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April Recap – The Kitchen Docs

Whoa..where did April go? Seems like I was just whipping up this bread for St. Patrick’s day and now suddenly we are done with Easter and talking about Mother’s Day. April usually brings a beautiful transition, the days start getting longer, grass in the yard is greener and I feel like the sun and I are finally back in sync.

In April, I decided to focus on my fitness and made a goal to drink more water. With an aim of drinking a gallon of water every day, I realistically drank about 60 oz/day and even with that I was mostly parked outside the bathroom at Got some steps in that way….ha ha! Eating fresh, healthy and nutritious food is just half the journey. The other half is moving your body, so I am focusing on that. Self care, friends!


This recipe of Ravioli in Creamy Spinach and Garlic Sauce is hands down your all time favorite recipe on the blog. All I can say is Thank You!

This recipe of “Meatless Meatballs” in an Indian spiced sauce aka Malai Kofta was a part of the Meatless Monday and Gardein collection for Earth Day. I am completely honored that my recipe was selected for this collection.

A semi homemade take on traditional Malai Kofta using froze meatless meatballs. Weekday fancy dinner solved. #recipes #easyrecipes#indianfood #curry
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I conducted a poll on Instagram earlier this month about whether to post a dessert or a one-pot chicken recipe. Guess what? One-pot chicken shawarma won hands down. Have you checked it out yet? If not, find it here.…it is yummilicious!

I have written down and photographed so many recipes to share with you all and I am hopeful that it will happen soon – slowly but surely. A girl can dream and then make it a reality!


in April, we took a trip to Branson, Missouri with family of one of our closest friends. It was a fun, relaxing and rejuvenating trip that we all needed and deserved. Do you want me to do a post on our trip to Branson – what we did, what we ate and what we shopped for. Let me know in comments below..:). I also traveled to Lincoln, NE for a work related conference on water for food. It is always exciting to be around some of the finest minds in your field and learn and soak in all the knowledge at these meetings.

Tablerock Lake, Branson

In other news

Dr. A got promoted with tenure in April which is a pretty big deal if you are familiar with world of academia. Ms. Little A and Mr. Little V successfully completed a youth adventure challenge which involved running a mile and 1/2 mile long challenge course. So proud of these two nuggets!

April Loves

Some of the things that I loved in April or added to my wish list are:

Mother’s Day is coming.:)
The color of these glass mixing bowls is something

Hope you all had a great April as well. Looking forward to May, my mom and dad are coming!, working in my garden, a special wedding at end of the month and bringing all you lovely people more fun stories and recipes.

Love – Vaishali.


  1. Danielle

    May 3, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Love that you do a monthly recap/ I should start doing this!

    1. Vaishali

      May 3, 2019 at 9:52 am

      Thanks! This is my first time also doing it. I like the idea..:)

  2. Aly Michell

    May 3, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Love that you do a recap. That ravioli looks AMAZING! Going to check out that recipe now.

      1. Ellen

        May 4, 2019 at 9:41 am

        Yumm..Ravioli is my favourite dish! Snd the food looks absolutely delicious.

  3. D'ondra M Howard

    May 3, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    These pictures are mouth watering. Who would have thought the meatballs were meatless.

  4. Janet E Rose

    May 3, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Great job. I like this post. The recipes look delish! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Sreekar

    May 4, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Loved the recap style. Sure seems like a busy month for you!

  6. Lorita | Ting and Things

    May 4, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Monthly recap looks like a great idea. It’s like a journal. Thanks for sharing

  7. Anagha

    May 4, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    I like the image of plants in the water. The pic is beautiful.

  8. Neil Alvin Nicerio

    May 5, 2019 at 2:41 am

    Great monthly recap. 🙂 I’m happy to see that your month was fruitful.

  9. Nursery rhymes girl

    May 5, 2019 at 5:22 am

    I really wanna ask this question, Can I come to your place one day? When everytime I read your posts, grrrrr you make me wanna eat these food. 🙂 Happy blogging. You are amazing.Not everyone gets a talent to cook very clean and well. 🙂

  10. Yonnah M at

    May 5, 2019 at 6:51 am

    These recaps are really helpful for those that missed things. As always your food looks amazing.

  11. aisasami

    May 5, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Congrats on trying and preserving fitness boot campo. And that Ravioli looks really divine. I have to try this!

  12. Dallas newborn photographer

    May 5, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Great roundup of all the things from the month. Love the summary!

  13. Hackytips

    May 6, 2019 at 11:47 am

    I always wonder how you get time to cook so many delicious recipes in a go! Great going 🙂

  14. Chantelle Hadden

    May 8, 2019 at 11:30 am

    I’m glad you had a good month. When is mother’s day for you? In the UK, we have it in March and it always confuses me.

    1. Vaishali

      May 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks Chantelle. Oh wow …I thought it was same worldwide. Its this Sunday for us..:)

  15. Elizabeth O

    May 8, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    The monthly recap gives everyone a hint of how exciting things went.

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