Recipe Box: Naan

Homemade Naan

I used to think that making Indian food was so complex that it was out of my league. Poor Abhi was stuck eating Indian food out of foil packages from the Indian grocer for the first year of our marriage. Then we went to India and I realized Indian cooking really wasn’t that hard, thanks to a few cooking lessons … Read More

Recipe Box: Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Black Bean Veggie Burger Patties

As I’ve transitioned from a meat-loving carnivore to someone who barely eats chicken and can’t stand being in the meat departments of the grocery store, I have come to love this version of the veggie burger. It gives me the burger-like patty that I’m craving and has a delicious southwest taste to it.

Finding your culture pt 2

I’ve been thinking about my previous post on Finding your culture and I have some additional thoughts and questions to pose. In my last post I discussed how we are searching for a culture where we belong or fit in. I’ve been thinking that perhaps this is the reason why we enter into intercultural relationships to begin with, even if … Read More

Finding your culture

Growing up in a small town I often felt like I didn’t fit in. Yes I looked like everyone else but my way of thinking and desires were different. I found myself getting lost in books and feeling unsatisfied with the community where I lived. I went to school several hours away in a big city. I felt more comfortable … Read More

Traveling to India

It has been cold and rainy where I’m at today and there are rumors that it might snow tonight. Not-a-fan! I came back from India to lots of snow and cold weather. And to be honest I just can’t tolerate it this year. I find myself pining for the weather we had back in India- which has prompted this post … Read More

Who wears the pants?

Today let’s discuss gender roles. I know I’ve discussed this previously on my old blog but I still think it’s a relevant topic. I’m all for Women’s Rights and Equality. I think that this is vital to to the advancement of society. But are we really practicing what we preach?

Press Pause: 5-Minute Challenge

India changed me. I welcomed this change into my life and have been trying my best to keep it growing. Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you I’m a different person. I used to get easily annoyed, had a very short temper and had an extremely aggressive personality. I don’t remember choosing to be that type of person, … Read More

Recipe Box: Chipotle Pepper Hummus

I have a wide variety of tastes. Lately my taste has been leaning more towards Middle Eastern and Indian food. (Maybe living in India for the last five months has something to do with it… ) On a trip to the store I came across Trader Joe’s Chipotle Pepper Hummus. I swear to you- I died and went to heaven. … Read More

Living in Another Culture

(Sorry ahead of time for the long post!) Abhi and I moved back to the US recently after spending the last five months living in India. When people ask me what it was like I find myself at a loss for words. I cannot formulate a description that would be adequate of my experience. I still find it hard to … Read More

Being in an Intercultural Relationship

To me being in an intercultural relationship is like being in any other kind of relationship. They all take work. You’ll always have disagreements, misunderstanding and miss-communication. It’s simply a fact of life. While others may notice the difference between our races all we see is someone who we get to spend rest of our lives with. Even though intercultural … Read More