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Tomato Garlic Soup

We spent several weeks in hotels this past summer as we awaited the completion of our new home. As with any project that involves construction or renovation, the project did not complete on time. When the 12 month lease ran out on our apartment, we were naively  optimistic that our house would be

Minestrone in the Morning

This simple minestrone soup was the breakfast of choice this morning. It actually won versus an option of freshly made Belgian waffles. In many parts of the world, breakfast is often leftovers from dinner the night before, or a substantial meal with many different flavors. Feel free to think

My Mom’s Homemade Tomato Sauce

In the recently released movie, “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” an Indian family moves to France and opens a restaurant- “Maison Bombay.”   They make great Indian food, but soon start experimenting with “Indo-French” cookery (ie- adding Indian spices to classic

Summer Corn & Black Bean Salad

When summer comes around, we invariably buy fresh corn from the farmers market. The taste, as with any fresh produce, is so different than the frozen kind. While it’s great just cooked and salted fresh from the cob, tasty summer corn pushes you to want to do a lot more. I had an amazing

Chana Masala

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a Palak Paneer recipe from the dinner party that my 12 year old and his friends hosted (and cooked for) at our house. As promised here is another main course from the party- Chana Masala. I thought about recooking it and taking better pictures, but Chana Masala is a

Roasted Eggplant & Cherry Tomato Pasta Salad

I found these tiny graffiti eggplants at our local market the other day. They were absolutely calling for a simple preparation without too many spices. Given that the summer is also the time of year when I am looking for simple lunches to send off to summer activities that won’t get

White Bean Bruschetta

Growing up, I used to always wonder at how the great cooks in my family would never use a recipe. It was always “a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.” Pinning down a recipe with exact measurements was pretty difficult. Now I realize that sometimes, it just does not matter.

Roasted Rainbow Pepper Soup

We woke up this morning to the sound of a woodpecker right outside our window trying to have his Sunday brunch (at the cost of our house). He was there for a while so we  were able to sneak a peak carefully through the window. I was surprised at how tiny he was relative to his beak size. Despite

Hold the lettuce please…

A couple of years ago, we got into the habit of eating Sunday lunch at a nice salad place after my son’s weekly piano lesson. It was one of those places where they have a million fresh ingredients that you can customize into your own salad. They start with lettuce and then add whatever you

Oven roasted tomatoes filled with wild rice and mushroom pilaf

Wednesday evening is always kind of a conundrum. On the one hand, we’re midway through the week, exhausted and ready for the weekend. On the other hand, we are hit with the realization that- wow the week is going by fast. The prior weekend is a distant memory and it’s time to start