Exploring California 4: Coyote Hills Regional Park + Coconut Curry Soup-Salad

When we moved to California, I promised myself we would spend as much time outside as possible. We would hike, camp, walk, run, and bike (if I ever re-learn, it’s definitely NOT like riding a bike, you CAN forget) our way across Northern California. Apparently I forgot I was in residency — it’s a slow … More Exploring California 4: Coyote Hills Regional Park + Coconut Curry Soup-Salad

Exploring California Part 3: Roaring Camp + Madras Cafe

The smells of South Indian food make me smile. It’s not naan, it’s not palak paneer, it’s something different. It’s rice, it’s lentils, it’s sambar and rasaam, and memories. It’s memories of my mom making Uttapam at home with coconut chutney. It’s cilantro everywhere. I’ve been disappointed by South Indian food restaurants generally — thick … More Exploring California Part 3: Roaring Camp + Madras Cafe

Lauri’s Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Fried Goat Cheese

Guest post by my dear friend Lauri. She is an amazing friend and an excellent cook. —– Hi there!  My name is Lauri.  Mita & I have been friends since day 1 of medical school, and it still amazes me to think about how far we’ve both come since then.  One of the many blessings … More Lauri’s Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Fried Goat Cheese