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6 Days of “Butter Puff Crackers” Snack Ideas – Day 3

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  • August 31, 2015
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Everyone tries to please their guests with delicious, finger-licking food which they’ll remember forever. Choices for party foods are great but you always want something quick and delicious for your guests that will tickle their tastebuds. Out of those many choices, Peek Freans Butter Puff  Crackers are the one’s that are light, flaky and buttery to serve your guests as appetizers and get your party started.

There are many topping options for Butter Puff and you can gain inspiration from their Peek Freans Butter Puff page for delicious treats. I was inspired by their 14 Ways to Butter Puff topping ideas and decided to make a dip for the crackers that goes so well with both Original and Veggie Crackers and makes delicious appetizers that are guaranteed party-pleasers!

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The ingredients used for this recipe are the ones that I have in my kitchen always. And I’m sure you’ll have these in yours too. If you don’t have these no worries, you can always be creative and come up with your kind-of-dip to go with these crackers. If you need some interesting ideas have a look at these Butter Puff Nachos Recipe here and Butter Puff with Penaut Butter & Jelly topping here
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With Mayo, tomato sauce, some sausages and olives you can whip up this dip in a jiffy and put together a perfect bite-sized appetizers to please a crowd and makes a great snack too.
Butter Puff Party Pleaser Dip

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 Half-roll Packs  Butter Puff Veggie Crackers/Original Crackers
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Sauce
  • A pich, Salt
  • A pinch Black pepper
  • Sausages and Green Olives for topping
INSTRUCTIONS
  1.  In a small bowl mix together mayonnaise, cream cheese, tomato sauce, salt and black pepper
  2. Mix in sliced sausages and olives. Keep a few aside for topping
  3. Serve your Dip with Butter Puff Veggie or Original Crackers
  4. Or, use the dip as a topping for your crackers.

Enjoy these bite-sized perfect appetizers at your next party or just snack on them! Tomorrow’s snack idea is going to be yummilicious and involves ice-cream.

Don’t forget to check out all the delicious #14WaysToButterPuff on Peek Freans Butter Puff Facebook Page

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Back to School Butter Puff Crackers Eat&Sip Food PB&J Quick & Easy Snack Ideas Snacks

6 Days of “Butter Puff Crackers” Snack Ideas – Day 2

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  • August 30, 2015
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Schools are re-opening after long summer vacations and your little one’s must be excited about re-opening of school, new class, new bags, new stationery and just everything new. I loved going to school and enjoyed it a lot, made amazing friends who I’m still friends with and feel blessed to have them in my life. The excitement of school is there but it can become challenging for mothers to prepare lunch boxes, plan after school snacks for the kids. Well, Peek Freans Butter Puff Crackers just made it so easy for you.

Butter Puff Original Crackers rich buttery goodness that is convenient and delicious to have. I know you must have enjoyed it with your daily chai but today we’ll make something for your kids that’s fun, creative and healthy (in a way, it includes fruit) that they’ll love and and enjoy as an after school snack, while you have your chai and listen to their school stories.

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If you haven’t tried the Peek Freans Butter Puff Crackers in Original or Veggie, you should definitely try these, buttery, flaky, flavorful crackers that are super convenient and you can whip up some delicious toppings for your kid’s lunch box or an after-school snack.  You can get some inspiration from Peek Freans Butter Puff page for delicious treats. I was inspired by their 14 Ways to Butter Puff topping ideas and decided to make PB&J topped, quick and easy snack for the kids.
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You can be as creative as you can and top it with you kid’s favorite fruit, dips and sauces. You can try these Butter Puff Nachos too.
Butter Puff Back-to-School Snacks

INGREDIENTS
  • Half-Roll Pack  Butter Puff Original Crackers
  • Peanut Butter
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Apple, sliced or diced
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a serving dish lay out Butter Puff Original Crackers.
  2. Top each cracker with 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter, one or two slices of apple and a layer of strawberry jam on the top.

Enjoy this delicious after-school treat with your kids! More Butter Puff snacking ideas coming tomorrow

For more delicious after-school and lunch ideas check out #14WaysToButterPuff on Peek Freans Butter Puff Facebook Page

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6 Days of “Butter Puff Crackers” Snack Ideas – Day 1

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  • August 29, 2015
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There’s always time for snacks! Even if you have 3 meals a day at times the cravings are such that you need an instant snack that’s super easy and awesomely delicious. The favorite snack of mine, has to be a hot cup of Chai (Tea) and some biscuits/crackers to go with. The satisfaction you get from dunking a biscuit in a hot cup of chai is in-explainable yet immense. And when you have Peek Freans Butter Puff it’s a whole pleasurable snacking experience.

There’s always a pack of Butter Puff Crackers in our snacks cupboard and we all enjoy having it at tea-time at home, so when they introduced the Veggie Crackers I had to try it. When I got the pack and had the first bite, the taste felt soo good and it reminded of a similar taste I had before. A few more bites and it clicked that it tastes just like herb garlic bread and boy! what a treat this was. So flavorful, flaky, rich and just perfect snacking goodness. Since that day it has become my favorite flavor other than their Original Crackers. 

The best thing about these is you can have them as-is or be creative and come up with exciting ways to spice-up your snacks. Butter Puff recently introduced some delicious Gourmet Treats with unique topper creations. You can get some inspiration from Peek Freans Butter Puff page for delicious treats. I was inspired by their 14 Ways to Butter Puff topping ideas and decided to create my own. So for the series on Snack Ideas with Butter Puff, I decided to do a weekend based first. On Saturday’s we usually have movie plans some times at the cinema and sometimes at home and no movie is complete without pop-corns and Nachos.
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For this Saturday’s Movie Night I decided to give a creative twist to Nachos and came up with these Butter Puff Nachos. This one’s easy and simple to whip up kind of a recipe and is super delicious! You can get all these ingredients ahead of time or may find them in your kitchen already (Like Me). 
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Aren’t these Butter Puff Nachos so much fun? One that you can assemble in a snap and load with your kind of toppings too. I did a simple one which turned out to be absolutely delicious.Your friends and family will LOVE these for sure!
 Butter Puff Nachos

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 Half-roll Packs  Butter Puff Veggie Crackers
  • 1/4 Cup Salsa Sauce, store bought
  • 1/4 Cup Cheese Dip, store bought
  • 2 Slices  Cheddar Cheese
  • Black Olives or Jalapeno for topping
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a serving dish lay out Butter Puff Veggie Crackers so that it covers the base completely. 
  2. Layer on with small squared slices of cheddar cheese, salsa sauce and cheese dip
  3. Microwave for a minute so that cheese melts
  4. Top Nachos with olives or Jalapenos 

Enjoy the movie & all the fun! Next Snack Idea is for your little munchkin, so don’t miss that!

Don’t forget to check out all the delicious #14WaysToButterPuff on Peek Freans Butter Puff Facebook Page

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Chicken Biryani

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  • August 27, 2015
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A rice dish from the sub-continent that no other dish can match in grandeur, rich flavors and taste is Biryani. It is a royal dish prepared with myriad of spices, absorbing the rich flavors from the meat and the aromatic rice that makes it elegant and supremely royal.

Since it’s introduction to the Indian sub-continent by the Mughals, Biryani today has taken many forms owing to different regions of India, Arabia and Persia. All these varieties have distinct flavors and a unique taste blended with their local cultures but the royalty of the dish remains the same. The word Biryani is said to be originated from a Persian word “birian” meaning “fried before cooking” (How that is related to biryani, nobody knows).

Traditionally there are two methods of preparing biryani, 1- Kachha (Urdu word for Raw), where the meat are rice are cooked together and  2- Pakka (Urdu word for Cooked), where meat and rice are pre-cooked and then layered together. Though Biryani has many variations however the cooking technique remains the same. It is prepared by layering rice and meat along with the fragrant spices and then cooked on low fire called Dum (urdu for steam) that helps in absorbing and infusing all the flavors together into a royal treat. The Biryani recipe I’m sharing today is of pre-cooked meat and rice, the Pakka method of cooking.
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Cooking Biryani does seem like a daunting task and one needs to be a culinary perfectionist to make it perfect. Well, it is challenging to cook Biryani as it involves a lot of steps, innumerable spices, perfectly cooked rice and tender, flavorful meat. I’ve seen my mother doing it all by herself (making her own biryani spices) and the Biryani she makes is the best! It has all the aromatic spices, long grains of rice and perfectly cooked meat and serves it with Mint Raita and salad. 
I love the Biryani my mother makes and would love to share her recipe sometime with all the home made spices, but my version of Biryani uses a Biryani Mix (Thanks to the brands for introducing this biryani magic in our lives and making it so much easier for us) and it tasted equally delicious (Ok, not equally but really delicious).  
Get over your fear of making Biryani with this easy and delicious recipe. Ready to impress? Let’s get cooking (And, you can thank me later by commenting below :D)

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Chicken Biryani
by August-27-2015
Aromatic rice, juicy tender meat and rich spices layered and cooked to perfection making a colorful and flavorful Royal Cuisine!

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: servings 6

Ingredients

For Rice

  • 500 grams Long grain rice
  • 2 1/2 liter Water
  • Salt

For Chicken

  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 4-5 Onions, Medium
  • 1 Cup Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger paste
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic paste
  • 1 Packet Shan Bombay Biryani Masala
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 6 Tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 5-6 Green Chilies, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • Mint Leaves, a few
  • Ghee or Oil for cooking

For Layering

  • Yellow food color, as required
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg, ground
  • 2 Black Cardamoms, ground
  • 3-4 Cloves, ground
  • 5-7 Whole Black Peppers,ground
  • 4 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • few drops Kewra Water

Instructions

  1. Prepare Chicken Curry: In a pan heat the ghee or oil, add onions and fry until golden brown. Add chicken and let it cook. It will release its own water, let it cook while stirring occasionally until the water dries completely. Now add yogurt and continue cooking on medium heat, when mixed well add ginger and garlic pastes along with the Biryani Masala, salt, red chili powder and water and let cook for 25 minutes till the chicken is tender. Next add tomatoes, when soft add green chilies and mint leaves. Cook for a few minutes till the gravy is reduced but not liquid
  2. Prepare the Rice: Wash and soak rice in water for 15-20 minutes and drain. Boil 21/2 liters of water with a little salt. Once the water starts to boil add rice and cook for 5-7 minutes until they are half cooked. Drain the water
  3. Layering: Oil a heavy bottomed pan, place two-thirds of rice on the base, followed by gravy. Keep alternating layers of rice and gravy making rice as the top layer as well. Sprinkle some yellow food color, all the ground spices, lemon juice and kewra water. Cover the pan titghtly with the lid and cook on low flame for 10-15 minutes till the rice is done and steaming
  4. Serving: Serve hot with Mint Raita (Simply mix this Mint Coriander chutney in yogurt)and salad

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The Fabulous Birthday

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  • August 24, 2015
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It was my Birthday last Friday and I can proudly say it has been a Fabulous One! Still in my twenties (enjoying another year of being in the 20’s and not feeling so old yet) the excitement for the birthday was the same as I used to have as a kid. That excitement coupled with fun, laughter, happiness and love made it an extra special one.

I love dressing up for my birthday and like every year I decide in advance what I’ll be wearing, what kind of look I’ll go with, what kind of accessories I need and just-everything. This year was no different, I was looking for something orange to add to my summer’s wardrobe and that’s when I came across this gorgeous kurta from Origins-Ready to Wear (see here). The makeup was the usual but I added a pop of color to the eyes and wore a bright coral lipstick shade, and just loved the look. (I’ll do another post with all the details on what I wore on my birthday).

If you’re following me on Facebook you’ll know that me and my sister share the same birthday but were born years apart and we aren’t twins technically but call ourselves Birthday Twins (because we share the same birthday). So the first one’s to wish us is US and our parents of course. This 21st Aug the day was beautiful, birthday excitement was there, dressing up excitement was there and getting birthday wishes and love from Parents made a great start to the day.
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And from there the day just got better and awesome and fabulous. Upon reaching work, I was surprised by two starry balloons tied to my chair. That was an adorable gesture and I completely loved it (I love balloons btw) and then we all had Chocobons from Cinnabon for breakfast. It was a fun-filled, chocolicious start of day at work. I’ve got an amazing bunch of people at work, who so lovingly planned it for me and I totally-totally loved it.
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and then later in the evening celebrated birthday with the entire office and we all enjoyed the Chocolate cake from Nando’s – that’s a favorite!
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 God was kind too, the weather in the afternoon got cloudy and it rained till late in the evening. One of my friend’s said, “You poured heavily on us on your birthday” (LOL)
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My parents and sister had already planned a BBQ dinner for our birthday, the Leo’s that we are, we both love BBQ! I had my friends over too. Some birthday decor, lighting and props were also arranged that made the birthday much more fun. We all had a photography session where my sister took some really crazy pictures of us. We all laughed till our tummies hurt on our craziness and random jokes but we all had great fun.
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The cake was elegant and feminine in pink with a white sugar flower on the top. It was simple, elegant and so delicious, my sister and I both loved it. It was again one of our favorite cake’s from Kitchen Cuisine – Chocolate Fudge Cake. 
Enjoyed every bit of it and that all has been added to beautiful memories which will be cherished forever. Feel so blessed to have such wonderful, amazing and fabulous people in my life!
I received a lot of birthday wishes on Facebook, Instagram, through texts, calls and emails. I’m immensely humbled and would like to thank each any everyone of you for remembering it and wishing me. You all made my birthday a Fabulous Birthday! one that I’ll never forget.
Thank you for making me feel special on my day.
Much Love <3
 
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Natural Wonders: Lemon & Honey Face Mask

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  • August 19, 2015
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Who doesn’t love fresh, glowing, beautiful skin? Specially when you’re in your 20’s and 30’s you definitely want to take better care of your skin (of course 40’s and above included). While monthly facials are a thing, but not everyone can afford monthly salon services. So if you’re looking for ways to keep your skin soft, fresh and clean then this Homemade (& Natural) Lemon & Honey Face Mask is all you need.

This super easy, effective and affordable face mask made with only two ingredients is a perfect facial treatment at home. The ingredients that are likely to be in your kitchen at all times, can help soothe, heal and even out your skin tone. Isn’t that genius?

I have been experimenting with homemade face masks lately and that’s when I started these Natural Wonders series on the blog. I’ve used homemade Miracle face mask (read here) to combat acne and have absolutely loved the results. So when I was trying this one I was expecting equally good results right away, as this Lemon & Honey Face Mask uses Honey that is a natural antioxidant and antibacterial agent that absorbs impurities from the skin and Lemons are filled with AHA’s and BHA’s (alien terms alert!) Alpha hydroxy acids and Beta hydroxy acids which makes lemons a great natural exfoliate, rich in vitamin C that helps in skin brightening and exfoliation.
In one line, this face mask makes your skin look young, smooth, radiant, acne free, even toned and beautiful!
Here how to make this Natural Lemon & Honey Face Mask:
Things you’ll need 
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 lemon
 Directions 
  • In a bowl squeeze lemon, add honey and mix with a spoon until it’s liquid in consistency
  • Clean your face and pat dry. keep your hair pulled back from your face as the mask will be sticky
  •  Apply the mask on your face avoiding the eye area
  • Let your skin soak all the natural wonders for 15-20 minutes
  •  Rinse off with cold water and gently pat dry your skin
  •  Apply your favorite moisturizer and enjoy beautiful glowing skin
I use this mask at night, once a week because I feel night time is actually the best time to make the skin breathe and when you wake up in the morning you’ve beautiful, smooth and clean skin.


If you try this, let me know how it works for you! And, if you have any skincare suggestions, leave me a comment!

 Natural Wonders – Happy Skin & Beautiful You!

* Picture Credits: OlgaMiltsova/iStock/GettyImages

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Cheese Stuffed French Toast with Ice-Cream

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  • August 18, 2015
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This Independence day weekend I wanted to try a different breakfast. The French Toast addict in me wanted to have French Toast for breakfast but not the classic one. It had to be creative, glorious, delicious and something that’s absolutely gluttonous, and that’s when I came up with this spectacular Cheese stuffed French Toast with Ice-Cream recipe.

When all kinds of cravings combine you have this spectacular breakfast-dessert (as I call it) that is a beautiful composition of personal favorite combinations, cheddar and toast, ice-cream and pancake syrup, milk, sugar and cornflakes. This Cheese stuffed French Toast with Ice-Cream is not just another french toast recipe, its Restaurant Quality! (you’ve got to believe this when I say it, as if you have a choice)

Imagine the contrast of flavors so pleasantly presented: hot and cold, sweet and savory, crunchy and soft, all together in front of you one fine morning, the look of it will brighten your day and once you’ll start eating, it’ll be your best day ever! (OK that’s an exaggeration but it is awesomely delicious)
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 It’s super easy to make and is packed with deliciousness. And the secret ingredient for it is of course Ice-Cream! You’ve got to trust me when I say this is the BEST French Toast recipe ever. Don’t look any further for a perfect, restaurant style French toast recipe because you’ve found one and it’ll become your favorite too.
I have other french toast recipes too, which you can find here, here and here but this one turned out to be the best for me.
Have it for breakfast or make yourself a quick dessert, add in your favorite fruits and ice-cream flavors and indulge in deliciousness. So you’ve got to try this soon and that literally mean do it Now!

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Cheese stuffed French Toast with Ice-Cream
by August-18-2015
Wake up your tastebuds with cheesy, crispy and a glorious breakfast-dessert served with ice-cream and pancake syrup

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 1

Ingredients

  • 2 slices White Bread (or any bread)
  • 1 slice Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 Cup Cornflakes, coarsely crushed
  • 3-4 Tbsp Butter (or as needed)
  • 1 scoop Praline Ice cream (or any other) for serving
  • Pancake Syrup or Maple Syrup for serving

Instructions

  1. In a shallow dish whisk together egg, sugar, milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Set aside
  2. Put the crushed cornflakes in another shallow dish
  3. In a non-stick skillet melt butter over medium-low heat
  4. Arrange the cheese slice between two bread slices, making a sandwich. Dip this sandwich in the egg mixture allowing the bread to soak up some of the mixture,turning sides to coat
  5. Then coat the sandwich with crushed cornflakes gently pressing while coating so that it sticks together and coats it completely
  6. Transfer the sandwich to the skillet and cook until golden brown and crisp (make sure the cornflakes coating doesn’t burn)
  7. Transfer to the serving plate, slice it diagonally. Drizzle pancake syrup over it and serve with a scoop of ice-cream

Notes

  1. Serving Ideas:Butter, berries, seasonal fruits, confectioners’ sugar, your choice of ice-cream

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Sparkly 14th Aug Nails – Step-by-Step

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  • August 11, 2015
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We are only 3 days away from 14th August, Independence Day celebrations and can feel the enthusiasm in the people. Every place has turned green and white, there are Independence day special discounts and Independence day special collections have also hit the stores. I already have bought my special Kurta for Independence day (which I’ll reveal later sometime) and decided to do some Independence Day Nail Art to go with it.

This Nail Art is super easy and so wearable. With only 4 nail products you can achieve this nail art in just no time at all and can flaunt your sparkly nails. As this one’s an Independence Day Special post so the nail colors had to be green and white but then I added some glitter on it to give it some bling and loved how sparkly and pretty it turned out.

It’s just one simple trick and for that you need to be a Mani Pro to get fancy looking set of nails. Give it a try (in your choice of colors perhaps) and if you’re really cool (which you definitely are) you’ll share the picture of your sparkly nail art in the comments below.
Lets get started:
Things you’ll Need
  • Green polish
  • White polish
  • Green Glitter polish
  • Clear Top Coat
  • Makeup sponge 
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 Step 1: Apply Green polish on nails including thumb, except the ring finger.

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Step 2: Apply white nail polish on the ring finger nail. You can alternate green and white nail color on the fingers too.
Step-3-Nail-Art-TicklethosetastebudsStep 3: Here’s the little trick we talked about and why I said we’ll be using a make sponge. Apply glitter nail polish to the corner of the make sponge. While its still wet dab it on to the white nail color near the bed of the nail. Dab as much to make the glitter dense and as sparkly you want it to be.
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Step 4: Apply a clear top coat immediately to smooth out the glitter. Apply to the other nails as well to give it a more finished look. I also applied a little star on the corner of my glittered nail.
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And that’s the final look. Pretty simple right? Give it a try and tell me how much you love it.

Products Used: Green Nail Polish – Golden Rose Rich Nail Lacquer in No. 18,  White Nail Polish – Flormar Pretty in P03, Top Coat – Golden Rose Paris clear top coat, Green Glitter Polish – Golden Rose Jolly Jewels in No. 107

Happy Independence Day!

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Healthy Breakfast | Chia Pudding with Peaches

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  • August 10, 2015
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Superfoods are all the rage these days, with their magical properties they are to provide super health benefits which we normally don’t get from the kind of foods we eat everyday. With so much hype around these, when I came across Chia Seeds I was a bit skeptical in trying them out but then Chia Pudding was something that made me try it. In which I was only concentrating on the pudding part of it.

And I was surprised at how amazing this pudding turned out to be, it was not only filling it tasted great too and these little seeds became my best-friends since then. I’m a kind of person who skips breakfast easily, that’s one bad habit that I have and on days when I do have breakfast its only a glass of milk, which doesn’t keep you filled for a good 5-6 hours.
So adding chia seeds to the milk was a super idea for a person like me. Often people confuse chia seeds with basil seeds (in urdu: Tukh Malanga) which are quite similar looking with a very little difference in shape but both the seeds have super health benefits. However there is a huge difference in consuming them, while Chia seeds can be consumed both raw or soaked, basil seeds can only be consumed soaked and can’t be eaten raw at all. Now you know the difference, don’t confuse these two!
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It’s summer season and my favorite fruit Peaches are available so these had to be used in this pudding. Like I used my favorite fruit in it, you can use your favorite fruit bananas, strawberries, mangoes or any other fruit and believe me you’ll love this pudding as much as I did.
Prepared with only 5 ingredients, requires 2-3 minutes preps, make ahead (overnight) and enjoy the next day. Its the best thing to have in breakfast and for people like me who skip breakfast, it’ll make you have breakfast everyday. It’s that good. It’ll keep you filled for 5-6 hours easily, will give you an energy boost and is an easy way to boost your fiber and omega-3 intake too. It’s really good for weight-watchers and is an ultimate food for dieters and people who want to lose weight. Just sprinkle some over the salad, add in a soup, make a pudding and eat it in whatever way you like.
Prepare it, try it and enjoy the creamy, healthy, delicious Chia Pudding with your favorite fruits. You can also check out this post for another superfood that I tried and absolutely loved. 
I used milled Chia Seeds for this recipe that were from Linwoods Pakistan and are easily available in grocery stores.

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Chia Pudding with Peaches
by August-10-2015
Chia Pudding with Peaches – with 5 Ingredients only, this creamy,quick and healthy breakfast pudding will be your new favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 1 peach

Instructions

  1. In a bowl or a jar mix together milk, yogurt, chia seeds and maple syrup or honey. You can add some vanilla extract or almond extract for flavor
  2. Taste and adjust ingredients according to taste. Give it a nice stir and cover the bowl and store in the fridge overnight
  3. Remove the pit of the peach, cut in cubes and mix in the pudding
  4. Drizzle some maple syrup on the top and enjoy
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Fab Grab: Azadi Special Favorites

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  • August 7, 2015
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PAKISTAN is turning 68 on 14th August this year and I’m super excited. As soon as the month of August begins I turn overly patriotic (not that I’m not patriotic all other months), I just feel that way in August particularly because it’s Independence Month + My Birthday Month, so good enough reason for me to be excited.

The entire nation is in full Jashan-e-Azadi (Independence day) spirit. From the 1st of August people set up stalls on streets, markets and on corners of the roads selling Pakistan flags, badges, small paper flags (jhandia), stickers and other independence day special merchandise. It’s actually so much fun, as the cities start turning green and white in every way, from illuminated buildings to waving National Flags atop houses and buildings. At night its a beautifully lit sight, homes and buildings illuminated with fairy lights in national colors (green & white) is Simply Stunning! 
Another attraction is the special Independence Day collections introduced by different brands on these occasions. Out of the many products that I came across this year, this Painted National Flag with National Anthem by Pith was love at first sight, like literally.
Aren’t these amazing? I love these Flag Prints with National Anthem. These are available in 2 sizes, Small (12×16) and Large (31×61) the perfect size to give your walls some patriotic color. These are very reasonably priced at Rs. 1200 and Rs. 3100 so grab this fast , just like I did!
Pith also has really fabulous Independence day products collection check them all out here
Another product that stole my heart was this truck-art designed digital print cushion by Fray Design Studio from their Independence day special collection.
I was totally sold on the design, the color scheme and how beautifully the Minar-e-Pakistan stands there. As they say “Lahore Lahore Aye” and for a true and proud Lahori, that I am this had to become mine. It’s priced at Rs. 1500 and can be purchased from Fray Design Studio’s Facebook Page here
They’ve got a whole lot of products from art-prints to cushions, t-shirts to tea coasters, from notebooks to phone covers all items very unique and amazing.
I enjoy the whole Azadi spirit, you get to see so much enthusiasm in every individual and the love they hold for their country.
I’m proud to be a Pakistani!
What are your favorite Independence Day Special products this year?
 
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