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Onion Chutney

June 20, 2010 by shankari  
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Onion Chutney

This is a family recipe with a fun name attached to it. The chutney is served typically with dosas and idlis and mind you it is made so hot that you want to shout out expletives after your first morsel, but it is so addicting that you continue to enjoy it even after you know [...]

Tahini Sauce

May 2, 2010 by shankari  
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Tahini Sauce

Sunday with Marlena Spieler While I love to make most dishes from scratch, there are a few that I just rather buy from the grocery store. Tahini sauce is one of them, so why this post? Marlena, add a bit of a kick to the store bought Tahini sauce. Tahini Sauce – ½ cup Water [...]

Artichokes with Garlic

April 25, 2010 by shankari  
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Artichokes with Garlic

Sunday with Marlena Spieler There are days when I just don’t want to cook, don’t want to go out, but yet eat something fresh and delicious. I am sure you all go through that every once in a while. This weekend was just that.  After my cooking class, I like to browse through the aisles [...]

Horef

April 18, 2010 by shankari  
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Horef

Sunday with Marlena Spieler Horef in Hebrew roughly translates to hot peppers. The peppers we used were not so hot, bell peppers simmered with green chilli, garlic, tomatoes and a few spices. A very simple condiment to put together and like Marelena says, you can have this dish with chicken, over rice or like we [...]

Asian inspired Asparagus

April 7, 2010 by shankari  
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Asian inspired Asparagus

When you walk into a store armed with list, but find the freshest of produce lovingly looking at you, you want to take the babies home. Fresh  asparagus is in the markets now and this is an easy recipe to put together for dinner along with maybe grilled chicken? The idea behind this recipe is [...]

Mushroom Stroganoff

April 4, 2010 by shankari  
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Mushroom Stroganoff

Sunday with Marlena Spieler We have not had mushroom stroganoff before or at least I don’t recollect having something like this before. We enjoyed this rich and creamy sauce over our whole wheat pasta. We had to have something healthy to make ourselves feel less guilty while indulging in such a luscious sauce. We can [...]

Preserved Lemons

March 21, 2010 by shankari  
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Preserved Lemons

Sunday with Marlena Spieler Pickled/Preserved lemons are a big part of our culture.  It is made in a myriad of ways. Lemons are chopped up and preserved in plain salted water  or we add a few spices to it as well. We have been making Manisha’s lemon pickles for the past few years and we [...]

Pierogi

February 28, 2010 by shankari  
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Pierogi

Sunday with Marlena Spieler Pierogi, what is it you ask? To quote Wikipedia, “Pierogi are served in a variety of forms and tastes (ranging from sweet to salty to spicy) in Polish cuisine. Pierogi were traditionally peasant food, but eventually spread in popularity throughout all social classes, including nobles. They are served at many festivals, [...]

Cold Italian Pasta

February 21, 2010 by shankari  
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Cold Italian Pasta

Sunday with Marlena Spieler We would like to call this lazy man’s pasta. It is quick, easy and delicious too if you are looking for something light for dinner after a heavy lunch or brunch. The ingredients are really things you will most definitely have in your pantry, at least ours did. This is served [...]

Vegetable Kugel

January 22, 2010 by shankari  
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Vegetable Kugel

Sunday with Marlena Spieler Kugel is a Jewish casserole normally made with egg noodles or potatoes. Marlena introduces us to this this is a surprisingly light and quite healthy vegetable kugel. Vegetable kugel is a dish you can easily make on a weekday. It is brown and  crispy on the top and really tender inside. [...]

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