Steamed Corn

Corn is another handy vegetable to keep in fridge for a rainy day. Just sharing idea . You can steam in insta pot or whatever way you like boil, roast and you will have something to eat as an appetizer , after school or work snack and it’s fun to eat. Good time pass food . Isn’t it ?



Mug Brownie With Vanilla Ice cream

When you crave for brownie and want it like in 5 mins , this quick brownie in a mug will be helpful. Google for recipes and there are plenty. It taste good enough unless you are picky abt your brownie.

Share this mug with someone because it’s so much sugar. As I was mixing ingredients, and saw 1/4 cup sugar in this, I was like omg that’s how much sugar I will eat and on top ice cream . Of course , I did’t eat it all. Also I used coconut oil and raw sugar. I forgot but add some walnuts too.

Involve kids in easy recipes and let them be creative with what kind of nuts they want to mix in .

Enjoy once in a while !

Tea With Candied Ginger

Have you had candied ginger ? It taste good and you get some of the ginger benefit. I buy for trips. On my recent trip, I knew roads will be curvy, going through mountains. Sometimes I end up getting motion sickness so I just ate 1-2 ginger candies after breakfast and I was fine sitting in tempo all day.

I bought mine at Trader’s Joe. Even amazon has it and Asian market also have it. Some of my colleagues also got hooked onto this ginger candies. One of the Colleague said she makes tea from it and I thought that was a good idea.

I just boiled water and threw 2-3 candied ginger and a small piece of lemon. At the end , you can eat ginger. Will help with digestion I think. Try it out after your dinner and see if you like it .


Sweet Potato Masala

Now in this age of Insta pot and so many cooking gadgets , meals are easy to prepare, isn’t it ? Sweet potatoes with spices taste good and you can eat it as a side dish just like that too. Recipe is from vahrevah. Here’s the link:

When you don’t know what to make for dinner , I like to boil , steam something even if it doesn’t feel appealing. Because when you get hungry and there’s nothing else you can make , it will be handy. So steam the sweet potatoes in your insta pot just enough so you can chop it on 1 of those days.

  • Heat coconut oil, crack some mustard seeds. Add urad dal , torn red chili, curry leaves, turmeric and red chili powder.
  • Now using mortal pastel crush cumin seeds and then garlic. Make this before heating oil and add this mixture in oil.
  • Mix well, add chopped sweet potatoes, salt and mix.
  • Garnish with cilantro if you like.


Vaishno Devi Hike

Vaishno devi path lighted at night

Vaishno Devi Hike

Katra Market

on our recent religious trip, we also hiked Vaishno Devi. It’s 14 kms one way. Path is gradual up, mostly covered as you can see in the picture. It was around 1.5 hr drive from Jammu airport and roads were good .We started hike 8 in the morning and came back by 4 or 5.

Have you done it or is it on your list ? It was on my list of things to do and am glad it’s done . Learning from chardham hikes, here I didn’t bother to check how many kms I did or how many left. Just kept walking . Coming down last few kms were never ending. But of course it did end at some point and coming down is easy but it’s just looong walk. Total is 28 kms of walk in a day.

If you want to do it, just practice long walks before going. Get a Fitbit or use your phone to see how much you are walking . Some ppl think they walk a lot everyday but it’s just their imagination.