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" A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain? "

Khalil Gibran

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Punjabi Baingan Bharta – Punjabi Style Eggplant Recipe

I recently visited Bawarchi (meaning ‘chef’ in Hindi, according to a friend) and they had this ‘special’ eggplant recipe. I found myself returning for it. I can’t describe it…you must try it. My next step is too make it at home. I found the recipe here: http://indianfood.about.com/od/vegetarianrecipes/r/bainganbharta2.htm   Ingredients: 3 medium-sized eggplants (roughly 500gms/ 1...

Jackfruit Kathal Recipe

This is one of my favorite Indian dishes, the Jackfruit Kathal. If you ever manage to make it, and to find fresh jackfruit in Los Angeles, let me know about it. Enjoy it! Here’s the video:
Best Lemon Bars & Desserts Ever!!!

Best Lemon Bars & Desserts Ever!!!

I did not know I had a ‘sweet tooth’ till I discovered Lido Bakery. Now I go there almost every day on my lunch break. I always buy their lemon bars and their coffee, which is truly the strongest coffee in the neighborhood, and way better than Starbucks or Coffee Bean…I mean, pure espresso that keeps me jumping...
Bawarchi, a little secret in Venice

Bawarchi, a little secret in Venice

I love Indian food, of course, but where to eat really GOOD Indian food? Where to eat GOOD, TASTY, VEGETARIAN Indian food? At Bawarchi. I came the first time with my friend and mystic colleague Dean, who is actually vegan, by the way. One of the most striking things I found, was that the average...