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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

Kesari- an Indian Semolina Sweet

When I was in 6th grade, we had to do a project in Social Studies class on Greece. For my project, I decided to bring in a Greek dessert to class. Well, looking at the recipe books from the library (sadly no internet back then), I thought that the Greek Semolina Halva sounded a lot like the

Crispy Potato Patties with Cilantro Chutney

Pomegranates are in season now in North America.  I love the taste of these amazing fruits, as well as the memories they invoke of the pomegranate tree in my grandparent’s backyard in India. Everytime we would visit as children, my wonderful aunt would select some from the tree and peel them

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

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

Tandoori Vegetables

Here is a dish we make in our house whenever we entertain.  It’s basically vegetables  marinated and cooked in a  tandoori style sauce. A key ingredient in the tandoori sauce is garbanzo bean (chickpea)  flour. This flour is used extensively in Indian cooking- in sauces, crispy fried snacks,