Green Goddess Soup

– Broccoli & Sweet Corn Soup Watching the temperature plummet in New England whilst I sat here in Mumbai made me feel really bad for all of you back home, and I wanted to share this recipe to help everyone endure the bombogenesis show that mother nature sent along our East Coast. I turned a […]

Flat World – Naan


Indian Bread Made Simple When I left India nearly twenty years ago, my world of flatbreads was made up of the traditional staples of roti, naan, and parathas, but that soon changed. After living in New England and traveling further than the Arabian Sea, my ‘flat’ world stretched, and I find myself reaching for pita […]

Secret Life of Nimu

secret life of nimu

– A story of grief, healing and hope. The essay traces a woman’s trip to her hometown after the death of her husband. The traditions that aid the process of grieving and a daughter’s realization about her mother’s resilience and watching her claim herself back. “She has a pacemaker, you cannot take her through the […]

Melrose – Smokey & Sweet

roasted poblano soup

Roasted Poblano Pepper & Corn Soup One of my favorite things about soups in the fall is how sweet and ripe all the veggies are at the peak of harvest, and they need the least amount of intervention. One thing that enhances their sweetness even more is roasting them and cooking them simply. Roasted poblano […]

Melrose – Just Peachy!

peach salsa

Peach + Heirloom Tomato Salsa Anytime I’m at a party and someone puts out a mango salsa, I am intrigued, I love mangoes, no surprise there, it’s a native fruit of India, but in a salsa? Umm, not so sure… Fruit in a salsa took some getting used to, and since I find mangoes too […]