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.
I don't cook fancy every day. I don't think anybody can, nor would it be very good for you.
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 encouraged because you pick up any food magazine and there's two or three recipes involving Indian spices.
I'm more comfortable weaving Indian flavors into American classics. Aarti Sequ
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'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 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.
The food in south India is the food that I really love because it reminds me of home.
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.
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.
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 more comfortable weaving Indian flavors into American classics. Aarti Sequeir
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.
The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.
Near eighty years ago we began by declaring that all men are created equal; but now from that beginning we have run down to the other declaration, that for SOME men to enslave OTHERS is a "sacred right of self-government." These principles can not stand together. They are as opposite as God and mamm
He who sees cruelty and does nothing about it is himself cruel.
If frienship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world.
I cannot speak so confidently about the fighting qualities of the Eastern men, or what are called Yankees - not knowing myself particularly to whom the appellation belongs - but this I do know - if the Southerners think that man for man they are better than our Illinois men, or western men generally
Such will be a great lesson of peace: teaching men that what they cannot take by an election, neither can they take it by war.
As to the whiskers, having never worn any, do you not think people would call it a piece of silly affectation if I were to begin it now?
To correct the evils, great and small, which spring from want of sympathy and from positive enmity among strangers, as nations or as individuals, is one of the highest functions of civilization.
I was elected a Captain of Volunteers--a success which gave me more pleasure than any I have had since.
Were it not for my little jokes, I could not bear the burdens of this office.
When you make it to the top, turn and reach down for the person behind you.
I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man.
I am absent altogether too much to be a suitable instructor for a law-student. When a man has reached the age that Mr. Widner has,and has already been doing for himself, my judgment is, that he reads the books for himself without an instructor. That is precisely the way I came to the law.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then... find the way.
We must ask where we are and whither we are tending.
There is really no crisis except an artificial one...If the great American people will only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the trouble will come to an end.
Peace does not appear so distant as it did. I hope it will come soon, and come to stay; and so come as to be worth the keeping in all future time.
'A living dog is better than a dead lion.' Judge Douglas, if not a dead lion for this work, is at least a caged and toothless one. How can he oppose the advances of slavery? He don't care anything about it.
The trouble with Hooker is that he's got his headquarters where his hindquarters aught to be.
And having thus chosen our course, without guile, and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear, and with manly hearts.