Recipes

Lettuce Sandwich Recipe: Wait! Don’t Go!

I wrote about My Grandmother’s Ravioli a few months back. It’s a show featuring Mo Rocca where he interviews sweet G-Ma’s for their prized recipes. This sandwich was inspired by an episode in New England about Lobster (of course) and oddly, lettuce sandwiches. Wait! Come back! They’re actually pretty tasty. The original recipe which can […]

Ma’s Creations: Quinoa Pulao Recipe

So Ma recently heard about quinoa from a friend. She pronounces the protein and iron rich food in the same way I did at first. “Qui-noa” rather than “KEEN-WAH”. I like the way she says it, so I haven’t corrected her just yet. My favorite recipe using the grain/seed up until then was this breakfast […]

Vegan Gluten Free Carrot Cake

For the first time I tried my hand at gluten free vegan carrot cake. We discovered a recipe from Gimme Some Oven that turned out well. It was rich and stayed moist. (The latter is sometimes an issue with GF stuff). We only made a couple of modifications. It says 2.5 cups but indicates 12.5 […]

Durga Puja Greetings + Pear Chutney Recipe

Happy Durga Puja everyone. Bijoy greetings. For Bengali Hindus this is by far the biggest religious celebration. In India it’s ten days long. Abroad, it’s more like two days and people try to squeeze in what they can. In mythology it’s based on Durga’s defeat of the demon Mahishasura. During this festival time in West […]

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

It’s hard to think of new breakfast ideas. Between morning grouchiness and an over eagerness to get to work, it’s the meal I spend the least time on. Luckily, these oat breakfast cookies are easy and super quick. We got this vegan, gluten free recipe from Oh She Glows. It features just a few ingredients, […]

Tilapia with Sumac

In the west, most people probably know sumac as a plant that gives you a rash. There is another form of sumac though that is popular in the Middle East. It’s a deep reddish/purple in color. It’s used to impart sour flavor. It’s somewhere in the realm of a not so sweet cranberry with a […]

B.O.E (Bell Pepper, Onion, and Eggplant Sandwich)

My father take prides in his garden so he was happy when Ma came up with this easy way to use extra eggplant.  Eaten open-faced or in sandwich form, it’s roughly equal parts eggplant, bell pepper and onion atop rye bread with a bit of seasoning. It’s a simple way to enjoy fresh vegetables and […]