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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Cooking, Time Management and Cooking a Whole Head of Cauliflower

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A young woman asked me recently during a career panel at my office about my time management tricks. The idea presumably being that I am able manage having a busy job while being a mom and having a spouse who also works. (In case you are wondering, chronic multitasking. Also, it’s definitely not always pretty.) […]

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Runny Egg Potato Latkes

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Potatoes go shred. Eggs go crack. Potatoes go fry. Eggs go fry. Potatoes go crunch crunch. Eggs go run run.   Recipe courtesy of Smitten Kitchen, Big Breakfast Latkes

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First School Lunch

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Monday was one of those life changing days. I had to start packing school lunch. Oh, and Surya started staying at school until 3:15 pm each day instead of coming home after a half day at 11:45 am. So far, we seem to be equally excited about school lunch. On Thursday, as a prelude to […]

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Peppery French Toast

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Eggs Dash of milk Healthy shake of salt and pepper Aleppo pepper Green chilies –> Peppery french toast.

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Crunchy. Soft. Red Bell Pepper and Black Bean Tacos

  There’s not a lot of culinary genius behind this idea for Red Bell Pepper and Black Bean Tacos. Except that was easy. Tasted good. Surya loved them. Healthy. These Red Bell Pepper and Black Bean Tacos are genius! They are easy, delicious, healthy and (maybe) will even win over your toddler. Hard shelled tacos are […]

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Working Mom’s Puff Pastry Samosa Loaf

I had already well established that stuffing puff pastry with delicious fillings only leads to more deliciousness when I started making puff pastry samosas. Then one Tuesday this past summer at about 4 p.m. I had a seismic realization. My daughter’s pre-school teachers were coming for a home visit. I would be expected to serve […]

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Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali! This is our first year celebrating Diwali since Surya has been old enough to understand the holiday. We’ve been reading her Amma, Tell Me About Diwali (which I would recommend) and just lit diva’s together tonight. To make it even more special, we’re taking these cupcakes in for her pre-K class tomorrow. No, those […]

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