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Healthy Greens

All the grocery are stores are full of green cookies and cupcakes with green icing right now. If you are looking for some alternatives, here are a couple of my favorite healthy green dishes to help celebrate St Patrick’s day!   Spicy & Creamy Vegan Asparagus Soup Chive Flower and

Sweet Potato and Green Pepper Tamarind Stew (“Sambar”)

What do you make when it’s really cold outside, you are stuck at home and you want something comforting but healthy- sambar! Assuming you keep a pantry well stocked with lentils and spices, you can easily make this dish. My pantry had all the requisite ingredients but sambar, like most

Steamed Sticky Rice with Teriyaki Tofu

After a fairly mild winter for our area, February is determined to go out with a bang. This past week started with a snowstorm, continued with below freezing temperatures and culminated Saturday with more snow. Thankfully, spring is just around the corner. While cold and messy, it was beautiful

Spaghetti Squash Rosti

Spaghetti squash is truly one of nature’s wonders. Imagine a vegetable, when cooked, that yields the most delicate spaghetti like strands. Nature, in its innate wisdom, created a healthy, low carbohydrate and low calorie substitute for pasta. When I found this small, bright yellow squash in

Cauliflower with Falafel Crumbles

Last year, cauliflower was the “it” vegetable. It was splashed across headlines as “the new kale.” I am happy to hear that the trend is expected to be true this year as well, and rightfully so. Healthy, tasty and so versatile, cauliflower is a chef’s (and mom’s)

Peanut Brittle

As kids my brother and I played a lot of tennis. Actually, we played more than a lot. Our lives  pretty much revolved around tennis and school. Our weekdays involved after long school practice sessions, while almost every weekend my parents drove us to various tennis tournaments. As we

Endive Salad with Grapes and Pinenuts

You know those vegetables that you always pass by in the produce section after a quick glance? They look interesting but you’ve never cooked with them before. They sound like they belong on a menu, not a home kitchen. Endives are one of those vegetables for me.  Even the pronounciation-

Kerala Potato Stew

A couple of years ago, while visiting India, so many of the dishes we ate were full of freshly grated coconut. Instead of “farm to table” it was “backyard tree to table.” It was pretty amazing and I had a lot of plans to cook more with coconut when I got back home. One of

Crispy Potatoes with Turmeric & Mustard Seeds

These crispy potatoes with turmeric and mustard seeds represent so many things to me: My favorite way of eating potatoes as a child. My standard contribution to family dinners as a teen. One of the first things I made to convince my husband that I knew how to cook early in our marriage. What I

Sweet Potato Bajji

Dipping vegetables in a batter and deep frying them is a concept innate to many cuisines. In Italy, it is called “fritto misto”. In India, it is called a “pakora” in some parts and a “bajji” in others. To confuse matters more “bhaji” is a completely