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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

Palak Paneer (Creamed Spinach from India)

We had a pretty fancy dinner party at our house the other day- something that does not happen very often. There were 7 items prepared by 3 chefs for 11 guests. By chefs choice, it was an authentic Indian meal. The chefs spent about 2 weeks coordinating schedules and planning the menu to an

Sprout Chips

I generally don’t like repetitive, manual tasks and avoid them as much as possible- even if they don’t take too much time. Peeling the outer leaves off a pound of brussels sprouts like a repetitive task right? The work is absolutely worth the end result in the case of these crispy

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.

Almond Squares (vegan)

I realized as I was making these  Almond Squares , or “Badam Burfi” as they are known in India, that I really didn’t know much about almonds. They taste great and come packaged nicely in the store and I completely take them for granted. Do they grow on trees, do they have hard

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

Chive Flower and Spring Pea Tartines

Among my many farmer’s market purchases this week were fresh chives, with lovely lilac blooms. Chive flowers are edible, great in stir fries and salads. However, they have a strong onion flavor,  so you don’t want to pop a whole bloom in your mouth. I also purchased some fresh,

Spring Pizza

The last time I went to the Farmer’s Market, my hands were so full of strawberries that I couldn’t buy all the other exciting produce that was there. This time, I took an extra pair of hands with me (someone still needs to carry the strawberries!). This is a pizza from a book