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India: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

The first official stop on our sightseeing tour of South India, was Chennai (formerly Madras). Chennai is an IT hub, a big city, and the capital of Tamil Nadu.

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India: Goa

We began our South Indian tour with a few days in Goa — India’s smallest state, known for its beaches. We thought it would be a great way to get over the jetlag, and oh it was a perfect plan! Our hotel had fantastic breakfasts — from the morning masala dosa to the buffet laid […]

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India: Goa – Masala Dosa

Well, I’ve just returned from my trip to India, and I’m so thrilled to be able to share it all with you. We adventured through South India (from Goa to Chennai, then along the coastline to Kochi), and then headed back up to North India to spend a few nights at our favourite spot: Fateh […]

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Delhi, India: Past & Progress

The last stop on our whirlwind tour through India was the city of Delhi. Delhi was recently modernized for the 2010 Commonwealth Games — the city developed new transit, cleaned up the roads, and did tons of building. The taxis are known as “Tuk-Tuks”, and they are powered by Clean Natural Gas (CNG): It was […]

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Varanasi, India: Silk & Spirituality

Hi Blog! Thanks for being patient with me as life is a little hectic around here! I’ve got one more India post in the works (Delhi!), and then I can’t wait to catch you up on everything from my gluten-free bread baking classes to ginormous salads to macaron successes (and grand disasters) and summer dinners […]

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Agra, India: The Taj & Tasty Treats

Ohhhh Agra.  It’s one of the main tourist spots in India, because it is the city that holds “The Luminous Tomb”: The Taj Mahal. But actually, my favourite site in Agra was something else: Fatehpur Sikri — a World Heritage site built by the Mughal emperor Akbar in the 16th century. I have to admit […]

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Udaipur, India: Peace, Love and Jalebi

There was one hotel on our India trip that we just couldn’t bring ourselves to leave: Fateh Garh is the most beautiful spot I’ve ever visited.  Hands down. Fateh Garh sits on the top of a hill in the Araveli range near the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan.  The hotel “belongs to the Heritage Renaissance School […]

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Mumbai, India: Ego & Idli

Hi Blog!  I’ve missed you! I’ve just returned from 2 1/2 weeks of a life-changing holiday in India, and am working to catch up on blog posts for while I was away.  Expect tons of Indian recipes in the weeks to come, and some travel/food/India ramblings until I get time to test things out in […]

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Gluten-Free Chickpea Chapati

I have been having so much fun in the kitchen lately, as I’ve been experimenting with gluten-free bread baking!  And I’ve come up with a flatbread recipe that I have to share with you: Chickpea Chapati!  Oh, you’ll love them! These are particularly good with Indian curries, but the boyfriend and I have been nibbling […]

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Baingan Bharta (Roasted Eggplant)

Ah, eggplant, how I love you.  My most favourite of all the Indian dishes is Baingan Bharta, eggplant that is roasted then mashed and cooked with my favourite Indian spices. If I had to give up all other Indian food, this is the one dish I would keep.  (Wait!  Can I also keep dhal, idlis, […]

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