A Rainy Night = Indian Food + Homemade Cookies!

Last night before we left for dinner, it was pouring rain! It doesn’t rain much in Tucson, so it was definitely a bit of a change!

We still decided to go out to the restaurant instead of calling in for delivery. Nothing like warm, comforting Indian food on a cold and rainy night!

First, we were served complimentary Indian papadum bread.

Ali, Alana, and I shared two classes Indian dishes.

Chicken Curry! My personal favorite…

Plus Ali’s choice: Chicken Tikka Masala with plain naan bread.

I ❤ naan bread!

We decided to save room for some homemade baking of course. I haven’t had much of anything homemade in so long!

We made my Whole Grain Oatmeal Raisin cookie recipe, but decided to do half of the batter with chocolate chips!

So yummy and whole grain too!

Whole Grain Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

makes 8 cookies

  • 1/2 stick softened butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 ½ Tbsp graham flour (if you don’t have graham flour, just use more whole wheat)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup raisins or chocolate chips
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325° F
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl and set aside (except chocolate chips/raisins).
  3. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer.
  4. Add egg to butter/sugar mixture.
  5. Add dry ingredients to the mixture.
  6. Mix until combined.
  7. Add the chocolate chips/raisins.
  8. Use a small ice cream scooper and place each ball of dough on a non-stick cookie sheet and spread apart.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Anyways, I’m about make some breakfast wraps for the fam and then head down to Santa Monica/ Beverly Hills to spend the day and do some shopping!

Dinner plans tonight? Celebrating my dad and my cousin, Scott’s birthday at Mastro’s Steakhouse!

See you guys later! Have a great Sunday! ❤


Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich Take 2

Hi Everyone!!

These past few days have been super hectic. Late last night, Dad, Alana, Jeremy and I drove my mom to LAX. She had to go back to Cleveland, OH to visit my granny who’s sick 😦 She’s 94!

I woke up pretty late… 9:30 – and made THIS masterpiece!



After doing some more Bar Mitzvah stuff, I made lunch using leftover curried chicken from dinner last night.

I turned it into my recreation of the Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich I had at Urth on July 4th.

All I did was chop up 2 celery stalks, add in 1/4 cup of raisins (soaked in hot water), and mixed in 2 T of olive oil based mayonnaise. I definitely could have eaten it like this… BUT I needed some carbs!!


Toasting the whole grain bread made lunch even more yummy 🙂

After lunch, I decided I needed to stock up on a few ESSENTIALS…

(from left to right) Apples, Jump Start Bar, Canned Soup (Amy’s Brand are my favorite), Van’s Light Waffles, Soymilk, Applesauce (no sugar added!), broccoli, and strawberries.

I love this homemade bar. No artificial stuff!

Yesterday, I made Anne’s Almond Butter Banana Bars for breakfast. They were delicious and a huge hit in my house! I snacked on a leftover one when I got home 🙂


Simple salmon seasoned with pepper, pasta, and some broccoli that I bought today 🙂

After dinner, I was craving something sweet, so Alana, Jeremy and I shared some cupcakes we picked up from the Cupcakery yesterday.

Gingerbread, Red Velvet, and Chocolate Chip! Yumm.

Now, I’m gonna finish up watching Juno! Haven’t seen that movie in SO long! Goodnight 🙂

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