15 8 / 2014

Everyone is on a health trip these days! Diet this, diet that! I can’t eat this, I can’t eat that! I personally feel that no one needs to go on a diet. I think if you are good about exercising, then all you have left is to control your portions when you eat. Food plates in restaurants in the US are just enormous. Way over the portion sizes that anyone should be eating per meal!

My Baked Aloo…

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14 7 / 2014

Veggie Chow Mein Spaghetti Style

How was everyone’s 4th of July weekend? I had the best weekend. Anyone wanna try and guess what I did? Absolutely nothing! Well besides the fact that I made chow mein and Szechuan broccoli. This weekend was full of laziness and being fat. I got to spend quality time with my family and eat all the tasty dishes I desired!

I’m sure you must be wondering what I mean by spaghetti style in my title. My…

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03 6 / 2014

Tacos de Pollo a la Mexicana

I am a sucker for chicken tacos! Authentic or not, chicken tacos have a flare of their own!

Chicken is a meat that mixes well with a variety of flavors making it my favorite meat to cook with. Mixing two of my favorite things together, chicken and tacos…DEADLY!

Let’s just say I went a little crazy with tacos and chorizo this month. What can I say? I love my Mexican dishes!

Tacos de Pollo a la Mexicana

Tacos de Pollo a la…

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03 6 / 2014

 One of my favorite items to eat is corn! There’s still that debate about corn being a grain or vegetable. Whatever it may be, I love it! Anything that has corn in it just automatically tastes amazing. Well…at least to me it does!

This salsa tastes good on a lot of different dishes or as a side for some. I added this is a topper for my Tacos de Pollo a la Mexicana and as a side for my Baked…

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30 5 / 2014

Breakfast… one of the healthiest, yet hardest meals for me to have everyday. I am never hungry in the morning! I have to force myself to eat something. It’s either I’m not hungry or I’m just being super lazy to get up and make anything. If you are one of those people then this recipe is for you! It is one of the fastest recipes you can think of. It involves throwing what you have in the kitchen…

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27 5 / 2014

I was craving tacos for the entire day! I came home and opened my fridge to cilantro, yogurt, chorizo, and garlic. I had tortillas and limes in my basket. How perfect was that! I had the making of a taco right at home, no need to go to the store! How perfect was that! It was meant to be!

I have had meat and soy chorizo, and I have got to say the soy one tasted much better. It could be possible I…

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27 5 / 2014

Mushroom and Soy Chorizo Lasagna Roll-Ups

One of my close friends was visiting me last weekend and stayed with me Saturday night. She had been wanting to learn to make a few dishes that she could make at home for her and her hubby. We decided to do a night of cooking to make something delicious and help her with portion control since she doesn’t want to overeat. I expressed how much I love to make smaller portions and how easy and time…

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26 5 / 2014

Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2014

Wishing everyone a very, very Happy Memorial Day!! Today we remember and honor our soldiers and those loved ones that have fallen or we have lost in active service.

Some fun facts I learned about Memorial Day:

- It was originally called Decoration Day because it would mark the day where soldiers would decorate the graves of those that have fallen

- At 3 p.m. today (or the last…

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21 5 / 2014

Fresh N’ Easy Guacamole

The weather is getting warmer and the nights are getting longer, but that craving for guacamole stays year round! Guacamole is not difficult to make. Most anyone can make an amazing guacamole! I do have to say though, I have tasted a few versions that I didn’t find appetizing.

My fresh n’ easy guacamole is quite simple and easy to make, so if you do mess this up, I can’t help you! Haha.

Guacamole…

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21 5 / 2014

South Asian Heart Center held a lovely dinner to thank their donors last week. I had the pleasure of catering their dessert for the evening. The organization is always pressing everyone to eat healthier and exercise properly to maintain a better, healthier heart. I decided to go with a light, fluffy dessert that is a nice compliment to Indian food, but is also refreshing and easy on the stomach,…

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16 5 / 2014

Art to Heart – Thank you Reception SAHC

Art to Heart – Thank you Reception SAHC

SAHC (South Asian Heart Center) is an astounding organization, I feel everyone needs to know about! They are a non-profit organization in response to the epidemic of heartdisease in people from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and other South Asian countries. SAHC provides a comprehensive, culturally-appropriate program incorporating education,…

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15 5 / 2014

WomenNow TV Competition – WE WON!!

Contest Winner

WomenNow TV Competition – WE WON!!

WE WON!! Shruti’s Dilectable Dilites participated for the first time in a cooking competition and we won!

For those of you not on Facebook or not following me on Facebook, I wanted to share with you the great news!!

WomenNow TV put on a cooking contest called WomenNow Cooking Queen Contest. They asked for 3 types of dishes, non-veg, veg, and dessert. You were…

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10 5 / 2014

Spiced Pretzel Crisp Chicken with Polenta

I have been recently searching for food competitions online and I came across one that looked interesting, mainly because of the winner perks. This competition was put on by the Food Network and was called the Pretzel Crisps Appetizer Challenge.

I had so much fun working with the crisps. The crisps are very tasty and low in fat! Double whammy!  Below is the recipe I chose to submit for the…

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05 5 / 2014

Finding Your Monday Happiness

Finding Your Monday Happiness

Found this on a friend’s Instagram and thought it was a good sum-up of what most people feel like on Mondays!

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Most people dread the day Monday comes around… that is, if you don’t like your job! People call it the Monday blues.

I think each and everyday should bring you happiness. If you cannot fin it in your job, find it in the little things in life to get you…

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07 4 / 2014

World Health Day 2014

Happy Monday everyone! Mondays are always a drag! What better way to start it than with a day full of health awareness?

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Today marks the World Health Day of 2014! The World Health Organization and other parties are helping to spread the awareness and you can too!

World Heath Organization Site

This day, each year, is to bring awareness to particular diseases and bring forth certain priorities in…

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