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The Best Way To Meal Prep In 30 Minutes

The Best Way To Meal Prep In 30 Minutes

Ever feel like the world is spinning and you just can’t keep up? That’s how I’ve been feeling these last few days. Between working two full-time jobs and taking care of the husband & pup – there isn’t too much time for me. I’ve found that preparation is the only thing that can help with getting ahead. Whether it’s preparing my meals, my blog posts or my outfits – I’ve got to get ahead so I don’t get behind…

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You Will Never Buy Salsa From The Store Again

You Will Never Buy Salsa From The Store Again

I don’t know about you, but every Mexican restaurant I ever go to is judged immediately by two measures: 1. Is there free salsa? and 2. Is it good? I wouldn’t say that I am picky about my salsa, but I just want it to be spicy, blended, and tangy. Okay fine – I’m picky…but I wear that like a badge of honor. I know good salsa, so when it was time to make my own – I knew it had to be great…

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20 Minute Kathi Rolls

20 Minute Kathi Rolls

I’m heading to NY this fall and nothing says New York like shawarma carts and falafel stands. One of my favorite street carts is a Kathi roll stand that makes Indian wraps, kinda like a…

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Not Your Mom’s Chicken Corn Soup

Not Your Mom’s Chicken Corn Soup

A soup that can make it to table in less than 15 minutes? Is it even possible? Yes! It’s amazing what the wonder of canned ingredients can do. This recipe is just like my mom’s, but takes about 1/4 of the time. Honestly, every time that I make it, I feel like I’m eating a little taste of my childhood…

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The Best Recipe for Thai Beef Salad “Nam Tok”

The Best Recipe for Thai Beef Salad “Nam Tok”

 Growing up, my family engrained in me an affinity for Thai food. It’s hands down my favorite cuisine, there can never be enough coconut milk, chili, or basil in any of my dishes. Of my many favorite dishes (Pad-See-Ew, Spicy Basil Leaves, Panang Curry) is the healthiest of the options, the Thai Beef Salad. This “salad” is the best kind because it is more than just lettuce. It combines…

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The Foolproof Way To Make Amazing Chai Every Time

The Foolproof Way To Make Amazing Chai Every Time

Growing up I was never a fan of chai, but in South Asian traditions chai isn’t just a drink – it’s a lifestyle. My mom literally would not operate in the morning until I made her morning chai for her. I can actually recall not being allowed to wake her up unless I had a mug in my hand. Oh, and it had to be perfect. The right mug, the right 3/4 way full, and the right color. The guidance was “use the color of your skin” – when I was tan in the summer it led to many problems in my household. I was the odd one out. I wasn’t interested in this bitter-sweet drink that was more or less: water & milk. In hindsight, I guess this is how non-immigrant kids feel about…

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SUPER SIMPLE INDIAN RECIPE FOR LAL ALOO

SUPER SIMPLE INDIAN RECIPE FOR LAL ALOO

Remember when you were a kid and there were always times throughout the year that you had to bring something to share to school. Whether it’s a class event, International day, country day, whatever the case – you (as a child) were required to “make” something and bring it to class the next day. Amongst my many accomplishments in grade school, always forgetting to bring something was my thing. Even as consistent as I was, my mom was not impressed. Inevitably, I would call my single-mother-raising-two-daughters-who-just-worked-a-13-hour-shift at 7 AM to tell her I needed to have a meal in the next hour “or else I’ll get a bad grade!” – Asian child blackmail. Time and time again, she would yell at me, and then bring me lal-aloo…

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5 NEW Ways To Top Avocado Toast

5 NEW Ways To Top Avocado Toast

There are a few different things you have to know about me. 1) I’m happily married to my high school sweetheart 2) I love to dance 3) I am obsessed with avocado toast. Let’s focus on the third one today. There are so many ways to top your toast and I get so many DMs on Instagram…

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Simple 5 Ingredient Trail-mix You Can Make In 3 Minutes

Simple 5 Ingredient Trail-mix You Can Make In 3 Minutes

I try to make my own snacks so I know what goes in them. It’s a little more effort, but barely, and I can feel better knowing there isn’t any added sugar or sodium. Whenever I make a trail mix I usually use a few of my favorite things. The worst thing is getting a store-bought mix that has raisins (that you think are chocolate) or other things that you just don’t like. Fill it with your favorites so you can enjoy every bite. Here is my recipe for my homemade trail mix…

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