Raita is a traditional Indian sauce served with all kinds of things. It’s simple and surprisingly tasty. Spoon it onto chana masala, curried red lentil stew, the potato and kale rolls, or anything spicy to cool things down.
Squash is almost the perfect vegetable for soup: it’s flavorful and has a divinely smooth texture when cooked and puréed. Serve this lightly curried squash soup to people who think they don’t like squash or curry, and you’ll change some minds. You can substitute any winter squash for the butternut; I just like butternut because it’s faster to peel and chop than its many cousins, and often has fewer seeds in the middle so you get more delicious flesh.
Everyone loves burritos! Or so it would seem from the line-ups at every burrito joint from chipotle to like… all those other ones? But you guys, they are really easy to make! And if you make them yourself they don’t end up being quite as gut-bustingly massive (unless you want them huge in which case, again, you can have what you want). So here is a simple white fish burrito with poblano strips and onions as the vegetable and a super cilantro-y rice to make it a bit Chipotleish (cilantro haters can sub parsley or basil). Keep reading
There’s a big fireworky weekend coming up. Traditional fare is grilling. May I suggest taking a cue from our southern friends and making pulled pork? Keep reading