Pita Packets With Broccoli and Tofu

Pita Packets

Crispy, flaky Pita Packets with Broccoli and Tofu are a health nut’s dream. And a kid’s. And if you thought those two were incompatible, well, think again. It seems almost wrong that something made with leftovers should taste so good, but it does, oh it does. I had a ton of pita dough sitting in the refrigerator after making… 

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Mexican Molletes with Mango-Basil Salsa

Molette

One of my favorite places in Mexico is the charming town of Morelia where we once spent a few days doing almost nothing. Nothing, except taking lazy strolls on streets dotted with devout Mexicans and students. Morelia is packed with beautiful churches and colleges, and if you’re not inclined to one or attending the other, the only thing… 

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Mushroom Paratha

Mushroom Paratha

One of my favorite times of the day is opening up emails you send me, and over the weekend I got this message from a reader, Ruth.  “I could eat Indian food every day – both northern and southern,” wrote Ruth who learned to cook from Indian friends. “So please post more Indian recipes.” I looked through the… 

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Crusty Italian Bread

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Crusty breads with soft, airy crumbs are my favorite, and here’s an Italian loaf that I absolutely adore and bake up every chance I get. This bread needs three rises, including an overnight rise, so this is one of those recipes you want to plan ahead for. But all that rising is what rewards you… 

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Whole-Wheat Atta Bread

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The more I bake with whole wheat and wholegrain flours, the more I’ve become a fan of using durum wheat flour– called atta in Indian kitchens  — to bake breads. You have already seen me use it to make my whole-wheat french bread, among other bread recipes. The reason I love durum wheat flour so… 

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All-Whole-Wheat Crescent Rolls

Whole-Wheat Crescent Rolls

I love crescent rolls and I can never resist a chance to bake them up. I have had a white flour version on this blog for a few years now and that’s pretty much the recipe I’ve always followed. But this time I wanted to try something different: I wanted to try healthy. Ergo, these Whole-Wheat Crescent… 

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Arbi Paratha, a Gluten-Free Indian Flatbread

Arbi Paratha

Every month, for the last year or so, Opie — and we– have been making a trip to an acupuncturist in Northern Virginia. Opie has had osteoarthritis since he was just four. He is now pushing 11 and as he ages we are trying to ensure that he remains healthy, pain-free, and mobile. I was… 

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