I can’t believe it has been three months since my last post.  Life has been BUSY.  We moved to a new house, the holiday madness started, and then promptly went out of town for the end of December for almost two glorious weeks.  In all that time I realized something very important.  I prepare fabulous…

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Ginger Custard


The holidays are coming, and as much as I am a fan of Thanksgiving and Christmas, I mean the Hindu holiday of Diwali.  It celebrates the triumph of good over evil (I am simplifying of course – there is a long, complicated, colorful story complete with a wicked stepmother behind the holiday) and is celebrated…

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Kerala Crab Curry


Sometimes you need a dish that pulls out all the stops.  That makes the table go silent when they start to eat.  And, sometimes you need to be able to make it in way less than an hour.  Have I got the perfect dish for you – Kerala crab curry.  This coconut curry is studded…

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Pea Soup


This time of year I find myself making soup at least a couple of times a month.  Nothing better to chase away the winter blues – plus if you stay away from the cream, you get a filling meal that is pretty healthy.  An added bonus is my toddler gets a kick out of sucking…

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Simple Cumin Carrots


I love to have a stash of easy, quick, healthy side dishes that I can throw together that will accompany a showstopper of a main dish without stealing the stage.  However, it can be hard to find such dishes in traditional Indian cooking.  Most of the veggies have just as many spices and complex flavor…

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