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Ginger-it-Up:Throwback Edition|September 2017

Ginger-it-Up:Throwback Edition|September 2017

Ginger-it-Up:Throwback Edition | September 2017

Happy 2nd Anniversary Ginger-it-Up!

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Message from the Founder

Mani Mukhija, Founder @ Ginger-it-Up

Mani Mukhija, Founder @ Ginger-it-Up

The kitchen is not just a place for cooking everyday food for my family.  I am a food enthusiast by nature. Recipes are not a simple assembly of ingredients. They articulate the stories of our lives. They reflect our tradition and emotions towards the food. Someone is emotional about having a sweet tooth while someone else is crazy about the spices and savories. Some are still carefree about the health benefits instilled within their food while many are health-conscious and every ingredient in their favorite recipe matters a lot to them.

For me, food is not just for living. I perceive food to be an experience. A well-stocked pantry is the key to making good cooking easier. I have a special list of flavors always available in my pantry that can make any of my dishes special. My special list of flavors is: Herbs ( Fresh Mint, Fresh Coriander, Rosemary & Dried Fenugreek leaves), Essential oils ( Olive oil, Coconut Oil), Sea salt & Spices( Coriander powder, Indian Garam masala, Turmeric, Red Paprika).

With these flavor blends, I create countless homemade dishes with fresh and seasonal ingredients. I have created each recipe on my blog with so much love and dedication and hosted a number of family members & friends for a memorable experience. The journey of my blog started in September 2015 and I can’t believe that it has completed two successful years already with so many accolades.

Apart from writing about the recipes, I started a Rendezvous series on my blog.  With this new interview series, I tried to spotlight on people who worked in the path of living their own dreams and know what they did to achieve their visions.  I am so proud to say that this series received a huge affirmative response from the readers and I look forward to bringing more people on Rendezvous. Many of my readers got inspired from the featured guests on my Rendezvous! Thanks to each one of you for making it a success.

This year has brought further recognition & success to my blog in form of getting featured on various platforms like ‘The Huffington Post’ , ‘Practico Goods’ & winning the first place in the recipe contest organized by one of the biggest contest platform in India ‘BetterButter’. I owe this success to all the loyal readers & supporters of my blog. I couldn’t do it without your tremendous support. Each of your comment and feedback on the page motivates me to do even better.

Blog's second anniversary

Happy 2nd Anniversary Ginger-it-Up

I invited few of my special friends & loyal readers who provided their immense support with their heartfelt feedback & social shares to mark the celebration of 2nd birthday of my blog. Special thanks to Mrs. Renu Handa & Mrs. Karamjit Kaur for being a part of my celebration. It was a pleasure to host you on my blog’s 2nd milestone.

Celebrating Second Blog Anniversary with Lovely Friends & Readers

Celebrating Second Blog Anniversary with Lovely Friends & Readers


I would like to give a special token of thanks & love to my family members, my adorable kids and my loving husband. It wouldn’t have been possible to achieve this recognition without your encouragement & selfless support.

I look forward to a great next year with more new things coming up on my blog. Stay Tuned and Keep writing the feedback and sharing the stories the way you’ve always done.

Love, Mani




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What Readers Are Saying

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

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

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

great job!!

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


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

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

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!!


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

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

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

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.



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 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

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!


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

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

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.


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


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

“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

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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.