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25 August, 2017

What’s Your Voice?

What’s Your Voice?
Comments : 1 Posted in : Food for Thought on by : Rubina Rahiman
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 “I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate” George Burns Why do we defer our dreams or use the excuses of time, money or others? Our unique gifts or our special talents are uncovered, not manufactured. We must actively search for our voice, and clear a path
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2 June, 2017

What’s your Philosophy of Learning?

What’s your Philosophy of Learning?
Posted in : Life Lessons on by : Rubina Rahiman
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Learning is dynamic, continuous and a lifelong process. It is driven by curiosity and joy of discovery. As an educator, I believe that all children are entitled to an education that will enable them to develop their full potential, be that intellectual, physical, aesthetic, creative, emotional, spiritual, or social, finding appropriate challenges in our learning
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20 April, 2017

Pursuit of Happiness through Connections and Tribes

Pursuit of Happiness through Connections and Tribes
Posted in : Food for Thought on by : Rubina Rahiman
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 “The most important things in life are the connections you make with others.” ~ Tom Ford As life goes on, connections become even more important. When humans are observed and probed and quizzed on what makes them feel love, it’s… other people. Not things, or even experiences, but our connections with other people. Because that’s what
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28 January, 2017

Why We Need A Tech Detox?

Why We Need A Tech Detox?
Posted in : Food for Thought on by : Rubina Rahiman
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There may be changes we want to make in our lives, bad habits we want to get rid of, places we want to travel to, activities we want to try, or things we’d like to tick off our bucket list. So, this year I’m proposing something different-Tech Detox! And the social networking site gurus will definitely
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19 October, 2016

Vaishali Bhutani’s -Murgh Malai Tikka-

Vaishali Bhutani’s -Murgh Malai Tikka-
Comments : 6 Posted in : Appetizers on by : Rubina Rahiman
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“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” -George Bernard Shaw Do you agree with the quote above? I did not, until I met Vaishali. Her face lights up, her speech is quick and light, while she shares her passions for cooking and traveling. My encounter with Vaishali was through food and travel which we are
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19 August, 2016

Gluten-free Banana Bread

Gluten-free Banana Bread
Comments : 3 Posted in : Gluten-free, Wholesome Breakfast on by : Rubina Rahiman
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This gluten-free banana loaf is sweetened with banana and organic coconut sugar, with no refined sugar added, making it a great healthy lunch box idea! My kids love banana bread. My sister is a sucker for banana bread. I knew when my sister was diagnosed with celiac disease that I’d need to create a gluten-free
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8 August, 2016

Utterly Refreshing Mango Lassi

Utterly Refreshing Mango Lassi
Posted in : Desserts on by : Rubina Rahiman
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A cherished drink at the Indian restaurants, Mango Lassi is a yogurt based mango milkshake or smoothie incorporating the sweetness of mango with coolness of yogurt!   Lassi comes in two distinct varieties: sweet and salty. The sweet version flavoured with sugar or honey can be pepped up with pureed fruit, rose-water or saffron strands. 
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2 July, 2016

Athens: 10 things to do

Athens: 10 things to do
Posted in : Exotic Destinations on by : Rubina Rahiman
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“I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.” ― Socrates Greece, the cradle of Western civilisation is the birth place of democracy, leaders such as Agamemnon, Pericles and Alexander the Great. Greek mythology brought to life the God Zeus, Goddess Hera, the beautiful Aphrodite, and the mighty Hercules. In 776 BC,
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18 June, 2016

Crunchy Pine nut Quinoa Salad

Crunchy Pine nut Quinoa Salad
Comments : 4 Posted in : Super Foods, Super Salads on by : Rubina Rahiman
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  Quinoa (KEEN-wah), super grain of the millennium is high in fiber enriched with a high-quality protein similar to that found in meat. This tiny nutritional powerhouse used to be a diet staple of the ancient Incas. It cooks up like rice and has a mild flavor similar to couscous. It is totally vegan, gluten free,
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16 June, 2016

Maqloobeh

Maqloobeh
Posted in : World Cuisine on by : Rubina Rahiman
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A classic and the most famous Middle Eastern dish,”Upside Down” or Maqloobeh is cooked with all the ingredients in a pot, and then inverted onto a serving plate. This dish has 3 layers- meat (chicken or lamb), fried vegetables and rice. The typical spice used for this exclusive dish is a mixture of cumin, cardamom,
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