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BELIEVE

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Last year I ran a successful year-long program called Powered by Hope. The intent of the program is to help you follow your creative dreams by powering your spirit with hope! I am glad the program was so well received. This year, in addition to new posts, I will also be sharing a few of […]

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Eggs in a hole!

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“The Big New York Sandwich Book” by Sara Reistad-Long and Jean Tang features delicious and doable sandwiches from famous chefs around the country. The book has 99 recipes and I kept thinking that if I timed these right, I could make all of them in the next few months! The sandwiches range from a simple […]

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Laugh

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Last year I ran a successful year-long program called Powered by Hope. The intent of the program is to help you follow your creative dreams by powering your spirit with hope! I am glad the program was so well received. This year, in addition to new posts, I will also be sharing a few of […]

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Two terrific media mentions!

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  Friends — Thank you for being a part of my journey. I am grateful to you all for being my most trusted readers. I wanted to share two pieces of good news. First, the Smithsonian Associates blog covered my Sacred Foods Of India event and gave it rave reviews — READ HERE Excerpt: ” Monica […]

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Harissa Smeared Chicken

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Have you met Harissa yet? If not let me introduce you to this fab condiment.  How much do I love harissa? So much that I always overdo it. I’ll use it to excess on everything in sight, then have to take a break from it for a while. I use it in stews, soups and […]

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A favorite book

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  Let me start by saying that Ruhlman is one of my heroes. I always learn from him, always. His style really appeals to me: always a no nonsense approach to cooking that is filled with common sense and a guts. I really enjoy reading his work not just for pleasure but as a form […]

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Attitude

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Last year I ran a successful year-long program called Powered by Hope. The intent of the program is to help you follow your creative dreams by powering your spirit with hope! I am glad the program was so well received. This year, in addition to new posts, I will also be sharing a few of […]

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Moong Dal Medallions

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I learned this recipe at the Park Hotel in Bangalore. Chef Rajiv Vimal was kind enough to give me demo of the recipe as well. In fact, he set up a special demo station outside (second photo below) to give us a demo. It is super easy. The recipe, as you will see, is in […]

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