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…

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…

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…

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…

My Health & Fitness Journey: Part 3

Since I wrote my first and second posts on my Health & Fitness Journey, a lot has changed! I have learned so much about fitness, nutrition, and overall health over the last six-ish years. I certainly do not claim to have all of the answers because in all honesty, no fitness “guru” out there truly…

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…

Teaching Kids About Thanksgiving

November is National Native American Heritage Month! I wish I could say I knew this before last Thursday, but a recent incident led me to this realization which I want to discuss further here. I thought hard about whether I would address this topic on my blog, but ultimately I felt a duty to address…