Life-Good Reads

“The World May Try to Copy Your Ideas But They Can’t Steal Your Creativity & Originality From You.” ~Mani Mukhija   “You are the Sole Owner of Your Originality & Creativity, No one ever can steal that from you !!!”

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Featured Face of the Month, RENDEZVOUS

Rendezvous with Ginger-it-Up Meet the Fashion Diva & the Entrepreneur Ritu Bhat of “Ritu Selects” Being the Owner and Chief Creative Director of the largest Indian ethnic showroom in the Carolinas, Wardrobe Stylist Ritu Bhat has been climbing up the ...

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Starters

Avocado Pesto Stuffed Sweet Pepper Poppers- A Perfect Bite Size Appetizer for parties, patios and get-togethers! The spring has sprung! The weather is getting better, the days becoming longer and everyone seems to be in a great spirit. Gone are ...

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Featured Face of the Month, RENDEZVOUS

Rendezvous with Ginger-it-Up Meet the Restauranteur/Entrepreneur With this new interview series I, Mani Mukhija, wish to spotlight on people who worked in the path of living their own dreams and know what they did to achieve their visions. Thousands of ...

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Guest Contribution, Main Course

Soya Keema Masala- A Protein Loaded Vegetarian Entrée Soya Keema Masala” is the result of my undying love for Keema (minced mutton/chicken) cooked in the Indian way. I can eat keema at-least once a week. Sounds crazy right! But obviously it’s not ...

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Life-Good Reads

Friendship Quote – Always Keep your ‘True Friends’ List Up to Date!   “We all have tons of friends. Most carry the label “Friends for FUN”, while only a handful carry the label “Friend in need is the Friend indeed”. ...

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RENDEZVOUS

Rendezvous with Ginger-it-Up ! “Adapt a Right Perspective for Everyone You Meet, Be Inspired and Be Inspiring!” ~Mani Mukhija Life is a beautiful journey. Along this journey, we meet all types of personalities from all walks of life that guide ...

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Desserts

SUGARFREE LOW-FAT SHRIKHAND PARFAITS – AN INDIAN SPICED FUSION DESSERT Shrikhand is an Indian sweet dish made of strained yoghurt (Hung curd). It is one of the main desserts in Gujarati cuisine and Maharashtrian cuisine. Generally, dessert preparations in the ...

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8 Lucky Foods to Eat in Chinese New Year 2017-Eat & Become Rich! Chinese New Year begins Saturday, January 28th – it’s the Year of the Rooster! Many cultures believe the key to a Happy New Year is beginning with ...

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Desserts, Guest Contribution

Graham Cracker Cream Pie Grandma’s Graham Cracker Cream Pie is a family recipe everyone in the Kling family looks forward to for over 63 years. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas my mom made this recipe from the handwritten recipe card from ...

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Starters

Chilli Mushroom – A Quick & Easy Indo-Chinese Recipe with Video Chilli Mushroom is a classic Indo-Chinese dish loved by all. In today’s busy world, where everyone is looking for quick, healthy and yummy food options, Chilli Mushroom certainly is ...

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Cakes

Banana Muffins Recipe Video by 7 years old kid   A very Happy new year to all the readers of Ginger-it-up! Stay tuned for more recipes in the new year. -Cyra Aggarwal #kidscancook Please subscribe to Ginger-it-Up’s YouTube channel.  

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Desserts

Gajar ka Halwa (or Gajrela)-The Indian Heritage ‘Saffron Delight’ Carrot Pudding  Winter Special Indian Delicacy Ever wonder why your Salivary glands release a flood of saliva at the sight of Gajar ka Halwa or Gajrela(commonly called with love). It’s hard to ...

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Main Course

Chinese Chili Soya Chunks(Nutrela) Manchurian Recipe Chinese Chili Soya Chunks(Nutrela) Manchurian Recipe Video This Indian Chinese fusion recipe is made of SoyaBean chunks or nuggets. It serves as a perfect power-packed substitute for Chili Chicken for Vegetarians. My kids simply ...

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Life-Good Reads

5 Toxic people you should avoid and Label as ‘SPAM’   DETOX YOURSELF FROM TOXIC PEOPLE FOR A HAPPIER LIVING TODAY,TOMORROW AND FOREVER! ~Mani Mukhija Life is a beautiful journey. Along this journey, we meet all types of personalities from ...

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Life-Good Reads

How Gratitude Can Help You Handle Life’s Most Unpredictable Situation?  Have you ever wished you knew what the future holds for your life? Have you ever dreamed of unveiling the future? Do you get those “Will I …” thoughts? Like ...

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Desserts

Super Easy Eggless Chocolate Mousse Happy 1st Birthday Ginger-it-Up! Birthdays come and birthdays go. But this one is so special. Someone’s turning One today! Guess who? Hurray! It’s Ginger-it-Up’s 1st Anniversary ! My baby blog turned ‘One’ today. The baby ...

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Main Course

Soya Chaap Masala Curry-A Perfect Power-Packed Vegetarian Chicken from the Streets of Delhi Can’t Believe it’s not Chik-‘N” !!! Sometimes a break from your routine is the very thing you need. I needed one too. Fortunately, my brother visited me ...

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Main Course

Pasta primavera is a classic vegetarian pasta dish that consists of pasta and fresh vegetables in almost equal quantities. So, its half pasta and half season fresh vegetables. Even the season fruits can be added for a tangy-sweet taste. I have ...

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Drinks & Beverages

Green Smoothie for Green Health: Embrace the Gifts of Mother Nature & Stay Blessed! The color Green is symbolic to Mother Nature. Nature has given us wonderful and colorful Vegetables and Fruits. We don’t need to go far to look ...

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Drinks & Beverages

Watermelon Pink Lemonade Cooler -Celebrate Summer and Stay Cool with Icy Pink Cooler Drink!   The first weekend of kids’ summer break and the father’s day falling on the same day called for a special refreshing treat. Lucky are the ...

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Main Course

Kadhai Paneer- Cottage Cheese Sauteed in Tomato base with Aromatic Indian spices If you have ever been to the Northern part of India, you would have certainly experienced this exotic cottage cheese recipe from Punjabi Cuisine. Kadhai Paneer is a ...

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Main Course

Hyderabadi Baingan Ka Salan (Baby Eggplant simmered in Rich Spicy Gravy- Indian Style) Most of the wives are always stuck with this question: “What should we cook tonight?” And answer coming back from the husbands is “Anything other than regular ...

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Breakfast, Drinks & Beverages

The Secret slimming-Diet ‘Trio’ is out: Chia, Blueberry & Green Tea Smoothie If you haven’t been using Chia Seeds already or haven’t yet heard of it, you are missing out on the “most-in” Superfood of today. I myself didn’t know ...

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Desserts, Festive cooking

Gluten-Free Gujiya( Indian Sweet Pie-dumplings) Holi is the Indian festival of colors celebrated in the month of March. Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival is said to bring the social merriment as the ...

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Life-Good Reads

“An Indian’s American Dream which can either Boom or Burst”  #Indian #American #GreenCard #Immigration #TravelOverseasforwork #expat  #Social #Citizen   We can define a couple of categories wherein we can distribute our Indian friends living in America. Some have already become citizens ...

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Desserts, Festive cooking, Valentine's Day

Skinny Chocolate Parfaits The New Year had just begun. I don’t believe it’s already February 14th! Do you? With the Detox and Cleanse Soup diet regime in January, it’s almost time for some indulgence! Love is in the Air and ...

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Guest Contribution

7 Easy Everyday Drinks That Fight Inflammation A rising number of individuals have been suffering from chronic inflammation. This is highly attributed to the body’s nutritional deficiency mainly from poor food choices, usually high in saturated fats and processed foods. ...

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Guest Contribution

I have been baking with my grandmother since I am 7 years old.  I am now 34, carrying on the tradition of the struffoli.  My grandmother passed away last year, and it was devastating to me.  She was my best ...

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Contests and Giveaways

Holiday Heritage Recipes Contest-Winner Announced!!! We would like to thank all the participants who submitted their great holiday recipes. The Ginger-it-Up team carefully reviewed all the entries and selected three finalists as per the Criteria for the Contest. The Ginger-it-up invited all ...

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Contests and Giveaways

========================================================================= The Voting has ended now! The Winner would be announced on Thursday, December 29,2016 on our blog. Stay Tuned ! ========================================================================= We would like to thank all the participants who submitted their great holiday recipes. The Ginger-It-Up team has ...

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Guest Contribution

I started baking with my mom, when I was in class 6.  I love to bake for my family and my friends. When, I had my kids and wanted to bake something good. This is the first time I was ...

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Contests and Giveaways, Guest Contribution

Tiramisu is an elegant and rich layered Italian dessert made with delicate ladyfinger cookies, espresso or instant espresso, mascarpone cheese, eggs, sugar, Marsala wine, rum and cocoa powder. Traditional tiramisu begins with Savoiardi Ladyfingers, light and delicately sweet sponge cake ...

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Welcome Readers, I am Mani Mukhija. Thanks much for stopping by my ‘yet a baby’ food blog. Hope to see it grow soon ! I am an IT professional by qualification and currently live in Charlotte,North Carolina, United States. And now that you’re here, please connect with me, stay longer and don’t be a stranger. Please leave a comment, a note or follow along.

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