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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

Tasty Sides: Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan & Lemon

When my son was little, we spent a lot of time watching the cartoon Franklin (the Turtle). Franklin could “count by twos and tie his shoes.” Unfortunately, Franklin also hated brussel sprouts. Remember that episode where Franklin can’t find his blanket? He had actually stuffed

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

Lentil Soup

Alright everyone, quiz time… What does Olive Oil + Garlic + Lentils +  Vegetables + Spices = ? a- A ton of protein and nutrients b- A very tasty combination c- A great idea for a soup d- All of the above Great job!  It is choice  “d- All of the above.” Lentils and all bean

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,