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Pomegrante Razatziki

Pomegrante Razatziki

I love making this yogurt sauce. It’s a riff on India’s yogurt side dish and a play on Greece’s creamy dip, hence the name razatziki. It’s a mouthful of a name, so I call it raita (pronounced rie-tha) when I serve it with Indian food, and tzatziki when I serve it with Greek food.

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Soul Food Inspired – Spicy Masala Cornbread

Soul Food Inspired – Spicy Masala Cornbread

As a teen, I discovered the wonder of books with recipes included. I remember reading about soul food and traditional cornbread was always a crucial part of the meal. Depicted as the backdrop for family bonding, soul food was a metaphor connecting generations together and recipes for items like cornbread were held to hushed secrecy. Really, it’s not hard to associate cornbread to warmth, love, and family. Despite knowing cornbread requires no yeast and is simple to execute, I was intimidated. This mindset is typical of me: give me a task that is difficult and I will find it easy. Give me something easy and I find it a challenge.

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Ode to Bibi – Mango Pickles

Ode to Bibi – Mango Pickles

It has been awhile since my Bibi (paternal grandmother) died. She was said to be 87 although it cannot be certain. I will always remember my mom’s haunting cry when she received the news over the phone. I have watched my parents cry and mourn for months. Despite her being millions of miles away, our house shook to the core, there was empty sadness that could not be filled.

I cried in solitude, mainly in the shower. But for the most part, I was able to keep things together. I told myself all the right things to justify why it was OK. There was some solace in knowing Bibi Ji lived a long and full life.

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