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…

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…

“Operation: In-Laws in India” Meal Plan – Week 3

Mon/Tues: Loaded taco baked potatoes (again!) A fan favorite, this is a super easy go-to option for meal planning! You could customize by using ground turkey, ground chicken, or meatless crumbles. I use kale both in this recipe and for soup later in the week! Wed/Thurs: Primal Gourmet Kale, Potato & Sausage Soup This is…

PB & Banana Protein Pancakes

I rarely make pancakes at home, but once in a while, the mood strikes! I don’t typically go for sweet breakfasts or meals in general (like crepes – give me a savory crepe all day!), but this weekend both the hubs and my oldest daughter requested pancakes. If I had to choose, I prefer a…

“Operation: In-laws in India” Meal Plan – Week 2

I meant to complete these posts in real-time, week by week, oops! Truly, by the end of the day I just love to sleep rather than sit down with a computer screen for another second. Better late than never, though, right!? While my in-laws were in India, we made it through week 2 on our…

“Operation: In-laws in India” Meal Plan – Week 1

I am no stranger to meal planning, but i haven’t really had to think much about it for the last two years since my mother-in-law has been living with us and helping immensely around the house. She did most of the cooking, too, so not having to deal with the mental load of planning meals…

Happy New Year!

Happy 2022! I decided to start the New Year off with one of my favorite breakfasts, palappam. Palappam is a Kerala delight! It’s like a pancake, but it’s made from ground rice, coconut, and coconut milk which is then fermented overnight before cooking. The whole process of making the batter takes about 24 hours. Then…

Vegan(ish) Pasta Bake

We are not vegan, but I often enjoy trying new vegan recipes simply because they look delicious and are (usually) full of wholesome, nutritious ingredients. When I want to find a vegan (or vegan-ish with modifications) recipe, I usually look to Nisha at Rainbow Plant Life or Sadia at Pick Up Limes. Their websites have…

Five Fall Soups

One of my favorite things about the fall season is the comfort of homemade soups! Especially on colder and rainier days like today, a warm bowl of delicious soup just makes things so much better. Moreover, I love homemade soups because they are quite simple, quick to make, and healthy. I’ve already made a number…

Ultra Healthy Oatmeal

Here we are, nearly five full months into 2020, and it is my first post for the year! Between having baby #3 and dealing with the pandemic, things have been interesting to say the least. I have been on maternity leave for nearly 10 weeks now, and I wanted to share a “recipe” for one…