New Year - Healthy Eating Resolutions for the Kids, Too!

Most folks who purchase my cookbooks and come to my events in my other life don’t often realize why I do what I do. Though I’ve always loved cooking – grown up in a home that celebrated authentic Indian cuisine and flavors – it was not until I had children that I realized cooking it... Read more »

Kid Approved: Easy Mexican For Dinner

It’s back to school time, and everyone seems to be scratching their heads, looking for the perfect lunch box ideas and easy meals. Me too! What I find when I try and feed my kids is that fun and presentation matter. I found both in this easy taco bowl idea. Purchase the pre-made edible bowls.... Read more »

10 New Year's Tips to Help Your Kids Eat Healthier

It’s the New Year, and likely you’re starting it right by eating better than ever. I know that I am. I’d urge you not to forget the kids when shoring up the resolve to eat better and stock up on more fruit and veggies. Think they are hopeless? Think again. Use this blog site to... Read more »

Halloween Be Damned: How I Say No to Candy

I’ll never forget that Halloween. My girls were about 4 and 2, and dressing up, walking up steps, and knocking on doors was the goal. The candy was the sidebar. Sure, it was fun watching neighbors add to their stash, but once home it was about looking at their piles, yawning, and then passing out.... Read more »

It's Never Too Late For Your Kids to Eat Healthier

As I continue to talk about healthy eating and kids (NPR this week), I always get one pressing question, “Is it too late for my kids?” I can understand that for a parent who has not focussed on healthy eating at home, the prospect of turning things around can be overwhelming. You feel like you almost... Read more »

Picky Eaters: Environmental vs. Innate

Last week, I received an email from a producer with NPR’s Tell Me More. It read, “I’m reaching out to see if you’re interested in next week’s parenting roundtable – we’re talking about picky eaters. How much do you think picky-ness is innate vs. environmental?” When I called her within 2 seconds of receiving the... Read more »

How I Lost 10 Pounds in 2013: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

This is a blog about feeding your kids healthy foods and keeping them on the right food track. But, I’d argue, how can you truly do that without first taking care of yourself? November 2012 I truly came face-to-face with this thought. That I could talk about eating healthier, getting exercise, being healthy all I... Read more »

Green Juice the Indian As Apple Pie Way

I love my green juice, with just the right Indian touches. Here’s my recipe. I know you’ve been asking for it! I will be including it in my next cookbook, Indian For Everyone, which will be published in Fall 2014. I hope in the meantime you’ll pick up my other books, The Indian Slow Cooker and Vegan Indian Cooking,... Read more »

Mini Daily Cleanse: Turmeric-Lemon Tea and Something New

Every morning I wake up and reach for my electric kettle. In goes exactly 2 cups of water to boil. Then, I reach for the lemons. Not the coffee. Not the tea. Not the kids’ empty lunch boxes that need filling. Not the television remote and not even the cell phone to check overnight messages.... Read more »

How DO You Get the Little Ones to Go For the Veggies?

This past week, we had dinner at a friend’s house. It was a great night. She went way out of her way to make delicious homemade pizzas, pasta, and a few other sides for the kids – including the best homemade french fries I’ve ever tasted. They ate. They liked it. And that was that.... Read more »