This holiday season was so special as I got to spend quality time with family. On Christmas Day, my family and I enjoyed a great dinner. When my grandchildren get together, there is so much life and energy in the house. They run and shout and know that they can do anything they want! Of […]Add to favorites
I typically don’t do restaurant reviews but with this new Indian restaurant, Masala Street, here in San Diego, I simply had to! I recently had a great evening out with my family – both sons and their families, along with my daughter-in-law’s mother, who is visiting from Jaipur, India. We decided to try out the […]Add to favorites
Diwali is fast-approaching and I have already begun my preparations! This time of year is full of parties, fun, and celebration. So why not bring a homemade gift to the next party? Homemade gifts are truly special in that they show you really put some thought and care into it. Some ideas for simple homemade […]Add to favorites
I think we all look forward to appetizers! They are samples of exciting tastes and textures that allow us to anticipate a delightful social interaction. For me they are an important part of every family get-together or in hosting a party with friends and making new acquaintances. You can do a great deal of the […]Add to favorites
Turmeric (haldi), the wonder spice, is finally gaining popularity in the west and many are recognizing its health benefits. You may have noticed many people discussing various recipes consisting of turmeric as a main ingredient. Recently someone asked me what a turmeric latte is and it got me thinking about the benefits of turmeric. I […]Add to favorites
Most of the Indian dishes you prepare will involve some type of gravy. Learning how to make a gravy is useful because you can pair the gravy with many different vegetables and come up with unique dishes that are easy to prepare. You can then pair the gravy with vegetables you have in fridge or freezer and – voila – dinner is prepared!Add to favorites
The most common question I get from my viewers is if they can bake instead of fry. Traditionally Indian cooking is done over stove top or burner. Food is grilled, sautéed, steamed, boiled or fried. Likewise, most of the Indian breads are made over a skillet or they are fried. An exception is naan or […]Add to favorites
We all live busy lives and have so many things to get done. Time is precious and your mealtime should not make you stressed. Here are some quick and easy suggestions for delicious Indian vegetarian recipes in under 30 minutes that can be used for any meal.Add to favorites
It’s hard to believe but summer is around the corner. It’s the perfect time to host a fun outdoor get together. I like to serve fun street foods at these types of events. Delicious foods combined with some fun games – what can be better than that? My grandkids love when I plan these types of outings. Here are my suggestions for a different menu. I picked some items from different parts of India.Add to favorites
There is nothing better than a relaxed afternoon with friends enjoying a cup of tea and tasty snacks. Show your friends you appreciate them and have them over for high tea. It’s a great way to beat an afternoon slump and it’s also an excuse to enjoy life’s little pleasures with friends! These snacks below are simple and can be prepared in advance. Try these snacks as they are sure to satisfy everyone’s palate.Add to favorites
I personally think that deciding what to have for lunch can be difficult. It’s important to have variety. Of course it also important that should be is nutritious, healthy and we look forward to eating! Something easy to prepare the night before is an added benefit. Here are some of my go-to suggestions for an easy and delicious lunch!Add to favorites
Breakfast is unarguably the most important meal of the day. So why not start your day off right with a healthy and delicious meal? Many people skip breakfast because they’re rushing to get out the door – either to get to work, drop kids off the school, or both! Breakfast kick-starts your day. Below are some easy-to-prepare breakfast suggestions that will give you the energy you need to tackle the day. Much of the preparation for these meals can be done in advance.Add to favorites
This beautiful 2nd Edition is now available as a PDF ebook with updated and revised recipes, full color photos, and embedded links to the online videos.
You will learn how to make over ONE HUNDRED mouthwatering Indian vegetarian dishes including Samosas, Naan, Roti, Palak Paneer, Vegetable Korma, Gulab Jamun, and many more. Best of all, you can follow my time-tested recipes without any prior cooking knowledge and feel confident of surprising yourself and impressing your friends with your achievement.
Last night was our weekly family dinner night! Hosting a family dinner has been a little challenging as my husband has started a gluten-free diet and my older son is vegan. Then there’s the challenge of making something my grand-kids enjoy too! After some thought I decided that Mexican cuisine would be the perfect solution!Add to favorites
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are around the corner and this time of year is all about family, friends, and good cheer! I love the holidays as they create positive energy, happiness, and gives us an excuse to get in touch with friends and family. I like to visit friends […]Add to favorites