How to Make Ghee

January 13, 2012

Ghee is used widely in Indian cooking. Not only is it deeply flavorful, ghee also has a higher smoke point, so its great for sauteing or frying. Indian herbal medicine (Ayurveda) uses ghee as a base for many of its medications. I spent some time at an Ayurvedic retreat in India last summer and my detox concoction [...]

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Easy Carrot Mint Soup and a Great Tip for Flavoring Milk Based Soups

January 3, 2012

Let’s start the New Year with a simple, yet delicious carrot mint soup recipe, shall we?! This is my go to recipe when I’m feeling like a soup laden with the freshness of herbs and vegetables. This soup is very easy to make and pantry friendly since it uses only carrots, fresh mint, and milk. [...]

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Baba Ganoush Recipe – a Guest Post from Shulie of Food Wanderings

December 29, 2011

Hello from Tel Aviv! I am traveling in Jordan and Israel on a business trip, and have taken a few days off to explore the amazing food scene here. I will be posting lots of photos and recipes from my trip when I get back! But right now, please enjoy this Baba Ganoush recipe guest [...]

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Dal Fry Mix in a Jar. Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas for Vegetarians

December 20, 2011

Dal fry is a typical Indian lentil dish (and popular on restaurant menus) made with cumin, turmeric, onion, tomato, garlic and lentils. I’ve simplified the recipe and turned it into a holiday gift mix in a jar. If you have friends and family who are vegetarian or Indian food lovers, they will be delighted to [...]

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Cajun Dirty Rice Mix in a Jar. Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas for Vegetarians.

December 15, 2011

Do you love giving homemade holiday gifts? Do you have friends or family who are vegan or vegetarian? If you answered yes, this is the perfect vegetarian friendly, homemade Christmas food gift idea for you! This cajun dirty rice mix in a jar takes just minutes to put together, and is very affordable too! I [...]

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Indian Coconut Rice. A Guest Post for 6Bittersweets

December 12, 2011

I’m at the airport, about to board my plane to India (and then I’m going to Jordan, Dubai and Israel). I wanted to quickly tell you about my coconut rice guest post over at my lovely friend Xiaolu’s blog 6bittersweets. While I was busy packing and finishing up work before I leave for my trip, [...]

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Scenes From Around My Portland Neighborhood

December 9, 2011

These photos are from my neighborhood in north west Portland, where I live. I’ve never lived in an American city before. For the 9 years I’ve been in this country, I’ve always lived in the suburbs (MD, DC/VA). I love living in Portland – it’s a small, quirky, friendly city, its very walkable and the [...]

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Creamy Polenta with Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

December 6, 2011

This creamy polenta with balsamic roasted brussels sprouts recipe is the ultimate comfort food. I love curling up on the sofa with a hot bowl full for dinner. The left overs are great for lunch the next day. Roasting brussels sprouts in the oven till they are caramelized is my favorite way of preparing them. If [...]

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