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Pokémon Cake and Super Why Cake

My long time readers know that I usually post pictures of my kids birthday cakes around this time. This year I took up a lot and made a very ambitious plan for the party. We had the party at home, in our backyard with water balloons, huge bubbles, big balls, dart games, piñata and more. Ayaan …

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Spinach Pulav with Coconut Milk

For a long time I have been hearing about the electric pressure cooker Instant pot. Although everyone that owns it had all the positive feedbacks about it, I wasn’t very inclined to add another gadget to my already over-crowded kitchen. But then during Thanksgiving sale, my friend gave me that last nudge and told it …

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Bottlegourd Dal (Gardudde Ambat)

I associated bottle gourd (gardudde in Konkani) with mostly with the burfis(khadi). It was my favorite sweetdish while growing up. So whenever we got this vegetable, which was not that frequent, aayi made sure to prepare the burfis. Thanks to the yoga guru Ramdev’s TV programs, I started hearing more about this lauki(in Hindi). Due …

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India trip 2015

  In my last post I promised to be more regular here, then at the last moment we decided to visit India. To say I was homesick would be putting it mildly. We decided to squeeze in the trip before Ishaan’s school started. Some of you asked to post pictures of food/garden back home. So …

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A New Blessing

I am happy to announce here that we were blessed with our second baby boy – “Ayaan” couple of days ago. Life has changed again with us trying to adjust to an almost 4 year old and a newborn at home. We have been very lucky to have my parents here to help us out, …

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My Home

I keep thinking about posting more often here, but time just flies by. Last few weeks had been very hectic. We just returned from a week long vacation to South Dakota. The trip planning/shopping took more time than I imagined. But I am glad it went well. Ishaan just started going to preschool today – …

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Happy 8th birthday

This blog is 8 year old today. (Somehow I like to call it blog birthday because I feel it was born on that day!!). Thank you so much for all your love and support in these years. This blog would not have survived without that. We would love to hear from you on this occasion …