Rebekah

Hi! I'm Rebekah. I'm a Certified Nutrition Educator, Wellness Coach, food fanatic and the mother of two beautiful girls and a handsome boy. I love to help people of all cultures discover, prepare and enjoy real food.

Baigan Bhaji…or Spinach with Eggplant and Tomato

Whenever I make an Indian curry, I like to also make some bhaji. In my husband’s family, this term is used to describe leafy green vegetables: bok choy, mustard greens, spinach, etc. While basic Indian greens are tasty and simple to make, I’ve learned to

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Rice Cooker Coconut Chicken and Kale

As a wife/mom of two girls/housekeeper/cook/part-time blogger/chauffeur, I sometimes find that I don’t have as much time as I would like to cook meals for my family. I have been using the slow cooker and the oven more this year to give me more “hands-free”

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Basic Indian Greens

There are so many great vegetables that benefit from Indian-style cooking, but one of my favorites is bok choy. Perhaps it is the mild peppery flavor, or the slightly crunchy texture, or the fact that it goes well with just about any Indian main dish

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Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes…Broth

Fall is approaching, school is back in session, and people are getting sniffly. Growing up, when I was sick my parents used to make me a bowl of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle soup, or if I was really lucky, my mom would make some chicken soup

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Boiled Peanuts

Until I got married, the only type of peanut I had ever tasted was packaged in a blue-topped can with a top-hatted peanut smiling at me from behind his monocle. Dry roasted and salted, these peanuts were a snack staple, especially at my grandparents’ house.

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Dad’s Ribs

One of the best things about summer is barbequing and savoring all the yumminess that comes off a grill. I still haven’t done much actual grilling myself, but B has become quite good at it, and we enjoy all kinds of meats while the weather is warm.

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Tomato Chutney

Every visit to the farmer’s market makes me so thankful that I live in a place where fresh, local produce is available year-round. I especially love summer and fall because of the incredible variety of fruits and vegetables that are available. We are nearing the

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Spiced Okra

I’m enchanted by vegetables. Bet you don’t hear that everyday! Now don’t get me wrong: I’m most definitely an omnivore, and I enjoy meat for most meals on most days, but vegetables are much more interesting and enjoyable for me to prepare and eat. I

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Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil–Review and Giveaway!

Updated 8/29/12–This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Dawn Tice–congratulations! I love coconut oil! I have been cooking with it almost exclusively for about a year now, and I must say, it lends itself well to all things Indian. Now, not all coconut oils

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A Chinese Okra by any other name…

…would still be a crazy looking vegetable. But oh, so tasty! My in-laws call it turai, which is what I called it before I knew there was another name. When I saw some at my local farmer’s market, I asked one of the vendors and

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