Picnics with Flair

Picnics with Flair

The summer months can be ideal for picnics. Cooking outdoors with friends is always a satisfying change from an overheated kitchen. Chores can be shared at an outdoor party, and cooking becomes a cooperative venture. Here are two dishes that are ideal to pack for a...
An Indian Picnic

An Indian Picnic

In the villages of India, like the one where I grew up, country folks do not need to plan to go out and eat in the open air. During the busy sowing and harvesting seasons, farmers bring their meals to the fields out of necessity. Fresh foods such as corn on the cob...
A Vegetarian Thanksgiving

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Most people in the world mark the harvest season with some kind of ritual to thank a creature, or nature, or their loved ones. Raised in a tolerant Hindu family, I am always looking for an excuse to participate in all holidays. Like many immigrant experiences,...
Cool, Refreshing Beverages

Cool, Refreshing Beverages

Our bodies are 70 percent water, therefore it is important to drink plenty of nutritious fluids and stay well hydrated. The body’s need for fluid increases in hot weather, or during exercise. Many health practitioners advocate drinking plenty of water, even if you do...