Avocado Collard Green Smoothie

Avocado Collard Green Smoothie | Playful Cooking

When the whole world was going gaga about smoothies, I walked away from it. About a few months back, I finally decided to give it a go. Now, I too have my version of green smoothie. I find it hard to believe that I am saying this but I love this green smoothie. This particular smoothie is with avocado and collard greens. I don’t necessarily stick to collard greens all the time. I just keep the base of the smoothie same and add whatever greens I have in stock.

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Curry Leaves And Garlic Shrimp Zoodles

Curry Leaves And Garlic Shrimp Zoodles | Playful Cooking

When a meal that looks this gorgeous but takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, you know it’s a winner and a keeper. Zucchini and shrimp cooked with the robust flavor of curry leaves, garlic, and then uplifted with a tangy lemon caper sauce. All you need to make this meal perfect is a glass of wine. Or two!

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Garam Masala Grilled Chicken Tenders

Garam Masala Grilled Chicken Tenders | Playful Cooking

Living with a 3-year old is like living a life filled with unpredictable moments. Most of the days, he wakes up happy, we cuddle and share a lot of morning kisses. He then just follows the daily routine without even asking him to. I get this feeling of accomplishment. And out of no where, suddenly the whining starts. There is always a reason, some random reason. I hear myself yell and all those happy moments just vanish. He doesn’t like it when I get mad so he starts crying, only louder this time and won’t stop unless I hug him. He wins every time and I let him win because I want my happy moments back.

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Garlic Swiss Chard Fried Rice

Garlic Swiss Chard Fried Rice | Playful Cooking

As a kid, red amarathan was my favorite green. In fact, it was a magical green for me. Like most kids, I was not a big fan of greens but this magical green, when stir-fried and mixed with cooked rice, would turn into this gorgeous hue of pink. Pretty amazing! My aunt’s backyard was filled with red amarathan and a visit to her house meant helping aunt pick those leaves and then patiently waiting for lunchtime. It was quite a happy moment for my Mom because both my brother and I were super picky eaters. I find the taste of swiss chard quite similar to red amarathan and although stir-fried amarathan cannot be compared with this garlic and swiss chard fried rice, I could still find some lost taste and it took me back to my aunt’s house.

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Rotimatic Review

Rotimatic Review | Playful Cooking

One of the dishes that I make more often than any other is Indian roti! We are roti eaters and we have it almost 80% of the time. It’s essentially a part of our everyday meal. Coming from Bengali roots, making rice was my thing. Preparing soft pillow-y roti took a lot of time. If only I knew of this fantastic robot, Rotimatic, which is the world’s first automated Indian-Roti maker.

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