From Texas to California

Coastal Californian Lifestyle: Golden Gate Bridge

This summer, our family is relocating from Dallas to San Francisco. Sad to bid farewell to a decade of delightful Texas barbecues and chilis, cowboys and rodeos, we’re equally excited to embrace the coastal Californian lifestyle with stunning bay views, multicultural influences and farm fresh food. While I circumvent the joys and challenges of a… 

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Mint and Tomato Basmati Rice

Mint and Tomato Basmati Rice

When life gives you tomatoes, make tomato rice. With tomatoes being a year round produce in India, it’s common to find regional versions of tomato rice. Fortunately, tomatoes are just as abundantly available here in America, giving me the opportunity to belt out classics like tomato-based fish curry and Parsi tomato egg tart. For this… 

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Parsley and Potato Raita: a Refreshing Yogurt Salad

Parsley and Potato Raita, a Refreshing Indian Yogurt Salad

Potato salads with mayonnaise are a staple and popular summer side option.  Much as I adore the deliciousness of one; meaty kebabs, delightful Pulao and spicy burgers call for a lighter but equally flavorful potato side. What if we replace rich mayo with refreshing yogurt and well-known Indian flavors to create a potato Raita or Indian… 

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Indian Summer Beverage Inspirations: Lassi and Coolers

Indian Summer Beverage Inspirations: Coolers Guaranteed to Quench the Thirst

Glass in hand and sunglasses perched on the bridge of your nose, that’s the best way to celebrate a lazy summer day; hopefully there’s warm sea breeze and a cool sandy beach somewhere in the mix. In keeping with this season’s light and airy feeling, today’s post revisits three refreshing Indian summer beverage inspirations, guaranteed… 

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The Ultimate Spicy Veggie Burger Patty

The Ultimate Spicy Veggie Burger Packed with Indian Inspiration

Behold a spicy veggie burger that takes its rightful place of pride at the burger podium. With a base of potatoes and carrots softened in aromatic ginger, garlic and spices, and the added crunch of yellow sweet corn kernels, chickpea flour, fresh parsley and lemon juice, this spicy vegetable burger patty can be cooked outdoors… 

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Focus on Whole Grains: 5 Hearty Sides Recipes

Couscous Chaat, with Flavors Inspired Indian Street Food

Meaty Kebabs and spicy fish Tikkas, flavorful lamb chops and juicy chicken bites are all part of the magic that is summer.  But for today’s post, let’s spare a thought to these sides made with hearty whole grains, each one is a delightfully wholesome serving to complement and complete a meal, whatever the occasion. Indian… 

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