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�EUR(TM)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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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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