Paneer and Caramelized Onion Rustic Pie

When I was in my late teens, I worked for a bakery in downtown Disney. The...more

Holi the Festival of Colors

This weekend I celebrated Holi in the US for the first time. You know how there are those things that you always want to do but somehow it just never works out? For years I’ve completely missed Holi, each time realizing days later that I had overlooked it yet again! ...more

Baked Pears: A Healthy Dessert

January is over and that diet Puja and I were on is finally over. It was a tough 30 days, but we are pretty happy with our results. I lost nearly 15 pounds last month ....more

Jeera Chicken Wings (Cumin Chicken Wings)

The Super Bowl is coming up already. That means it’s about time for one of my favorite things… Chicken Wings! I went to lunch with a couple of my co-workers on Friday and the conversation eventually ended up at football, as it so often does ....more

Indian Spiced Roasted Sweet Potatoes to Welcome in 2015

Happy New Year everyone! What are your designs for 2015? Puja and I are jumping into the weight loss thing ....more

Ginger Chai Spice Cookies

Cookies are my favorite thing about the holidays. I love to bake them and share them with friends and family. This year I almost didn’t get around to the holiday baking though ....more

Urban Animals of India

“What has been your favorite part of India so far?” a friend of Puja’s asked me over dinner at an Italian restaurant in Mumbai. An innocent question, but essentially unanswerable. We had been in Mumbai nearly a week and crammed so much into each day ....more

Walnut Bars (Burfi) for Diwali

Happy Diwali! Today is one of India’s most celebrated and well-known holidays, Diwali – The Festival of Lights. Diwali goes on for five days ....more

Slow Cooker Masoor Dal

Why haven’t we posted in a while? For the simple reason I think most of you are all too familiar. Life gets busy! ...more

An Interview with Mandira Chauhan

This weekend is the San Diego International Kids Film Festival. One of the short films showing will be “Failure Groupies,” which explores the themes of racism and terrorism through the eyes of 12 year olds. I was very excited for the chance to speak with the film’s director, Mandira Chauhan ....more