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Saffron and Modern Spice Cookbook Giveaway

Lora has great confidence in me. She was so pleased with the Matar Paneer recipe she asked what I can do with saffron rice. Buoyed by her enthusiasm, I headed to the Indian specialty shop and searched for saffron. There was none on the shelves. When...

Matar Paneer - The Messy Baker
Matar Paneer

I got out the good china and fancy napkins for this one. Not that matar paneer is an elaborate dish or extremely challenging. Instead, this recipe is a long, long overdue thank-you to fellow writer and Indian cuisine lover, Lora Shinn. But why am I polishing the...

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Saag Paneer

What are those things? Slivered almonds? Potato chips sprinkled a spinach dip? No. Crispy garlic slices atop a quick-cook version of saag paneer. See. And it's so good I ate it two days in a row. Spinach is one of those foods that doesn't photograph well when...

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Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup

Just as this blog has turned me into a food snob, it has also made me think more about the whole process of creating a dish. Used to be if I start out making cinnamon buns, that's what I'd end up with. But now? I...

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Fennel — My official apology

Until recently fennel was a spice I ignored. If I saw it in a recipe, I skipped it. After all, it was usually one of fifteen other spices in a curry. Who'd notice it was missing? But this past week I came across a couple of...

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Mango Chutney Chicken

Update: If you have a mango allergy, as it turns out some of my readers do, you can substitute papaya, peaches or nectarines. Pineapple will taste lovely but have a slightly firmer texture. This is mango ginger chutney. A small promotional brochure from the LCBO (Liquor...

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No-Butter Butter Chicken

I've been saving this recipe to share with you during my upcoming and long-promised Indian Week. But it's been so cold lately, I thought something from a warm and sunny land would help. And you can't go wrong with curry. While I adore Indian food, butter...

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Curried Chicken Pot Pie

Last week, Alisa Bowman asked what impressive but no-fuss meal she could serve her book club. Hungry bookworms answered with a wide range of culinary solutions: Diva Lisa jumped straight to dessert and suggested cheesecake. Lisa, you can join my book club any day. Cheri Sicard recommended...

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Mulligatawny Soup

When I first heard of Mulligatawny soup, I had no idea what it was. The name sounded Irish to me. I envisioned a simple stew-like dish with hunks of long-simmered beef, thick rounds of overcooked carrots and potato wedges that would fall apart en route...

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