Idli Dhokla

I love Dhokla. It’s soft. It’s spongy. It’s moist. It’s tangy. It has just a hint of sweetness. It is flavorful with spices and herbs. It can be as pungent or as mild as you please by devouring the green chilis whole, just nibbling on them or by setting them aside and avoiding them altogether. … More Idli Dhokla

Avocado Toast

I am a fermented foods aficionado. At any given time there is likely to be some kind of vegetable or fruit being fermented. Fermented foods can always be found in my refrigerator, everything from yogurt, to sauerkraut, to cucumbers, hot sauces, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, garlic and onions.   I am a fan of fermented foods … More Avocado Toast

Pani Puri

What better way to celebrate the new year than with Pani Puri?! This should really be done at midnight, I suppose, but senior citizens may need to celebrate a tad earlier, like maybe 5:30 or 6:00 PM?    

Fig Thingies

This is not the sort of thing I usually make. Every once in awhile I get a wild notion to attempt something in an area I have no business delving into. I generally leave the dessert making to Faye. Unlike me, she has the patience to actually follow a recipe and produce delectable treats. I … More Fig Thingies