ShuMai/SiuMai dumplings filled with broccoli & zucchini in garlic sauce (Vegan)


Finally got around to making dumplings.. the wrappers and all. You can use these same wrappers to make potstickers, wontons and what not.. steam them.. fry them, or boil them in soups. Just about to be steamed The shu mai turned out super yummy.. I served them up, topped with thin tiny beet slices and… 

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Mango Strawberry Mint Cumin Spiced Cooler


Strawberries to Mango: Hey you, are you ripe and sweet yet? We are getting super ripe and close to spoiling, sitting in the refrigerator.. Mango: Yeah, I am supposedly ripe too, but not that sweet yet…I guess these guys like sweeter mangoes. Strawberries: I hope we dont end up all spoilt and in the trash….uh… 

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Meal Series: Aloo Pyaaz and Bhaji with Roti/Chapati(Spiced Potato Onions, Vegetable Stew with Indian Bread)


Another one of the meal series! I also added some other combination meal ideas below with each recipe. We get frozen uncooked Roti (Indian flat bread) from Indian stores. The indian store version is basically a thin rolled out frozen dough of whole wheat flour, bran, oil, water and salt. To make your own roti… 

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Almond Butter Cookies! (Vegan)


Almond butter cookies!! Yes they are “almond butter” cookies with a hint of cardamom(elaichi). These yummy and crumbly cookies came out awesome and remind me of the Diwali Sweets like kaju or Badaam Katli(Cashew, almond cheesy sweet). Diwali is a festival in India, during which people visit each other and exchange sweets, snacks, dry fruits,… 

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