Appetizers

Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Bread

 

Fresh bread is my weakness. When I was a kid my mom used to take me to this Italian grocery store in Jersey called Corrado’s Family Affair. They had everything from snails to weird cheeses. Now most kids HATE grocery shopping with their moms, but we loved it. And it was solely because of the sesame seed baguettes at Corrado’s. You see, they used to bake them fresh throughout the day, so you’d get these warm loaves of bread right off the shelf! My sister and I never waited and would start tearing off pieces and eating while we walked around the store bringing only the empty paper sleeve to the cash register.  Continue Reading “Sourdough Bread”

Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies

 

Hush puppies came into my life when my best friend went to school in North Carolina. I’d visit her often and she’d take me to Cook Out where we’d stuff ourselves with milkshakes and hush puppies. We even went to the North Carolina State fair and ate an immense amount of hush puppies there. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this amazing treat, its deep-fried, crispy, savory sweet cornbread.  Continue Reading “Hush Puppies”

Asian Arancini | Pretty Polymath

Asian Arancini

 

You ever have a cooking fail? Like you messed up the simplest of dishes? I messed up one of the easiest dishes to make last week, I overcooked my brown rice when I was making egg fried rice. It just turned into mush. It tastiest pretty yummy, but it just looked terrible! I decided to salvage it by frying it, because why not? I took my inspiration from an Italian dish called arancini. Arancini is basically a rice ball that is breaded and fried. Leave it to the Italians to make such a yummy dish! Continue Reading “Asian Arancini”

asparagus and leek soup

Asparagus & Leek Soup

I spent the last week in the wonderful and sunny Galapagos thanks to my kickass husband. He gifted me a trip to the Galapagos with my best friend for making it onto Masterchef- how sweet is that! I spent most of my time in the Galapagos snorkeling, on the beach and going back to a yacht for meals. One of the meals the amazing chef on the boat made for us was a delicious green veggie soup. I must have been starving from all the activities because I scarfed that soup down in like 10 seconds. The hunger was real that day.

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Aloo Poha

 

Aloo poha aka batata poha,for Gujaratis like me, is the essential Saturday morning breakfast dish. Quick. Easy. Savory. Perfect with chai. Poha is flattened rice and aloo/batata means potato. You can find poha in any Indian grocery store or you can buy it on Amazon for super cheap.

This past December I went to India to visit my husband’s family and one of the places his parents took me to was Law Garden where there are tons of street food hawkers. One early morning, my husband and I hungrily followed our parents to a delicious poha stand outside of the park.

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cucumber noodles recipe

Cucumber Noodles with Peanut Sauce + Brieftons Veggie Spiralizer Giveaway


I feel like spiralized veggie noodles has been the new trend in food. Zucchini noodles, carrot noodles, and cucumber noodles everywhere. I blame paleo. I hopped on the wagon when Brieftons sent me a veggie spiralizer via Tomoson. It is so much fun to use! It’s super easy to use- put a vegetable in, twist and watch the noodles appear like magic. Cleaning it is a bit tough, even with the little tiny scrubber wand they provide. The cucumber skin got caught in the tiny tight spots and took forever to get out. Was it worth it? Hell yes. Continue Reading “Cucumber Noodles with Peanut Sauce + Brieftons Veggie Spiralizer Giveaway”

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