Paper Planes

There is a feeling of accomplishment when you make a paper airplane and it actually flies to the other end of the room. In a recent snowstorm when the kids were stuck at home, they started watching YouTube videos for making paper airplanes and killed several trees in the process. Their boredom led them to…

Rubik’s cube

Ever try to solve a Rubik’s cube? It looks deceptively simple but is actually incredibly hard! If you are interested in learning, you have to memorize the steps and algorithms which are guaranteed to solve the cube each time. Watch the videos here to get started: https://www.rubiks.com/solve-it/3×3/ My son (who is way smarter than me)…

Vegan Brownie Bites

Recipe Source: https://nutritionstudies.org/recipes/dessert/chocolate-strawberry-brownies/ There is something magical about desserts which makes us crave them but unfortunately most of them in the market are neither healthy nor vegan. I have to admit that I get ridiculously excited when I see a vegan dessert or ice cream somewhere 🙂 For valentine weekend, I decide to try out…

Rotimatic Review

Fascinating Technology Roti is a staple part of the Indian cuisine. However making them by hand is not an easy task (at least not for me). I first heard of the Rotimatic machine 3 years ago when they started marketing their product and were taking pre-orders. Honestly, it looked too good to be true. Knowing…

Vegan Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Recipe Source: https://minimalistbaker.com/spanish-quinoa-stuffed-peppers/ Seattle is experiencing a snowmageddon right now with all schools shut and people going stir crazy trapped at home. While I have not lived in many places with a lot of snow, even a bit of snow in Seattle causes the entire city to shut down as we just don’t have the…

Vegan Biryani

Recipe Source: https://ministryofcurry.com/vegetable-paneer-biryani-instant-pot/ A super easy recipe which turned out be delicious as well. While the original recipe is not vegan you can easily substitute ghee with oil and the paneer with potato or tofu. We had this for our Superbowl party and everyone enjoyed it! Some additional tips: Fry the onions separately so that…

Experience with the Nest Thermostat

A good deal During the 2018 Black Friday season I found a great deal on the Nest Thermostat (3rd Generation) and decided to get that. I had heard great things about Nest from my friends and neighbors and this generation also supports remote sensors which is something I wanted to experiment with. Installation Experience Step…

Vegan Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Recipe Source: http://instantpoteats.com/moroccan-style-instant-pot-chickpea-stew/ A great recipe and perfect for a winter evening when served with some warm bread, salad and wine! Most of the ingredients are pretty easy to find in your pantry and the only thing that I had to buy were sun dried tomatoes. Here are some tips based on my experience: I…

My Fitness Journey

The Goal Each person is unique and has a different idea in their mind when it comes to fitness goals. Some people just want to be able to play tag with their kids in the park while some people want to be able to compete in ultra marathons. Like many people, I always have been…

Vegan Panang Curry

Recipe Source: https://spicecravings.com/thai-panang-curry-instant-potpressure-cooker If you love Thai food, you surely must have tried Panang Curry which is a featured dish in most restaurants. Most Thai curry dishes are very easy to make vegan since their base is coconut milk and Tofu really absorbs the curry flavor well. The recipe I found online looked very promising…