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"Signature Concoctions" - 5 new articles

  1. Stella & Dot Pre-Diwali Trunk Show
  2. Signature Concoctions Diwali Cooking Parties
  3. a good start
  4. Kanchan’s cooking experiments
  5. brew-skeh-tehs!
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Stella & Dot Pre-Diwali Trunk Show

This year, instead of having the usual Diwali party, I decided to switch things up and host a Stella & Dot Trunk Show with one of my friends, who is a stylist with the company.



She brought over a gorgeous line of jewelry and bags, to help me and my friends find the perfect accessories for the festive season! A bunch of my girl friends came over for an afternoon of fun and laughs, sipped wine, nibbled on Diwali munchies and shopped from the exclusive trunk show collection.

Diwali Trunk Show

And then, to keep the little girls busy, I had planned Diwali art and craft activities like rangoli coloring and diya painting.

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The Diwali holiday happens to come around this time of the year, in autumn/Fall. So I decided to go with Fall season as a theme for...

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Signature Concoctions Diwali Cooking Parties

Thinking of hosting a Diwali party this year and need some help?! Announcing Signature Concoctions Cooking Parties, just in time for the season!


This Diwali, I will turn your kitchen into a fun training ground for you and your friends. Learn how to whip up dazzling hors d’oeuvres and create a festive party spread while having fun in the kitchen! Over two hours, you will learn everything from the basics to tips-and-tricks of cooking party-tested concoctions to host the perfect Diwali party.

Book a class with me today!

Please contact me and we can work out the timings, any tweaks to the menu and other details. I look forward to hearing from you!


Here’s a sneak peak at the special Diwali class menu: ...

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a good start

I hope you had a good start to 2014!


Like with every new year, I have hit the reset button and I am all charged up about getting back to blogging regularly, writing up all those wonderful stories that I’ve been wanting to write in 2013 but just didn’t get to them. I’m also very excited about the brand new toy Santa got me and can’t wait to share the beautiful pictures it takes for me. In the first few days of 2014, I’ve been cooking and clicking away!

Today I am sharing one of my recent successes in the kitchen – Lentil  & Chickpea Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette

Lentil & Chickpea Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette

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Kanchan’s cooking experiments

And there I go…just couldn’t keep my promise :( . What a long unexpected hiatus this has been! Its the same story; I’ve been nothing but really very busy with work and before I realized Summer’s already over!  While I had been focussed on work, it was great to come home to delicious mom-made food!  Mom and I swapped a few recipes before she went back, which I will be sure to post in the upcoming weeks but in the meantime, to help  jump start my blog, I have invited my friend, Kanchan, to share some of her creative concoctions.

Kanchan and I were together in Engineering school, back in my hometown, Pune. She now lives in NJ with her husband and an adorable 3 year old baby girl, who keeps her on her toes all the...

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Girl talks, giggles and good food with a splash of alcohol – now thats a perfect recipe for a great girls’ nite! No matter how busy we get, my girl friends and I make it a point to meet up regularly. It is our much needed time, away from all those day-to-day things, just getting together and having a ball of a time.

Sometimes it does become a little difficult to get out and meet up – like this last time a couple of weeks ago. That didn’t stop us! We just got together at my place for a girls’ night in! The guys were out somewhere, the kids got to have a playdate while we hung out out in the family room, sipping our favorite wines by candle light, chatting, laughing and relishing a savory array of  homemade...

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