Bengali-Style Mixed Vegetables

June 23, 2013

I really hope I’ve reached a turning point here.  I have always had the hardest time cooking vegetables the Indian/Bengali way.  Either the flavor or texture would be off.  I think a lot of it has to do with lack of patience on my part and not understanding the concept of “less is more” when […]

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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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Smoky Eggplant & Garlic Yogurt Dip

December 6, 2011

I fell in love when we were in Istanbul.  I loved the history, the culture, the language, the people, and the cuisine.  But most of all, I fell in love with a garlicky eggplant and yogurt dip I had our first night in Istanbul (more on that once I do our trip re-caps!).  I would […]

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“Happy Ending” Massaged Kale

May 15, 2011

Thanks to my friend Kelly for the dirty twist on the name! I felt like trying something new today, which is how I ended up with a bunch of kale and looking up different ways to try it.  I prepared it Bengali-style once for a BSI contest long ago, but wanted to do something else.  […]

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Lopa’s Green Beans

April 10, 2011

Imagine whole green beans sauteed with caramelized onions, tomatoes, and aromatic spices.  Sound good? These are actually my friend Lopa’s version of her mom’s green beans, but I decided to give Lopa all the credit! 🙂 I have had these green beans twice so far — once at our New Year’s lunch and the second […]

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MyBlogSpark + Green Giant Giveaway!

March 15, 2011

If you’ve been reading Spice’s Bites for a while, you know that I’m a big fan of convenience. Mr. Spice and I are both busy people with demanding jobs, so I try to make things as easy as I can for us. I tend to buy a mix of frozen and fresh veggies, depending on […]

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A Taste of China: Shanghai Eats

December 1, 2010

So you’ve seen the Shanghai sights, now it’s time to see the eats! I’ll start off with an example of the type of meal we were served on Air China during our trip.  We were either served lunch/dinner type foods or breakfast.  This is one of the dinner options: Look, it’s like a bento!!  Steamed […]

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Bulking Up

October 25, 2010

My lunch, that is. I go through phases where I buy frozen meals for lunch at work. I am currently in the middle of one of them.  I learned a long long time ago, that unless I add extra veggies to those meals, they won’t last me long.  I’ve also learned to not eat out […]

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Eat Smart Grab n’ Go Cups — Product Review

February 10, 2010

Those of you who have been reading Spice’s Bites for a while know that when I’m pressed for time, I rely on pre-prepared veggies to make life easier and healthier. I’m no stranger to Eat Smart’s products — I regularly buy their bags of pre-cut broccoli and cauliflower, as well as their stir-fry mix and […]

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Vegging out

February 9, 2010

I’m making this quick since LOST comes on soon and I need to devote all my attention and brain cells towards watching it. Remember how full of junk yesterday’s eats were?  Well, today was a marked improvement.  Lots of veggies!  And I even exercised, yay! Now, when it comes to breakfast, I will gladly eat […]

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