Author Archives: spicewife

Mango Lassi

Namaskar and greetings, my friends. I have just returned from a glorious three week culinary tour of Southern India. A trip of a lifetime. Every morsel of food, whether a hotel meal, cooking class or street food was a taste sensation.  We had a marvelous travelling group and an amusing and informative tour guide. I […]

Thai Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes

There are some recipes that I have been making regularly for over 20 years. This Thai Chicken Curry is one of those recipes.  My sister shared this one with me. I have made only one change which I have found enhanced the recipe.  Red potatoes have been replaced with sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes add […]

Chicken Soup – The Instant Pot Way

My son calls and tells me he is sick.  This is a 26-year-old man but what’s a mother to do?  Make him chicken soup and I need to make it fast.  I love the aroma of chicken soup simmering on the stove top for a few hours but now I have an Instant Pot so […]

Butter Chickpeas

Well, I broke down recently and bought the kitchen appliance of the year — the Instant Pot.  At first I was taken aback by a pressure cooker-slow cooker-sauté machine plus dozen of other functions-cooker, but I was curious and wanted the challenge.  There are so many dedicated websites and blogs with recipes about the Instant […]

Everything Bagel Spice Blend

This all started with a visit to my parents and I see that my father has sprinkled a spice blend on his fried eggs.  Dad, I say, what type of salt and pepper is that?  He says, it’s an everything bagel spice that your sister brought me from Trader Joe’s in the States. So I […]

Coconut Milk Fish Curry with Tamarind

There are two ways I prepare for dinner.  The first is, choose a recipe, buy the ingredients and make the meal.  The second is, check what I have in my freezer or pantry and refrigerator and find a recipe that suits the ingredients.  Today I chose the latter, as I had some frozen haddock that […]

What a Jerk Chicken

I know I lean towards the middle eastern spice palette but every one in a while a new flavour intrigues me. A few weeks back my friend, Cheryl, raved about a Jamaican Jerk chicken she had tasted and I thought, why haven’t I ever tried that? And within a week, this recipe for Jerk Chicken […]