Flame Charred Corn – a childhood favorite

I grew up in New Delhi, India till I was 16 and often think fondly of all the snacks that I loved. One could buy corn on the cob from a street vendor who was set up with a clever contraption of coals over a wire mesh.  You would point to the juiciest corn and…

Mackerel with Cherry Tomatoes over Quinoa and Spinach 

Mackerel is an oily fish and unfortunately an underutilized fish. I enjoy it for many reasons. One, it has a meaty consistency and stands up to bold flavors. It’s doesn’t fall apart in cooking and also the oils are healthful oils. Like many of my dishes, this is quick, delicious and the bonus is that…

Fish Filet over Asparagus, Tomatoes and Black Eyes Peas

Cooking delicious meals that are quick, look beautiful and are healthful is the key to weight loss as far as I am concerned. While I have not conquered the weight loss battle, it is something that I strive to do and if nothing else – I like to share some tips and tricks. I am…

An Ode to Asparagus

Today is the first day of spring and I have been trying to will spring into my life for days.  While I have no control over the weather, I can surely use spring vegetables to ease myself out of winter. Asparagus is one of those vegetables. It can be cooked in so many ways, tastes…

Tandoori Spiced Turkey over Baby Zucchini and Asparagus 

I enjoy turkey very much and am sorry it only comes in favor around Thanksgiving. I try to make it often year round. I decided to make a Tandoori mix – I also like the one that Whole Foods sells Tandoori Mix 2 tbs paprika 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 tbs cumin…

Shrimp scampi- a healthy, quick dish

I enjoy cooking very much and like dishes that are quick, delicious and healthy. Shrimp scampi is one of those dishes that I make often and the payoff for the amount of time spent in the kitchen is so great. Buy the largest shrimp you can find/afford 1lb shrimp Remove the shell and the vein,…

Being Mindful about eating Mindfully

Mindful Eating is not a new concept for me – which is not to say that I follow the concept religiously, but I sure know about it. This is something new I read today – it makes so much sense.  But since it is such a new concept for me, I need time to digest…

Hearty Soup of Turkey Meatballs, Spinach and Black Beans

I didn’t really intend on blogging this recipe but I got an amazing amount of requests for it. Here goes, sans the many pictures I would normally would’ve had. Just one thing before I tell you the ingredients and method of making this simple dish: please focus on techniques as opposed to recipes and specific…