Raj Thandhi

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LOHRI MEMORY GAME

Making Lohri a monumental day for our kids  When my kids were quite young, I made the conscious decision to make Lohri a special day in our home. I wanted to ensure that my kids grew up celebrating all the…

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Phulkari Colouring Pages – Free Download!

Phulkari embroidery isn’t traditionally connected to Lohri. You can find people making and wearing phulkari chunnis all over Punjab all year round. However, in my home it’s become a part of our Lohri traditions.  Around Lohri time I like to…

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Main Bathroom Makeover (Before & After)

To say our main bathroom needed an update was more than an understatement, it was stating the painfully obvious. We moved into our current house about 4 years ago, and I’ve done almost no updates. It’s a long story –…

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The Colours of Sikhi and Why They’re Important

The colours orange and navy blue are important colours in Sikhi and for Sikhs all over the world. The bright orange colour is known as saffron in English and kesari in Punjabi, whereas the navy is known as neela in…

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Guru Gobind Singh Ji: Let’s Meet Our Guru!

Guru Gobind Singh ji was the tenth Sikh Guru. He was born on December 22nd, 1666 and became leader of the Sikhs at the age of nine. He died on October 7th, 1708 at the age of forty-one and was…

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Walnut Keema (Vegetarian Keema)

Yes, you read that right, this is a recipe for walnut keema. A vegetarian version of the ever popular Punjabi dhaba style gravy keema that’s usually made with mutton or chicken. This recipe was inspired by my Instagram community –…

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What’s 5G and Why Does it Matter to You & Me?

Confession time. I’ve only recently learned about 5G  technology and what it actually does. I know that might not seem like such a big deal, but it is! We use cellular network technology and mobile internet services literally every day…

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Repurposing Your Wedding Outfit

No piece of clothing will ever match the charm and memories of your wedding outfit. Most of us spent years dreaming of the perfect outfit, and months visiting desi shops before settling on ‘the one’. It’s too bad that after…

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Microwave Mug Pizza

Would you believe that I didn’t even own a microwave until about two years ago, and now I make everything from chicken pulao to mug pizza in it? I know what you are thinking – microwave mug pizza, that sounds…

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Garlic Yogurt Sauce (Doubles as a Dip)

If I owned a restaurant this garlic yogurt sauce would be a house condiment. I can put this literally on everything. It’s my favourite light sauce for fresh pasta. I load it on my cilantro rice – best summer lunch…

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Spicy Tomato Coconut Soup

I know a lot of people think of fall as soup season, but I am actually one of those weirdos that enjoy soup all year round. Even in the summer. Soup is just so soothing, and this spicy tomato coconut…

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