After three months in Dallas, she returns to New York ready and resolved to push for real change.
Every day is a special occasion as this extended time at home begins to wind down.
Going out for chaat isn't possible right now, so she turns the kitchen into a snack paradise.
Fish tacos, a hip-hop ‘Pomp and Circumstance,' and a fake diploma: throwing a safe backyard party was a welcome, memorable diversion.
Chaat masala makes almost everything better, from baked potatoes and grilled cheese to watermelon and salads.
Nothing breaks up the monotony like dining alfresco, drinking cocktails by the creek, and just breathing in the fresh air.
They might not be considered essential ingredients, but they are the easiest way to liven up a dish and break the monotony of meals you make on repeat.
Sometimes comfort food like quesadillas is all we can muster—and that's more than okay.
For the first time in weeks, this extreme extrovert gets time to herself, complete with a comforting bowl of noodles.
Even food writers can feel anxious when looking at dishes on Instagram, especially when it comes to breakfast. Pass the toast.
She finally lifts her ban on the surprisingly popular saag feta dish, only to find that she was missing a key ingredient.
To re-create this favorite Indian sweet, we used edible silver given to my mother around the time of her marriage, making it even more special.
Fresh, homemade roti is one of the nice surprises of sheltering in place—and it's far easier than sourdough.
Yogurt is an essential, versatile ingredient in times like these. It goes way beyond breakfast and snacks, and you can easily make your own.
As the popular food writer shelters in place with her parents in Dallas, she finally discovers the joy of baking.