Monthly Archives: February 2015

Rasika’s Palak Chaat – Fried Spinach with a Yogurt Sauce

Rasika’s Palak Chaat is quite simply amazing.  Palak, meaning Spinach, and Chaat, roughly translated to a savory snack, is an easy to make fried spinach dish that’s garnished with a sweet yogurt sauce.  The crispness of the spinach coupled with … Continue reading

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Temple Surfing in Japan

When originally planning my trip to Japan I had wanted to stay in at least one temple while there. The thought of waking up before the crack of dawn for a Buddhist sermon seemed both peaceful and poetic in some … Continue reading

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Sriracha, Love, and Pizza Sauce

Pizza and Sriracha Sauce are two of my favorite things.  Pizza night, where my girlfriend and I make the pizza and sauce from scratch, has become a favorite date night activity for us.  While prepping for our next pizza night foray, … Continue reading

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Pan Fried Spanish Mackerel Marinated in a Sriracha Soy Lime Sauce

When I was on my Japan trip this past summer I stayed for a few days with Jiho, a Zen Buddhist monk in Oita.  Oita is is a coastal town and I soon became spoiled with fresh seafood from the … Continue reading

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Remember This is Your Dream

Running a marathon was always one of those goals I’ve had in the back of my mind, but never fully executed on – things would come up that diverted my attention.  A year ago I was at a strange crossroads in … Continue reading

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