Food & Home

South Asian Superfoods for a Savvy You

South Asian Superfoods for a Savvy You

It was hard to listen to Mom and Dad on the occasions when they said “eat your food, it’s good for you”. If it didn’t […]

Veg Out with your Vegetarian BBQ Guests

Veg Out with your Vegetarian BBQ Guests

Bring on another lazy afternoon of grilling and socializing with friends and family.  As the burgers sizzle, the beers chill, and guests begin to arrive, […]

Crispy Kale Chips Made Easy

Crispy Kale Chips Made Easy

I was never a huge fan of kale.  But my husband loves it and I am always looking for more nutritious foods that my kids […]

Elegance with Sari Wall Art that You can Make Yourself

Elegance with Sari Wall Art that You can Make Yourself

Sprucing up my living room wall décor has been on my decorating “to-do” list for quite some time now. I wanted to create something unique […]

7 Steps to Stress Free Entertaining

7 Steps to Stress Free Entertaining

Whether you are planning a formal dinner party or simply hosting a drop in get together with some friends, entertaining at home is great way […]

Sambal Oelek Surprise — 6 Ways to Discover the Spice

Sambal Oelek Surprise — 6 Ways to Discover the Spice

Sriracha has become a fan favorite for the past few years for spicing up everyday dishes.  However, one of my personal favorite quick tricks to […]

Quality Not the Price — 5 Lessons in Finding Great Wine

Quality Not the Price — 5 Lessons in Finding Great Wine

At Saffluence, our goal is to find great wines that are accessible for everyday drinking. Often their accessibility is a matter of price, with many […]

Simply Floored: 5 Expert Steps to Choosing an Area Rug

Simply Floored: 5 Expert Steps to Choosing an Area Rug

Designing and choosing décor for a home can be extremely overwhelming. A million questions will run through your head before you even make the first […]

The Best Chai You’re Ever Gonna Try!

The Best Chai You’re Ever Gonna Try!

Meet Desi Gal: A woman with a collection of quick recipes that require very little effort with all the flavors of mom’s cooking. Owning a […]

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Simple Secret Salmon

Simple Secret Salmon

Dinner at Eric and Sharron’s home in the country is always a memorable experience.  I often encourage Eric to give up his job of being […]

5 Favorites From Female Winemakers

5 Favorites From Female Winemakers

As a woman in the wine industry and a trained sommelier, I am always intrigued to represent and showcase female winemakers. The wine industry in […]

Cheat Your Way to Samosa Chaat

Cheat Your Way to Samosa Chaat

Meet Desi Gal: A woman with a collection of quick recipes that require very little effort with all the flavors of mom’s cooking. Owning a […]

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Our favorite red wines under $15 to keep on hand for company

5 Reds Under $15 to Keep on Hand for Guests

We love entertaining and often have company over for dinner. Our guests usually bring a bottle or two of wine, but we always try to […]

4th of July party ideas

Red, White and Blue Inspiration for a Last Minute Holiday Party

Summer is my favorite season, not only because of the warm temperatures but also because school is out and everyone seems more relaxed. All the […]

White Wines Under $15 That Will Wow You

White Wines Under $15 That Will Wow You

White wine is great year-round, but something about the warmth of summer makes these tasty wines all the more desirable. Enjoying a concert in the […]

Make easy clam sauce and pasta

Super Flavorful 15-Minute Clam Sauce and Pasta Dinner

  I love white clam sauce — I constantly order it in restaurants.  Sometimes it’s just amazing, but more often than not, I am disappointed […]

Spicy food wines, Saffluence

8 Delicious Wines to Pair With Spicy Food

I am one of those people with an assortment of hot sauces and spices at home. I love food with bold flavors, and I often […]

Moroccan Couscous Recipe with Chicken inspired by Parisian cafe recipes

Bistro Inspired Moroccan Couscous

As a student in Paris, food was as much a part of the education as my MBA class. However, it was not inexpensive.  We ate […]

Welcome to Organize, Design, Entertain

Welcome to Organize, Design, Entertain

The Modern South Asian American loves to entertain but doesn’t have all day to prepare like our mom had. Saffluence experts will share easy ideas […]

Welcome to Wine Made Easy

Welcome to Wine Made Easy

Most of the wine merchants we have spoken to lately tell us about the recent movement to more affordable wines.   We understand that you are […]

Welcome to Under Pressure Mom

Welcome to Under Pressure Mom

Under Pressure Mom features food that you wouldn’t find in your Indian mom’s pressure cooker. South Asian moms are notorious for their pressure cooker stories. […]

Welcome to Simple, Sweet & Savory

Welcome to Simple, Sweet & Savory

  The Modern South Asian American is time-constrained and may be coming home to a hungry family or just may not have the energy to […]