May the joyous celebration
Of the festival of lights
Fill your heart with
Never ending joy and happiness
Wishing you a very happy, healthy and prosperous Diwali!
We celebrated our annual Diwali party this past Saturday with family and friends. Here is a look at our party pics. Enjoy! Continue reading Celebrating The Festival of Lights with Family and Friends. Diwali 2018
Happy Navratri! The Indian nine-night autumn festival of Navratri just got over. Navratri is observed all over India in autumn and is the most important Indian festival only second to Diwali. Women and girls take central stage during Navratri as this is a celebration of the power of the Goddess in vanquishing evil. During the nine- night celebration the three forms of the goddess are invoked. Durga – the goddess of strength/ Mother earth/positive energy; Lakshmi the goddess of wealth and purity; and Saraswathi the goddess of wisdom, music, arts and knowledge. Continue reading Celebrating the Power of She In the Festival of Navratri. 2018
Cauliflower, broccoli and potato curry is a dish I had at my friend Radhika’s home when we all went over for dinner recently. Radhika had made a traditional South Indian Tamil meal for the evening that was outstanding. One of the veggie dishes was a broccoli cauliflower and potato curry that was so good that Rani was having seconds and thirds. It seems this curry is a favorite of Radhika’s two sons and is a dish that Radhika’s Father used to make when she was young. Continue reading Cauliflower Broccoli & Potato Curry
Last weekend I had my cousins over for dinner to celebrate the Indian festival of Raksha Bhandhan. Raksha Bhandan celebrates the bond that exists between brothers and sisters and is observed every year in August. The relationship between siblings is a very special one and this unique bond is celebrated during Raksha Bhandan. It is a day when siblings pray for each other’s well-being and happiness. Though traditionally Raksha Bhandan is observed mostly in Northern and Northwestern parts of India and in Nepal; this festival of sibling love has spread to other parts of India today. Continue reading Celebrating the Bond Among Siblings in the Festival of Raksha Bhandan
Happy Father’s Day!
Wishing all the amazing Dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day!
May your day be filled with lots of relaxation surrounded by the people you love! 💙💙💙
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Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful Moms out there!!
🌸💐🌹 Wish you a day filled with lots of love and plenty of relaxation! 😍😘🤗❤️💕
Moms love to receive flowers so in honor of Moms everywhere I would like to share these Mother’s Day bouquets I made for friends and neighbors this year ❤️💕🌹💐 . Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!!
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo here is a simple and delicious recipe for soft tacos with roasted cauliflower, leeks and peppers with a few Mexican spices. Since we are celebrating Mexican culture, I would like to take this opportunity to share these photos I took of beautiful Mexican tiles at gorgeous Spanish Mission style buildings in and around California.
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Easter is around the corner. You know what that means? Colored eggs of all sorts – chicken eggs, chocolate eggs, jelly bean eggs – all eggs in a wide variety of colors. Here is a way to color your chicken eggs the all-natural way so that we can actually eat the eggs right after its been colored. I hate to waste food, so for years I felt bad when good hardboiled eggs were used to color and make designs with regular paint color – and then when I found out the eggs just got thrown away after all the fun, I just couldn’t bring us to color any. By coloring eggs the all-natural way we can actually eat the eggs after we have fun coloring them. Continue reading All Natural Colored Easter Eggs
Happy Lunar New Year!
The Year of the Dog
Happy Lunar New Year! Lunar New Year is the most important celebration in China. Originally it was tied to the lunar-solar Chinese calendar and was celebrated over 15 days. During this time families honor their household, heavenly deities, as well as the family’s ancestors. It was also a time to bring families together for feasting. Continue reading Broccoli Pepper Stir Fry Peanut Butter Noodles