Posts Tagged culture

Beyond Rice and Roti: Adapting Ethnic Cuisines for the 21-Day Sugar Detox

I’m excited to tell you about my latest contribution to the 21-Day Sugar Detox program! You may already know that I’m fan of the 21-Day Sugar Detox. I have lots of 21DSD-friendly recipes on this blog, I became a Certified 21-Day Sugar Detox Coach so I can […]

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Indian Wedding: Part 2 (The Clothes and Jewelry)

This is Part 2 of a 4-Part series. You can read Part 1 here. Indian clothing and the accompanying jewelry are some of the best parts of attending an Indian wedding. Since I don’t go to many other Indian functions, going to an Indian wedding […]

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Indian Wedding: Part 1 (Pre-wedding Festivities)

Being married to an Indian man, I have had the opportunity to go to several Indian weddings, which you might imagine are quite different from a typical American wedding. Not only are the ceremonies vastly different, but the pre-wedding activities last anywhere from a few […]

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We Are a Spicy Family

I’m often asked whether my kids eat Indian food (read: spicy food). The answer is…kind of. I am of the parenting philosophy that kids should eat what adults eat, at least for dinner when we all sit down and eat together. No chicken nuggets, no […]

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Holiday Traditions

I married into a family that is very unlike my family of origin. We are of different races and ethnicities, different religions, different national backgrounds, different cultures. Yet despite these very significant differences, there are some commonalities in our celebration of the Christmas season. My […]

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Comfort in a Cup

What comes to mind when you think of comfort food? Is it a particular food that somehow makes everything seem better when you are feeling down? Something crunchy? Salty? Sweet? Fried? Bready? All of the above? In the past, my comfort food would definitely have […]

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Jungli Murgha

Mother’s Day this year was a bit unconventional, but it was probably my favorite Mother’s Day to date. My wonderful husband let me sleep in a bit, a very rare occurrence since the kiddos are early risers. Then we went to the Farmer’s Market (which […]

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Light Brown

Me with H. and A. in Lake Tahoe I am whiter than white. In fact, my legs (which see little sunshine) can blind oncoming traffic. I am also married to a beautifully brown man. Before having kids, I wondered what color they would be. Mixed-race […]

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Cooking by color

When I was first learning to cook Indian food, it was all very mysterious to me. I hadn’t heard of most of the spices, much less tasted them often enough to know what they were supposed to taste like. My in-laws were very patient with […]

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