She left her job as an engineer in corporate America to pursue her love of writing and culinary adventure. A storyteller at heart, Monica Bhide’s mantra is to eat locally but cook globally.
These butter cookies have a splash of maple syrup and a tiny bit of rice flour to make them extra crunchy.
Once you get the hang of working with phyllo dough, these delicious appetizers will become your go-to party food.
Combined with potatoes, Brussels sprouts with bacon makes an easy all-in-one veggie and starch side dish for just about any meal.
Craving a sandwich but not the bread? Use patacones (twice fried green plantains) to hold your sandwich fillings instead.
This hearty soup is packed with ginger and garlic flavors, a perfect warm boost for the last days of winter.
Persimmon is that strange orange-red fruit you don't quite recognize in the grocery store. With just the right balance of spices its floral notes make for a lovely pie.
This six-ingredient egg drop soup is as impressively restaurant-authentic as it is quick and easy to make.
Black truffle oil makes this open-faced sandwich a decadent meal for breakfast, lunch, or even a snack. Pair with a salad made from spicy greens such as arugula.
This white cheddar buttermilk biscuits recipe comes together quickly, especially with the help of a food processor, to make fluffy biscuits perfect for breakfast! They freeze well, too, and are easily baked from frozen for quick breakfasts made ahead of time.
This creamy soup has the nutty flavor of roasted cauliflower, sweet caramelized onions, and a rich broth made with coconut milk.
This comfort food dish riffs on Greek lemon rice soup, replacing chicken with tasty shrimp.
It could be called the quintessential tapa of central Spain: bread, soaked in milk, then sautéed with bacon, chorizo, and dried, sweet peppers and garnished with grapes.
Facing a cold winter morning will feel easier after a bowl of warm baked oatmeal.
A fall-off-the-bone tender dish with fragrant spices in a coconut milk broth.
Inspired by the “fowl-mouthed” celebrity chef, Gordan Ramsay, this lively, weeknight dish comes together quickly.
Sweeten your Valentine's Day celebration with this delicious and easy to make double chocolate pound cake.
Wow your Valentine with this blushing raspberry cheesecake.
Grated cheddar cheese mixed with onion, shallot, and garlic melted between sourdough bread makes a decadent grilled cheese sandwich.