April 2nd, 2015

My Love List: March

by Manasi

MarchIt’s still March right? April Fools? Well, I was hoping to get this in under the wire, but apparently I just missed March all together. And I even had 31 days. Oh well. March is often my least favorite month–after the holidays are over, winter just gets old very fast. I can get through January fine with it’s shine of the new year and February is only 28 days so it flies by. But March? You think it’s going to be warm and it never ever is and it feels sooooo very long. I don’t even get a spring break anymore!

Well here’s a list of some things that made this long month a little brighter! read more »

February 25th, 2015

My Love List: February

by Manasi

February
Another month, another list. I’m not sure where you live, but I feel like I haven’t been warm in weeks. Fortunately, I’m no longer living in the snowiest city in the US, but it’s been SO COLD lately. My face hurts all the time–I didn’t know that was possible. I was thinking of doing a Valentine’s Day themed list, but honestly, I don’t really like Valentine’s Day and then also I missed the date, so there’s that. read more »

February 10th, 2015

Broccoli Wild Rice Casserole

by Manasi

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This is another installment of “Things I made and took Pictures of….but then completely forgot to post.” I know, the title is a little long, and needs a little work–it may not become a regular thing. Growing up, my mom, who’s an AMAZING cook, would always make us some fantastic Indian food every night, which I loved. The thing I hated about it was the fact that we usually had no less than 5 pans out on the table. There were usually two vegetable dishes, a lentil, rice and a yogurt based side dish plus flatbread! Clean up took FOREVER! I distinctly remembering asking my mom why we couldn’t have a one dish dinner, to which she responded, like what? A casserole? read more »

February 1st, 2015

Lemon Squares with Olive Oil

by Manasi

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Did you survive Snowmageddonapocolypse2015 or whatever? Actually, I am all for the reaction to this storm because I managed to get a snow day, plus everything was open and working because we got maybe 6 inches of snow. If we can get more of that this winter, I’m all for it! Something tells me that this will never line up again, but one can dream, right? read more »

January 12th, 2015

My Love List: January

by Manasi

January Love List

It’s a new month–nay a new year–and I’m back with some of my favorite things that I’ve been using lately. Not that I really need to say this, but I receive nothing for this post! I just love these products and I really enjoy making product boards. read more »

January 7th, 2015

Apple Mosaic Tart with Salted Caramel Sauce

by Manasi

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Well it’s a new year. This is where we talk about how fast it all went by and all our plans for 2015. I’m not really one for resolutions–not that I feel like I’m perfect, but I’m more of a ‘make goals during the year’ type of person. And that is what allows me to still eat my weight in chocolate. Besides when you’re working 60-70 hours a week, eating clean and working out 7 days a week is just not going to happen. read more »

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December 29th, 2014

Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies

by Manasi

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I’ll admit it–this is a repeat post, but my original post was a while ago and had no picture! I know, unacceptable. Since I just recently made these, I decided to do a little makeover on this post. These are one of my favorite cookies to make {and eat!}. Pretty much every year when fall rolls in, I bust these out. Some people go to Starbucks, I choose soft pumpkin cookies. Though the pumpkin and cinnamon firmly puts this cookie in the fall category, I’ve definitely bought canned pumpkin and butterscotch chips in July because I had a craving. read more »

December 22nd, 2014

My Love List: December

by Manasi

Board 1

 

Yup…I’m getting into the Product Boards business. Actually, I was brainstorming on things to write about since my stove was out of commission {though thankfully, it’s back, baby!}. Sometimes it feels like I’m always working or sleep deprived, so it’s these little things that bring a ray of sunshine into my life. Plus it’s always fun to take a peek into someone’s closet/makeup bag right? read more »

December 17th, 2014

Great Greens Pasta

by Manasi

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Did you know my stove hasn’t worked for over a month? Well likely not unless you’re spying on me, which is super creepy, but I suppose possible. Anyway, it was some weird thing that involved Con-Ed, plumbers and shady building inspectors from the city, but somehow we have our gas turned on again, though I’m 75% sure that it’s on illegally and/or there’s a weird leak that will kill us all. Hopefully it’s only on illegally. I will say initially it was kind of nice to not have to cook each night, but honestly after many days on end of takeout or frozen veggie burgers, I was willing my stove to be functional again. read more »

November 17th, 2014

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Coconut Bars

by Manasi

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I am so a snacker, which I believe I’ve talked about extensively before. There are a bunch of snacks that I will buy, but sometimes, I like to try my hand at making my own. I’m not sure if it’s that much healthier, but I definitely like knowing what’s in my snacks. There’s something that’s just more delicious about making your own granola bars with exactly the mix of ingredients you want that is so satisfying. Don’t want walnuts, fine–hate coconut, leave it out! No raisins in your cookies or whatever else pisses you off in the food world. read more »