Whole30 Recap

Roasted Cabbage with Almond Sesame Sauce

Well folks, my Whole30 ended earlier this week.  This was the first time in my life I have embarked on any sort of elimination diet and, honestly, it surprised me.  The health benefits were great and the effect on my cooking even more profound.  If I’m being perfectly honest, my cooking and eating were in…

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Holiday Gift Guide

holiday gifts

I have already come clean about my cookbook hoarding tendencies so it will come as no surprise that all my gift recommendations are cookbooks.  For the novice or experienced home cook that likes to dabble in Indian flavors, I think a well versed cookbook can help expand your repertoire and raise your understanding of the…

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How to Raise Adventurous Eaters


I am far from a perfect mother.  I lose my patience too quickly, sometimes I yell, and my house is never clean enough.  But my kids will eat just about anything.  This is my one triumph, the place where I feel that my good enough is actually really good enough.  I get asked all the…

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Stocking Indian Spices

Garam Masala spices

Indian food is very complex and interesting which is why I (and I’m guessing maybe you) like to eat it so much.  However, that means when you step in the kitchen to prepare it you need a bevy of spices.  I know it can be frustrating to embark on cooking a new cuisine only to…

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Bollywood Tunes on Youtube

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When I cook, it generally serves as an escape from my everyday life even though it is totally a mundane task.  This is especially true of Indian food because it usually takes me back to my childhood or to a dish I loved while on vacation in India.  This is also why I cook foods from…

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Kolkata Eats

Masala Egg Scramble at Flury's

So, my sister was in town last weekend visiting from the Big Apple.  I had grand plans to try my hand at a Bengali shrimp coconut milk curry (chingri maachher malaikari) that I have been trying to get right for YEARS!  Seriously, Arjun’s grandmother made the most fabulous version of this dish that I’ve been trying…

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