Whole-wheat Banana Bread

Before the arrival of baby Vishnu, my weekends and any spare afternoons were spent baking all sorts of delicious baked goods. I prided myself in being able to make bread, muffins, and even granola bars from scratch. Although I barely have spare time these days, I still feel the urge to bake. When that urge hits, I usually look through my recipes Read More …

The Meaning Behind My Children’s Names

Recently many of you have asked me how I decided on my children’s names and the meaning behind those names. It was very important to me to give my children meaningful names and fortunately for me, my husband gave me full freedom over choosing all three of our children’s names. Some of you had asked why I didn’t choose modern names or why I chose long names Read More …

Sambhar

The past couple weeks have been crazy busy. First baby Vishnu came down with bronchitis, then the older two kids caught throat infections and were home from school for four whole days and I inevitably caught a cold while fasting for Skanda Shasti Viratham. Skanda Shasti Viratham is a six-day fast dedicated to the Hindu God, Murugan who is also referred to Read More …