Barbecue Like A Vegetarian, Will Ya?!

Barbecue Like A Vegetarian, Will Ya?!

Barbecues Are For Everyone! Photo Credit: freedesignlife.com Even 10 years ago, I would feel embarrassed to go to a barbecue and say that I am a vegetarian. I used to cringe to say this to the host. Not only would I feel uncomfortable, so would the hosts, because they did not know what to serve me, besides … Continue reading

Cool Off With These Awesome Spiked Drinks!

Cool Off With These Awesome Spiked Drinks!

Summer’s here in full swing and I just made us a big pitcher of this awesome spiked Ginger Lime Cooler. Spiked with heat, not alcohol. I wrote an article last summer for The Washington Post on cold drinks spiked with heat…. Why heat you may ask– That’s how I liked the tall, tingling drinks I … Continue reading

Kale Mango Smoothy, With a Kick

Kale Mango Smoothy, With a Kick

What can I substitute for a lunch plate on a busy and steaming hot summer day? A Kale Mango Smoothy does it for me. I also sometimes serve this up as a Gazpacho in a bowl, with a chickpea salad (recipe coming soon). This is probably one of the easiest smoothies to make. And what … Continue reading

Sweet ‘n Spicy Kale Curry

Sweet ‘n Spicy Kale Curry

This is a dry curry that is made with a tough green in Southern  India, called Agathi Keerai. The closest I can get to it in the US is Kale. My grandmother used to add a lot of coconut and jaggery to this green to bring out it’s taste and infuse it with robust flavors. … Continue reading

If Cows Could Eat Us!!! Really??!

An article in Time magazine says, If a cow could eat you, it would. It wouldn’t give a hoot about your feelings. It wouldn’t kill you quickly or humanely and it certainly wouldn’t worry about whether it was right to make a meal of you in the first place. It would ask itself one question: … Continue reading

Mango Nirvana!

Mango Nirvana!

My kids love mangoes… and so do we! During mango season, there are no issues with getting them to eat fruits. One of their favorite, wholesome dessert/after school snack choices is Mango Nirvana. I basically start with a scoop of fresh cut mangoes, layer it with full fat organic french vanilla yoghurt, then a layer … Continue reading