Monthly Archives: October 2013

Red Lentils Masala with Spinach

I love making Indian food at home, but sometimes it doesn’t turn out exactly the way I planned. Like the time I tried to make bhindi masala (okra and tomato sauce). One of my best friends is Indian, and when … Continue reading

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Shakshuka

This recipe has been on my radar for a while. When I first came across it, I thought to myself: “Shak-shuk-what?!” The name sounded intimidating, and I had never seen a dish like it before: A big skillet full of … Continue reading

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Fettuccine Carbonara with Squash and Kale

When I picture fettuccine carbonara, I usually think of bacon, heavy cream sauce, and shallots. So when I came across this recipe, I did a double take. It was featured in the October issue of O Magazine, and was one … Continue reading

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Chickpea Dumplings in Curry Tomato Sauce

Sometimes, I like to try a recipe that is out of the ordinary. Whether it involves ingredients that I’ve never used before, or has a complicated prep process, I enjoy the challenge of making something completely different. This past weekend, … Continue reading

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Pan Seared Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Pecans

Growing up, I was lucky–I never had a parent who told me to eat my vegetables. I remember watching TV shows where parents forced their children to eat all their broccoli, and thinking it was strange. My mother told me … Continue reading

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Mango Lassi

I’ll never forget the first time I tried a mango lassi. My roommate my freshman year of college was Indian, and one night we went to dinner at a local Indian restaurant. I had been there before, but I never … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Bread

Every Fall when I was little, my mom would make pumpkin bread. Some years she would get bored and “experiment” by adding chocolate chips or nuts, or by sprinkling a hearty helping of sugar and cinnamon on top of the … Continue reading

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