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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 ever 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!


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


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. 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


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 […]

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Cauliflower Sautéed With Turmeric and Rosemary


Cauliflower Sautéed With Turmeric and Rosemary by Monica Bhide developed for AARP-The magazine and AARP.ORG Serves 4 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 small head cauliflower, broken into florets 1 teaspoon turmeric Leaves from 1 sprig rosemary Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup golden raisins 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted 1 teaspoon smoked […]

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A pinch of this, a handful of that


BUY NOW - A Pinch of This, A Handful of That   A Pinch of This, A Handful is a terrific book by a well-known Indian food writer Rushina Munshaw-Ghildiyal. I have known Rushina for a long time and have even attended some of her cooking classes in Mumbai. The book is just like her — full of […]

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The Jewelled Kitchen

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BUY NOW — The Jewelled Kitchen  The Jewelled Kitchen   is a book that I fell in love with quite by chance.  I was sitting at the home of a friend and this book was on her coffee table. I began to read through the gorgeous book and it took me back to my childhood spent […]