Modern Indian Cookbook + Pregnant???

Thank you for entering the drawing for Chef Hari and Chef Vikas (my god, how could you not love those two handsome faces! swoon! click on their links and see their videos on, an AWESOME site for cooking enthusiasts) cookbook called Modern Indian

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Roast Chicken with Sweet Plum Sauce

As you can tell, I’m going through a de-cluttering phase, basically purging my home because I know that in order to make room for shiny new crap I have to get rid of all the old crap and tschotchkes , which I think is Yiddish for “shit I don’t need.” Ok, really, my husband threatened to withhold all of my holiday gifts until I go clean my room and stop unnecessary …

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Sweet Yogurt Sundae with Saffron & Pomegranate

The moment my toes met carpet this morning, I could feel 12,035 pounds of heavy clouds whoosh towards my home, settling just above my tangled mess of hair. I should have just made myself a bloody mary, grabbed a bag of peanut M&M’s and surrendered back to bed, as there was no way that I would come out ahead …


Beef Congee (Rice Porridge) + PBS Show

Every morning in China, we would wake up to a smorgasbord of a breakfast buffet. The hotels and cruise ships had anticipated every kind of craving – from “orange sauce” to “dessicated potatoes” , Chinglish for orange juice and hash browns. But when in China, eat like the Chinese. Plus, “stewed encased meat surprise” (sausage) and “fresh cream squirt” (I have NO IDEA what that really was) just didn’t sound too appetizing …


Rolo Pretzel Turtles

This is my quick-fix snack, Rolo Pretzel Turtles. In a matter of 10 minutes, I can satisfy my sweet tooth, my salty tongue and my fat ass. Can you imagine anything more heavenly than glorious chocolate hugging a salty pretzel, topped with a crunchy toasted nut and oozing with warm caramel? All in one bite.

Life does not get any better …