Where to eat at the airport?


A dear friend of mine from high school, who is now settled in Australia, sent me a note the other day saying “I am a picky eater and don’t know what to eat at the airport when I am travelling. Should I try a new cuisine while I have a layover in a foreign country?” … Continue reading Where to eat at the airport?

Travelling abroad with credit cards


I have friends who believe in not using credit cards at all in order to control their spending. I also have friends on the other side of the spectrum that have Multiple Credit Cards. However, it’s the people that don’t believe in credit cards that concern me. I say to them, you must carry a … Continue reading Travelling abroad with credit cards

My Eats featured on Tiny Green Mom


Tiny Green Mom has featured my recipe for Caponate Pasta Bake in her month long series of healthy recipes for the entire family. The blog is very informative for parents who are interested in a green lifestyle and latest organic products, amongst other things. Make sure to bookmark it. I made the pasta last night for … Continue reading My Eats featured on Tiny Green Mom

Bollywood in Persia


I celebrated a dear friend’s birthday this past weekend at a Persian restaurant called Fanoos located in Sandy Springs, a suburb of Atlanta. I have been to this place a few times before and over time, have come to know its owner Jalal. Jalal moved from Northern Iran to the US over 30 years ago. … Continue reading Bollywood in Persia

Interview with Howard’s


I am now writing for the Smyrna Patch, a hyper-local online magazine. My first assignment was to interview Bobby Martin, owner of Howard’s restaurant in Smyrna about the filming that took place at his restaurant for the movie “A Joyful Noise“. Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton were here in our neighborhood filming the movie! You can … Continue reading Interview with Howard’s

Best Friend’s Chocolate Cake


I attended high school in a small town in northern India. It was an all-girls Catholic Convent school, right across the street from where I lived. Our school was considered to produce polished, well-spoken, and smart girls who were quite successful in whatever path they chose after graduation. From sixth grade until now, I have … Continue reading Best Friend’s Chocolate Cake

Consulting to Every Woman Works


Some Background – I am currently volunteering with an organization called Community Consulting Teams (CCT), based in Atlanta. Each year, local non profits apply to CCT asking for pro bono consultants to help them with short term projects. My client this year is Every Woman Works (EWW), a non profit learning center based in Roswell, … Continue reading Consulting to Every Woman Works

Chicken Tagine with Lemon and Olives


Ingredients   1 whole large chicken, cut into 8 pieces 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 5 tablespoons olive oil 1 large bunch fresh cilantro, chopped 1 large bunch parsley, chopped 1/2 teaspoon saffron 1 teaspoon fine salt 2 medium onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 cup green olives 1/2 … Continue reading Chicken Tagine with Lemon and Olives