‘Beet Root & Goat Cheese’ Cold Soup

I always try out new flavors in my kitchen and since we are already in Spring-Summer season, I am super excited to share some of my spring and summer inspired recipes. Beet root is one of the underrated root vegetable, although in Indian culture we toss cooked/raw beet roots slices over salads, tangy-spicy chat recipes…

Spicy Cilantro Pesto (Indian Green Chutney)

We all know the importance of basil pesto in Italian cooking, in the same way this spicy cilantro chutney is very important in traditional Western and Northern Indian cooking. So here is the recipe: Ingredients: 2 bunches of Cilantro (Washed and roughly chopped) 1 and 1/2 lemon-juice (freshly squeezed) 1/4 cups of raw peanuts (ground-nuts)…

Lip Balms (Mid-High Range)

Today, I am going to discuss my favorite lip balm finds from my favorite mid-high end stores. During my early childhood ChapSticks and Nivea use to be my favorite drugstore brands for lip balms. Now Burt’s Bees, Maybelline Baby Lips, Carmex, and Eos has also impressed me for the drugstore quality. The drugstore price range…

DIY Lip Sugar Scrub (With Fresh Cut Roses)

I am a lover of organic products and I always appreciate stores like Lush Beauty which sells handmade skincare cosmetic products. For almost a year now I have enjoyed using Lush’s Mint Julips http://www.lushusa.com/Mint-Julips/03057,en_US,pd.html#q=mint%2520julip&start=1, but truly anyone can make a sugar scrub from kitchen pantry ingredients. Lip sugar scrubs are perfect to exfoliate lips before…

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mini Tarts

I baked this heavenly tart for my husband on Valentine’s day and I am extremely proud to say that it turned out to be the most gorgeous dessert I have ever made. This was a part of my special V-day dinner menu along with heart shaped Italian pasta with homemade marinara sauce as an entrĂ©e….

Infuse Drinking Water Bottle (Maxxinista Find)

As we all know water is an essential part of life. Water keeps you hydrated, keeps your body mechanism intact, provides glowy skin, helps to digest food well, and it is proven to be beneficial during weight control and weight loss programs. Doctors recommend atleast 8-10 glasses (1 glass = 8 ounces) of water as…

Paneer Butter Masala

Like every Indian, I love the goodness of Punjabi tadka, which means North Indian tempering that has all warm spices, bold flavors, and strong aromas. Occasionally my husband, Hardik and I visit Indian restaurant as we enjoy the food and the ambiance a lot and we also experiment Punjabi recipes at home. Many of my…

Unboxing Clarisonic Mia 2

I have been using Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System for almost 6 months now and I totally love it. Although it is for exfoliating purpose and not for everyday facial cleansing. Few days back I started my research on new cleansing brush devices available in the market. I came across several affordable ones like Olay Professional Pro-X…

Cancun, Mexico

My husband and I enjoy travelling, especially we love to explore new cultures including their local food, clothing, markets and “experience” the place in true sense. Recently we visited Cancun, Mexico with our close friends. In Mayan language Cancun means ‘a nest of snakes’. Today Cancun is not only an exotic tourist destination with amazing…

Asian Broccoli Slaw

I know all-American cole slaw is very much everyone’s favorite and it compliments most entrees or sandwiches. Here is my version of cole slaw, but this is comparatively very healthy especially because I used broccoli slaw which is a Trader Joes mix and didn’t use mayonnaise which is usually a reason for a high calorie…