How I Learned to Love Cooking

Above: Jars of colorful spices [image source] I love to cook. I love it so much that not only do I cook nearly every day, but it actually causes me discomfort to eat food I didn’t prepare. Crazy I know. I read about cooking, I watch videos and I write as much…

Dosai Masala, Indian Comfort Food

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…

Ode to Cranberry

Photo above: Cranberry syrup on vanilla pancakes I love cranberries and they are not just for Thanksgiving! Here are two recipes that work together and highlight this lovely flavor. Cranberry Syrup   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 25 mins   Super easy to make and a…

Butternut Tomato Bisque

Butternut Tomato Bisque   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 90 mins Total time 1 hour 40 mins   You have to use all fresh ingredients to get the right taste. Recipe type: Soup Cuisine: Vegetarian Serves: 8 Ingredients 4 medium tomatoes chopped (approximately 5 cups) 2 cups cubed butternut squash…

Curried Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is a great winter meal. Lentils are a staple in India and they believe that eating them helps rid the body of fats.  Lentil soup can be made creamy like split pea or more liquid can be added to make it brothy. Shown here served with chopped cilantro and a…