Jul 182012
 

An on-going light-hearted “debate” I’ve had with my “North American” spouse is over the word “Asian” to describe anyone from Asia. I told him that if I, as someone native to the country of India, is “Asian,” than he, as a native to the country of the US, should be referred to as “North American.” [...]

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Apr 132012
 
Comforting kadhi

Kadhi or curried buttermilk is a popular side dish from India that can also be enjoyed as a soup. It is consumed by villagers and urbanites. Kadhi is great served over rice or khichdi (or khichadi) – a delicious and healthy porridge made from rice, lentils and vegetables. In this photo, red cabbage was incorporated. [...]

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Dec 082011
 
Microfinance

Microfinance is an innovative type of charity allowing effective improvement in the lives of many needy people in some of the most destitute areas of the world. One way to get involved in the concept is through The International Alliance for Women (TIAW). TIAW is an umbrella network of women’s organizations designed to support the [...]

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Aug 092011
 
Curried Quinoa

I’m trying to find interesting ways to use healthy grains like quinoa. I was inspired by a dish last weekend made by a fellow camper that seemed to be like Southwestern taboule. It had black beans, chives, cilantro and tanginess from possibly lemon. I was going to try to replicate it from taste and sight, [...]

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Jul 302011
 
"The Way Things Look to Me" - Roopa Farooki

I love reading books by South Asian authors so I asked my local librarian to find me more. She was not able to, as it’s a complicated search. However, when I walked over to the fiction area, “The Way Things Look to Me” by Roopa Farooki was the first book I noticed. How ironic! That [...]

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May 112011
 
Pakoras (vegetable fritters)

This is a generally standard recipe for pakoras or vegetable fritters from All Recipes, minus the garlic. I included the garlic from the recipe because “why not?” I’ll use garlic whenever possible. I mentioned I would make these and post on my site to a gal on my Facebook page for “Raising Vegetarian Kids,” so [...]

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