Roasted Cauliflower with Spicy Kiwi Glaze

You all know by now that I LOVE supporting local – local produce, local products, local people – you name it! It makes me feel a sense of community and I also get to know many of these folks on a personal level. I especially love local creative food products like Trade St. Jam Co! …

Chickpea Avocado Bhel Puri

I’m a huge snacker – I think I get it from my mama. We have this incredible ability to eat containers of Indian snacks and forgo real meals. Incredible I tell ya. But as I get older, ehem 30 ehem, I can’t really afford to be eating bags and containers full of fried Indian goodness. …

Ghee Basted Sweet Potato Toasts with Indian Bruschetta

Clarified Butter. It’s all the rage in the states now, ehem all the rage among white people ehem, but us brown folk have been clarified butter, or Ghee for thousands of years. It’s a staple in Indian cooking and likely in any Indian household. But why all the rage now over clarified butter? Have Westerners …

30 things I accomplished in 30 years that don’t have to do with getting engaged, getting married or having a child

It’s easy to look at yourself, your life and think about everything you HAVEN’T done. But why don’t we ever take a minute to think about the things we HAVE accomplished? I am 30 years old today, and as a woman in NYC, I can very easily sulk at the fact that I’m single, not …

Thai Green Curry

UPDATE PEOPLE – I have been fortunate enough to get a NEW job! Yes, I’ve left Condé Nast and am now at Twitter! I’m super excited and think this is definitely a natural fit for me, cause DUH social media is my THANG. But this post isn’t about my new job, it’s about THAI FOOD. …

Party Dips: When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip!

It’s getting warm! HA – NEVERMIND. That was just a one day teaser and glimpse into our supposed future. We’re back to dreary days of 40 degree temps and rain. I live in NYC FYI, NOT London. But as the weather DOES improve, so does socializing. There’s a proven correlation between warmer weather and increased …

Strawberry-Chipotle Chickpea Chaat

If you’ve watched my Instagram stories last weekend (and shame on you if you haven’t!), I was lucky enough to meet the CEO and Founder of Trade Street Jam Company! Ashley was kind enough to give me some samples of her all natural vegan jams that are produced locally in Brooklyn! I picked the Strawberry-Chipotle …

White Bean & Chili Charred Panzanella “Salad”

Have I ever told you that I am lazy AF? Yup. Secret is out. I. am. lazy. Why do you think I’m always making these “one pan” meals?! I ain’t got time to clean and slave in the kitchen! But I still want gourmet. So whatEVER does a girl do? You use your noggin, ha! …

One Pan Creamy Turmeric Protein Pasta

I’m becoming a little obsessed with one pan or one pot dishes, but I ain’t complainin’. Look, I’m a workin’ girl who lives in a Manhattan studio – ain’t nobody got time for cleaning a million dishes! Plus, cooking with pan or pot challenges me to be a bit more creative. And we all know …

Indian Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

I truly believe that Sweet Potatoes are the unicorns of vegetables – the taste fab raw, sautéed, roasted, fried, mashed – you name it!! PLUS Sweet Potatoes are what helped me earn the title of Food Network Cooks vs Cons Champ in 2017! So, naturally, they hold a very close place in my heart. I’ve …