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Fiery cravings: dal tadka, bhindi curry & coconut basmati

Since I’m not one to deny food cravings I spent most of my Saturday in the kitchen surrounded by various spices, lentils, and a very large mound of okra. The inspiration comes from a recent dining experience at Tayyabs where I was reacquainted with my particular fondness for karahi bhindi (okra curry).  And so, to…

Sweet dreams & mac and cheese with caramelized onions

It isn’t comfort food week but I can’t help but overindulge in feel-good foods lately, particularly anything that includes cheese & caramelized onion.  My most recent attempt is at jazzing up an old comfort food staple: mac & cheese with caramelized onion.  This is one of those dishes that’s best eaten when you’re dressed in…

A guilty pleasure: grilled cheese with caramelized onions

I was flipping through my tatty Better Homes & Gardens cookbook on Sunday morning when the words caramelized onions caught my eye.  It’s a recipe for an old American staple: grilled cheese sandwich, but with the addition of onions caramelized to perfect sweetness and soft enough to melt in your mouth.  Despite it being Sunday,…

A homecoming soup: chunky minestrone with potato & rosemary sourdough bread

Two weeks on the road seems to have taken a slight toll on me, my skin’s a mess, sleeping pattern is a bit wonky and bank is account is looking depressed.  I know, it’s unlikely I’ll get any sympathy votes for being on vacation, besides it was well worth the state I’m in.  BF &…

Pan-fried gnocchi with mushrooms & sage

I hold firm in my belief that the combination of sage and butternut squash in a recipe is a sure winner.  Mushrooms and sage might come a close second when you’re frying it up with some gnocchi and a fat slab of butter. A few weeks ago I gained the courage was inspired to try…

Therapy in a stir: Parsley Risotto with Parmesan crisps

Distraction has no place in photography.  Well that’s my excuse for the lack of photos in this post anyways.  I was in a bit of a perplexed state yesterday that even a food shoot wasn’t enough to cast the worries aside – in fact it only further aggravated the situation since the pictures were so…

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