Pumpkin Rice for Thanksgiving (Arroz con Calabaza — Vegan Recipe)

Blogging Marthon# 46: Week 1/ Day 1 Theme: Festival Special — Thanksgiving Dish: Pumpkin Rice/ Arroz con Calabaza We are starting a new edition of Blogging Marathon today and my theme for this week is ‘Festival Special. Since it’s November and we are only few weeks away from Thanksgiving, I decided to make some easy Vegetarian dishes for the occasion. Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday that is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in the United States. It is the day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. The holiday’s history in North…

Pumpkin Smoothie & My 5 Fall/ Autumn Favorites

It’s officially Fall here (September 22) and the weather is slowly getting chilly and crisp. I see the trees changing color and perhaps that is the best part of fall that I love — all the beautiful colors. Fall also means kids going back to school, days getting shorter and days getting busier. Busy means less time to go shopping even for ingredients and favorite foods and I find myself doing a lot of online shopping these days. I didn’t realize until recently that I can buy gift cards for just about any store like Walmart or Target or Whole…

Adai Aviyal

Blogging Marathon# 35: Week 4/ Day 1 Theme: Bookmarked recipes Dish: Adai Aviyal We are starting the final week of Blogging Marathon today and my theme for this week is ‘Bookmarked recipes’. My bookmarks are multiplying by the minute. There are so many recipes that I really really want to try but I never seem to find the time or the occasion to make them. Thanks to Valli for creating the occasion by making bookmarked recipes as a theme during BM, which gives us a chance to try at least 3 dishes from the bookmarked folder. So for the first…

Individual Pumpkin Pies in Baby Food Jars

I’m currently obsessed with desserts made in baby food jars. I have been collecting my daughter’s baby food jars and using them to serve individual desserts at parties. Idea actually came after seeing these cute little mango pannacottas that Sia @ Monsoon Spice served for her son’s birthday. I fell in love with her clicks and the idea of reusing baby food jars and started to store them instead of recycling them. I made individual cheesecake parfaits for my daughter’s first birthday. They were instant hit at the party. Unfortunately I couldn’t take pictures of them. Will definitely plan to…

Kerala Cabbage Thoran & Sambar

Blogging Marathon# 35: Day 1/ Week 2 Theme: Regional Dishes – Course Specific Dish: Kerala Cabbage Thoran & Sambar We are starting our Week 2 of Blogging Marathon# 35 and my theme for this week is ‘Any Regional with Course Specific dishes’. After seeing Rajani’sKerala Sadya recipes during the mega month long marathon, I have been planning to try my hand at Kerala dishes. Finally I made 3 dishes for this week’s marathon. The twist that Valli put to this seemingly simple theme is that we have to post a different course every day. So for the first day I’m…

Pumpkin Cake Muffins (Eggless Recipe)

I wanted to use up some of the pumpkin puree I had left after making a dessert for Thanksgiving (recipe for Individual no-bake pumpkin pie coming up soon). I browsed through Pinterest board and found these delicious Pumpkin Cake doughnuts recipe from King Arthur Flour. I don’t have a standard size doughnut pan, so I made them into muffins instead. Also since I only had 1cup of pumpkin puree left, I adjusted the quantitiesof the ingredients accordingly. Original recipe had 3 eggs and with my downsizing the recipe I had to use 2 which I comfortably substituted with egg replacer…

Pumpkin Tiramisu (Eggless Recipe)

Blogging Marathon# 34: Week 3/ Day 2 Theme: Desserts with Vegetables Dish: Pumpkin Tiramisu If you are still thinking of what to make for Thanksgiving dessert, then here is a perfect recipe for you. I made this couple of weeks ago for our (very) early Thanksgiving party. After that party I realized that we don’t really have to wait for Thanksgiving to give thanks to people we love and care about, it can be and should be done any time. I was asked to bring a dessert and I thought something with pumpkin will be appropriate. I found a recipe…