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Lemon & Coconut Brown Rice Noodles (“Sevai”)

Whole grain, gluten free, vegan… All important criteria in trying to be healthy, but can be time consuming to make. These two tasty dishes, from Southern India, can be prepared in under 20 minutes. Traditionally, white rice noodles are used, but these whole grain brown rice noodles I found

Fresh Corn Tortillas with Spicy Blackbeans

From hole in the wall places to upscale restaurants, the Mexican cuisine in Texas (“Tex-Mex”) can’t be beat. We lived there for many years and really enjoyed this amazing cuisine. My favorite restaurants in Dallas for Tex-Mex if you are ever there- Via Real and Blue Mesa. Here

Vegetable Miso Soup

One of the things we love about Hawaii is its diverse culture. American, Asian and traditional Hawaiian influences blend together for a truly unique experience. A few years ago, on our visit there,  this diversity was very evident in the breakfasts at the hotels we stayed at. In addition to

Tandoori Popcorn

Last November, during Thanksgiving vacation (which is about 4 days long here), we decided to relax at home rather than travel. We ended up watching a bunch of movies in the theater- Life of Pi, Lincoln and Skyfall to name a few. We eventually ended up watching most of the 2013 Oscar nominated

Tomato Rice

Italian, Spanish and Indian cuisines have a lot in common. They use a lot of similar spices, like cumin and saffron. They are known for amazing rice dishes- risotto (Italian), paella (Spanish), biryani/pulao (Indian). They also all use the triumvirate of vegetables in some form in their cuisine-

Tasty Sides: Skillet Roasted Taro Root

I love Hawaii. I’ve been there twice with my family and have visited most of the islands. My favorite island is Kauai, especially the northern Princeville area. It is so exotic and peaceful.  I miss the the beautiful beaches, mountains, waterfalls, lush landscape, palm trees, shave ice, cold

Black Bean Salsa & Plantain Chips

When we lived in Dallas many years ago, we loved going to a Brazilian restaurant in the Knox-Henderson area called the Samba Room. They had some great vegetarian dishes using root vegetables, plantains, coconuts and beans. The spices they used a lot are ones I am familiar with from Indian

Super Healthy Cumin & Black Pepper Soup

Fall is a great time of year for warm and nourishing soups. The weather is starting to get chillier and rainy. Cold and flu season is near. It’s the best time to boost your immunity with an amazingly healthy soup. This soup, a simple version of South Indian “rasam,” has a few

Lentil Crepes

There are many varieties of crepes (thin pancakes) in Indian cuisine. “Adai” (pronounced like “UH DAY”) is a pretty healthy lentil crepe from southern India. It’s vegan and gluten free. As you have probably read, lentils are high in protein and nutrients. They are

In Honor of “National Kale Day”

Did you know today is National Kale Day? According to the founders of this celebration: “National Kale Day celebrates kale’s incredible health benefits, highlights kale’s culinary versatility, and promotes eating, growing and sharing kale throughout America. National Kale day is the first