Jeera Aloo (Indian Spiced Potatoes)

jeera aloo

For the March 2012 Secret Recipe Club, I had the privilege of cooking from The Novice Housewife. Shumaila blogs about (and takes beautifully photographs of) a wide variety of recipes, but I was immediately drawn to the vast collection of dishes that reflect her Indian heritage. I settled on her Jeera Aloo: potatoes cooked in … Read more

Roasted Onions Stuffed with Curried Black Quinoa

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The National Onion Association for Kitchen PLAY. I am being compensated for my efforts; all opinions are 100% mine. Storage onions have a low moisture content and thick skins, which makes them perfect for cooking techniques such as braising, caramelizing, and roasting (spring onions, … Read more

Mango Lassi

Well, we made it through Hurricane Tropical Storm Irene in one piece. I feel so lucky that we didn’t have any damage to our property and we never lost power…a big hooray for that! Much of my town is flooded, however, so we’re still pretty much holed up here at home until the water recedes… … Read more

Indian Inspired Guacamole

I am pretty much head over heels in love with Heidi Swanson’s new cookbook: Super Natural Every Day: Well-loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen. Unlike many cookbooks that I own, I’ve been pouring over each page of this one: I adore the way Heidi cooks and writes, and her photos are just so lovely. … Read more

Curried Quinoa Salad

This past week has been all about cookies here at HGK. Let’s switch gears and focus on a recipe that’s actually good for us, shall we? This curried quinoa salad is high in protein, vitamins and minerals, and is gluten-free. It makes a great winter side or main course salad. My curried quinoa salad is … Read more