The Best Ever Sugar COokies - Mirch Masala

I honestly cannot take much credit for this recipe. AJ got this recipe as a Secret Santa gift at his old work place several years ago and we have been using this recipe for making sugar cookies every Christmas since. I have tried a few other recipes before this and have also eaten my share of sugar cookies. I think these are by far the best I have ever had.
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PBJ Cracker Sandwiches - Little People Food - Toddler Food - Kids Recipes - Mirch Masala

V loves peanut butter and sun butter. Some days when he does not eat his lunch all that well, I want him to eat a heavier snack, preferably with some protein involved in it. He does not really get the concept of a dip and scoop and eat. He asks for a “dip” and does dips in it, but unless it is ketchup or something, whatever he dips into does not really get onto the cracker or the vegetable. That is when I devised this cracker sandwich idea.

This is one of those non-recipe recipes. But that doesn’t meant I don’t share this awesome snack idea with all of you.It is easy to put together, he loves to eat it and a toddler with a full tummy means a happy mommy!

This will be a great addition to your kids lunch box as well.
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Ginger Pistachio Cookies

December 5, 2014
Ginger Pistachio Cookies with Almond Meal - Holiday Cookies - MIrch Masala

I love spice. Especially during the holiday season. It somehow gives you more warmth then. A little extra coziness. Whether it is mulling wine, making gingerbread spice cookies, fruit cake, apple pie with a generous sprinkle of cinnamon or these Ginger Pistachio Cookies. The “spice” from this is mostly the ginger but you can always […]

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Tropical Green Juice and a Nutri Ninja | Ninja Blender DUO with Auto-iQ Review

December 3, 2014
Tropical Green Juice with Pineapple and Mangoes - Mirch Masala

One of the best things that happened with me and the blog, this year, was the IFBC or the International Food Bloggers Conference. It was not just for networking, there was a whole lot of learning involved from all the sessions and I began to see everything in a new light. I learnt so much […]

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Eating out in Seattle | September October Edition

November 29, 2014
Vons Gustobistro Seattle

This comes a little later than it was supposed to and I will only blame all the Thanksgiving frenzy for it. Nonetheless, there were a few new good restaurants that we went to during these months and I wanted to capture the experience here. Von’s Gustobistro was there on our list for a long time […]

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Red Curry Mashed Potatoes | A Thanksgiving Side

November 26, 2014
Red Curry Mashed Potatoes - Thanksgiving Sides - Vegan Vegetarian Glutenfree - Mirch Masala

I have been obsessed with adding the red curry flavor to a lot of things lately. I recently made a red curry deviled eggs and now this red curry mashed potatoes. It is fairly simple, as long as you have the red curry paste. Once you have that, then the only time you need is […]

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Butternut Squash Lasagna with Marinara Sauce | Thanksgiving Recipe

November 22, 2014
Butternut Squash lasagna with Marinara Sauce - Thanksgiving Recipe - Vegetarian - Mirch Masala

This has been my go-to vegetarian main recipe for the last few Thanksgiving dinners. We always host Thanksgiving at our place and I make a roasted chicken or a cornish hen for everyone else. I am a vegetarian and I love to make a little something special as a vegetarian main as well. I personally […]

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Quinoa Vegetable Pulao ~ Quinoa with Spices and Vegetables

November 20, 2014
Quinoa Vegetable Pulao - Vegetarian, Vegan, Whole Grains - Mirch Masala

In the quest for eating healthier, I have introduced many whole grains to our diet in the last few years. Quinoa is primarily one of them along with bulgur, brown rice, Israeli couscous, ancient grain pastas, amaranth and buckwheat to name a few. The challenge with new ingredients like these, which tend to be the […]

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15+ Pumpkin And Squash Recipes

November 13, 2014
15  Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

With pumpkins and squash in season now, you don’t have to go elsewhere to look for what to do with them. Here are 15+ Pumpkin and Squash recipes from soups to salads to pasta to dessert – everything you need for this season including planning your Thanksgiving menu. Enjoy! Pumpkin Hummus Pumpkin Poppers Slow Cooked […]

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Maple Roasted Carrots | A Thanksgiving Recipe

November 11, 2014
Maple Roasted Carrots - Vegan Vegetarian Thanksgiving Side - Mirch Masala

Carrots are a favorite of mine. There is not a whole lot you can do with them like what you can with other vegetables like potatoes. But whatever you do, it just turns out amazing. It is especially good for roasting, when it releases the subtle sweetness in it in every juicy bite. My favorite […]

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