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"Signature Concoctions" - 5 new articles

  1. a frozen birthday
  2. Stella & Dot Pre-Diwali Trunk Show
  3. Signature Concoctions Diwali Cooking Parties
  4. easter brunch
  5. a good start
  6. Search Signature Concoctions
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a frozen birthday

‘Twas that time of the year again, when I have to gear up for a big production! It was my daughter’s birthday end of January and this year she asked for a “Frozen” birthday. Yes, like most girls her age, she still is very much into the movie and everything else about it! So as per her wish, my husband and I threw her a “Frozen on Ice” birthday party at an ice skating rink near by.



Once we locked the theme down,  I spent hours on Pinterest, looking for fun ways to weave in the different aspects of the movie into the party invites, decorations, favors and menu planning. With the detailed instructions from this website, I made the cute party badges for the kids to wear around the neck, before they...

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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.

Diwali Trunk Show-001

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 my...

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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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easter brunch

Rather than celebrating at a crowded restaurant, this year, I decided to host an Easter brunch at home!


While my little helper was busy setting up the table with Easter decorations, I got crankin’ in the kitchen. Given that I am not a morning person, I had planned to keep the brunch simple, elegant and easy for me to whip up in the morning. On the menu were Mini Masala Frittatas, Brie & Apple Bruschettas with Spicy Pecans, Pasta with Pea Shoots, Snow Peas and Pesto and Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Bread.

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With the banana bread and the pesto done the previous night in addition to the other prep work, I was confident that I would be able to finish the entire menu in less than an hour that Sunday morning before my parents,...

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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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