JD in the Kitchen: Indian Sweet Snacks by Jasmine Daya | Book Review

What The Publishers Say About JD In The Kitchen Jasmine Daya is a seasoned home cook who loves creating sweet treats while collaborating in the kitchen with her mother, Shan. In her third cookbook, Daya shares recipes for delicious Indian sweet snacks with East African influences that include almond halva (a special occasion dish), coconut…

The Blue Zones Kitchen by Dan Buettner | Book Review

I have been fascinated by the idea of Blue Zones since I first heard of them so when TLC Book Tours offered me an opportunity to review a compilation of Blue-Zone recipes, I didn’t just agree, I said Yes, Please! Modern-day explorer Dan Buettner and his colleagues at National Geographic, in deciding to study longevity, took…

Far Afield

Some books you read, some books you treasure. Far Afield is one of those rare books that’s both. I was first intrigued by the cover picture. It captures a scene with three Indians – an old man wearing the poor clothes and worn shoes of a goat herder but with a brightly colored turban and a playful look in…

What Is A Cook Book?

When is a cookbook not just a cookbook? When it’s a cook-book, of course! I don’t know about you but there are certain people I consider experts about certain subjects. It doesn’t matter how great this or that new person sounds on a topic, I’ll always go back to the one I trust when I’m…

Mix It Up

One of my friends hosts a lot of dinner parties but she always prefaces her invitations with this statement. You know I only cook 3 dishes, so if you want something else, you should bring it. Needless to say, a lot of her dinner parties become potluck events which is great for making everyone feel involved. It…

It’s Not So Sweet Around Here Anymore

It’s not so sweet around here anymore because a few  weeks ago, I made a decision to cut down on sugar (click here to read my original post). It seems impossible to live a normal life and not eat sugar in some form… well, maybe not impossible, but definitely challenging. I like the flexibility of…