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 ifood.tv, an AWESOME site for cooking enthusiasts) cookbook called Modern Indian

Roast Chicken with Sweet Plum Sauce

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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 …

Sweet Yogurt Sundae with Saffron & Pomegranate

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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

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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 …

Aged Cheddar & Guinness Fondue

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husband making fondue, andrew swiping bread The conversation starts so innocently with, “what are your plans this week?” Before sensibility, 3 loads of laundry and my mile long to-do list can catch up to my big mouth, I’ve already invited half the neighborhood over for supper. As the “gourmet chef” amongst my friends, it’s been a natural progression over the …

Rolo Pretzel Turtles

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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 …