Category: Recipes by Ingredient

  • Toasted Fergola

    Chewy like Israeli couscous. But better. Because it’s pasta. Have you tried toasted fergola yet? I drenched it in a fresh tomato-pesto sauce.

  • Crunchy Whole Spiced Potatoes

    We’ve been spending our weekends since August on Shelter Island – which means room for Surya to run and play in between “beach time” and “pool time” (and occasionally “ice cream time”). A few times, I’ve carefully toted my masala dabba along with me  to cook Indian food. Cooking in someone else’s kitchen – especially […]

  • South Indian Style Farro with Carrots and Peas

    I used to think of grains as a bit bland and boring. There. I said it. Sad but true. For years I avoided the bins of farro (barley), oats, wheat berries and quinoa assuming they were meant for vegetarians who didn’t like salt and spice in their food. Oops. There were years where I completely […]

  • Key Ingredients – Really Juicy Tomatoes

    Have you ever made a dish once, had it turn out perfect and then made it again following the same steps with still good – but not great – results? Sometimes I chalk this up to kitchen karma. But really it may be the quality of the ingredients you’re using. When I was recipe testing […]

  • Paneer Makhani Recipe

    As promised, here’s the paneer makhani recipe that I shared at yesterday’s New York Times Cafeteria.  Their team did a great job of recreating the recipe. It was a lot of fun to step into their kitchen to be greeted with the smells of an Indian home kitchen with packages of authentic Indian spices littering […]

  • Paneer Makhani Burrito

    I’m hosting a chef’s table in the New York Times Cafeteria today featuring a Paneer Makhani Burrito…unfortunately you have to work in the building to come up and enjoy a taste. If you do work in the building, please swing by and say hello!  And check back tomorrow for a very easy paneer makhani recipe […]

  • Crunchy Cumin Seitan Tacos

    Have you ever combined unlikely ingredients only to discover unexpected deliciousness?  Tamari sauce and pecorino romano cheese don’t exactly scream best friends.  But the combination of salty tartness from the tamari and musky cheesiness from the pecorino romano just works. And with crunchy bits of cumin, these tacos are a family favorite. Even the baby […]

  • Crunchy Kale Noodle Bowl

    Kale chips have been everywhere. Every magazine and food blogger seems have to have shared a method, recipe and variation.  With each article and post, I rolled my eyes a little. Because we already love kale in my house. In my head I was thinking “I don’t need to transform it into a faux potato […]

  • Channa Saag (Spinach and Chickpeas) Made Easy

    There are lots of people who seem to love hating Rachel Ray and Sandra Lee types.  But isn’t a 30 Minute Meal or one that’s Semi-Homemade better than takeout?  I’m not talking about the type of fast and easy processed foods that got Ruhlman riled up.  I’m talking about cutting some “traditional” corners while still […]

  • Huevos Rancheros Frittata

    Cooking when guests are over has become tricky with Surya around.  She loves to be in the kitchen, clinging to my legs and wanting to be picked up.  It’s hard to keep chopping onions when an adorable 2.5 feet tall little cutie pie is dying for you to pick her up and cuddle.  So you […]