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…

Vegan Tofu Mughlai Paratha

Recipe Source: https://hebbarskitchen.com/mughlai-paratha-recipe-moglai-porota/ I saw this recipe on a facebook video and it looked amazing! A delicious twist to the original recipe where I substituted paneer with Trader Joes super firm tofu. Also I used ready made flour wraps (also from TJ’s) and they were tasty as well! Some tips on the modifications: Use a…

Organizing Photos

The Mess If you are like most people, you have more pictures on your phone than you can manage and being a digital pack rat I have been collecting pictures since 2005 which is the first year I ever owned a digital camera. With multiple devices in the family and various phones this slowly became…