Toasted Coconut Lentils

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Because I get excited about odd things, I have been spending a lot of time thinking about this salty, nutty mixture of coconut, crunchy spices, little nuggets of garlic and strands of spicy ginger. Simple ways to create comfort food with that perfect balance of salt and spice and nutty-hug-yourself goodness. It’s one of my favorite […]

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Fall Frittata with Crispy Potatoes and Soy Chorizo

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In New York, Fall is here and gone before we even realize the weather has changed. Mornings with a hint of sunny heat and just right breeze get away from us faster than we’d like. Frittatas stretch those mornings a little longer. Fast to make. Ready to take on whatever’s in the refrigerator. Delicious to […]

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Kale Sprouts with Spices and Lemon

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Kale and Brussels Sprouts. Kale Sprouts. What miracle of heaven occurred to bring two of my favorite vegetables together? I don’t want to know. I just want to eat as many of them as possible as quickly as possible. There could be worse things…I think (see above that I don’t want to know how this […]

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Mason Jar Lunch – Lentil Rice, Peas and Yogurt

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Lentils, tender green peas and rice with tempered spices tucked into a mason jar. The jar appears precious and hipster but is actually totally practical – a perfect fit for a woman’s work bag.

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Coconut Cashew Potatoes

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I’ve been meaning to tell you about this potato recipe for ages. It’s a go to recipe of mine for dinner parties where I need a decadent main dish. It’s the kind of dish that no one can dislike. Well, except for friends with nut allergies and most small children. They will not be fans. […]

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Lemon Spiced Lentils (Lemon Rasam)

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  Rasam is spicy, tangy South Indian lentils. When I hear it called ‘soup’ or described as being served in a shot glass, the snarky part of me shudders. We ate rasam and rice plus a side of a green sautéed veggie basically every night growing up. It’s hard core basic South Indian food. And it’s […]

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Sweet Corn Curry

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This dish is so easy to make, so delicious to eat, so fragrant to smell and so pretty to look at that you have to make it. Trust me. Mouthfuls of sweet crunchy corn in a creamy mildly spiced coconut broth. It’s equal parts curl up on your sofa in sweatpants and lay in a […]

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Homemade Yogurt

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White semi-gelatinous substance. Weirdly holds the shape of the container for too long. Chemical-y looking sheen. That’s how  most standard store-bought yogurts can be described. The yogurt I grew up eating was creamy. Milky tasting. Sweet and tart and thick. It was also homemade. Making yogurt at home is one of three staples of a South […]

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