Boozy Blueberry Crunchers Mug Cake

Made this as a surprise for my husband on his birthday.


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Saffron pistachio muffins

Muffins are my favorites for a quick breakfast. Nothing is better then a warm muffin for breakfast during a hectic weekend.

Before sharing my recipe for the saffron pistachio muffin, I would like to share my recipe for a basic muffin. This can be had as in or can be topped with variety of flavors and nuts to add another dimension.

  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


Mix all the ingredients and filling the cups to 2/3rd. Bake at 375°F for 20-25 mins. (use 15 mins for June).

For the Saffron Pistachio muffin add the following as well:

  • 1/4 cup sugar.
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1tsp cardamom powder
  • 1tsp soaked saffron in warm milk.

After filling the cups, sprinkle with some chopped pistachios. you can prepare a glaze by mixing some powder sugar and water and pouring over the muffin.



Saffron cardamom Shrikhand (Sweetened Yogurt)

I wanted to try making Shrikhand at home from scratch for Piyush during summer. Shrikhand is a thick, delicious dessert made from strained yogurt. It can be had with Indian flat breads like roti, poori, paratha. I made Shrikhand with saffron, nuts & cardamom. It can be made with Mango pulp, only cardamom etc.


6 cups – yogurt

1 tsp. saffron

1 tbsp. warm milk

12 tbsp. superfine sugar

1⁄2 tsp. green cardamom seeds, crushed

1 tbsp. pistachios, almonds, chopped

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Detox with Moringa

As mentioned in my previous posts I did a 7 day detox program, of course it included many cheat meals as we had an office outing, date night and special craving for Aapam. I tried to sticking to my diet plan but has a Cajun feat one day at Creole.

I lost 3.5 lbs in 7 days and absolutely had a great time doing it. I was able to completely cut off coffee / chai out and switched to healthier green tea (Numi toasted rice/ Tenren green tea) as green tea contains vitamin C, many amino acids and the highest concentration of catechins among teas.

I also experimented with Moringa powder which is the usual Indian drumstick leaves. Here are some quick  Murungai keerai recipes:

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Date night at CreoLa

My husband planned this date night to celebrate our anniversary.

I had always wanted to try this place but being away from the  San Carlos downtown, I’ve never been here. I’ve always wanted to their Cajun style cuisine. We tried their Prix fixe 4 Course Mardi Gras Menu. It was delicious.




Cornbread muffin with Honey Butter.

It was lighter and sweeter than the traditional southern version.  This moist muffin had a sturdier, more bread-like mouthfeel than a dense cake. Perfect way to build an appetite. ***



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