Welcome Readers, I am Mani Mukhija. Thanks much for stopping by my food blog. My Baby Blog was born in the “Queen City- Charlotte” in United States and is growing in the “Land of Maple Leaf”, Canada !! Hope to see it grow even higher !!

I am an IT professional by qualification, a wife of the most loving man and a mom of two supremely adorable girls with the grace of God, a food lover by appetite, passionate about cooking, enthusiastic about healthy, quick and easy recipes for my family, have travelled across the world and currently living in Toronto,Canada.

I am an Eggy-vegetarian, a food-stylist, and a freelance writer. Through this blog, I want to devote all my free time to my hobbies and my true passions: writing and cooking. I have a great obsession about food. I daydream about new recipes and can instantly convert any set of ingredients into a delicious dish in no time. My mom is my real cooking inspiration. Apart from her, I love to take inspiration from great chefs and don’t hesitate to learn photographing from various talented people.

I love to host and entertain friends with my new experiments in the kitchen. I read a lot of good articles on health and nutrition and thereby try to incorporate that bundle of knowledge into my recipes.



The naming of blog was something to match with my personality. I love to be a happy person all the time and believe in living life to the fullest. Ginger-up means to jazz up. I believe in making things happen. I try to keep myself up and running under all tough circumstances. After all, life is all about facing challenges every day.

It’s up-to us to jazz our lives up by enjoying each and every moment. I perceive this blog of mine (“Ginger-it-up”) as a breakthrough to Taste, Health and Happiness. So, apart from writing about food and sharing recipes, I decided to talk about life, happiness, well-being, parenting and social-issues too.  While food plays a vital role in jazzing-up the boredom, we can’t overlook other aspects of life which share equal importance in gingering-it-up.

So, please don’t shy away from sharing your thoughts or write-ups on any such topics. I would be delighted to publish them for you on my website.

So, let’s Ginger-it-up together! Let the cravings for food and happiness begin once again.


  1. Deewan singh

    December 17, 2015 at 3:50 am

    Love your recipes… your way of explaining is awesome.


    • Mani Mukhija

      December 17, 2015 at 3:54 am

      Thanks a lot. I am glad to know that you like my recipes …


  2. Shreshta

    February 16, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Awesomely written posts… Great going !


    • Mani Mukhija

      Mani Mukhija

      February 17, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      Thanks Shreshta for the encouraging words ! It means a lot to me.


  3. Richa Bathla

    February 18, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I simply love your recipes and so do your blogs!!!!!
    So well defined….really love it…


    • Mani Mukhija

      Mani Mukhija

      February 19, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      Thank you so much Richa .. The encouraging words coming from my family mean a lot to me!


  4. Mario

    February 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Mani, Your recipes look delicious, I want to try one of them real soon.


  5. Mani Mukhija

    Mani Mukhija

    February 18, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks Mario. Would love to hear soon how it came out for you.


  6. Dan

    July 19, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Your recipes look so tasty! I can’t wait to try some of them this weekend with my wife. Thanks again!


    • Mani Mukhija

      Mani Mukhija

      July 19, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      Thanks Dan for the words of appreciation. I must say that your recipes are awesome too and they are very creative. Cheers,Mani


  7. Emily John

    July 27, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Wonderful self-description, creative blog name and awesome spread of recipes. Simply love everything about your blog Ms. Mani ! Bookmarking your site right away to stay updated with the latest post. Thanks for sharing the simple and different recipes.


    • Mani Mukhija

      Mani Mukhija

      July 28, 2016 at 10:00 am

      So sweet of you Emily. Thank you for boosting up my spirits to do even better!


  8. Devender Singh

    November 26, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Nice way of explaining recipes. I would love to try all of them. Your recipes and blogs rock !!!


  9. Payal Rana

    June 22, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    First of all I was reading about sumedha mahajan and your interview with her then start reading about you and could not stop reading more about you too as an women you too best at your field as an symbol of female power. Best wishes and keep writing…..


    • Mani Mukhija

      Mani Mukhija

      June 22, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      Hi Payal, Thanks so much for the warm wishes. It means a lot to me. Sending lots of best wishes your way too. Love,Mani


  10. Alamin

    September 1, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Hi Mani,

    I emailed you last week regarding your blog which was selected by kitchenproductreviewed as one of the
    Top 200 Best Food Blogs on the web ranked no: 17

    Can you help us spread the word by adding the badge on your blog? Use the below code to display this badge proudly on your blog.

    If you can briefly mention about the Top 200 Best Food Blogs list in any of your upcoming posts, we would greatly appreciate it.
    Also, you can celebrate your winning with your followers by sharing the article.


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What Readers Are Saying

Superb Blog Keep it up Mani.

You are such a super woman and doing very good job to encourage all the ladies. Thanks for writing the blog and sharing the thought.


“Great Work”

I have known Mani for more than a year now. I have never seen a lovely, caring, multitasking, talented women like her.
I really like and an avid reader of her blogs. Her writing style is very impressive and easy to understand.
Her recipes are unique as well as healthy.
I am a big admirer of her Rendezvous series. Her series exemplify that the women are capable of so many things.
Thanks so much for doing a great job!

Shakun Malhotra

Amazing blog from an amazning girl!

I met Mani for the first time when she approached for interviewing me for her Rendezvous series! Right then, I was immensely impressed by her dedication, passion and commitment towards her blog! Ginger-it-up is not just a random blog, its a well thought and amazingly executed piece of art! Her love for food, and her passion of meeting people and executing their journey with such warmth and love makes Mani stand out from what others are doing. I have gotten to know Mani after our first meet and I am glad our paths crossed! Wishing you an amazing journey ahead! Keep writing!:)

Ritu Bhat
Ritu Selects - India inspired Couture

Food and Mani are two sides of same coin

Dear Mani, I am a regular reader of your blog just because you bring the most delicious, mouth-watering and creative recipes on the table.
My favorite recipe so far is “Gajar ka Halwa “ can’t beat this one!!!

THE RENDEZVOUS series brings real-life experiences which are never forgettable. It inspires our community and encourages ones to further their dreams.

Ginger-it-up website is very organized and easy to follow.

Can’t wait to read more life inspirational stories and mouth-watering/healthy recipes!!

Lata Agarwal

great job!!

Great Job!! A nice food blog to follow on web!


Thank you for Sharing Amazing Recipes

Hi Mani,
I just wanted to thank you for sharing amazing recipes. I have finally found a chef and recipe author whose creations are absolutely infallible. You have inspired me amazed me with every new recipe, and made cooking exciting..
Your recipes are well thought easy to cook and darn good..
Keep up the good work..

Amee Punjabi

I love the recipes and

I love the recipes and the write-ups especially the Rendezvous Series. It’s a great Initiative. Keep it going!


Hi Mani,I love your each

Hi Mani,
I love your each and every recepie, all of them are very simple to make. Also I am inspired by the way you start the recipes with a little story which gives a personal touch to your creation. Keep up good work and good luck!!

Keerti Juneja

Love Ginger-It-Up!

I absolutely love Ginger-It-Up! Great recipes, awesome tips, and gorgeous pictures! I love all of the flavors and the new products, and Mani’s writing style is interesting, clear, and easy to follow! Keep up the great work!

Brian Finkel
D'vash Organics

Great work!

I love to read gingeritup articles because it’s everything which you can relate to. The recipes so presentable and delicious yet so easy and simple ingredients and the lil intros which Mani writes to describe the recipe makes you connect with it. The other articles on gingeritup I find very honest and sincere . Rendezvous series is an inspiring unique initiative which she has started which I haven’t seen anywhere else . Overall, I admire Mani for she is so talented and a multitasker.


Great blogger

Gingeritup is the best blog and Mani the best blogger ever!! Her recipes are so easy to follow because of her creative writing style. Always looking forward to see and follow her recipes !! Keep up the good work!! Best wishes !!

Sunil handa
Saffron Indian cuisine in Charlotte

A superb initiative!

Ginger It up has been a superbly thought & well-executed blog. Seeing it among one of the most popular food blogs makes me feel proud. Mani Dee has come so far with this baby of hers. There are many blogs over the internet which provides recipes & numerous cuisines. What Ginger It up brings on the table is its niche which has been carved out by her. I loved the concept of bringing authentic Indian recipes & sharing an interesting experience along with. It was a very unique & good idea which gives the reader a sense of personalized touch & in a way the reader can form a connection with that.
Her passion for food & writing goes way back!! I wish this website a stupendous growth ahead in the upcoming year! Hope to see many new cuisines with that personalized experience! 🙂


Tarun Chawla

The best blogger ever!!

Excellent blog gingeritup !! Always giving 💯 to the receipes which are easy to follow because of her creative writing style and her series Rendezvous is always the best !! I wait to read about this series each month since she started writing about this.

Renu handa
Saffron Indian Cuisine in Charlotte

Love browsing the recipes and great information!

ZEGO Co-founder Colleen on Rendezvous with Ginger-it-Up

Mani writes very in-depth recipes, and I LOVE her photos. They make everything look so good! It is always enjoyable to browse her site and try the recipes, and I love that she has a focus on empowering women as well!

Rivka Hodgkinson
ZEGO Snacks

My favorite blogger!!

If you are looking for easy, healthy and creative recipes, then Ginger it up has covered up everything for you!!
Mani Mukhija’s brilliance and excellence, keeps me drooling every time I read her recipes.
And wait, her power packed, highly inspirational Rendezvous series is something that I always look forward to.

Keep up the good work Mani Mukhija! Keep growing and inspiring always!!

Deepti Menghani

Awesome friend and cook

Love your blog! Very inspiring and the way you write makes it more interesting.You make the cooking feel so easy , delicious and presentable. Love to read your Blog.Great work and wishing you the best as always.



Love the Blog

Hello Mani!
I found your recipes interesting and most of all the Rendezvous series. They are informative and filled with a sense of positivity to see experience and struggle your guest go through. The conversation is always encouraging. You got a beautiful style of writing , attractive words and eloquence.

I look forward to read your Rendezvous series .
All the very best Mani!

Loads of love


Great blog to collaborate with! is a great site full of helpful lifestyle tips, and it was a pleasure to collaborate with them! The communication was quick and easy, the guest post went live super fast, so congratulations on this great site and the amazing job you do! A must-read!

Joana Teixeira

An inspiration

I love to read your Blog..aspecially Rendezvous series..very inspiring and and the way you write makes it more intresting and inspiring.I also like to read your healthy recipies…. looking forward to read more recepies and stories. Good luck.

Jalpa Patel

Great work!

Love your blog! Thankful for having had an opportunity to taste some of your delectable recipes. What I like the most is your focus on healthy ingredients and making it seem so simple yet delicious. Great work and wishing you the best as always!!


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About Me

Welcome Readers, I am Mani Mukhija. Thanks much for stopping by 'Ginger-it-Up'. I am an IT professional by qualification and currently live in Toronto, Canada. I am a Globe Trotter. My blog was born in the "Queen City- Charlotte" in United States and is growing in the "Land of Maple Leaf", Canada !! 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.