‘Healthifying’ Instant Noodles

Let’s be real and talk about ‘instant noodles’. I am sure at some point in our lives, many of us relied on instant noodles. It’s cheap, convenient, quick, filling, and delicious!! While growing up, instant noodles were ‘the junk food’ in Nepal at that time. Since it was a norm to eat home-cooked meals, as a kid it was a huge deal if you got to eat instant noodles – we ate them in the form of soup, as a stir fry or even raw mixed in with onions, tomatoes, and the seasoning packet (did anyone else eat instant noodles raw? I swear I am not making this up, it’s pretty popular amongst Nepali people). During my sophomore year of high-school instant noodles (raw) was my lunch almost everyday but after that, I got tired of it until I moved here and noticed instant noodles in styrofoam cups. That was really weird to me because we had only packets but I got used to it rather quickly because it was a hot commodity in college. Especially if you are broke, car-less, and hungry at midnight – instant noodles was there for the rescue!healthyinstantnoodle1… 

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Sprouted Fenugreek Salad

My phone says it’s 4 am; I am wide away even though it’s Sunday and I have nothing on my agenda this morning. My body has yet to sync with daylight savings I think. It’s freezing outside – I am hesitant to get out of bed yet I am too restless to continue laying with… 

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Virtual Coffee Date

If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you that I absolutely hate cold windy, 30F temperature. I moved to Texas hoping that it wouldn’t get as cold as Idaho or Illinois but I guess winter followed me here. image via

WHOLE WHEAT CREPES WITH CRANBERRY APPLE COMPOTE

Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up

Thanksgiving is almost upon us you guys! I did not grow up celebrating Thanksgiving but any holiday that involves gathering with your loved ones AND delicious food – count me right in. Few years ago, I had my first and only Thanksgiving dinner with a couple of friends; we cooked together in a tiny college kitchen… 

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Fort Worth Half Marathon 2014 – Final Thoughts

I am writing this post lying on my bed sore with both legs raised but I am pretty proud of running the Fort Worth Half Marathon 2014, a journey that began about 14 weeks ago. It was quite an experience- I confessed my love for running with you guys, then faced challenges along the way but as of… 

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Apple Butter Muffins

Blogging is awesome for the most part, the community and my virtual friends are two things I adore the most about this gig. Somedays I have an abundance of recipe ideas floating in my head but there are times I feel uninspired and fail to create things ‘exciting enough’ to share on the blog…this is one of those… 

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Virtual Coffee Date

It’s been forever since we went on a virtual coffee date and I kind of miss talking about random stuff here. So today, instead of the usual, lets break free and go on a little date.. If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you about my weekend at the flea market; I had… 

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