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I can’t express my excitement over finding an awesome falafel recipe at The Shiksa in the Kitchen. I’ve done “falafel” before, but it’s really just a veg burger with Indian spices. I love falafel, and now I really know how to make it!! Garbanzos, onion, spices….that’s basically it! Who knew? My only complaint is that […]

Tomato Chutney

I love Indian food, but I’ve never really been interested in chutneys. I always imagined it would be too sweet for my tastes. I’d rather heat things up. During a trip we ducked into Whole Foods for sustenance. I had samosas and what I didn’t realize was chutney as a dipping sauce. Amazing. I was […]

Kid Food

I started something when I did the snack plate for US Open viewing. The little guy took one look and said, “Look at that fancy pants plate!”. Love those moments of appreciation! So….I’ve happily done snack style plates for most of his dinners this week. Fun little portions of several healthy items all on one […]

Summer Rolls

My absolute favorite lunch lately is still summer rolls. (I was calling them spring rolls, but I noticed sometimes these are called summer rolls when not cooked. Whatever.) Dizzle turned me on to these, and I can’t get enough! There is a decent amount of prep work, but I’ve gotten in the habit of doing […]

Pad Woon Sen

Iron Chef….pad woon sen! Or something like that. 🙂 This was part one of my experiment to recreate a dish we absolutely love at Thai restaurants. It was the first time working with bean thread or “glass” noodles”. I soaked them for approximately 5 minutes before adding to the stir fry. I think I’ll soak […]

Basil Mint Pesto

I love this combo of asparagus and roasted potatoes with pesto. I wanted to try a lighter pesto. Adding oil instead of water would definitely be tasty and have a richer consistency, but I really didn’t miss it this time. Print Basil Mint Pesto Author: Next Good Meal Serves: 4   Ingredients 1 oz basil (typical grocery […]