Chai with Ginger, Lemongrass, and Mint

    September 22, 2016
    Chai with Ginger, Lemongrass, and Mint

    It’s the first day of fall, the leaves are slowly revealing the auburns and vermillion hidden under their summer green. The days have some lingering summer warmth and the nights are cool and crisp. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. These transitional months are well suited towards morning enhanced by wrapping one’s hands around a mug filled with a delicious warm beverage while waiting for the sun to warm the air. This variation of my family’s chai…

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  • Carrot Slaw with Ginger, Jalapeno, and Lime ~ Gajar nu Salad

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    June 22, 2016
  • Chai Spiced Granola

    Chai Spiced Granola

    I avoided making granola for years. I read countless recipes on blogs that extolled the virtues of homemade granola, but for some unknown reason, I just didn’t do it. I kept stubbornly buying granola…

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