• Cookingwithkids

    #Cookingwithkids- Two easy chat recipes that everyone will love to eat!

    Welcome back to #Cookingwithkids series.   Excited to share recipes that my girls had learnt last week.   I am sure that “Chat recipes” are favorite of most of the people. And no can say no to pani puri, bhel puri, ragda petties and papdi chat.  My elder one loved all kinds of spicy foods and chat recipes. So, this week we had selected “chat recipes” as a theme of week, and they had learnt different varieties of chat in this week.  In this post, I am sharing two easy chat recipes that they like most. Hoping you will like it.  Papdi chat  This one is one of the easy,…

  • Blogging challenge

    #Speakeasy- 6 Amazing activities that will boost happiness in your kids!

    First, I want to say a heartfelt thanks to Ruchi and Dipika for organizing this amazing “Speak easy blogging challenge”. Though I got little late in joining the challenge but “Der aaye durust aye..”, and finally, I had joined this awesome ride with great enthusiasm and positivity.   With recent pandemic situation, stress level is so high among families and we all are looking for ways to keep our mood positive and up lifted. With this blogging challenge, 29 amazing bloggers has come forward and sharing their unique perspective about cultivating “Happiness”.  I had a great reader experience while reading different posts from the series, and also, I had learnt a…

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    #EntertainmentUnlocked- “Ek Gaav Bhutacha”- A Complete family entertainment show, watch now on ZEE5!

    Image source: An OTT platform ZEE5.com  India is a land of diverse culture and traditions. Being an Indian, I always feel so proud of the fact that “Unity in diversity” is a powerful characteristic of our nation. And despite having varied differences in culture, language, ideology, religion and ethnicity, we had always proved a state of togetherness and enriched the society and nation with this unique characteristic trait.   Personally, I had an enriching experience of exploring different cultures and traditions of our country. due to my husband’s job, I had gotten a chance to stay in different states of India, from Madhya Pradesh to Gujarat, and from Maharashtra to Goa.…

  • Random thoughts

    Future I wish after Covid-19!

    Though I am not feeling good to start this post with a negative note, but it is true that,  “It has been more than 4 months since disruption in normal routine activities, self-isolation and shuttered businesses became the norm in most of the countries due to corona virus pandemic. With this disturbing situation, we all are feeling tired and frustrated and waiting eagerly for the time, when this dreading virus go away from our lives and we can enjoy our normal routine without a sense of fear and anxiety”.  This week, when I had decided to write a blog post on topic “Future I wish after Covid 19…”. plenty of…

  • Cookingwithkids

    Three Breakfast recipes kids can make themselves!

    Welcome back to third week of #Cookingwithkids series.  I am so excited to share this week’s recipes and this week has a theme of “Healthy breakfast that kids can make by themselves”.  As we all know, breakfast is most important meal of the day and a great way to give the body the refueling it needs. It has been proved scientifically that kids who eat healthy breakfast have better mood and energy and are more likely to participate in physical activities. Additionally, Breakfast also help in keep kid’s weight in check.  Common struggle that parents faced regarding breakfast    Kids always want new varieties and different options. They get bored easily…

  • Random thoughts

    Is Social media a curse or a boon? let’s explore both ways?

    According to a recent survey , nearly 50 % of the world’s population uses social media (that is over 3 billion users worldwide). The survey claims that approximate 86% of people use social media at least once in a day. And about 72% of people use it multiple times a day.  Another study shows that Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms worldwide and in 2020, the global number of Facebook users is expected to reach 1.69 billion, up from 1.34 million in 2014.  This data is not only limited to personal use or making social communication but meant a lot for business purpose as well.  Nowadays…

  • Book review

    #Bookreview- It is all called love by Dipika Singh- A remarkable tales of love!

    Hello everyone!  I am back with another book review, this time I am reviewing one of the most promising books from #Blogchatterebook named “It is all called love” written by Dipika Singh.  What is the book all about? And what is my take on this book? Read on to know more.  It is all called love  Name of book: It is all called love  Author: Dipika Singh  Pages: 32  Genra: fiction   Format: e book  Available on: Blogchatter website  Rating: 4/5  Summary  True love is hard to find and even harder to hide. ‘Successful lawyer Shalini Taneja meets attractive Samar Kumar, past holds them back but their chemistry is electric’ –…

  • Cookingwithkids

    #Cookingwithkids- Gujrati Khichdi and Kadhi- A healthy and tasty one pot meal!

    Hi everyone!  Excited to share second post for #Cookingwithkids  And in this post, I am sharing a healthy and tasty Gujrati recipe, “Gujrati Khichdi and Kadhi”.  Angel just loved this recipe combo and, in my household, it is a routine meal and I make it mostly during busy weekends.  So, let’s get started with this recipe.  First begin with “Gujrati khichdi”  Gujrati Khichdi  Ingredients  Rice and split pigeon pea ( Tuar dal) mixture- 4 cup (take in 2:1 ratio)  Finely chopped onion-potato ½ cup  Curry leaves 3-4  Green chilies (finely chopped) 3-4  Mixed veggies of your choice (like cauliflower, peas)- ½ cup  Peanut (optional)- ½ cup  Cumin and mustard seeds…

  • Book review

    #Bookreview- Childhood obesity and adult life, by Dr. Amrita Basu – An informative book that will tell you powerful secrets no one told you!

     Do you know “Childhood obesity” is world’s leading health problem, and around 30% of world’s population is overweight. It is a serious health problem that put children and adult at the risk of poor health.  Look at these statistics:  According to CDC (USA data), for children and adolescents aged 2-19 years, the prevalence of obesity was 18.5% and affected about 13.7% million children and adolescents.  In India, 19.3 percent of children are fall in the category of overweight and suffer from childhood obesity.  Both developed and developing countries have not so welcoming data of childhood obesity and indeed it is a condition that alarm us to make healthy lifestyle changes…

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    #Cookingwithkids- Homemade “Paneer Masala”- A Rich gravy veg for you and your family!

    Happy summer everyone!  Though this summer and summer vacation is little different than our routine and exciting summer (due to corona virus pandemic), but still it is the time to spend some quality time together as a family.  Here in California, state is re-opening slowly but most of the people avoiding social gatherings and frequent outdoor activities to be on safer side.   In my household, girls had finished their online learning for their respective grades and now, we are trying to make this “Not so exciting” summer vacation to exciting and creative summer vacation.   When I had asked them, “what they want to learn from me during this summer vacation”?…