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Browsing Archive: November, 2009

Thanksgiving, Indian-American Style!

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Monday, November 16, 2009, In : Recipes 
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I would like to share two recipes that are heavenly together hearkening to the theme of Pilgrims and Indians. The "Indians" in this context are from Asia, not North America but wasn't that the whole conflated mistake that Columbus made? Enjoy!

My creative friend, Tonia Kalouria suggested sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes for this dish. A few months later I was dining at Tabla in NYC with another friend, Carolynn Bridge when we tasted their coco...
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Great reception in Cape May!

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, In : Updates 
What a reception the Herb Society of South Jersey gave me at the Cape May County Library! The overflow crowd enthusiastically listened to my talk of the health benefits of Punjabi spices and herbs and gobbled the samosas, mint chutney, masala cha and sevian. I replaced the mustard seeds, fennel seed and cilantro in the samosa recipe from my book with some fresh fenugreek leaves (replacing cilantro) and dried (replacing mustard and fennel) because this was an herb unfamiliar to them. Of course...
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Get cooking!

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Monday, November 2, 2009, In : Updates 
Hi Friends and Family!

Check out the great review of the book on www.sikhchic.com to find a lovely review of Menus and Memories From Punjab. Our niece Meghan Dhaliwal took the picture of the Plain and Aloo Paraunthis in our kitchen. So proud that her photo made the cover of this wonderful online magazine. Very happy that the book is being so well received, especially the stories. Michele Gibson was moved to tears. Joyce wrote to me on my website www.ranisrecipes.com that she and her husband la...
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Meeting Babaji Iqbal Singh

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Monday, November 2, 2009, In : Updates 
We were privileged to meet Babaji Iqbal Singh at the Central Jersey Gurudwara. Babaji was invited to lay the foundation stone for a $40 million Hindu temple which is being built adjacent to the Gurudwara. Babaj's energy, even at his advanced age, is amazing. His voice is strong and assured. His devotion to the education of youth and the spiritual life is legendary.We are so happy to be given an opportunity to contribute to the Akal Acadamies.

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