The wind is howling away like I’ve never before heard in San Diego as I write this post. The hissing sound, so similar to Cinny’s when she’s pissed off at the dog, is incredible distracting. I thought I was going to blow away when I went to walk the dog this evening. I huddled into… Continue reading Mung Dal with Turmeric and Shallots
Fellow bloggers, Jordan Catapano and Jocelyn Dunn Muhlbach of This Girl Walks into a Bar, reached out and asked if we’d help get the word out about their new book. I knew right away that I wanted to help because I attended one of their cocktail workshops at The Big Potluck last year and thought… Continue reading Mississippi Delta Infusion
Cookies are my favorite thing about the holidays. I love to bake them and share them with friends and family. This year I almost didn’t get around to the holiday baking though. Since we spend Thanksgiving and the two following weeks in India, it didn’t even feel like the holidays to me.
One of the things I miss most about living in Mumbai is the pav bhaji. It was one of the foods I ate so regularly when I lived there. You can get great pav bhaji on the streets of Mumbai anytime you want. I know many people who make pav bhaji at home, and sadly,… Continue reading Pav Bhaji, A Quintessential Bombay Street Food
I think of picnics as a major part of Indian culture, so much so that school field trips were even known as “picnics.” We would picnic to “National Park” in Bombay, or my family would often picnic at the beach. I used to talk about having picnics a lot in Virginia but it took a… Continue reading Indian Style Cumin-Ginger Potato Salad
Steve’s Tamarind Ginger Margarita won the contest at Playa Grill and Margarita Bar! Last week, his margarita was selected as top 5 and on Saturday night he competed for the win.
Our favorite Happy Hour spot is hosting their third annual Margarita contest and the deadline to submit a recipe was today. Puja and I came up with our own recipes and held a tasting last night. Last year’s winner was a “Thai-garita”, a Thai inspired, lemongrass and Thai chili flavored margarita. So of course we… Continue reading Margarita Contest
Chai is one of those drinks that evokes strong memories of childhood for me. There is nothing quite like a cup of chai to help lift my spirits. But it must be good chai because badly made chai can do just the opposite! The secret to a great cup of chai is the masala, the… Continue reading The Best Homemade Chai Masala
When it’s gloomy outside or I’m feeling low, I often make kadhi. It never fails to make me feel better. Yesterday was a super busy day and I came home pretty tired. All I wanted to do was put my legs up and sit on the couch with a steaming bowl of kadhi and rice…and… Continue reading My Ultimate Comfort Food: Yogurt and Garbanzo Bean Flour Gravy (Kadhi)
Cold is relative and this week has been freezing in San Diego! Hot soup has been on my mind since my brother came down to visit with his new girlfriend and we went all went out for Mongolian Hot Pot. Even though the weather’s been warmer in San Diego lately, the evenings are still pretty… Continue reading Carrot Ginger Soup with Pea Dumplings
I can’t believe we’re already half way through December. This year’s gone by way too fast. And it’s about to get even busier. Our niece is about to be born (any day now!) and of course the Holidays are coming up. So much excitement. I love it! Yesterday was a cold and rainy day here… Continue reading Ginger Cupcakes with Chai Cream filling for the Holidays