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January 16, 2018

Happy 2018!

With a new year we welcome a fresh start. This often means forgiving oneself for mistakes made the previous year and moving on. It means staying in the moment. It means letting bygones be bygones. 2017 began with a bad ski accident and a following surgery wh...

January 21, 2017

One of my favorite dishes in Rajasthani cuisine is the Panchmel or Panchratna daal. Just like Rajasthan, this dishes embodies different colors and spices to make it one of the most delicious and nutritious dals. The word “panch” means five and “daal” is a lentil soup....

December 17, 2016

The first time I made these waffles, it was on a whim. I did not follow a recipe... I simply dumped all the ingredients together, hoping to be successful in my creation. A small voice inside my head told me to believe and continue. So I did! The first batch wasn't too...

November 11, 2016

I have always wondered, how I could make an impact in this world? Although I have donated to charity in my years, I could not foster a personal connection between myself and the person actually benefiting from my donation. I recognize now that I can make a greater and...

October 5, 2016

“What is true friendship?,” I often ask myself that question. Friendship is a close bond between two people where there is a feeling of warmth, trust, respect, and openness in the relationship. A true friend is hard to find, and often, we don’t even realize the value o...

September 1, 2016

What does it feel like when your first child leaves for college? Mine left last week...her first time away from family! Even though I was excited for her to leave so she could have new experiences, there is a void inside me that I cannot describe. When I think of her t...

August 17, 2016

The last few months have been exciting and rewarding. My husband, Rakesh and two friends  started working together to create a new, exciting, never before created “do it yourself” organic, preservative free hummus product. Having the experience of Crisp under their bel...

July 11, 2016

I love New York City and every time I drive in I’m energized. It’s a city like no other; a melting pot of cultures, languages, music, food, art, and theatre. There is always something new to discover and that thrill spices up my day!

Summer in NY is fantastic - the city...

July 3, 2016

First of all apologies for the long break in posting. Summer is a busy time of the year with family and friends visiting us from all over the world. This was a big year for us - my oldest graduated from high school and is only a couple of months away from going away to...

May 27, 2016

 

Spice of this week: Paneer

Nutritional Benefit: High in protein

Cooking tip: While a lot of people use lemon juice to make fresh paneer at home, I use Nigari, a natural tofu coagulant. It works wonderfully and yields a much softer paneer than its lemon counterpart. Even...

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