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Squash and Lentil Curry Recipe

For as long as I can remember, Kaddu ki Sabzi {traditional Indian squash curry} has been a staple in our home. This recipe is my version of squash and lentil curry. It is big on flavour, uses pantry staple lentils and makes a delicious and wholesome one-pot meal. Traditionally, Kaddu ki Sabzi is a sweet,…

Paneer Makhani: Comfort Food Meets Festive Dining

Butter Chicken is a festive meal in many South Asian homes.  It’s vegetarian sibling though – Paneer Makhani – that’s my all-time favourite. In the past, I rarely made this dish at home because of the multiple steps and the time it takes to put together. Recently, I have made variations to the traditional recipe…

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Warm Potato Salad | Potatoes with Fenugreek Leaves with an Instant Pot shortcut

If you’ve tasted butter chicken, you have eaten fenugreek leaves. The flavour is warm, slightly bitter and immediately transports you to the villages of India. This warm potato salad with turmeric and fenugreek leaves is my secret weapon. The flavours are perfect for chilly days when I yearn for Indian food but don’t feel like…

Instant Pot Meal Prep for the Week – 6 Meal Ideas and Tips

Meal prep is just one of the ways I stay sane. And when nothing else works as it should during the week, I know this – everybody is hungry at the end of the day. Since the Instant Pot came on the scene, my Sunday meal prep has become a whole lot more enjoyable….and speedy.…

Easy Dinner Recipe With Red Lentils (Crispy Fritter Recipe)

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored as part of the #GetPrepped #LoveLentils campaign. The opinion and narrative is all mine.  Dinner time driving you crazy and looking for an easy dinner recipe? Cooking a wholesome and delicious meal is easy when you have lentils in your pantry. Double the ingredients in this crispy lentil fritters recipe…

The healthiest way to cook broccoli | Kid friendly vegetables | Five a day | Half your plate | Maple and Marigold
The healthiest (and only) way to cook Broccoli

I hear it all the time. My mom said it, every health guru says it, there’s even a million hashtags devoted to it. “Eat your veggies.” I say it to my kids every day. Sometimes, that’s three times a day. “Your body needs 5-8 portions of fruits and vegetables a day.” But there is another…

Gut Health For Kids: Longterm Habits with #HansDairy

I have two school-going kids who remain mostly healthy. I say “mostly” because for many months in the year between school and after-school programs they are immersed in an unavoidable cesspool of germs. And those germs eventually wind up home to infect the rest of us. Despite being a staunch feminist I admit I am…

Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Coriander and Mustard

It’s a wonderful feeling to be surrounded by friends and family.  As a result, when festive days like Easter and Diwali come around, I like taking the time and relaxing with my loved ones.  However, before one gets around to the good part, there is the setup, cleanup and the food.  Being a host is…

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Food Rationing, Doing Without and Delicious Broccoli Stems

I grew up in India during a time of food rationing and careful spending. In the 1970s, shortly after achieving independence from the British, India was at war with its neighbours. This was a long and tough period in India’s history and the after-effects of the two wars lingered for years. Families (like mine) continued…

Thandai Recipe – Indian Festive Drink & Ice Cream {Using Almond Milk}

Celebrating Indian festivals in Canada takes some adjustment, especially in the case of food. This Thandai recipe is my take on a traditional Indian classic cold drink made kid-friendly and dairy-free, served during festivals that fall around spring and fall. Like everything else, festivals are also big and colourful in India. With at least 4…

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