Celebrating Holi in San Diego

Holi the Festival of Colors

This weekend I celebrated Holi in the US for the first time. You know how there are those things that you always want to do but somehow it just never works out? For years I’ve completely missed Holi, each time realizing days later that I had overlooked it yet again! This year, I was thrilled… Continue reading Holi the Festival of Colors

Gluten-free Walnut Bars (Walnut Burfi)

Walnut Bars (Burfi) for Diwali

To celebrate Diwali this year, I made these walnut squares. They are my version of Walnut Burfi. I had found these beautiful bright red walnuts at Whole Foods and didn’t know what I would do with them until Diwali came around. I created these walnut bars that are reminiscent of the texture of Mohanthal, a… Continue reading Walnut Bars (Burfi) for Diwali

Thanksgiving Feast for Two

Steve and I went to his parent’s house for an early Thanksgiving dinner last weekend. We had to work on Thanksgiving day and Steve’s parents were going out of town, so we celebrated early with that side of the family. We had a fantastic traditional meal with turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, sweet… Continue reading Thanksgiving Feast for Two

Celebrating Diwali with Homemade Hand-Pies (Ghoogra)

Ghughras: A Diwali Sweet (Gujia)

Ghughras (Gujia or Karanji in Hindi) are an essential Diwali treat for Gujus. To celebrate this festival, my mom always went all out. She made a variety of different snack foods at home and ordered others from specialty sweet and snack shops. There were many different sweets and snacks, but Ghugras were the one treat… Continue reading Ghughras: A Diwali Sweet (Gujia)