Palak Paneer – Indian Creamed Spinach with Fresh Cheese

Palak Paneer . . . Indian Creamed Spinach with Fresh CheesePalak Paneer aka Saag Paneer

Mildly spiced and silken spinach with crisp, golden cubes of the fresh Indian cheese known as paneer has made Palak Paneer aka Saag Paneer, one of the most popular Indian dishes in the U.S. The rich flavor and luxurious texture Continue reading

Yoga Teacher Training … Celebrating the Journey

Yoga Teacher Training … Celebrating the Journey Yoga Teacher Training This Video Tells it All

Last September my life changed rather dramatically. As I mentioned, I signed up for a 9-month long yoga teacher training with YogaMotion. I’d practiced asanas as exercise since 2000. And almost took the teacher training twice, but the timing wasn’t right. Learning Yoga Teacher Training … Celebrating the Journeyin early September that Continue reading

Chana Dal with Spinach & Tomatoes

Chana Dal with Spinach & TomatoesChana Dal with Spinach & Tomatoes – Make Indian Food at Home

Mildly spicy, fresh and flavorful, thick and satisfying. Golden-hued Chana Dal with Spinach & Tomatoes is Indian food you can easily make at home. Make it thin and saucy, or thick and creamy. Adjust the heat level as well, by adding more hot peppers to the tarka. Continue reading

Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies – Wow!

Just the name, Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies, sounds terrific. And when you learn the stuff they’re made of – hand-cut dark chocolate, dried, tart-sweet cranberries, almond flour, ground flaxseeds, pure maple syrup and natural almond butter Continue reading

Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew – Savory, Sweet & Spicy

Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew with Meyer Lemon Yogurt Sauce

There’s an unusually synchronistic backstory behind today’s Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew. It begins with a yoga teacher training assignment to choose three words to describe how I want to feel when I practice and share yoga. My three words have the acronym SAJ. Continue reading

Roasted Cauliflower – Boldly Flavored, Deeply Roasted

Roasted Cauliflower – Boldly Flavored, Deeply Roasted Roasted Cauliflower – Golden Hued & Lightly Spiced

Deeply roasting cauliflower enhances its subtle nutty, sweet flavors. Taking a cue from a number of today’s best chefs, my roasted cauliflower now gets a final few minutes under the broiler to lightly blacken it. By charring the top side only, roasted cauliflower becomes more complex, Continue reading

Salmon Cakes with Quinoa & Vegetables – Baked Not Fried

Salmon Cakes with Quinoa & Vegetables – Baked Not FriedSalmon Cakes with Quinoa & Vegetables –
Crab Cake’s First Cousins

I’ve had an excellent recipe for crab cakes for many a year. With six cans of wild salmon in the cupboard and nary a flake of crab in the fridge, I had an idea. Perhaps I could replace the crab and make salmon cakes instead. With each bite, we wondered why I hadn’t thought of this before. Sautéed in oil, Continue reading