Paws Off The Plate! Chocolate-"Cheesecake" Bars with Pine Nuts

This spring, as you start cleaning out your homes, please think of your local animal shelter to donate items they can use.Shelters are always in need of food, towels, blankets and toys, among other things, because of the tremendous number of animals that pass through their doors each day. I often … [Read more...]

Pistachio Cardamom Shortbread Cookies

Pistachio Cardamom Shortbread

There are some food flavors that stay with us all our lives, and haunt us when we haven't met them in a while. The flavor of these Crumbly Pistachio-Cardamom Shortbread cookies is, for my hubby Desi, something like that. Growing up in India, one of the fanciest cookies you could buy was a … [Read more...]

Mooli Paratha (Radish-stuffed Flatbread)

Mooli Paratha

Daikon radish, called mooli or mullangi depending on where you are in India, packs a mean health punch. Extremely low in calories, this white root vegetable is said to aid digestion and contains tons of fiber. Its spicy pungent taste also makes it ideal for salads. The root is usually sold along … [Read more...]