Sri Lankan Cashew Curry Recipe and a Giveaway

April 14, 2014

One of my favorite dishes that I had on a recent trip to Sri Lanka was this cashew curry. The hotel chef kindly agreed to show me how he makes it and I’m so excited to share the recipe with you! But first, here are some photos from my trip. (Make sure you also check [...]

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Everyday Mixed Vegetable Curry Recipe

April 7, 2014

I’ve been a serious cook for over 15 years. I cook all kinds of recipes (vegetarian ofcourse!) – international recipes, quick and easy recipes, rich and complex recipes. But the kind I enjoy eating the most are the simple curries that remind me of home. This everyday mixed vegetable curry is one such recipe. Its [...]

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Potato Kurma with Fried Onion. Remembering my grandmother through her favorite recipes.

April 2, 2014

To commemorate my paternal grandmother’s first year death anniversary, I am posting a series of my grandmothers favorite recipes. This potato kurma recipe is second in the series. Read my first post in the series here. Of everyone in our family, I think I spent the most time with with my grandmother. She raised me, [...]

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Vegetarian Sri Lanka – Photos and Recipes From the Spice Island

March 25, 2014

My recent trip to Sri Lanka was a dream come true. My grandfather as well as my husband’s grandfather had business ties in Sri Lanka. When he was a young man, my grandfather worked in Colombo. I grew up hearing stories about this beautiful island – stories of colonial bungalows, lush tea estates, Hindu temples, [...]

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Tomato Coconut Stew. Remembering my grandmother through her favorite recipes.

March 18, 2014

My paternal grandmother passed away a year ago this month. My grandmother raised me, and taught me a great deal. In her memory, I will be posting a series of her favorite recipes. The first in the series is this tomato stew with coconut milk. My grandmother relished this dish, often eating it with steaming [...]

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Rice and Coconut Crepes (Neer Dosa) Recipe

March 11, 2014

Neer dosa is a savory rice and coconut crepe from southern India. I first had neer dosa when my mother’s best friend Jayanthi Aunty, took me to Mathsya, an Udipi style restaurant in Chennai, India. She insisted I get these delicate, coconutty dosas. But I was hesitant at first. I like my dosas big, golden [...]

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Homemade Date Cardamom Almond Milk and a Vitamix Giveaway

March 6, 2014

Making almond milk at home is super easy. The total amount of work involved is less than 10 minutes and the benefits of homemade almond are numerous. For one, you get to control what goes into the almond milk. You control the sweetness and flavoring. And there are no chemical additives in home made almond [...]

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An Amtrak Foodie Adventure and a Portobello French Dip Recipe

February 26, 2014

I’ve lived in America 11 years and up until a few months ago I hadn’t taken a train journey in this country. I’ve been on an amazing coast to coast road trip, I’ve visited about 25 states of this great country, but I’d never been on a train. And then Amtrak called. They wanted to [...]

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