NOW Macadamia Nut Oil, Available at the Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert

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I'm testing a couple of products from the upcoming Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert (March 11-13, 2016) and first up is a expeller-pressed macadamia nut oil from NOW. If you've never been to the expo before, it's a weekend-long exhibition at the Palais de Congrès (metro Place … [Read more...]

Indian White Bean Coconut Curry

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I have a secret. I'm a lactose-free eater who hates coconut. "Oh my God! What ice cream do you eat?" you ask – the obvious question. Either Solo Fruit Sorbet, So Delicious almond ice cream (though for legal reasons it's called "non-dairy frozen dessert") or I make my own … [Read more...]

Misnamed “Womp Rat Stew” (Slow-cooker Spiced Lamb and Spinach) for the 8th Annual Volk/Watson Christmas Extravaganza

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I didn't create this recipe for womp rat stew. Womp rats are small creates that Luke talks about bullseyeing growing up on Tatooine. According to the Star Wars Wiki, the dish is sometimes called mystery stew and was served at Jun Seros' diner in Mos Eisley, Tatooine. But I got it … [Read more...]

Chana Masala from “My Indian Kitchen”

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There are three tricks to making delicious Indian food: Don't use canned beans or lentils thinking they will taste as good as fresh Don't use pre-ground spices they will taste as good as freshly toasted and ground whole spices Follow the freaking recipe! At least the … [Read more...]

At (My New) Home Without Madhur Jaffrey: Spicy Sambhar and South Asian Cuisine from Mangoes and Curry Leaves

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I’ve moved a lot. 10 places in 9 years, last I counted. More than 30 roommates. With the good comes the bad. In one I only had a mini fridge and a shoebox of a room, but in another I had enough room for yoga, and a gas stove…which was great until I got asked to leave because … [Read more...]