Here is another installment in the “This Week in 5” series.

1. Gluten-Free find I am loving: O’DOUGHS Thins

o'doughs bagels, gluten free, vegan, kosher free

I found these bagels in the frozen section of a grocery store and fell in love with the first bite. Originally I bought them for my Gluten Free kiddo but now these are my go-to breakfast option topped with avocado and egg.

O’Doughs Bagels are slim pre-sliced Vegan, Gluten Free, Trans Fat-free.

They come in a pack of 6 and are 100 calories each.

Loads of flavors to choose from too:

  • Original

  • Pumpernickel

  • Everything

  • Sesame

  • Sprouted Whole Grain Flax

  • Apple Cranberry

You can find them at your local Whole Foods or Sprouts Market. or you can grab O’Dough Gluten Free Bagel Thins from Amazon if you do not want to go searching around in your local area.

2. Boost your immune system:  NATURE’S ANSWER SAMBUCUS MEGA GUMMIES


With the weather acting all crazy lately, it is really important to boost your immune system so that the chances of you getting sick stay on the lower side. We regularly use Nature’s Answer products in our home mainly the Sambucus/Elderberry syrup and it has been really helpful in keeping us healthy.

Last month I got the Nature’S Answer Sambucus Mega Gummies 7x Gummies in the New Hope Blogger Box and since then, it has become our all time favorite.

elderberry, sambucus

The gummies are Gluten Free, Alcohol-Free, Vegan, Gelatin Free with no artificial preservatives. They are huge compared to your average gummies and are coated with sugar (not a fan of that) which the kids love and they taste yummy too. Each gummy is made up of 40 gms of Black Elderberry providing 7x the concentration of Elderberry.

If you don’t like gummies you can try the syrup too but with kids, gummies are a winner all the way.

If you feel like a sore throat coming up try Nature’s Way Organic Sambucus Lozenges with Elderberry and Zinc or Zand HerbaLozenge Elderberry Zinc | Good-for-You Lozenges for Dry Throats | No Corn Syrup, No Cane Sugar, No Colors .

elderberry, nature's way, gummies

3.  One thing which still makes me nostalgic:  LUDO

ludo, pakistani board game, indian board game

If you belong to the South Asian region then there is a 100% chance that you grew up playing Ludo and Saamph Seeri (Snakes and Ladders).

Ludo is a strategy board game comprising of 2-4 players. The first player to race across the board and bring all 4 pawns safely home, wins.

Although a simple game, Ludo is oodles of fun to play and can become pretty competitive.

From fighting to get the favorite color of pawn, to doing all weird tricks to get chakka (six), to giving fellow players advice on how to kill other player’s pawn to crying or shouting on losing and declaring “dhandli hui hay” (cheating)….ludo brings back soo many memories.

If you love board games, you will love LUDO .


You is an American psychological thriller series aired on Netflix. Though it starts as your typical boy sees a girl….boy falls for the girl type show but it takes a different turn from there. A psychopath in today’s digital age who is a stalker! Yikes! Yes there are loopholes here and there but overall a binge oh so worth it!

Originally a hit series on BBC, Bodyguard is now available to watch on Netflix. A troubled war veteran is sent to protect a controversial politician. Thoroughly gripping and thrilling there are plenty of twists around every corner to keep you on the edge of your seat.



Although a children’s book, this is one of my favorite books which I often pick up at times when I want to remind myself of something.

It is the deepest yet simplest story of a boy and an apple tree. A story of unconditional love….a story of greed.

This is one book which resonates to everyone on a different level. Some people hate it others love it.

For me, it is a sad tale of reality. Unfortunately, not everything is always positive and uplifting. Sometimes sadness has a beauty and depth of its own.

Read it and let me know if you found it disturbing or beautiful.


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