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Avocado Blue Crab Cakes with Mango Beurre Blanc

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A sumptuous and impressive appetizer will melt in your mouth to melt your heart away. The creamy avocado and delicious blue crab married perfectly with the rich buttery sauce flavored with delicious, sweet mango and the tangy fresh orange juice. Both the sauce and the crab cake complement each other very well.

Snow-clad Nature's Beauty

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Nature's grandeur with its tranquil reflections sets this winter scene.

Illusive Art

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An abstract oil painting on canvas with an illusive two in one face art. 

Cabbage Mushroom Soup

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You will love this nourishing vegetarian quick to fix comfort soup with just 2 main ingredients rich in antioxidants. The convenience of one pot meal on a busy cold night makes this a no-fuss soup.

Thanksgiving 2016

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An unplanned yet an intimate candlelit "Thanksgiving Dinner" with family. A display of edible table set up with multi-cuisine specifically a quick and last minute dinner ideas for any feast.

Cheesy Shiitake Mushroom Crescent Roll

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Craving for a rich and freshly baked tasty twist? A perfect Thanksgiving cheesy savory appetizer wrapped in Pillsbury's flaky crescent roll. 

Om - Oil on Canvas

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Om, the sound of the universe is also a symbol rich in meaning and depth.  

Salmon with Peanut sauce and Papaya salsa

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Oven roasted salmon is simply delicious when dipped with peanut dipping sauce and served with ripe papaya salsa. 

Arangetram - An Event Decor

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My first experience on a big event! A simple yet an appealing and inviting Arangetram set up for my long-time good friend Sridevi Jeyaraman. Arangetram event is a milestone for the dancer and I am excited to be part of it with the decorations. 

Blog-versary - Dulce de leche Molten Cake

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Exactly a year ago on this day I hit the "Publish" button on my very first blog post. Celebrating 1st Blog-versary with warm "Dulce de leche Molten Cake" paired with cool "Banana Crunchy Ice cream".


Chum Chum/ Chom Chom (Semi-home made version included)

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Stuffed and spongy like a teddy is not huggable but enjoyable with its sweet and soft texture. Most popular and all time favorite Bengali milk sweet is similar to Rassgulla. It is stuffed with saffron flavored Mawa/Khoya made from scratch. Comes in a variety of colors (pink, yellow, white) and is all time favorite milk sweet in our family. 

Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun with Fig Mawa

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Purple Sweet Potato gives a slight mutation from the authentic Gulab Jamun. Layers of rich, unexpected flavors and color makes this delicacy a succulent Indian treat that melts in you mouth. It is a wondrous way to sneak in some goodies especially on special occasions. 

Egret in Flight - An oil painting

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This artwork taken as a whole looks remarkably like an Egret (bird) in full flight! A gleaming white bloom appears exotic on its black canvas.

Salem Thattuvadai Set and Norukal

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A unique savory snack similar to chaat is a popular street food that was commenced in Salem (Southern India). Although the spices vary from regular chaat, the green and red chutney is used to kick in your spice buds. 


Blueberry Infused Fizz

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Are you in the mood for a nipping and bubbly refreshment? Naturally flavorful and delicious Blueberry Infused Fizz is a wonderful departure from mundane juice blends to a fizzy concoction of goodness that will cool you off. 


Sweet and Spicy Kozhukattai/ Modak

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Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all readers celebrating! 

Kozhukattai/ Modak is an easy sweet/ savory dish that is prepared mainly on Ganesh Chaturthi. 




Abstract Oil Portrait

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Being my first attempt with portrait painting, the style I chose is to create a visual experience instead of a realistic portrait. 

Horse/ Pony Themed Party Decor

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Giddy up and gallop on over for a pony adventure! "My Little Pony- Friendship is magic" was the little birthday girl's all time favorite. Once the theme is decided its easy to take it from there on to create beautiful memories to treasure forever. 

Chocolate Raspberry Tofu Tart

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Chocolates and Raspberries are match made in heaven. This red-berry is sinfully delicious and elegantly presented dessert will melt in your mouth. Silken tofu is an excellent guiltless alternative to the heavy cream used in making the classic filling. Smooth, creamy and rich texture is truly divine with its enticing taste.

Morning Glory Detox

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Begin your day with a glass of extremely potent, refreshingly tasty and rejuvenating mocktail. 

Enduring tranquility and endless enlightenment

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It is a breathtaking sight to see one of the many beautiful things of nature. Waterfalls are one my favorite painting subjects. 


Khakhara Dahi Chat

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Who does not love sweet, spicy and tangy Chaat? Khakhara Dahi Chaat is an easy and healthy snack that can be made in a jiffy. 



Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll

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Spicy tuna is always classic. Requires very less cooking and definitely easy to make. All the spicy kick comes from the Homemade spicy mayo sauce. Substituted uncooked tuna with canned tuna by preference.

Six Tastes Watermelon Salad

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Nothing can beat this refreshing six taste salad which is sure to impress your family and guests. This salad is great for summer potlucks or picnics being a no cook dish that can be increased to large quantities easily. Savor all the 6 tastes instantaneously in one meal!




Lobster Popcorn

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Crunchy appetizer made in a snap. This is a quick deep fry and would be perfect to treat yourself to feel special on any day.

Splendor of Mother Nature

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A seascape oil painting on canvas brings out the magnificent colors of mother nature.

Strawberry Ale Mojito - Mocktail

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Ready to beat the heat with a glass of refreshing mocktail?

Imagine your in a paradise with this summer thirst quencher, to treat yourself with an invigorating virgin drink (non-alcohol) that is full of flavor. Yes, this mocktail is great for the whole family and good for parties too as it is incredibly easy to make.

Caramel Spiced Rosemary Walnut

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Crunchy, delicious and easy savory snack or topping for a salad will sure be on your favorite party add-ins or on the go healthy snack. 

Earthly Reverie - Abstract Painting

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An abstract painting is the purest form of expression that can stir emotions and creatively inspire us through the different forms found in objective reality. This abstract painting "Earthly Reverie", is a pleasant and fanciful musing of this world and its physical life.






Steamed Banana Blossom Falafel/ Vazhaipoo Kondai Kadalai Urundai (Vada)

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Mediterranean and Indian fusion falafel is a protein rich healthy savory snack. This snack comprises 2 different healthy versions - steamed and baked without compromising flavor. The traditional South Indian Vada with a twist is sure gonna knock your sock off. 

Reigning in Harmony

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Canvas PaintingI would like my readers to take the privilege to suggest an appropriate title for this oil on canvas painting. Giving justice to both the background and the subject silhouettes on a breezy day can be challenging. Who's in?



Themed Party and Streamer Ideas

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There are hundreds of themes for any occasion, putting them together with the guidelines provided will make it easy to host one in an organized manner. Came up with some streamer ideas to make decoration fun and unique.

Philadelphia Crab Sushi Roll / Philly Roll

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Philadelphia Roll also known as Philly roll derives from the Philadelphia Cream Cheese brand. Cream cheese is not only for bagel any more.





Sushi Rice

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Sushi Rice is the basis of Sushi. Japanese short or medium grained rice such as Homai or California Calrose is starchy and helps hold the roll together very well. Rice should be shiny and not mushy, with a slightly tart and sweet taste. Here is the perfect way to make sushi rice, the base for any kind of sushi roll.



Abstract Art - A Knife Painting

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Abstract art gives the freedom to explore the artwork and assign your own meaning to the art piece. An open inquiring mind and a big imagination is all you need to understand an abstract art. You must enter the painting and see where it takes you. 



European Tiramisu Cake

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Nourishingly rich, moist and elegantly decorated layered cake will feast ones eyes and taste buds. You don't have to be sacrificial if you are on diet or super health conscious, this recipe sure will be a preferred variant to celebrate an occasion. 




Spidey Birthday Decor

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Want to plan an unforgettable themed party that everyone will love? A themed party is not only majestic, chic and organized, it always stands out to create lasting memories. DIY projects are unique and so much fun to make any occasion memorable. Some valuable tips for any themed party is included.




Black Urad Bean Burger

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Homemade Bean Burgers are good source of protein, iron and fiber for a daily healthy vegetarian diet. This particular burger patty is primarily made with Black gram/ Urad dal, a healthy pulse with various nutrition facts. A perfect weight watcher's recipe to reach your goal happily with low calories. 


Misty Autumn

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An escape from the city for a little stroll in the misty morning woods, will make the journey together with memories of life that grows forever. 


Bruschetta - Sun-dried Tomato Basil Pesto

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Bruschetta is an antipasto from Italy that is served as an appetizer (a starter dish) or a snack. The intense color and layers of flavors of this Bruschetta is an extremely easy and quick recipe that everyone will enjoy. The Sun-dried Tomato Basil spread gives a rich color and gusto to the flavorful Artisan Filone Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Bread.

Birds of Paradise

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"Birds-of-Paradise" - Is it a bird? Is it a plant?

Title came first, subsequently the canvas was prepared. This art-piece is like a dawning to me, since I grabbed my palette and brushes after nearly a decade. 

BelVita Blueberry Cheesecake

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Married a protein-packed Cottage cheese with fresh Blueberries harmoniously for this Valentines Day special! A deliciously creamy blueberry cheesecake just melts in your mouth. This protein rich and low-sugar version  is a last minute healthier dessert plan to delight my Valentine's palate. The fresh and sweet blueberries adds natural sweetness and gorgeous color to the cheesecake. 

Shrimp Zucchini Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

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A perfect quickie that is highly nutritious, low in carbs, and flavorful is versatile and mouthwatering. Zucchini Pasta/Spaghetti is also known as Zoodle or Zucchini Noodle. This extremely healthy fusion recipe is full of Italian flavored stir-fry prepared in minutes. Anyone on diet would not want to miss this restaurant style dish that you don't find in a restaurant. 


Tricolored California Roll - Sushi

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Whose in for Japanese Cuisine?  Tricolored California Roll, a Western-style sushi. 
It's the most often picked cuisine in our family. The idea of uncooked seafood doesn't compute to most in the world. So am I :) Not all sushi is raw, which may come as a surprise to some. I personally love sushi if its either vegetarian or fully cooked meat. A good restaurant does have a lot of options to pick for a beginner who is skeptical about raw meat.

Eggless Tiramisu Mousse

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A heavenly relish delish for all coffee lovers!


Have a weak spot for some sweet indulgence? Lift this edible dessert bowl and not let go to thoroughly enjoy your luscious dessert - Eggless Tiramisu Mousse.

Chocolate Tulip Bowl / Chocolate Dessert Bowl

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Excited about another Chocolate recipe!!! 
Create a beautiful decorative bowl that is edible and elegant for any special occasion. This simple and effortless recipe is so much fun to make and impress your guests. 

My New World

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Welcome back but this time to "My New World" a treat to the eyes with some artistic images of my blissfully sleeping baby's dream come true. 

Bird Art

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Birds are always inspiring and painting birds is one of my hobbies. As much as I love bird watching I enjoy painting them as well. Tried 3 major different surface for my bird paintings. Canvas, wood and the most challenging glass. "The Nature Guide of Birds" and "Birds Encyclopedia" are my best handy book to learn about each bird that I decide to paint.