Before I get to today's recipe, Mirch ka Salan with Peshawari Naan, here's a small rant.I am not a Bolly-watcher, by any means. I am not hungry for the latest news on whichever middle-aged "hero" and painfully young "heroine" is dominating India's movie industry. I couldn't care less who's going out … [Read more...]
Recipes from Andhra Pradesh, including popular dishes like baghare baingan and mirch ka salan.
India is point zero for vegetarianism. More than 30 percent of the country's billion-plus residents shun meat -- in fact most people in this group have never, ever eaten a creature that once breathed-- and this is perhaps the only place on earth where you can find as many exclusively vegetarian … [Read more...]
I made this African Sweet Potato Stew for dinner last night because I was craving something easy, nutritious and exotic. The stew makes a complete meal, with some brown rice. And it is, honestly, to die for. Creamy, spicy and sweet all at once, it is chock-full with the goodness of chickpeas and … [Read more...]
Mount Airy is a gorgeous, sleepy town nestled in the valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains right near where North Carolina meets Virginia. Once you've driven into town past the inevitable neon-lit fast-food restaurants, gas stations and strip malls, the landscape becomes kinder and gentler. The houses … [Read more...]
I'm late catching the plane to Morocco for this month's edition of It's A Vegan World, started right here on Holy Cow! and hosted this month by the gracious Lavi of Home Cook's Recipes. So I thought I'd make up for it by cooking up a feast.It is not really a feast but more like every day Moroccan … [Read more...]
I gave up cooking with non-stick pots and pans a long time ago. I am a gal who likes stuff to be low-maintenance and safe, and non-stick pans, it seemed, were neither. You had to be ultra-cautious in cleaning them, and if you got a scrape, heaven forbid, unwanted chemicals could leach into your … [Read more...]