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Diwali greetings!

Diwali is celebrated with tiny lamps called diyas, lit and placed in people’s homes signifying light overcoming darkness. Diwali is the brightest and most joyous of celebrations in India and it is a time when new beginnings are embraced, people let go of the past and ask for blessings of prosperity and spiritual wealth for the coming year.

Diwali translates to

Diwali translates to “a row of lights” and signifies light over darkness.

Arvinda’s celebrated Diwali with the Canada AM crew this week. Watch the segment here and see how we celebrate with a cup of spicy Masala Chai (3 ways, might we add!).

Arvinda’s masalas are on sale until 11/12! Diwali greetings to all.

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Arvinda's Fruity Christmas Chai Cookies

Arvinda’s Fruity Christmas Chai Cookies

One fun way to use Arvinda’s Christmas Chai Masala is in your holiday cookies.

Add some spice to your cookie plate!

Add some spice to your cookie plate!

Try these cute little fruity Christmas cookies that will add some spice and flair to your holiday table.

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Chai Spice Medjool Date mitai using Arvinda's Chai Masala

Chai Spice Medjool Date mitai using Arvinda’s Chai Masala

Over the weekend we celebrated Diwali, India’s festival of lights. The celebrations are vibrant, joyous and lit with illuminated tiny lamps called diyas. It is a custom to cook many varieties of snacks and sweets and share them with loved ones.

Although this is the only time of year we eat specific Indian sweets (this is definitely a time of year for treats!) I wanted to make something different as well as “healthy”, if you can call a sweet treat that! Maybe the word I’m looking for is healthier than the typical syrupy and overly sugary Indian mithai (sweets) we often indulge in.

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Some of you who frequent this blog, are users of Arvinda’s Indian spice blends so I’ll take the opportunity to make a quick announcement – we just launched a new cookbook!

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nutmegcopyThis February, create a warming Valentine’s menu for a loved one using Indian spices known for their mood-enhancing properties.

Here are five common spices used in Indian cooking that do just that!

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Come and join us on October 16th at Roy Thompson Hall for Eat To The Beat–Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada’s premium food event of the year!

My mother Arvinda and I will be among 60 female chefs once again for Eat To The Beat, Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada’s premium food event at Roy Thompson Hall on October 16th, 2012.

I hear there are still a few tickets left on sale! Purchase tickets here.

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Chai Spiced Ginger Apple Oatmeal

It’s very easy to fall in love with oatmeal when you make it taste good.

My mornings are not complete without a bowl of steamy hot oatmeal, spiced with cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger–spices commonly found in Masala Chai. Arvinda’s Chai Masala is the perfect complement to oatmeal which can handle these aromatic and warming spices.

I can’t imagine a cold breakfast in the winter months!

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