Becoming Vegetarian

One of the things I appreciate about living in India is the immense amount of vegetarian options. I was raised a carnivore, in a meat (with every meal) and potatoes household. I never really saw anything wrong with what I was eating. I grew up in the country and it was common to go buy a pig or a cow … Read More

Recipe Box: Chicken Tikka Masala

One of my favorite dishes when Abhi and I go out for Indian food is Chicken Tikka Masala. Last year we had some friends over and I decided to take on the task of making chicken tikka masala for dinner. I died and went to heaven. It was delicious and not that difficult. As someone who stumbles around the kitchen … Read More

Recipe Box: Chicken Tikka

My meat consumption is no where near where it used to be before I met Abhi. And while we eat mostly vegetarian dishes this Chicken Tikka is on the top of our list for favorite foods that have come out of the kitchen. I had bought The Everything Indian Cookbook on a whim and hadn’t been that impressed with some … Read More

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: 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