Biryani w/ dried fruit, almonds, bell pepper, and spice by Anjuli

Posted on 12-26-08 · Tags: , , , , , ,

Biryani w/ dried fruit, almonds, bell pepper, and spice

This year’s Christmas dinner was homey and low-key. Everyone came together and cooked, and everyone felt a sigh of relief that we were making a no-fuss but excellent meal. This dish was surprisingly outstanding. By that I mean the recipe was of Indian roots, was repurposed and gussied up by a Californian and presented as a “holiday” dish, and turned out a flavorful and prosperous union of two different cultures. Not an uncommon find in this household, but still happily surprising.

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Spiced whole wheat scones with currants and walnuts by Anjuli

Posted on 11-26-08 · Tags: , , ,

Spiced whole wheat scones with currants and walnuts

By now know this base recipe by heart, but like to change its embellishments every time. In the spirit of Thanksgiving we made ‘em a little sweet, adding in the warmth of winter spices and plumped currants. Slathered with butter and eaten over the cooling rack, these no-fuss morsels held their own even though our attention was focused on tomorrow’s more high-maintenance eats.

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Indian-spiced egg salad sandwich by Anjuli

Posted on 08-29-08 · Tags: , , , ,

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This egg salad is wet and hot and makes you want to tongue it. Unlike that hideous grayed out shit you know you’ve had for lunch at the local deli. You won’t be sorry you spent the extra 20 to make the mayo from scratch. If you are, get off my blog NOW. If you dare, eat this sandwich with some mouth-puckeringly salty and rough to the tongue potato chips.

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