Eggplant Parmesan Casserole

Cooking quick meals for a family of six can sometimes be a challenge. We do slow cooker meals sometimes, but most of our dinners consist of traditional Gujarati cuisine. On days I want to experiment with something new, I look to make a variation of something I know everyone loves. Enter this eggplant parmesan casserole….

Mexican Pizza, Hold the Guilt

One of our family’s favorite Mexican foods is Mexican pizzas. What’s not to love with fried tortillas smothered in beans, sauce, cheese, and toppings? I decided to add a healthier twist on this family favorite by crisping up the tortillas using an Indian “dutto.” I’m still working on figuring out what the English name for…

Taco Salad Boats

Mexican food is a staple in our house. It’s easy to put together, can be made relatively healthy, and is loved by all.  Check back to the Girls Night post for another variation of these taco boats. The ones below are bite-sized taco salads drizzled with a creamy cilantro dressing, served with some white corn…

Lemon Ginger Snaps

These cookies are easy to make but not for those who don’t love ginger and lemon. Luckily for me, my family loves both of those flavors and these cookies don’t disappoint.  I usually buy a container of the triple ginger snaps from Trader Joe’s, but any brand you can find will do the trick. Lay…

Kind-a Easy To DIY Snack Bites

I love having granola bars on hand as snacks at work or on the go, and Kind bars are my favorite. These little bites are a twist on an Indian dessert that incorporates the elements I love about Kind bars–nuts, dried fruit, seeds/grains, and very little of anything else. For these bites, you’ll need: Ingredients:…

Zoodles & Coodles & Sqoodles

I loveeee my spiralizer. It’s nothing fancy but makes prepping quick lunches and dinners so easy. I mix whatever veggies I have on hand to make spiralized stir-fries or pasta dishes and play around with spices, sauces, and marinades to amp up the floors. This is a simple spiralized pasta dinner with spiralized zucchini, carrots,…

Cheddar “Crack” Bread

Thanksgiving in the Mehta household consists of card games, hanging out, and yummy food! This year, I made up a few pans of my caprese lasagna, garden salad, apple & pumpkin pies, and this delicious cheesy garlic bread. Pinterest and every website I’ve even seen this type of bread on labels it “crack bread” and…

“My Favorite Color is AllTheColors” Birthday Cake

We celebrated my father-in-law’s birthday earlier this year, and since his favorite color is allthecolors, I used my mini cake pans to make a rainbow colored cake. I’m not a great baker, but I am great at adding twists to store-bought mixes. This cake is good ol’ white cake mix from the box and food…

Up Up & Away, A Little One Is On The Way!

Just a few weeks ago, we welcomed a sweet little girl into our family. No, I’m not a mommy yet, but I am an aunt! Living under one roof with my in-laws (mom, dad, brother, and sister) has been one heck of a ride, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. Before my sister-in…

Apple Snickerdoodle Cake Bars

Fall to me screams apples and cinnamon. These cake bars have the perfect balance of sweet, tart, and rich cake texture. They could also double as a decadent breakfast pastry. I used a store-bought box of snickerdoodle cake mix and added finely chopped walnuts and shredded Granny Smith/honey crisp apples. Bake according to package instructions….