A tomato based kofta (meatball) curry garnished with cilantro. Great over rice or with naan or roti breads.

A tomato based kofta (meatball) curry garnished with cilantro. Great over rice or with naan or roti breads.

Chicken Milanesa; Cuban style with rice and black beans, fried maduros (sweet plantains), and some mashed avocado with salsa mixed in.

Chicken Milanesa; Cuban style with rice and black beans, fried maduros (sweet plantains), and some mashed avocado with salsa mixed in.

Chicken Kadhi (pronounced "car-hi") is a chicken dish cooked in a pan called a kadhi, which is the Indian version of a wok. Tomato-spicy goodness. I made it this day with Bombay potatoes-basically spiced fried potatoes.

Chicken Kadhi (pronounced "car-hi") is a chicken dish cooked in a pan called a kadhi, which is the Indian version of a wok. Tomato-spicy goodness. I made it this day with Bombay potatoes-basically spiced fried potatoes.

Alu Keema - literally, Hindi for "potato minced meat". I've had many versions of it, some spicier than others, but I make it with ground beef and potatoes and medium spicy. "Home" cooking; Indian style.

Alu Keema - literally, Hindi for "potato minced meat". I've had many versions of it, some spicier than others, but I make it with ground beef and potatoes and medium spicy. "Home" cooking; Indian style.

Tomato and goat cheese tart. Another recipe from my sister. Mine tasted great, but hers was prettier.

Tomato and goat cheese tart. Another recipe from my sister. Mine tasted great, but hers was prettier.

Stir fried tempeh with cabbage over rice.

Stir fried tempeh with cabbage over rice.

Corned beef with potatoes, carrots and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day. It wouldn't be complete without a big, round loaf of soda bread!

Corned beef with potatoes, carrots and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day. It wouldn't be complete without a big, round loaf of soda bread!

Ramen with all the fixings - boiled egg, shrimp balls, naruto (the white and pink swirl), green onions, and kale substituted for seaweed.

Ramen with all the fixings - boiled egg, shrimp balls, naruto (the white and pink swirl), green onions, and kale substituted for seaweed.

Pad Thai, my version. I make it a bit saucier than the restaurants, because rice noodles can be bland otherwise. An all round great dish with the richness of peanut butter, the crunch of bean sprouts, the chewiness of the noodles, and the umami from seasonings.

Pad Thai, my version. I make it a bit saucier than the restaurants, because rice noodles can be bland otherwise. An all round great dish with the richness of peanut butter, the crunch of bean sprouts, the chewiness of the noodles, and the umami from seasonings.

Chicken Pot pie - very tasty, and don't be thrown by the dog bone cut outs...it was the only cookie cutter I could find that day.

Chicken Pot pie - very tasty, and don't be thrown by the dog bone cut outs...it was the only cookie cutter I could find that day.


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Chicken Kadhi (pronounced "car-hi") is a chicken dish cooked in a pan called a kadhi, which is the Indian version of a wok. Tomato-spicy goodness. I made it this day with Bombay potatoes-basically spiced fried potatoes.

Chicken Kadhi (pronounced "car-hi") is a chicken dish cooked in a pan called a kadhi, which is the Indian version of a wok. Tomato-spicy goodness. I made it this day with Bombay potatoes-basically spiced fried potatoes.

Beef Korma, a creamy, yogurt based curry. This is not a spicy dish. I don't cook beef very often, but this is one of my favorite ones.

Beef Korma, a creamy, yogurt based curry. This is not a spicy dish. I don't cook beef very often, but this is one of my favorite ones.

"Chicken Surprise" - the first Indian dish I ever successfully made. I adapted the recipe from one of my friends at UCA, a South Indian living in Malaysia. It is made with chicken breast, potatoes, and green peas, spices (mine is much less spicy than his), in a coconut curry base. My kids favorite dish.

"Chicken Surprise" - the first Indian dish I ever successfully made. I adapted the recipe from one of my friends at UCA, a South Indian living in Malaysia. It is made with chicken breast, potatoes, and green peas, spices (mine is much less spicy than his), in a coconut curry base. My kids favorite dish.

Bangers and Mash; American adaptation. Bangers (sausages with onion gravy over potatoes). This is usually served with peas, but I made cole slaw. I also didn't have real bangers, but my local grocery store now carries real Irish bangers!

Bangers and Mash; American adaptation. Bangers (sausages with onion gravy over potatoes). This is usually served with peas, but I made cole slaw. I also didn't have real bangers, but my local grocery store now carries real Irish bangers!

Alu Keema - literally, Hindi for "potato minced meat". I've had many versions of it, some spicier than others, but I make it with ground beef and potatoes and medium spicy. "Home" cooking; Indian style.

Alu Keema - literally, Hindi for "potato minced meat". I've had many versions of it, some spicier than others, but I make it with ground beef and potatoes and medium spicy. "Home" cooking; Indian style.

Alu Chhole - Hindi for "potato chickpea". A tomato based curry with chilis and cilantro.

Alu Chhole - Hindi for "potato chickpea". A tomato based curry with chilis and cilantro.

Kofte (meatball) curry in a yogurt based curry over rice with alu palak (potato with spinach). I could eat alu palak EVERY day!

Kofte (meatball) curry in a yogurt based curry over rice with alu palak (potato with spinach). I could eat alu palak EVERY day!

This is one of my "treat" meals on my diet: pan seared tuna with roasted asparagus and a baked sweet potato. Yum. Healthy never tasted so good.

This is one of my "treat" meals on my diet: pan seared tuna with roasted asparagus and a baked sweet potato. Yum. Healthy never tasted so good.

This cake was made for my daughter's 16th birthday, though I have to give props to my sister for making the first one several years back. The design then, is hers, though the kids at the party were impressed with my version of it.

This cake was made for my daughter's 16th birthday, though I have to give props to my sister for making the first one several years back. The design then, is hers, though the kids at the party were impressed with my version of it.

"Better Than Sex" cake. I've heard it called other things, but a yellow cake with mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple, vanilla pudding, and Cool Whip. How could you go wrong?

"Better Than Sex" cake. I've heard it called other things, but a yellow cake with mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple, vanilla pudding, and Cool Whip. How could you go wrong?

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