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Apple Custard with Strawberry Sauce

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Apple custard is a nice desert with the red strawberry sauce to give a holiday touch. The uncooked apples and roasted almonds give it a nice texture.

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Contest 2012 December

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To celebrate the holidays, this month’s contest is to make your favorite holiday dessert. It can be any type of dessert, hot or cold. The only rules for December are the following: It must be vegetarian and also egg-less. Please submit only ONE recipe. In general I will only consider recipes that I feel are complete in […]

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Cooking class tonight at Torrey Pines

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As some of you already know, in additional to providing cooking recipes on this website, I also teach cooking classes in person.  I give evening lessons at some of the high schools in the San Diego, CA area, which is where I reside. This evening I will be giving cooking classes at Torrey pines high […]

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Diwali Festival

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We are getting ready for Diwali which is on Oct 28 this year. Diwali or Dipawali means “rows of lighted lamps” and the celebration is often referred to as the Festival of Lights. Behind the celebration of Diwali there are many myths. While preparing for Diwali, homes are cleaned and windows are opened to welcome […]

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Getting Ready for Holi

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I am starting my preparations for Holi, which is the festival of colors and is celebrated with great enthusiasm by farmers. Holi is known as a harvest time. It is truly a beautiful site, with green farms and colorful flowers! Holi is celebrated as a day when everyone comes together to celebrate. Social restrictions and […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Day is a time to offer thanks, for family gatherings and holiday meals. There are lot of things I am thankful for, but I have to say I am most thankful for the unconditional love and support of my family. My two sons and their families will be coming to my house this Thanksgiving holiday […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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The holidays are here and I love celebrating them with family and loved ones! To me, the holidays represent positive energy, happiness, and warm memories of time spent with my family. The holidays give us a reason (and time) to take a break from the mundane everyday routines of work, obligations, and well, life! It’s […]

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Holiday Gift Snacks

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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 […]

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Poached Pears with Warming Spices

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These are perfect for the wintertime; they’re hearty and warming, full of delicious spice, and easy to make. They’re also not too rich, which is a relief after a season of indulgence. If you’ve got the time, make extra and save them for a lovely breakfast with some oatmeal or yogurt.

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Raksha Bandhan

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Raksha Bandhan is a festival that signifies the beautiful and loving relationship between brothers and sisters. My family celebrates Raksha Bandhan with great enthusiasm. For those who don’t know about this holiday, “Raksha” means protection, and “Bandhan” means binding. Sisters tie a thread called Rakhi (like a friendship band) on their brother’s wrist and pray […]

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