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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

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

Honeycrisp Apple Flatbread

When my son was in kindergarten, he came home from school one day talking about Honeycrisp apples. Apparently, they were his teacher’s favorite kind of apples and he wanted to try them. I had never heard of them, but we went to the store and bought a bunch. They were the most amazing apples

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-

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe

A few weeks ago I tried Broccoli Rabe for the first time at a local restaurant and was pleasantly surprised by its slightly bitter taste. It was very simply cooked but quite addictive. Cooking geek that I am, I came home and immediately googled it. I figured it would be healthy as most

Mini Pumpkin Cardamom No Bake Cheesecake

It’s pumpkin season in my part of the world. Pumpkin pies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin scones,  pumpkin lattes… you get the point. Here’s my “little” contribution- mini pumpkin cardamom no bake cheesecake. I do like the usual spices in pumpkin sweets- cinnamon, nutmeg,

Cherry Chocolate Chip Almond Quick Bread

I am a little obsessed with quick breads. Especially this time of year. They make great gifts. They’re easy to put together when unexpected guests stop by. Quick breads make a nice breakfast on a cool autumn Saturday morning. Change a few add-ins and you have a completely different

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