADO SMOOTHIE

Avocado Smoothie
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This Avocado Smoothie has avocados, orange juice and yogurt in it making it a triple bonanza for healthy skin! It’s Tuesday, Ravishing Tuesday! The first in my list is avocado. I want to list out all the benefits of avocado without getting too technical and boring. I’ll try my best to that! 1)      Avocados are a great source of antioxidant carotenoids. These protect your skin from environmental damage. We all know what environmental damage can lead to- fine lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging :O 2)      Avocado contains both vitamin C and vitamin E. While vitamin C binds… Continue reading

SOL KADHI | A CHILLED SOUP WITH GARCINIA

Sol Kadhi
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The name Sol Kadhi tempts me into calling this recipe, soup for the soul! This chilled soup/drink which requires a minimum amount of effort is not only a perfect summer soup which aids your body’s cooling system; it also contains the extracts of the Miracle weight loss fruit, Garcinia! I am a Science student. During my grad school, as a part of our curriculum and grading, we were supposed to work in tandem with the industry experts and complete a “project”.  Nachiket and I formed a team to tackle this humungous task ahead of us. For the life us, we did… Continue reading

BUTTERBEER FROM THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER

Butterbeer Recipe from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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This recipe for Butterbeer (non-alcoholic) is going to transport you to Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and you will find yourself wishing that you never had to get out of it! “That’s what books are for. To travel without moving an inch” – Jhumpa Lahri. How many of you have travelled with your favorite character and lived your favorite books yourself? Books are the best way to allow a child to explore. While I did not read as much as a kid (except for the occasional comics and some short stories at the school library), I… Continue reading

TOMATO SLUSH | SUGAR FREE & MELONY

Tomato Slush
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I sat with a glass of Tomato Slush this afternoon and wished the Texas heat away, one sip at a time. Then another and another but the sun had tuned me out. The heat has only been increasing with every passing hour! There is something all of you must know about me. It might come across as strange but I hope that you will not shy away from me and support me through these times when I am forced to look at it almost every day. I HATE WATER MELONS! 😀 How many of you just exclaimed “whaaat?!!”? Ha ha… Continue reading

RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE

Raspberry Smoothie
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I am so lost when it comes to introducing this raspberry smoothie to you. I want to say, its a super-food healthy recipe. Raspberry has ketones which break down fat. I know it makes you wonder “From when did breaking down fat cells get so easy?!!!” Banana supposedly helps you overcome depression. Imagine how amazing your Monday mornings would be with the banana making you happy and raspberry making you less guilty about the rich foods you devoured over the weekend! I want to say, this smoothie is so refreshing with a perfect blend of sour and sweet and energy… Continue reading