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Delicious and Healthy Spiced Greens

I am always looking for dishes that use healthy ingredients without adding excess fat, salt, and sugar to make them delicious.  It amazes me that some people make a good choice like a salad bar, but then proceed to add a bunch of mayo based toppings, cheese, dried fruit, and then drown it with chemical […]

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Make Naan at Home. There’s “Naan” Like It.

Indian breads have gained popularity in mainstream eating, appearing in regular old grocery stores in the area, like Giant and Acme.  One of these breads, Naan is really very easy to make at home; you probably own a cast iron pan or a baking stone already.   That’s all you need.  Oh, and a rolling pin, […]

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Gee, It’s Ghee – A Recipe for Ghee

I taught an Indian Class over the weekend and the stovetop Naan was a huge hit.  But before I post that recipe-you can use a cast iron pan or a pizza stone, if you don’t have a tandoor sitting around- I thought a brief tutorial on how to make ghee was in order.  Ghee is […]

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Saag Paneer-Greens and Indian Cheese

Now that you have made Paneer, how do you use it? In my pre-chef life, I had the good fortune for many years of spending multiple weeks each year in India, specifically Mumbai. Because I traveled so much, my boss wanted to make my time outside the office enjoyable. He knew I loved to cook […]

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