Thursday, December 9, 2010

Vaishali Shah’s recipe: Brownies

Follow instructions on the box (2 eggs, 1/2 cup oil)
Once batter is mixed properly then add to an 9x9 inch pan
(the size of this pan yields large soft brownies)
Once the batter is poured into the pan take marshmallow fluff
Add about 5 tablespoons into a bowl
Put the bowl in a microwave for about 30 seconds which will allow the fluff to get thinner
Add some water to make fluff even thinner
Take a spoon and drop little by little into the brownie batter
Once all the fluff is added, take a butter knife and mix just a little bit to make white swirls into the batter (do not mix too much or else the fluff will mix in with the batter)
Place in oven at 350 for about 40 mins
Let cool before serving

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Vaishali Desai’s recipe: TRIFLE



Pound cake
Packet of jello
Heavy cream
Custard Powder
Fresh Strawberries
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Parul’s recipe: Chole Tacos

Chole Tacos

Chick peas-fresh or canned (If fresh chick peas, soak overnight in water and cook in pressure cooker for 2-3 whistles).
Red Chili pepper
Lemon juice or lime juice
Ketchup (1 or 2 squirts)
Mexican Cheese
Jalapeños (optional)
Oil (olive or canola)
Taco Shells (Flat Bottom are best)

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Shayni’s recipe: White Truffle Macaroni and Cheese

White Truffle Macaroni and Cheese
Serves: 8

3/4 pound elbow macaroni pasta
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons all purpose flour
3 cups hot whole milk
1 teaspoon ground
white pepper
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 cup grated Gruyere cheese
3/4 cup grated Fontina cheese
3/4 cup grated Sharp or White Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon granulated Garlic
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
1 Tablespoons
White Truffle Oil + 1 Tablespoon for drizzling
3/4 Teaspoon
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Amisha’s Recipe: WHITE BEAN SOUP


Serves: 6
  • 4 Cups of white cannellini beans (cooked)
  • 1/2 onions
  • 4 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large branch fresh rosemary or dried rosemary
  • 3 cups of broth or water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Green chili (optional)
  • ½ pound boneless Chicken (optional)
  • 2 scallions
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Successful Start!

So i finally figured out how to use this thing!

Just wanted to say that I had a fun time at our first exchange! It was a great success and better than i expected! I learnt some new recipes and its a chance to express ideas and talk about anything! You can only do that with great friends.
Im looking forward to our next session...mud masks and facials right?!
I will be happy to host the next one after Shayni.

See you girls in a few weeks and Happy Holidays!! :)
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hi Girls

Sporry took me a while but im on now :)

The first Exchange was sooo fun!!! - i got to meet a new friend- Vaishali D and now i know ill see my favourite girls atleast once a month to exhange recipies, eat and share ideas- and find out all the info on the latest sales- what could be better then that ???? :)

Im looking forward to hosting the next Exchange!!! - even my hubbie is excited (he enjoyed all the food i braught home!!)

see all you lovely ladies on the 15th!!!
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Monday, December 6, 2010


I am really glad we started this group. I've already learned some new things:
1. how to make REAL whip cream
2. what truffle oil is
3. you can't drink alcohol while breast feeding
4. Chole tacos exist
What Amisha said is very true, it's important to have girlfriends (the more the better) to understand life, especially after being married.
See you all January 15th =)
- Vaishali
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1st Meeting

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Parul and I (Amisha) were out on the Tuesday of that week when we came across a similar idea. I had been contemplating getting a group of girls together to do some group activities on a monthly base, whether it be just hanging out, cooking, a girl’s night out, or volunteering. I think it's so important to have girlfriends. For me, it was important to identify myself other than a married woman, a sales person, a daughter (in law). I needed to make sure I am all of those very important things and some more. Parul also had a similar idea but a more specific idea. She wanted to start a recipe exchange club. A group of girls that would meet on a monthly base to exchange recipes and much much more.

Anyhoo, we were both so excited that we really didn’t want to delay it another week to kick off this idea. The basic idea would be each girl brings either an appetizer or a dessert. The hostess would provide the drinks and an entrée (later we decided that the hostess should only provide the drinks. There’s more than enough food without us having an entrée).

Parul volunteered to have it at her place. The first hoorah!

Even before we started talking about the recipes we all fell in love with Shayni’s new sweater, or like she calls it – the jumper. Oh those English and their fancy words. She bought it from Express and we instantly decided we all wanted it.

-- Amisha
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