Cinnamon Vanilla Frappuccino

15 Apr

My hubby & I fell in love with iced coffee when honeymooning in Bali. This past weekend, we visited our besties, Anurag & Meera, in San Francisco. Anurag is a super talented and innovative chef and is always teaching me new things in the kitchen. Here is his latest recipe for a cinnamon vanilla frappuccino which he whipped up in less than 5 minutes! 

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Spinach Artichoke Pizza

3 Apr

Another delicious recipe from Trader Joe’s Glendale! I’m seriously obsessed with the girl there who always seems to create the best recipes. I love coming home and replicating them and adding my own unique twists – this time, I switched out the cheese she used because it had animal rennet. UGH. Why do I even read the ingredients of cheese?!?!

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Palak Paneer Pizza on Crispy Tandoori Naan

27 Mar

I go to Trader Joe’s at least 3x a week – no joke! Working remotely gives me the flexibility to go whenever I want and I love it because everything in our kitchen is always fresh! My favorite part about grocery shopping is the free coffee samples at TJ’s – they are the perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up! Sometimes, I’ll indulge in their samples if they’re vegetarian. Today was one of those days. I love this recipe because it utilizes leftovers in a creative way and it’s super filling and delicious!

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Vegan Chana Masala

17 Mar

The funny thing about me is that I have a food blog and I’m Indian but there are very few (if any) Indian recipes on my blog that I’ve made on my own. My hubby LOVES Indian food; fair enough because his mom is a 5-star chef. In an effort to cater to his tastes, I thought I’d try Kate’s vegan chana masala recipe because it looked easy enough. With a few modifications, it turned out delicious and the hubby was sooo happy!! This is the second time I’m making it this month. Thank you, Kate!

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Sundried Tomato & White Bean Dip

9 Mar

My hubby and I both love hummus – we could eat it all day long. We love it for its health benefits and for its flavor. Hummus is incredibly easy to make as you just toss everything into the food processor. Since we’ve been eating a lot of garbanzo beans lately, I thought I’d mix it up and use great northern beans instead. The result was superb! I definitely plan to rotate between garbanzo and northern beans to get a well-balanced diet.

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Strawberry Mango Popsicles

23 Feb

It’s always summer in California. And thus, it’s always a good time to have a popsicle! A few weeks ago, I picked up this popsicle mold from Ikea because it was only $1.99! (Here’s one on amazon if you don’t have an Ikea near you.) I wasn’t sure if I’d actually use it until I came across my friend Rena’s recipe. And I’m so glad I did! I plan to make these weekly with a different fruit each week. They are great for kids because it’s an easy way to sneak fruit into their diet. :)

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5 Minute Caprese Quesadillas

13 Feb

I love pizza and I love quesadillas, and that is how I discovered this recipe. It’s extremely simple to make. You could even prepare these on a Sunday and cook them on Monday for Meatless Mondays! I like to use white flour tortillas because I find they crisp up better than whole wheat. Enjoy!

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Lemon & Herb Hummus

6 Feb

You guys remember Karishma, my twin sister as I like to call her, and the one who inspired me to jazz up my cream cheese? Her and her husband gifted us with The Sprouted Kitchen cookbook. The cookbook is written and illustrated by a husband and wife duo, just like recipris!, and contains 100 of Sara’s most mouthwatering recipes. I decided to make her Lemon & Herb Hummus first because we ♥ hummus and because the recipe looked easy and fresh. And it was! My hubby and I aren’t lemon lovers but we still loved the freshness that the lemon zest brought to our palette. I highly recommend this recipe for anyone who loves hummus!

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Heart Shaped Potato Chips

3 Feb

A fun, creative, and delicious Valentine’s Day dinner idea! We love staying in on Valentine’s Day and treating ourselves to a home-cooked meal. These cute potato crisps are very similar to my baked sweet potato chips recipe. They are super easy to make and very customizable to your taste buds. I used my homemade taco seasoning to spice these up, but you could use any spices, or even just salt. These are 100% hubby approved. :) Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day, loves!

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Salsa Fresca

24 Jan

We all have friends who go above and beyond in every possible way in a friendship. Jaimee is one of those friends to my sister (and now, me). She’s been my sister Natasha’s best friend since college. When I was planning our wedding in the summer of 2013, Jaimee came into my life. I had only met her once or twice but she immediately offered to come to my parents’ house and help me with all of my pinterest-inspired wedding decor ideas. She made at least 10 trips to Michael’s, and spent hours cutting glitter cardstock into perfect hearts. She was such a sweetheart and I’ll always remember her for keeping me company and being an immense help during the wedding planning process. Anyway, a few months after our wedding, Jaimee invited my family to her family’s house for dinner. Her sister Juhi made this killer salsa recipe and I had to share it with you guys!

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