Dosai Masala, Indian Comfort Food

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Pronounced “dough-sigh” This is one of my favorite meals, a true comfort food. It is not hard to make, just takes planning to soak ahead. Dosai Masala, Indian Comfort Food   Print Prep time 26 hours Cook time 40 mins Total time 26 hours 40 mins   Lentil Rice Pankcakes with Potato…

Karmic Return

Above: A picture of Karan’s mother when she got married. Her stern look has always frightened me. After a stressful summer I thought I had put all the drama in India behind us. This past week we learned that was not the case. Karma, is a concept that originated in India and…

Upside Down & Backwards — Lessons Learned from the Third World

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Above: Decorative gate in the Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo. Living in the Third World taught me so much, it shaped me into the woman I am today. I have mentioned numerous times in posts before that I believe every one living in the Developed World should spend at least 3 months living…

Three Years of Love… (and Flavor)

Above: We took this picture in Miami when we went to look for a place to live. Three years ago, on October 30th, 2010, I started this blog without any fanfare. It was my second attempt at a blog, the first time was when I was living in the Dominican Republic. My…

Love is Worth Fighting For

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Above: Abdul Hakim and Mehwish, a couple protected by the Love Commandos. [Source] We say ‘love is worth fighting for’ but how many of us would actually do it? What kind of love would we really fight for — the love of a parent, a child, a spouse or a friend? Unrequited…