Wow it's been busy! For those of you who don't know, I work in public health. I specifically do preparedness. When disease outbreaks happen, we go into action. This means very intense work. Emergency preparedness is not for the faint of heart. However, it is rewarding work. We will figure out this current coronavirus outbreak, [...]

Bengal Coconut Dal

I chose to go a little out there while staying simple. I'm still not in the mood to make anything complicated. This week's recipe is one for Bengal Coconut Dal from the BBC show Indian Made Easy. This recipe uses chana dal or split chickpeas. You can find these at a well stocked grocery store, [...]

Happy New Year! Lobia for good luck in the new year

I wanted to start off the new year with a great bean recipe. While eating beans are a superstition that are supposed to bring good luck, I wanted to do them more as a great healthy and comforting start. I also did Hoppin' John and Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk and Ethiopian Spices for the [...]