Pasta is everything in my life. I love it to death. Ahem, sorry if you don’t already know (the whole world knows I love pasta as much as I do, hehe) but seriously. Anyway, I’ve been making a lot of vegan pasta dishes and I love it! I’ve figured out so many recipes whether it’s pesto, vegan cheese sauce…But something I was missing was grating my cheese on my pasta. Until…. now. I made this and guys – my temptation is gone. You can lick it and lick and lick; it tastes so real. It’s made out of nuts and it tastes exactly like parmesan cheese which is so awesome. The best part is it’s super duper easy! A lot of people have been requesting this …so here you go.
One of the things I miss a lot being a part-time vegan, is cheese. I think a lot of us like cheese, don’t we? Whether on sandwiches, pizzas, pasta… it’s one of those things. Oh – and a dip for nachos! Well, meanwhile…
I think I might’ve got it covered. I’m sharing with you today a super scrumptious vegan cheese dip! Ok, let me just say – it tastes so good. And you can trust me. (I’m not like parents who will say so so that their kids can eat healthy, hehe 😉 )
I mean it. When I made I was like okay, it might be yummy but it may not taste like cheese. But when I licked it I had to admit that it tasted exactly like real cheese dip. The jalapenos, the nutritional yeast, the paprika… Everything forms into one big mush making this dip taste so real. So instead of me going on… let’s get into making it!
I think we’ve all been asked this question when we were sitting silently on a red squeaky chair in 1st grade –
“What is our country’s national bird?”
Well, what if I told you.. our national bird was going extinct. You’d have a reaction, wouldn’t you?
So you just did. India’s national bird, the magnificent bird with the sapphire blue necks, are going extinct. Peacocks.
It was a pleasant night. We were playing chicklets on the road when rain sprinkled gently on our heads.
“It’s hardly any, I’m sure it’ll go. Let’s keep on playing,” I said.
“But let’s get ready to run if it does,” One of my friends said.
That’s when.. it started to pour. And I mean.. pour! The Goan monsoons, with the trees waving in the wind, rain pattering as loudly as it can on the road, making large thumping noises.
My fork clinked on the plate. We were in one of my favorite restaurants in Mysore. I was about to put the piece of Pasta in my mouth when Sufi shouted, “parii! Come here, come here!”
I pushed my chair back and ran up to where she was standing, bending in front of a small pond-like thing, glistening. “LOOK!”
I just can’t stop looking at it. It’s sapphire-blue body, in midst of the green. It’s hazel eyes – so detailed with a little white sparkle in each one. It’s feathers as we all know – absolutely, gorgeous.
“That’s so cuute!”
“Did you make this? So adorable!!
“I saw the bowl you made, it’s so sweet.”
I know I repeated the words too much, but it’s the truth. Sweet. Cute. Adorable. Most adults use the same words every now and then. You’re looking so cute, this art is so sweet, your hair is adorable. I know it’s easy for them – just say that one mushy-mushy word and no more has to be said. That one word has plenty of “sweety-ness” already in it.
We all know those moments when somebody likes our picture, comments something thoughtful on our posts; It’s just that feeling that someone liked what you did. Someone appreciated and even left a comment on there, spending their time writing it. How much ever we try to hide it – we can feel our heart giving a little ‘bling’ whenever we see someone drop a bunch of likes, don’t we?
In this case – it’s someone purchasing my artwork (Shop link is below). Especially if that person is unknown, seeing my phone whizzing a little with a sudden vibration of a new order coming in with a “cash register” ringtone set.
Fairy lights, buntings, stockings, Christmas trees. I absolutely LOVE Christmas decorating. Bright strokes of red and green paint on projects, hanging ornaments from a real tree. One of the most beautiful things that I’m sure even you agree is Christmasy wreaths hanging from your door, with berries and flowers and what not. It just brings happiness through your door. But it’s just not fun going from shops to shops checking price tags like INR 700 and INR 1000 for one small ring with green stuff sticking out of it. I agree it can be tempting, but..
Coffee has literally taken over the world. It’s the 2nd most consumed food behind oil! Do you like Coffee? Well, this brown-magical-caffiene drink really charms people! And ofcourse, none other than myself. Yup, I absolutely adore coffee. And I mean, ADORE. I bet you didn’t know that! First is obviously the taste, but the aroma – you know you can’t hold back when you whiff that scent as you enter your nearby coffee shop. So guys. You know I had to do a coffee quiz! Coffee is not as bad as you think. Without the sugar put into it because of its bitterness, it’s quite healthy! But.. before we get into it…