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How to Make Cookies from Cake Mix in 15 Minutes

Ever had a serious cookie craving but too lazy to attempt the baking process?! We feel you. That’s why we will let you in on a serious life hack. Get ready to take some notes! So, how do you make the BEST Chewy Milk Chocolate cookies from cake mix? Check out our helpful tips and recipe below!

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup

As we shift into brisk evenings with fleece throws, the best thing that comes into mind is a hearty, homemade soup. This Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe was created for the Instant Pot so you can throw in the ingredients and forget about it!

Momma's Okra: Bhindi Masala

Growing up, I loved the sound of okra (or bhindi as we call it in Hindi) sizzling on the stove and it perhaps was the only vegetable that caught my interest at the time. Okra is traditionally served with roti (an Indian flatbread) and most commonly a lentil soup. Neal also loves to roll it up like a burrito and chow down. Enjoy my momma’s okra however you like!

Matcha Pistachio Kulfi

It is still very much summer in Northern California and so if you are looking to beat the heat like us, homemade ice cream is ALWAYS a great idea! Kulfi, originating from South Asia, is a creamier and denser version of ice cream made by boiling and reducing milk in volume. And of course, since fusion cooking is my favorite, I have incorporated Matcha (ground green tea leaf powder) to blend two beautiful historic cuisines. Enjoy!

Snickerdoodle Muffins

I could have a Snickerdoodle cookie at any time of the day---it is my favorite and perfect as we go into fall. What's even better? Having the cookie in breakfast form! Enjoy my Snickerdoodle Muffin recipe!

Pineapple Mint Smoothie

The recipe I have for today is inspired by a fresh Pineapple Mint juice we had our first morning in Africa! This smoothie is distinctive from the others on our blog and you will just have to taste it yourself to know why.....

Peach Mango Smoothie

This awakening fruit smoothie is so simple that it does not even need a recipe card! Sometimes, we have moments where we rummage through our fridge and whip up an easy concoction that will fuel the rest of our day. Our Peach Mango Smoothie is exactly that---a speedy, sweet, start to your morning!

Shrimp Biryani

I particularly enjoy Hyderabadi style biryanis because of its spicier personality incorporating a vast spectrum of characters such as star anise, cinnamon, and cardamom. For today’s post, I opted to modify my favorite chicken recipe to cook with shrimp. It is a simpler option if you do not have as much time on your hands to prepare a meal, but still long for the Indian delicacy. Enjoy our Shrimp Hyderbadi Biryani recipe below.

Coffee Protein Smoothie with Cinnamon

When I embarked on the journey of strength-building in 2015, I began to incorporate  supplemental protein into my diet and struggled with how to do it in a way that was delicious and not substituting an entire meal. Being a coffee lover, I thought to add protein into my daily fix with some ice on a hot summer morning for my commute to work. Over time, I have refined different variations of this creation and ecstatic to share the original on the blog!

Garlic Butter Zoodles aka Zucchini Noodles

I have a confession to make...I am an avid carb lover. If I don't have my once-a-day allotment, Neal can attest to my very obvious change in demeanor which consists of pure grouchiness and transitions into a grieving cycle. With that being said, you can imagine how much I love pasta. So, take it from me that jumping on the zoodle train was accompanied by some initial hesitation and skepticism.

Baked Salmon With Mango Glaze and Asparagus

On a week night, preparing dinner can be challenging and you may be tempted to just stick a frozen meal in the microwave and call it a day! Lucky for you, our one pan baked salmon recipe asks for only 22-25 minutes of your time and tastes like heaven! The sweet and semi spicy mango glaze adds flair to the fresh salmon and complements the tossed lemon garlic vegetables. Easy, healthy, and very satisfying!

Jalapeño Poppers with Paneer

Recently, we had stuffed jalapeños with crab at a sushi restaurant in Palm Springs! As Neal and I were blissfully feasting, we started chatting about jalapeño poppers and wondering what happened to the beloved appetizer of the 90's! I remember as a child, grabbing as many as I could at dinner parties hosted by my mother and sneaking up to my room. I loved the duo of hot, melted cheese and the crunch of the jalapeño. During this trip down to memory lane, I asked myself if we could create a variation with our mark on it. And that is exactly how Jalapeño Poppers with paneer was born!

Gourmet Meal Prep: Our Breakfast Frittata

On the weekdays, many of our friends opt for breakfast on the go (quickly grabbing a protein or energy bar on their way out) or skip it altogether in order to savor those extra precious moments of sleep. After all, who has the time to cook a lavish breakfast every morning?  Well, we created a delicious and healthy frittata for you and all you need is ten minutes on a Sunday. 

15-Minute Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Nothing says summer quite like a chilled glass of lemonade to beat the heat! Since we always have a crazy amount of fruit in the fridge during this season, we thought to put it to good use! This very simple recipe will have you abandoning the lemonade pulp or that powder stuff forever. All you need is a few fresh ingredients and you're on your way to bliss...

Thai Farro Salad

One thing you will learn about Neal and I in this blog is that we believe that healthy food can be ridiculously delicious! Growing up, our families did not consider salads as a meal on its own. Perhaps, it was the nature of Indian cuisine or the lack of fresh and locally sourced ingredients at the time. However, we have set out to show how delicious a gourmet salad can be while keeping you feeling energetic and satisfied.