It was so good to get back to my Periscope coffee chats today! I’ve been so busy traveling for work that I haven’t been able to do them as often as I’d like (or worse, I do them late at night when I’m exhausted and can’t form complete sentences!) I…

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I love Summer and I love HEAT. We’re talking, stifling hot 95-degree-plus temperatures. I wait for it all year and soak it in while it lasts. Despite my love of dangerously hot weather, I’m as excited about riding boots, scarves, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes as the next white girl. Or…

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Indian cuisine has always fascinated and inspired me.  I come from a large extended family with roots strongly set in the British Empire and their colonies.  My Granddad and his siblings scattered around the globe as railroad engineers, some moving to Australia, others to South Africa, and most to India….

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Pork Fried Rice

One of the best things I ever did was learn how to cook ethnic food.  Thai, Indian, and Chinese are VERY popular in our house and are so much fun to make.  My husband and I have been making variations on this fried rice for years – every batch is…

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Today’s blog post comes from a reader’s question about healthy baking (my favorite!) QUESTION: “What is Xanthan Gum? I was looking up some recipes and came across it on the ingredient list. I have NO idea what this is, and usually I won’t even consider making a recipe with something…

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