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BUDGET DIY WALL HANGING – DIY WALL DECORATION ON A BUDGET

BUDGET DIY WALL HANGING – DIY WALL DECORATION ON A BUDGET

Yello everyone! If you have been following me on Instagram or if you happened to see my previous post on my Facebook page, you would know that recently I made a wall hanging piece of decor for my home. What is special about this DIY […]

PHOTOGRAPHY – SOME OF MY RECENT SHOTS

PHOTOGRAPHY – SOME OF MY RECENT SHOTS

Yello! Most of you probably do not know how big of a procrastinator I am. I am big believer of being content with my ‘current’ situation. Trying new things does not come naturally to me. So I believe it was a sign from the universe […]

A DAY TRIP FROM PORTLAND – TO MOUNT HOOD

A DAY TRIP FROM PORTLAND – TO MOUNT HOOD

Hello everyone! Travelling is another love of my life. Just as much as I love cooking, travel is what keeps the monotony at bay! Luckily, I got married to Nishant who is equally passionate about travelling. An extra thanks goes out to him because he is the driver on each of our trips (I don’t drive!). So, it is his courage that he takes on such long and tiring trips without flinching even once. After moving to Oregon, I wasn’t particularly thrilled about the weather conditions here. Because it practically rains every day, EVERY SINGLE DAY! Me no likes. So to pep me up, my dear husband planned this day trip to Mount Hood. The huge, ever present (you can see it from where I live) snow clad potentially active volcano that seemed like a really good getaway from the constant rain!

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WHIPPED CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

WHIPPED CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Hello everyone! A few days back I had made a very delicious yet very simple cake as my Anniversary gift to my ever doting husband who has a huge sweet tooth. That cake was a sugar free chocolate cake which was shaped as a heart […]

20 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME!

20 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME!

Hello everyone! I know that most of you reading this probably know me already. But for those who don’t, this post is for them! The other day, I was in one of my jumpy (in a good energetic way) moods and I decided to write […]

SUGAR FREE CHOCOLATE CAKE

SUGAR FREE CHOCOLATE CAKE

Hello everyone! Recently, I and my husband celebrated our second wedding anniversary. We made a pact this year that we are not really going to buy presents/ gifts for each other on our anniversaries but would try to make the day special in other ways. We tried to do just that. Now, since I am on keto, I decided to give myself a little slack at least for our anniversary dinner. Another reason for doing this was because my husband has a huge sweet tooth and I knew he would absolutely love it if I made a chocolate cake for him. And of course, I would HAVE to have that cake! Love comes before everything else. Doesn’t it?! So I decided to make this sugar free chocolate cake, which is not exactly keto but still healthier than a normal cake.

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WHAT ONE MONTH OF KETO DID TO MY BODY…AND MIND!

WHAT ONE MONTH OF KETO DID TO MY BODY…AND MIND!

Hello everyone! As some of you may recall, I have been on my Keto journey since about a month now. And as per my last update, I had lost about 4 kgs. That was when I was about 10 days into this ‘lifestyle’. A lot […]

HOW TO MAKE SPICY CHICKEN DHABA STYLE

HOW TO MAKE SPICY CHICKEN DHABA STYLE

Even though I love cooking and spending most of my time in my kitchen, I too sometimes try to find easier ways to get done with all the cooking. Read: ‘most of the time’ I am on the lookout for recipes which would translate to […]

GARAM MASALA POWDER – BASIC INDIAN SPICE MIXTURE

GARAM MASALA POWDER – BASIC INDIAN SPICE MIXTURE

garam masala

If you are an Indian and you have even the slightest bit of knowledge about cooking, you would be familiar with what Garam Masala is. Honestly, I am not really sure about the southern part of India, but where I come from, Garam Masala is an essential part of each recipe. As you may as well know, spices are an integral part of kitchens in India. Indian cuisine is all about adding a perfect and specific blend of spices to each dish. These spices undoubtedly elevate any dish and add a whole new dimension to the dish that you are cooking.

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KETO CHOCOLATE FUDGE COOKIES – LOW CARB!

KETO CHOCOLATE FUDGE COOKIES – LOW CARB!

Hello everyone!! It has been a while since I have been on the KETO diet. And as I mentioned in my last post, I am really happy with my decision to go on this diet. I have been feeling much more energetic, happy and therefore, […]


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Mango Cheesecake – For a Fluffy and Delicious cheesecake

Mango Cheesecake – For a Fluffy and Delicious cheesecake

Hello everyone! I am a really lucky girl. You ask why? Let me ask you a question. Don’t they say happiness is when you get to do things that you love doing? Well, that’s me. I get to do things that I love, thanks to my husband! In him, I have found a partner who motivates me to follow my passion, which happens to be cooking. Well, he is also my assurance that all that I cook gets eaten!  Also, because of him I got to combine my love for baking and his love for desserts and make this delicious MANGO CHEESECAKE!

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