02 Apr 2010

ROTW: Simply Delicious Broccoli

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One of my earliest posts on this blog was an ode to brassica, better known as broccoli (image: Sam Ley, Creative Commons). I wrote then:

PR lessons can come from the strangest places. Now, I’m not going to create a laundry list, but as I was cooking dinner last night, the broccoli florets that I was steaming looked me square in the face and said: “Is your PR as good as we are?”

I still think it’s a fun read on what PR can and […]

19 Mar 2010

Guilt-free Shepherd’s Pie

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I know what you’re thinking: since when was Shepherd’s Pie a guilty pleasure?

The guilt is more a personal thing; looking through this blog, I realized I hadn’t posted a recipe in a couple of months.


Well, blame #snowmageddon. How on earth am I supposed to keep up the cooking/blogging end of things when 3+ feet of snow has only just disappeared?

At any rate, here we go again. This is my version of a classic comfort dish, using cauliflower instead of potatoes to cut down on the “bad” […]

02 Oct 2009

Spinach and Mushroom Enchiladas

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Before moving to the U.S. nine years ago, I’d eaten Mexican food only once or twice; it just wasn’t that big in India at the time (I have no idea if it’s different now). Chinese, Thai, Continental, yes, but not Mexican. Perhaps that’s not surprising in in a country that has such a rich culinary heritage of its own.

Nine years down the road, I love Mexican food. There are several spices that are similar to those used frequently in Indian cooking, albeit in different combinations. It’s up there with dosas […]

25 Sep 2009

In-a-Flash Aloo Gobhi

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I don’t know about you, but to me, the best way to enjoy vegetables is not to steam or boil them until they’re mush, but to temper and cook them with just the right amount and mix of seasonings – sometimes not very many – so that you can really experience the inherent goodness of the vegetable.

In that spirit, here is my recipe for Aloo Gobhi, or potato and cauliflower curry, one of the best ways (IMNSHO) to eat cauliflower. It’s a staple in Indian homes, and fast becoming a favorite in […]

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