Fast and Easy School Lunches

Fast and Easy School Lunches

  As we get ready for the new school year, I have started engaging my two boys on the topic of school lunches. Since my teenager’s palette oscillates faster than the stock market, he keeps me guessing as to what lunch he wants and how he wants it. Eons ago, when I was...
Easy Wintertime Afternoon Snacks

Easy Wintertime Afternoon Snacks

This article was first published on January 11th 2017. When we lived in Coimbatore my mom and our neighbor, who was at least twenty years younger than her, became the best of friends. Many an evening, as I walked home from school, I would see mom and her bestie...
Fall’n for Soups

Fall’n for Soups

Drawn from our archives, this set of recipes for soups is perfect for your dinner table. First published in November, 2008. I love the fall season. The hot days of summer have given way to misty mornings and gentle afternoons, and this autumn slowly but surely eases...
Saying it with Thanks – New Thanksgiving Recipes

Saying it with Thanks – New Thanksgiving Recipes

In early September, I joined my husband as he went back to his village in Palakkad, Kerala, after a ten year hiatus. He had grown up in Palakkad in a large joint family with his grandmother, mother, brother and sisters along with several uncles, aunts and cousins,...

Will Sambar Die With Me?

My cousin Ravi and his wife Radha were visiting America  for the very first time. One day, as I was waiting to pick them up for a drive around town, Radha was unusually late. As she slowly stepped into the car, she handed me a small box, saying “this is what made me...