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Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpeas, Olives and Red Pepper

No matter how much I try to be organized, I am usually pretty rushed and stressed when preparing to head out of town. A few weeks ago before we headed out of town for the holidays to visit family, I was determined that preparation for this trip would be different. We did get the house cleaned, dry

A Simple Rice Pudding

Creamy, warm, comforting. A simple dessert after a complex meal. There are so many variations of rice pudding around the world. This version is lightly spiced with saffron and  cardamom. Roasted cashews provide a little crunch. Give it a try. Continue Reading (recipe follows)

Almond and Cherry Dark Chocolate Crisps

Three ingredients. Four steps. Endless variations. Roast, melt, mix and set. Make sure you taste and like the chocolate before you use it in this recipe. The darker the chocolate you use, the healthier the chocolate crisps. The variations are unlimited: 1. Roasted Almonds + Dried Cherries 2.

Sambar (a spicy lentil gravy)

Sambar is the quintessential South Indian dish. It was traditionally part of most household’s daily main meal. Consequently, there are quite a few variations. It is vegan, gluten free and full of protein and vitamins. It’s really just cooked dal (lentils) + tamarind water + vegetables

Stir Fried Cabbage with Coconut

If I was writing a menu blurb for this dish, this is what I would say: “Shredded cabbage with coconut, lightly sautéd in the style of Southern India.” Sounds fancy right? This is actually a very simple dish.  You can replace the cabbage with almost any vegetable (sweet potatoes,

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

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

Cocoa Pops

The holiday season and family get togethers are just around the corner. Looking for an easy addition to your family breakfast or brunch? Put out a tray of these “cocoa pops” and cups of steaming milk and you will be surprised how quickly they disappear. They melt into the warm milk