I just want to crawl up with a good book and a soul-warming, comforting bowl of dal, and hibernate until the weather turns warm. Something about Indian dal that is so appealing and soothing — the complex combination of spices, chiles, and herbs completely resonates with me. This moong bean (split and hulled/skinned) dal recipe … Continue Reading

I have notebook upon notebook filled with handwritten recipes. Something about writing down the recipes appeals to me…the sequence of events, from cookbook/magazine/computer screen/or where ever else I find inspiration — to brain — to hand — to pen-and-paper, is quite relaxing. When I’m feeling especially creative (and nerdy), I might even get out my … Continue Reading

I have an affinity for big, bold flavors. This Indian-spiced roasted cauliflower checks both boxes and has been a mainstay in my kitchen for years. Herbs and spices are the keys to heightening flavor. Take cauliflower, it’s rather bland on its own. Who likes raw cauliflower? Blah. But add some herbs and spices, roast it … Continue Reading

Hope you had an enjoyable and (delectable) Thanksgiving. After ample amounts of turkey, gravy, stuffing, potatoes, and all the other usual suspects, how about something vegetarian? I made this easy Indian dal, a combination of chana dal (split chickpeas) and toor/toovar dal (split pigeon peas) for dinner the other night; and then I made it again the … Continue Reading

A year ago at this time I was preparing to set off on a journey.  Three months in Ireland.  One of the best three months of my life. Can’t believe an entire year has gone flown by.  Once again, I’m getting that urge.  My inner travel bug is nipping at me.  Long to escape, to feel … Continue Reading