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Indo-Canadians Dress for Success: Saree Blouse Designs 2013


Ring in the New Year right with exquisite saree blouse designs for 2013! Whether you’re in Montreal, Toronto or Calgary, Indo- Canadians can dress for success with ethnic wear from Cbazaar.

Niche Charm Blouse. Photo courtesy of Cbazaar.com.

Niche Charm Blouse. Photo courtesy of Cbazaar.com.

Your blouse design makes any outfit come alive. Pair it with an elegant saree or a beautiful wrap skirt. Or wear it with some nice slacks and jazzy heels.

One thing is for certain, 2013 promises to bring new colors and designs the likes of which we’ve never seen. Your work wardrobe will be impeccable – all while maintaining your ethnic traditions.

When shopping for saree blouse designs in 2013, you have the choice between custom-made or readymade like this readymade Niche Charm Blouse or the Glamourous Green Blouse from Cbazaar.

Glamorous Green Blouse. Photo courtesy of Cbazaar.com.

Glamorous Green Blouse. Photo courtesy of Cbazaar.com.

When the occasion merits wearing something more alluring and extravagant, opt for one of the custom made saree blouse designs for 2013. This Overlapping Sleeve Blue Brocade Blouse is a great choice. These are perfect for business meetings, job interviews or just a night out on the town.

Overlapping Sleeve Blue Brocade Blouse. Photo courtesy of Cbazaar.com.

Overlapping Sleeve Blue Brocade Blouse. Photo courtesy of Cbazaar.com.

*Cbazaar is one of the largest online retailers for ethnic fashion on the internet. They cater to customers all over the world both Hindu, Punjabi and everyone in between, from all walks of life,who love and appreciate elegant and stylish ethnic clothing.

Stone Studded Cream Silk Blouse. Photo courtesy of Cbazaar.com.

Stone Studded Cream Silk Blouse. Photo courtesy of Cbazaar.com.

All the Fixins’: Chitlins, Greens, Chocolate Cake & More!


Chitlins in broth.

Chitlins in broth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With the end of the year coming ever closer, now is the time I usually start to anticipate the happy time of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I look forward to the turkey and stuffing and all the fixins’ like making chitterlings (chitlins), greens, sweet potatoes, dessert and more!

It’s the time of year when I like to explore new recipes to try, impress friends and family with my “new-found” cooking skills and just let all the unimportant things slip through my fingers. It’s a time to reflect on the past year, your triumphs, your disasters and everything else in between.

So, I’d like to share some great recipes with you in the spirit of sharing and love of food, family and a better New Year. Some are mine, most are not, but I hope you love them all as much as I do and will either share or try some of them yourself!

Chitlins’ (Chitterlings)

When it comes to chitlins, you either love them or hate them. Chitlins are enjoyed all over the world, not just in the South as some would believe, they can be boiled or fried and are just delicious. You can find a recipe for chitlins as well as some chitlin’ history here: Soul Food: How to Cook Chitlins (Chitterlings) & Some Chitlin’ History.

Moist Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting & Cherry Ganache

Who doesn’t love chocolate cake? I have searched far and wide for a chocolate cake recipe worthy of sharing and here it is! Moist Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting & Cherry Ganache, shared by my friend Vespawolf on Hubpages……it just makes your mouth water! Step-by-step instruction included with photos! Happy baking! (And eating.)

You can get the recipe for this decadent chocolate cake here:

Moist Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting & Cherry Ganache

Still, hungry? Try some of these great ideas for turkey leftovers like, my favorite, Turkey Pot Pie! Mmmmm… You’ll find an array of turkey recipes here from Curried Turkey Salad and Turkey Corn chowder, to Turkey Stew or turkey & Broccoli Fettuccine! Turkey rocks! You can get this Turkey Pot Pie recipe as well as several others here: Quick & Easy Recipes for Leftover Turkey

Quick & Easy Recipes for Leftover Turkey

Last, but not least, greens!! Collard greens have long been a southern tradition, but are eaten in the North and South alike. Here’s a great recipe for some Southern Collard Greens:  Southern Cooking: Collard Greens

Southern Cooking, Collard Greens

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