This one is for those who think that making an elegant vegetarian dish is very hard…. I was at a gala recently, a massive one with Hollywood actors and politicians and michelin starred chefs who had 3 appetizers they were preparing, all of which had meat! The dinner option at all ofthese Galas ends up … Continue reading
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What do you do when you have some fabulous vine ripe tomatoes, wonderful vegetarian Mozzarella, and a big bunch of garlicscapes? Those of you who are farmers market groupies like me, probably already know what garlicscapes are. For those of you who don’t here goes — The scapes are the flower stems that garlic plants … Continue reading
If there has been any one article I have throughly enjoyed testing and writing it was this one for the Washington Post dated July 11 2014 titled 3 Gazpachos, 1 Cool Summer Option. More importantly I am completely excited about the food stylists and the fabulous photos that they came up with. An ice bowl with … Continue reading
Barbecue Like A Vegetarian, Will Ya?!
Barbecues Are For Everyone! Photo Credit: freedesignlife.com Even 10 years ago, I would feel embarrassed to go to a barbecue and say that I am a vegetarian. I used to cringe to say this to the host. Not only would I feel uncomfortable, so would the hosts, because they did not know what to serve me, besides … Continue reading
Cool Off With These Awesome Spiked Drinks!
Summer’s here in full swing and I just made us a big pitcher of this awesome spiked Ginger Lime Cooler. Spiked with heat, not alcohol. I wrote an article last summer for The Washington Post on cold drinks spiked with heat…. Why heat you may ask– That’s how I liked the tall, tingling drinks I … Continue reading
Dhokla Times: From The Indian Street To The New York Times
The New York Times featured the fabulous and mouth watering Dhokla in it’s Dining section last week, titled “Next Stop, India: Full Steam Ahead” In this article the author David Tanis says — If you are a lover of street food, India is the place to be. Outrageously delicious snacks, of which there are countless … Continue reading
Sweet ‘n Spicy Kale Curry
This is a dry curry that is made with a tough green in Southern India, called Agathi Keerai. The closest I can get to it in the US is Kale. My grandmother used to add a lot of coconut and jaggery to this green to bring out it’s taste and infuse it with robust flavors. … Continue reading
My kids love mangoes… and so do we! During mango season, there are no issues with getting them to eat fruits. One of their favorite, wholesome dessert/after school snack choices is Mango Nirvana. I basically start with a scoop of fresh cut mangoes, layer it with full fat organic french vanilla yoghurt, then a layer … Continue reading
Shhhh!! Don’t Tell Them It’s Made With Lettuce!
Another lettuce recipe which they will wipe out, and you don’t even have to tell them it’s made with lettuce! Really… If your family is like mine and don’t get very excited about this vegetable, here is what you can do! So I whipped up a lassi based on a recipe I had written up … Continue reading
Feast On A Tomo-cado Sandwich!
This is what a grown up grilled cheese should look and taste like, one with some oomph and spice… Tell me this does not have character and taste, really, try this and tell me that it is bland and boring… And what’s better is that it is extremely healthy, filling and truly easy to whip … Continue reading