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Breakfast Schedule


Growing up, I typically ate boxed cereal, instant oatmeal, or toast with margarine and jelly. Weekends meant French toast or pancakes, and maybe scrambled eggs and bacon. My parents both worked full time, so for as long as I can […]

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Salted Limeade

salted limeade

This recipe is inspired by Chanh Muoi, a Vietnamese salty lemonade made with preserved lemons. I tasted it recently when enjoying my favorite new food (pho) and it was amazing! I love the tartness of the citrus with a bit […]

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Jerk Chicken


Many years ago, before B and I were married, he was a regular patron of a small Caribbean restaurant and catering company that served whatever the owner decided to make that day. There were usually 4-6 choices written on a […]

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The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook

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As part of Diane Sanfilippo’s team, I often receive advance copies of new books, and the cookbooks are by far my favorite. They provide inspiration, escape, and new recipes for me to try. And the mouth-watering food photographs are this […]

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Postpartum Care, Indian-style

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It’s been over a year since I last posted…and for good reason. Last September I gave birth to our third baby: a precious little boy! I’ve spent the last year taking care of this handsome guy and his two akkas, and adjusting […]

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Pumpkin Puree + Recipe Round-up

My 10 pie pumpkins waiting to be roasted

It’s pumpkin time, and I might have gotten a little carried away when grocery shopping. You see, pumpkins are readily available this time of year, but once they are out of season, they are gone until the next year. Unlike […]

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21-Day Sugar Detox Book Review


You may recall that way back in February I wrote a review of The 21-Day Sugar Detox (you can read it here). At the time, the program was only available as an online program with a set of downloadable PDF […]

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Gobhi (Curried Cabbage)


One of the easiest vegetables to make Indian-style is gobhi (green cabbage). It cooks quickly and requires just a few ingredients to make it flavorful and delicious. Cabbage is also available for most of the year, though fall and winter […]

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Half Indian Pantry Staples: Dahi (Homemade Yogurt in a Crockpot)

Homemade yogurt in a crockpot

My in-laws use yogurt regularly in their Indian cooking, and sometimes my mother-in-law makes her own. Several years ago, she showed me how she makes it, and she gave me some of hers to use as a starter. Her method […]

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Baigan (Eggplant) Chutney

Blended to a smooth consistency

Chutneys are a type of condiment and are a regular addition to many Indian meals (especially in South Indian cuisine). They are eaten in small amounts and serve to break up the flavors of the main dishes. Chutneys can be […]

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