homemade paneer or Indian farmers' cheese

Easy Homemade Paneer

Homemade paneer is surprisingly easy to make. The Indian farmers’ cheese is rich and creamy and full of flavor, especially when it is fresh. Try it in my easy Palak … Read more

filling thai curry puffs

Easy Homemade Thai Curry Puffs

If you’ve never tried Thai curry puffs (or Malaysian or a Singaporean curry puffs), then you have some important eating to do. Sinking your teeth into the decadent, flaky crust … Read more

Quick Pickled Turmeric Tomatoes

Quick Turmeric Pickled Tomatoes

The first time I made turmeric pickled tomatoes, I didn’t even own a dinner table. I served an elaborate Indian feast on a blanket spread out on my living room … Read more

overhead shot of 2 halves of pita bread stuffed iwth eggplant, roasted pepper and fresh basil.

Homemade Pita Bread

Homemade pita bread is surprisingly easy to make. It’s a simple yeast dough left to rise briefly. And it bakes up into deliciously puffy pita pockets. They are perfect for … Read more

Crispy Scallion Pancakes

Scallion pancakes feature in one of my foundational food memories: My little-kid legs sticking to the red vinyl of the restaurant chair, my stomach growling, as I wait eagerly for … Read more

Chopped liver on toast

Chopped Liver As Good As Bubbe’s

“What am I, chopped liver?” Such an odd colloquialism. The implication, at first glance, being that it is forgettable, not worthy of notice, insignificant. But when it is good, it … Read more

red hot cauliflower wings

Red Hot Cauliflower Wings

If you’ve read anything here at all, you know that we lazy gourmets love a recipe that’s simple, delicious, and healthy. But you know what we love even more? An … Read more