Monthly Archives: August 2011

The India Diaries Part III: Palolem to Kollam

When I arrived in India, I really didn’t have any concrete plans. There was a vague idea of going south, then heading north. The more I read and asked around, the more I heard about Kerala. To be honest, I … Continue reading

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Basic Hummus

For as I long as I can remember, when I thought about my dream trip, it was India. The dream. Fulfilled. Now what? I’m thinking Middle East. Maybe Turkey, Oman, or Morocco. Probably not Libya or Yemen! My rationale comes … Continue reading

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The India Diaries Part II: Panaji to Palolem

Everyone says that if you go to India, you must go to Goa. The smallest state in India, Goa is also one of the richest – in no small part due to it’s booming tourist industry. No doubt, Goa is … Continue reading

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The India Diaries Part I: Mumbai to Panaji

When I first imagined this blog, it was going to be a place where I could document my travels in India earlier this year – a way to share stories and updates with family and friends. But then life got … Continue reading

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Cork Avocado Bruschetta

Cork is one of those perpetually busy restaurants in Washington, DC, which is why I usually find myself at the bar simply enjoying a glass of wine and a tapa or two. Their small plates are really creative with the … Continue reading

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Quinoa

Once upon a time, I lived in Riobamba, Ecuador – the Sultan of the Andes; el Corazón del Ecuador. I lived with a vegetarian family, which was lucky since the average Andean diet is basically meat and potatoes. But no … Continue reading

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For the Love of Nuts

Have you seen Roseanne Barr extolling the virtues of the macadamia nut and announcing her bid for the presidency? On the election side, she’s clearly delusional. But on the nuts… she’s onto something… “If the world would start getting their … Continue reading

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