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Jalapeño Pepper and Sweet Corn Casserole

Jalapeño Pepper and Sweet Corn Casserole makes a Great Accompaniment

As the festivities of the holiday season pick up pace, I’m bringing you one of my go-to vegetarian casserole recipes. A classy serving that looks as mouthwatering as it tastes; this lightly spiced baked dish makes a perfect accompaniment for your Thanksgiving or any other holiday meal. Before I get to the recipe, hope you’ve… 

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Spice Up Your Celebration

‘Spice Up Your Celebration’ – My First Cookbook

For a while now, I’ve been hoping to bring together some of my popular and much-loved recipes in a useful and reader-friendly cookbook format. This November, months of hard work will come to fruition, with the upcoming release of my first cookbook, ‘Spice Up Your Celebration.’ Coming Soon – November 2014 (E-book format) Now Available  … 

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Brown Rice Cranberry Salad

Brown Rice Cranberry Salad

As the weather begins to cool down, my choice of salads start changing too. Around this of year, a heartier brown rice salad feels more appropriate as a meal accompaniment, than green salad.  In my easy two-step brown rice cranberry salad recipe below, the nutty flavors of brown rice complement the sweetness of seasonal dried… 

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'Jalebi' Coils of Delight made with Flour and Sour Yogurt, Dipped in Flavored Sugar Syrup

Diwali Sweets: Visions of Delight

As Indians all over the globe celebrate Diwali this upcoming week, I’ve dug through my collection of pictures to bring you a visual feast of Diwali sweets or ‘Mithai’ as they’re called back in India. Turns out, I take a lot of pictures of sweets. Clicking on many of these photographs will get you to recipes for… 

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My Spice Quote for Today

Food Thoughts

As I take a break from cooking, some ‘pinteresting’ food thoughts from my Pinterest board dedicated to food quotes.  Laugh, Ponder, Enjoy! See ya next week…              

Which Chili Pepper is Right for You? Fresh Red or Green Chili Peppers, Dried Red Chili Peppers, Ground Dried Red Chili Peppers

Cooking with Chili Peppers: Cornerstone of Indian Food

One weekend, on a whim, my husband and I picked up a pack of ‘Bhut Jolokia’, one of the spiciest chili peppers in the world. We decided to test our spice tolerance, and chopped it up fresh in vegetables and vindaloo. Then, we dried the rest of the Bhut Jolokia peppers to make homemade hot sauce for… 

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Potato and Cottage Cheese ‘Aloo Paneer’ Pizza

Potato and Cottage Cheese ‘Aloo Paneer’ Pizza

If you’ve never tasted Indian Aloo Paneer, potatoes and cottage cheese stir-fried in spices, I’d suggest you try it out right away.  The non-curry, stir-fry version of Aloo Paneer I’ve prepared in today’s recipe, is as simple as any Indian meal can get… Paneer is one of the few fresh cheeses to hold its shape… 

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