Indian As Apple Pie

Brown Rice, Quinoa Kitchari - Comfort in a Bowl


October 31, 2012
Written by Anupy Singla

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This week, I needed a little comfort. Any of us with connections to the East Coast did. It's been a totally hellish week. Of course nothing can compare to the poor people stranded in shelters or watching their homes and livelihoods disappear in a flash, but there are so many others that were also touched by Hurricane Sandy. My brother and his family were holed up without power in Greenwich, Connecticut. My mom and dad are in King of Prussia, gearing to catch a flight to India this week. My best friend lives in an apartment building next to NYU...

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Pancake vs Parantha: Tofu and Almond Meal


September 13, 2012
Written by Anupy Singla

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It took me years to realize -- I'm just not that kind of mom. The seemingly cool mom who manages to whip up pancakes at my kids' whim. The one who has a special pancake flavor for every special occasion, and an even more special one stacked to the sky for that first day of school. Many of my friends ARE that mom. Not me. For one, we rarely had pancakes growing up that were not burned or over cooked (sorry, mom). Two, most of the breakfasts enjoyed in a North Indian household are savory not sweet. And, three, I...

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Contest Winners; Vegan Sukha Mattar 'Paneer'


August 12, 2012
Written by Anupy Singla

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Thanks to everyone for participating in my most recent drawing for a free copy of my new book, Vegan Indian Cooking. I wish I could give all of you a copy - but you know I can only pick one winner. Actually TWO, now that my publisher has decided to match my give away. Drum roll please.....! The lucky winners are: Rita Maldonado and Rileen Sinha. Congratulations! Rita says she heard my interview on NPR in July, while Rileen says he went the typical google search route to get to this page. I am so excited for both of you to...

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I Love Cooking. I Hate Making Dinner.


May 16, 2012
Written by Anupy Singla

Kids Eat Healthy › Vegan ›

I always tell folks that I love, love, love cooking. By cooking, I mean working magic in a clean kitchen. Playing with ingredients..adding a little bit of this or that with Martini in hand and some fun Bhangara playing in the background. Being organized enough to clean as I go and sitting down to that meal with the only concern - tossing a coin to see who would wash dishes and who would dry. But...if I had to be honest, I would admit that I HATE making dinner. Fast forward furiously and you have my life now, post Neha (age...

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Brown Lentil Street Salad - Killing Your Inner Perfectionist


November 16, 2011
Written by Anupy Singla

Kids Eat Healthy › Recipes › Slow Cooker › Vegan ›

Kill your inner perfectionist: Back in elementary school at Candlebrook in King of Prussia, PA, there was a boy David who everyone knew was really, really smart. He dressed smart (well, cleaner and better put together than the rest of us), walked smart, acted smart, and was expected to perform when it came to tests. He's the one we always looked towards to be the top scorer. Until one fateful summer day. Our teacher handed out an unexpected math quiz. A one-page list of multiplication problems. We were instructed to go through the sheet as fast a possible and answer...

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Spiced Chickpea Poppers and Other Musings


October 10, 2011
Written by Anupy Singla

Kids Eat Healthy › Recipes › Slow Cooker › Vegan ›

Harness your time. That's my new life motto. Every day, whether I am running on the track, driving to the grocery store, or putting the kids to bed I'm mentally chanting what is fast becoming my personal mantra. Harness my time. Don't let it slip needlessly through my fingers. It's easy NOT to harness. Especially with kids I have no idea where my time goes. And I find myself angry, resentful, and frustrated that my to-do list awaits me while Aria throws one more temper tantrum about not wanting to brush her teeth in the morning. Even this blog post...

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Incredible Kids - Fearless Palettes


November 05, 2009
Written by Anupy Singla

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Today, as I rifled through Neha's homework - my contacts practically dried out after a jet lagged-induced power nap at 6 p.m. - I came across a stack of construction paper strung together with curly yellow ribbon. On it were the words, "Thank You" handwritten and a little crooked in red marker. Almost as an afterthought I opened it up and found a stack of notes and pictures addressed to me. It took me a minute in my drowsy state to figure out that these were from the kids I did a demo for two weeks ago on Indian food....

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The Broccoli War Can be Won


September 30, 2009
Written by Anupy Singla

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For some reason broccoli has become a symbol of what American kids should eat but don't. That is, along with other greens like spinach and brussel sprouts. Commercials show kids trying to feed their pets their greens under the table and moms hiding their kids' broccoli under fatty and unhealthy mounds of fake melted cheese. Books supposedly for children talk about how the characters prefer cake and ice-cream over broccoli and other vegetables - one book even talks about a little girl not wanting to eat anything green. Back in 1990 we even had a President throw a public temper...

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Those Amazing Little Lentils


July 22, 2009
Written by Anupy Singla

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I'm determined to finish my section on lentils today. It's only 10 a.m. and I'm almost there. It took me only two hours to prep four dishes - not to mention that was between whining - crying - making up - whining - crying and finally TV! Lentils and Beans are a huge staple in the Indian diet. It's not hard to figure out why. There are about a gabillion varieties out there and as many if not more ways to cook them. They are high in protein ... low in fat and have tons of fibre. What more could...

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