Posts Tagged 21DSD

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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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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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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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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Karela (Bitter melon)

I’m all for trying new things. My philosophy is that I will try (eating) anything once, and I have discovered some delicious food over the years that I might have missed if I were less adventurous: raw quail eggs, goat curry, fried pickles, and kombucha,

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Stovetop Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori chicken, when done right, is one of the most delicious things on earth. In Indian restaurants, it is marinated in spices and (often) yogurt, then cooked in a tandoor. The result is bright red, smoky, juicy, spicy chicken. My mouth is watering as I

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Cooking With the Kiddos

  Lately H has been asking to help me cook dinner, and I decided that it was about time to let her. She is five and a half, and has helped me with measuring ingredients, mixing, and baking, but she hasn’t ever helped cook on

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Asparagus Bacon Frittata

I really like eggs. And I really like bacon. And I really like asparagus. Presto! A breakfast that combines them all! This morning I was making bacon for the kiddos, and I had some asparagus in the fridge that needed eating, plus some sliced onions and

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