Recipes: Sides

Crispy Potato Salad

I have had a lifelong affair with potatoes. Even as I trudge through diets, trends, new weight-loss schemes, the one ingredient that always stays on my plate is potatoes. It is, I have to admit, my ultimate comfort food (with due respect to eggs which come in a close...

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Monica’s Indian Express: Spice Rubbed Purple Cauliflower

I am so pleased to share with you the next recipe in my series: Monica’s Indian Express: Simple & Sassy Weeknight Dishes. So I have to admit that I am a bigger fan of purple foods than my family is. Purple potatoes, purple cauliflower .. I like them all. The kids...

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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...

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Monica’s Indian Express: Egg Curry

I am so pleased to share  next recipe in my  series: Monica’s Indian Express: Simple & Sassy Weeknight Dishes. Monica's Indian Express: Egg Curry     I can tell you this: if you make this recipe once, you will want to make it again and again and again....

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Roses and Eggplant

My friend, the super talented writer Cheryl Tan, invited me to join a group of seasoned food bloggers. The goal of the group is to create themed posts around fun food topics. I have never done this before and thought it was a very cool idea. Then, she told me the...

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Whole baby cauliflower spiced and roasted

My partnership with FRESHFARM markets continues today, with this final post, and a trip to the Foggy Bottom Market.  The market is open for just another week before closing down for winter so be sure to visit them on Nov 27th.   I went to school at George...

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Monica’s Indian Express: Simply Spiced Okra

I am so pleased to share with you the next recipe in my series: Monica’s Indian Express: Simple & Sassy Weeknight Dishes.   If you hate the okra slime, come join me in trying this recipe. It is slime-free (well, mostly!). The key is to cook the okra on high...

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Monica’s Indian Express: Simply Spiced Okra

I am so pleased to share with you the next recipe in my series: Monica’s Indian Express: Simple & Sassy Weeknight Dishes. If you hate the okra slime, come join me in trying this recipe. It is slime-free (well, mostly!). The key is to cook the okra on high heat and...

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Monica’s Indian Express: Potatoes with Fenugreek

I am so pleased to share with you the next recipe in my series: Monica’s Indian Express: Simple & Sassy Weeknight Dishes. Monica's Indian Express: Potatoes with Fenugreek If you haven't met fresh fenugreek leaves, here is what they look like: They are delicious...

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Guest post: Indian Style Mac & Cheese — you HAVE to try this!

I am very blessed to be surrounded by talented and delightful food bloggers. One of them is Reem Rizvi of Simply Reem. She is a terrific blogger, a great photographer and a dear friend. I am delighted and honored to be able to feature this super fun recipe by Reem. I...

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Monica Bhide

photo courtesy of GW Alumni magazine

Hi, I’m Monica! I am a storyteller and I love to write tales about food, love, life and culture. I hope you will find something in my stories to inspire you.

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