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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Toasted Radish and Chive Crostini

radish crostini

I stood in my kitchen thinly slicing a bunch of radishes feeling slightly awestruck by their beauty. The hot pink skins and unblemished, creamy white interior. The way they sliced so thinly with little effort on my part. A pile of them collecting on my cutting board looking like little pieces of pretty paper. Like […]

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Crunchy Bean Salad with Buttermilk Dressing & New Jersey

Crunchy Bean Salad in Buttermilk Dressing

 If you believe my Twitter profile, I was forced to leave Brooklyn kicking and screaming. If you saw the kitchen that I get to cook in now, you would know that’s not exactly the whole truth. Earlier this year, we packed up our house and moved our family across one bridge, two rivers and one […]

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Lemony Kale Salad with Mint and Green Chili

kale salad

This past week had a first for me – I signed up for a CSA. I resisted for a long time because I had visions of seasonal vegetables languishing in my fridge. But we’ve been pretty good for the last few months about not letting our fresh veggies see too much of the inside of […]

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Avocado Tomato Melts and Spicy Lemonade

Eating cold lunches is almost like not eating lunch at all. At least to me. But I do have my limits and slaving away over a hot stove on a hot day is not within them. When I snuck out of yard work early this weekend, I knew I had to come up with something […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

Indian mothers have this way of making the difficult seem routine. At least that’s how it is with Indian mothers of my mother’s generation.  I’ve had this conversation often with Indian women of my own generation.  We recall the meals our mothers cooked daily – often after coming home from work and completely from scratch […]

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