Vegan Golden Milk (Turmeric Milk)

In the cold winter months, I try to do as much as possible to eat nutritious and anti-inflammatory foods to stay as healthy as possible. Everyone in my household has cycled through some version of a winter viral illness in the last few months, but I was spared (until now!) I think the combination of…

Vegan Overnight Oats Three Ways

I am a lifelong lover of oatmeal. Ever since I was a child, oatmeal was a frequent breakfast on cold early mornings before school. Over the years, I learned to make it just the way I like with loads of nutritious additions. I shared my recipe for Ultra Healthy Oatmeal previously. The thing about oatmeal…

Happy 2023!

Last year I made palappam, one of my favorite Kerala breakfasts as a treat for New Year’s Day. It is a bit labor intensive, and I haven’t made it since! I thought it would be nice to make it an annual tradition going forward. It’s fun to have the kids more involved in the process…

Holiday Traditions!

Kids of immigrant parents know that Christmas traditions weren’t typically a thing. That is why I am making it a priority to create memories for my kids around the holidays! They will remember the things they did with the people they love far more than the gifts they unwrapped. One tradition I want to uphold…

Final Book List for 2022

One of my goals this year was to write a monthly post detailing the books I finished. Since the last book post from May 2022, I haven’t kept up with this goal! A main reason for this is that I really did not get through many books between traveling and delving back into podcasts for…

Our Trip to London & Paris

August was a fun month of more travel! After recovering from our trip to Singapore followed immediately by a family wedding in New Jersey, we had a couple of weeks to prepare for our family trip to London. The main purpose of the trip was to attend Nirav’s childhood friend’s wedding which came at the…

May 2022 Books

Clearly I meant to write this post in early June, not mid-September. Oops!! It’s been a happy whirlwind over the last few months, so I’m not complaining! May was another fairly slow month in terms of books since I only got through two of them, but I adored them both. I hope you’ll check these…

Our Trip to Singapore

We celebrated out 10th wedding anniversary this July! To commemorate this milestone, and to resurrect our pandemic-squashed travel bug, we planned a trip to Singapore! Ever since our honeymoon when we visited Thailand, we knew Asia would be a favorite travel destination. From the food to the culture, there is so much to see and…

The American Nightmare

The American Nightmare The American nightmareWhere children are murdered in their classroomsWhile the police wait outsideWhere black and brown people are murdered in broad daylightby police pointing guns at their backs and up-stretched armsWhere women are forced to birth children they cannot raiseMother and child fall deeper into chasms of inescapable povertyWhile rich white politicians…

Operation In-Laws in India Meal Plan: Week 4

Well we survived a whole month while my husband’s parents were out of the country! Honestly, although it was challenging, it was absolutely doable. We initially thought we would not be able to do a lot of things we normally do throughout the week (e.g. make time for workouts with our friends, go out to…

April 2022 Books

April was a slower month for me in terms of getting through books. I began re-reading “The Far Field” by Madhuri Vijay for a book club; I previously listened to the audiobook and have spoken about it here and here. I loved this book! Reading it again has been nice in allowing me to soak…

March 2022 Books

“Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids” by Dr. Laura Markham is an audiobook I’ve had in my library for years but never finished. I think I started it when my first child was still a baby, but I did not feel it was applicable at the time. Fast forward six years, and things have definitely changed! I,…