Quintessentially Thai : Mango Sticky Rice!

Slow Cooker Sunday - Stuffed Peppers

The ingredients. I cheated and cooked the rice first. Was not sure how the rice situation would work. Didn't want to chance it. I normally use minute rice but this time I used Jasmine rice. Which my newer microwave does not cook rice nicely. So I used more water hoping it would not be super dry and almost burnt (but not done) like usual and this time it turned out mushy....more

Pumpkin risotto

International Signs of Friendship

Village Chai and Yakhni Pulao. AND GIVEAWAY WINNERS!!! ...more

Unexpected Cleaners

Unexpected Cleaners   Use white bread to: Dust an oil painting. Gently dab a slice of white bread over the surface to pick up dirt and grime.Use ketchup to: Remove tarnish from copper and brass cookware. Squeeze ketchup onto a cloth and rub it on pots and pans. They should go back to their coppery color in minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry with a towel.Use oatmeal to: Scrub very dirty hands....more

Simple and Cool Indian Breakfast/Snack

Poha is my all time favorite snack, which, many a time becomes my go-to lunch or dinner especially when I am alone. I love the simple, clean flavors of it plus it's ridiculously easy to put together, light and healthy. And, did I mention I LOVE it?! :) For the story and recipe behind this dish, please visit my blog, Fork Spoon Knife Cheers Asha ...more

Chai Pani~ A Dream Incarnate.

If you had to reinvent yourself...if your family's future, and your personal joy, depended on a new career choice, what would you do? ...more

One Pot Rice with Salmon

Every now and then, the wild boar works during the night, which means he works 8-8 (pm-am) for a week. He usually arrives home at 9 am after work, and sleeps from about 10 am to 6 pm. I love this night shift system because I get the whole bed to myself (a good night's sleep). I hate it because I'm not allowed to do anything in the kitchen when he's sleeping (he's a light sleeper). So, I can't cook anything too elaborate and have to resort to simple dishes like this. Easy and oh-so DELICIOUS! ...more

Nasi Goreng


Explore the World -- Literally -- of Rice

Near my home is an international grocery with foods from across the world, an aisle for Mexico, an aisle each for India, China and Mexico, with half aisles for Vietnam, Russia, Indonesia, western Europe, Africa, the Caribbean. It's a destination store of the best kind, a place where recent immigrants and foodies stumble over one another to stock up on ingredients otherwise difficult if not impossible to find. I love to ask a shopper whose cart is teetering with some foodstuff, knowing I'll hear a story about how much that something reminds her of home. ...more

I agree with Hapamama; freshly cooked rice is the taste of home to me. If I had to choose ...more