Technique: how to use tomatoes simply in a stew or curry

July 20, 2017Edit Today I want to talk technique – specifically something very simple that I learned from my mom. It is a time saver in the kitchen, especially for Indian cooking. Often when people ask for starter recipes for Indian curries – I find myself telling them to saute onions, ginger and garlic –…

Simple Yellow Daal (lentils)

July 19, 2017 July 19th, 2017 – an update: Yesterday I posted a picture of a simple bowl of lentils that I had as soup for lunch. Many people asked for the recipe and so here it is. I am surprised that I haven’t blogged the recipe for Lentils – maybe because they are so…

A Review of Dirt Candy in NYC

“You are going to pay $75/- to eat vegetables? You are crazy!” exclaimed my father when he learned that I am going to Dirt Candy for a special event on Canada Day. “They are not just vegetables dad. They are cooked in a unique way – in ways we could never imagine.” “They are still…

Tofu with Ginger, Soy and of course Sriracha sauce

Sometimes I innocently post what I made for dinner and a ridiculous amount of people as for the recipe. Luckily, I took some pictures of this dish to make the post interesting and lets hope informative. Before I give you the recipe – which is hardly a recipe, let me share a tip. Whenever I…

Steamed Salmon with Bok choy over Brown Rice

I have neglected to share any of my healthful recipes for some time now. I apologize. I really have no excuse. This past Monday, like millions of people I decided to start eating healthfully. I am not a fan of the word diet. Anything we eat is our diet. I prefer to call it eating…

Simple Dinners: Seared Salmon over Spinach and Mushrooms

I really enjoy cooking as is probably evident to any one who knows me or reads my blogs. But I also like to get in and out of the kitchen as fast as I can because I have another love – TV, Netflix, just sitting on the couch 🙂 This is a simple recipe that…

Shrimp in a Charred Hatch Chile Salsa

Hatch chile refers to varieties of species of the genus Capsicum which are grown in the Hatch Valley, an area stretching north and south along the Rio Grande from Arrey, New Mexico, in the north to Tonuco Mountain to the southeast of Hatch, New Mexico. The soil and growing conditions in the Hatch Valley create…

Pork Tenderloin in a Mustard Wine sauce, Zucchini and Grapes 

You often hear- Pork: it’s the other white meat. That’s good news in that it’s healthy, and low in fat and calories – the bad news however is that it can get dry very quickly if you overcook it. And so I like to create a flavorful sauce every time I cook a pork tenderloin….

Spicy, Sweet and Sour Eggplant

This dish takes less than 15 minutes and I made it yesterday, frankly because the eggplant had been laying around and calling out to be cooking instantly. You can use any type of eggplants for this dish – Globe, Japanese or the small purple ones. Saute the eggplant in the oil of your choice –…