The food in south India is the food that I really love because it reminds me of home. Aarti Sequ
I'm more comfortable weaving Indian flavors into American classics. Aarti Sequ
I simplify the spices. I'm the same way as everybody else: if I look at a recipe and there's ten spices in it, I'm going to have to think long and hard about when I'm going to be able to make that... so I try to simplify the spices to three or four.
I'm encouraged because you pick up any food magazine and there's two or three recipes involving Indian spices.
The food in south India is the food that I really love because it reminds me of home.
I'm more comfortable weaving Indian flavors into American classics. Aarti Sequeir
I don't cook fancy every day. I don't think anybody can, nor would it be very good for you.
I started cooking seven years ago for real, and I started with pasta, and lasagna and roast chicken. Very normal American dishes. When I turned on Food Network, or any sort of cooking channel, that's what people were making. So that's where your education comes from.
Quinoa is great for lazy day cooking because it's packed with complete proteins, but it cooks in only 20 minutes. And, you can flavor it any way you wish! I make mine with onions, lots of ground ginger, turmeric and coriander, and then whatever dried fruit and nuts I have around.
I've always wanted to be someone with credibility, and I want my food to speak for myself.
Indian food has been huge in the UK forever and ever, but that's because it has a historical rooting. America, I think is really ripe for it. There's been so much interest in Indian culture.
So many of the recipes that I come up with have a story. I'm a blogger. It flowed very naturally out of me, but I also knew this was a way to set my recipes apart. A, they are always using interesting ingredients but B, there is always a story behind it.
I'm going to scream this from the mountain top, there's no such thing as 'a curry.' There's six kazillion different kinds of curry. When someone asks how to make chicken curry, I have to ask 'Which one?'
I think there is a real misconception about Indian food being super spicy. And I know that's because when you go into an Indian restaurant, it is pretty spicy. But it doesn't have to be. In fact, my husband can't handle a lot of heat. I've had to temper my cooking so that he can eat with me.
I'm more comfortable weaving Indian flavors into American classics.
It was improv that really helped me start coming up with recipes and just believe in my instincts. That's why the first recipe I made up was 'I Ain't Chicken Chicken' because I finally felt bold and fearless in the kitchen, which was an entirely new feeling for me.
Whatever I did, I did with love and I did with honesty.
All religions lead to the same God, and all deserve the same respect.
Intense, unexpected suffering passes more quickly than suffering that is apparently bearable; the latter goes on for years and, without our noticing, eats away at our souls, until, one day, we are no longer able to free ourselves from the bitterness and it stays with us for the rest of our lives.
The mere possibility of getting what we want fills the soul of the ordinary person with guilt. We look around at all those who have failed to get what they want and feel that we do not deserve to get what we want either. We forget about all the obstacles we overcame, all the suffering we endured, al
Each human being was given two possibilities: action and contemplation. Both lead to the same place.
It took me 40 years to write my first book. When I was a child, I was encouraged to go to school. I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death.
You can't measure time the way you measure the distance between two points.
People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.
Every moment in life is an act of faith
Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere.
Although I have the colors, only the Lord can mix them with such harmony.
The pain of yesterday is the strength of today.
We are responsible for the Universe because we are the Universe.
Respect your body: you can only climb a mountain if you give your body the attention it deserves. You have all the time that life grants you, as long as you walk without demanding what can't be granted. If you go too fast you will grow tired and give up half way there. If you go too slow, night will
And to know how to demand - with all one's might - what one wants
There was a language in the world that everyone understood, a language the boy had used throughout the time that he was trying to improve things at the shop. It was the language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired
Relax...90% of haters are begging for love. 10% just want a little attention
The search for happiness is purely personal and not a model we can give to others.
Once someone asked me, "What do you want to be your epitaph?" So I said, "Paulo Coelho died when he was alive.
I am very present in my work and my work is somehow an expression of my soul, but at the same time I think that a writer cannot write out of nothing.