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Vegan Cardamom Shortbread Cookies

Vegan Cardamom Shortbread Cookies

Hello hello! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend/start to the week! I had a particularly spectacular weekend celebrating our first wedding anniversary! It’s so hard to believe that a little over a year ago, I was in a completely different state of mind, re: wedding planning chaos mode. It’s funny how that happens right? You spend a whole year obsessing over little details and just like that, in a blink of an eye, the big day is over. What a wonderful day it was though! I would totally re-live just that one amazing day again Suril planned our celebratory trip this past weekend (which is now turning into a yearly pilgrimage) to Charlottesville, Virginia. We stayed at Arcady Vineyard Bed & Breakfast, a quaint b&b surrounded by nature and a stone’s throw from Monticello.  Our hosts were terrific and the breakfast they made for us everyday was top notch! They took us on a wine tour and thankfully we had only been to one of the four vineyards they took us to. We’ve been to the area so many …

Baked Apple Crisp

Baked Apple Crisp | The Full-time Foodie

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and to those who live around the DC area- hope you got through yesterday without slipping on the side walk.  I really think I’ve hit my limit with winter.  Spring needs to get here already!  Despite the blah end to the weekend, I had a rather wonderful one!  I attended Rooting DC this past saturday and it was such a great experience! If you don’t know what it is, it’s an annual gathering where you can learn more about urban agriculture, community gardens in the DC area, growing and eating locally and much more.  The workshops and sessions were informative and engaging.  It was so enjoyable being around like-minded people and those making a difference in our community by combating hunger in schools and shelters.  My description probably doesn’t do as much justice, so if you’re in the area and interested in volunteering, gardening and DIY-ing, you should check out their website.  I definitely plan to go next year! Now for today’s post!  It’s funny how literally a post ago I mentioned how I …

Chocolate-Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate-Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

I am not a morning person  I think a lot of people can relate to this, and if you can’t… we might not get along.  In all seriousness, mornings are not particularly enjoyable for me.  It definitely takes a while for me to wake up and feel alert.  I’m also not a coffee drinker, except the very occasional Java Chip Frappucino I have from Starbucks which my husband says is “not REAL coffee anyway”.  I like tea with milk and sugar.  So that basically means, I’m extremely sluggish in the mornings.  Aside from that, I really struggle with eating breakfast.  I just have no interest in food when I wake up and only want my cup of tea. Ok maybe that’s a lie.  I do have interest in food when I wake up, but only if it’s unhealthy, already prepared & loaded with sugar i.e. donuts, cookies etc.  For this reason I basically chose no breakfast vs. bad breakfast.  In lieu of a lacking healthy breakfast regimen, I have started making breakfast smoothies which we take to work …

Strawberry Sorbet

Strawberry Sorbet

Greetings friends… and former A Dish n’ A Spoon followers! Thank you for making your way to my new blog!  I thought it was time for a new space without all the clutter and frankly I really wasn’t a fan of the old blog name (Sorry Anu).  It would probably take a few posts to describe all the things that have happened in my life since my last ADNAS post (even the abbreviated state bugs me haha) but in a nutshell- I moved to a new apartment in DC last year with a bigger kitchen and on March 29th I married the most wonderful man in the whole world.  And those who know him know I’m not exaggerating!  As you can imagine, wedding planning pretty much took over my free time and I had no time to catalogue all the things I cooked. Now with my free time back, which thankfully brought back my gusto for cooking, I’m trying new recipes and I’m excited to share them all again- kitchen fires and all.  With that I bring you my first …