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Redeeming Spirits Cocktail

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  My uber talented friend, Kara Newman, created this recipe specially for my readers. I highly recommend it as the ideal drink when you read my fiction debut-  The Devil in Us! Enjoy, friends! I look forward to your thoughts on the drink and the book! Redeeming Spirits  A variation on the classic “Moscow Mule,” […]

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Video Trailer for THE DEVIL IN US

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So delighted to share this book trailer created by my niece, Niharika Bhave. Niharika is a very talented high-schooler and her passion is film. She created this low-budget video which I have fallen in love with! I hope you enjoy!!! HERE IS THE LINK – http://youtu.be/pLZPm1vPJx4    More information on the book – Friends – I […]

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My fiction debut: The Devil in Us

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  Friends – I am so delighted to announce the release of my first work of fiction: The Devil in Us – Stories of love, life and redemption. When I started writing about food, ten years ago, my goal was to someday write fiction… and here we are. The book releases on October 15th but […]

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Queens: A Culinary Passport

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***** BUY NOW Queens: A Culinary Passport: Exploring Ethnic Cuisine in New York City’s Most Diverse Borough ****     The best books teach you things you never expected to learn! This book, Queens: A Culinary Passport: Exploring Ethnic Cuisine in New York City’s Most Diverse Borough, falls into that category. I did not know that Queens has […]

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Kids in the kitchen – Future Chefs!

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My friend, Ramin Ganeshram, has a brand new book releasing in a few days — FutureChefs! The book has a collection of wonderful recipes from kids around the US and the world. My own kids want to cook from the book. The recipes are ethnically diverse and very accessible. Please join me in congratulating her! […]

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Best Food Writing 2014

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  So thrilled to share the news that one of my essays has been included in BEST FOOD WRITING 2014. This is my fourth inclusion in the series and really means a lot to me. The anthology features writers whom I greatly admire and am so honored to be able to share the space with […]

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Monica’s Indian Express: Blueberry Chicken Curry By Gurpareet Bains

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I am so pleased to share with you the next recipe in my series: Monica’s Indian Express: Simple & Sassy Weeknight Dishes.   Chef Gurpareet Bains’s  Indian Superfood is a delightful collection that combines superfood and super spices to create the world famous Indian Superfood cuisine. www.indiansuperfood.com Recipes include: • Spicy prawns in a dry seaweed masala • […]

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Peanut Salad

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  Peanut Salad Prep Time: 10 minutes and 20 minutes to chill Cook Time: None 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup peanuts, roughly chopped 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder or cayenne or paprika Salt to taste 1 small red onion, peeled and diced 1 small tomato, diced 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced A […]

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Indian Oats Upma

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If you think a book on oatmeal is going to be boring or ho-hum or nothing to call home about, let me stop you right there. Kathy Hester has written a book that will forever change the way you look at your morning oats!  OATrageous Oatmeals: Delicious & Surprising Plant-Based Dishes From This Humble, Heart-Healthy […]