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Chickpea Curry for the Meatless Monday Win

Several years ago, I decided that we should try to incorporate more vegetarian meals into our lifestyle. I had heard the concept “Meatless Monday” and thought it would be a fun way to remember to ...

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Naan Pizza

  My wife and I like to play games like “Would You Rather”, the Question game, or Categories - all games you would typically play in the car on a long road trip. We often play these games in social ...

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How to Make Ghee

  Before we get into making ghee, let's discuss what it is, what it is not and why we use it. I want to start by saying what ghee is not, which is clarified butter. Ghee is made using different a few ...

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The Instant Pot is made for Indian Food

  Anyone who knows me knows I'm kind of obsessed with my Instant Pot. There are a few foods that I will never make outside of the Instant Pot again such as hard-boiled eggs, pulled pork, lentils and ...

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Indian Dosa: A Thin Pancake Thick on Flavor

  If you have ever been to an Indian restaurant, chances are you have seen someone eating an enormous thin pancake, served with various chutneys and sauces. What is that crazy thing? It's called ...

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A Birthday Wish: Indian-Spiced Chicken

We just wrapped up my husband’s “Birthday Weekend” – his real birthday is today, so we decided to celebrate his birth over the weekend. One of his birthday wishes was to choose dinner every night. ...

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Discovering Napa

With that title, I am sure you are thinking that I am going to write about Napa Valley, a favorite wine region in northern California, and one of the loveliest places to visit. So sorry to disappoint ...

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Why Isn't Everyone Excited about my Vegetarian Diet?

I had a friend from Boston visit this past weekend, and I set out to show her what it's like to live in Chicago. A true New Englander, she arrived wearing the classic LL Bean boots, commented ...

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‘Tis the Season for Bubbles

Whether sweet or dry, big or small or white, pink or red (yes, sparkling reds do exist), bubbles are a great addition to any holiday meal.

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I Think You Mean COOmin

Today at work, someone said how delicious my food smelled. Eek! A compliment about my food! Way better than a compliment about my hair, I’ll say that much. So I immediately blushed and coyly looked ...

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