Spice’s Bites

Okra with Browned Onions

September 3, 2012

Sometimes the best things are the simplest ones, and I have found this to be the case numerous times with food. Take this okra dish for instance.  It’s just fresh okra cooked with browned onions, a pinch of turmeric, salt, and some lemon juice.  That’s it.  Yet it tastes so much more than that, to […]

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Jhal Muri with Crispy Brown Rice + Attune Foods Coupon Giveaway!

July 29, 2012

There is a moving scene in the beginning of Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel The Namesake, where the protagonist’s mother, who has recently moved to the U.S. from India, is pregnant, homesick, and craving a taste from home. All alone in her apartment while her husband is at work, she rummages through the cupboards to come up […]

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Nutella Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice Treats

July 15, 2012

I did a bad, bad, thing. But it tastes so, so, good. I bought some Nutella.  The two-pack from Costco.  I know. And then I made Nutella Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice Treats. I know. You should have heard us as we were sampling one of them.  Well, maybe it’s a good thing you didn’t. Mr. […]

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Blackberry Wojapi

July 15, 2012

Need a new topping for your oatmeal, waffles, pancakes, or yogurt?  Try wojapi, a Native American berry dish that is eaten as a pudding or sauce.  My version contains fresh blackberries and honey, and is a healthy and versatile alternative to syrup. I first tasted wojapi last summer, when Mr. Spice and I were visiting […]

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*CLOSED* Bob’s Red Mill Spar for the Spurtle Contest + Giveaway!

June 25, 2012

Confession time. I never could get on the whole overnight oats bandwagon or oatmeal obsession that makes their way through the blogopshere. But I’ve been working on getting to like oatmeal more.  I can make a mean PB-cup oatmeal.  I tried making some oatmeal cookies a while back. Oatmeal pancakes made a few appearances.  I’ve […]

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Cajun Chicken Pasta

June 24, 2012

Call it Cajun chicken pasta, jambalaya pasta, or blackened chicken pasta, but this is one of the dishes I tend to gravitate towards when we go out to eat.  There’s just something about the combination of spicy, creamy, and calorific that calls to me.  I’m sure you understand. Until now, I’ve been content to just […]

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Basic Masoor Dal

June 17, 2012

After my fun and crazy weekend in Seattle last week for BlogHer Food 2012, I really needed a weekend to myself to just relax and recharge. So far it’s been great – I’ve only ventured out of the house twice, and Mr. Spice and I have set up residence on the couches in our downstairs […]

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Sleepless in Seattle – BlogHerFood 2012

June 13, 2012

I’m still recovering from my weekend in Seattle for BlogHer Food 2012. From Thursday afternoon to Sunday evening, it was a whirlwind of friends, networking, learning, and eating! There wasn’t time for a lot of sleeping, unfortunately, which is why I’m a bit useless at the moment! Thursday night set the tone for the rest […]

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Chili Con Keema – Chili with an Indian Twist!

June 3, 2012

I don’t know about you, but the day I found out my dad knew how to cook was a day of revelation.  My mom was the one who cooked on a daily basis and I guess in my innocence it never occurred to me that my parents had lives before I was born and that […]

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Restaurant Round-Up: Dez Persian Grill, Peter Chang’s Tasty China 2, Moxie Burger, Dawg It

May 29, 2012

Hello! I think I’ve found a solution for sharing some of the restaurants we go out to eat at without having to do long review posts for each one.  I did a restaurant round-up a few months back where I got to name the restaurant and show off our eats without having to wax poetic […]

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