Shalgam Sabzi ( Turnips)

Hot summer lazy and melancholic days. I vacillate between utter gratitude of having the family safe to frustration towards the desolate state of our world. Still, the good outweighs the bad and we clear our heads and focus on inner strength,¬† blessings and earth’s bounty. After my early morning run or walk, I spend quite…

Spicy Turnips and Greens

Trying to make it feel like winter by cooking winter vegetables ūüôā It’s 70 degree outside in the dead of winter and all my flowers and plants outside are totally confused. The turnip leaves are flourishing in my garden which made this dish a delight to make. My mom would make turnips when it was…

Red Beans with Turnips – Razmah Gogji Kashmiri Cuisine

Razmah Gogji ( Turnips and beans) Kashmiri food is a culinary dance that plays on all the senses. ¬†The flavors and a spices incorporates the rich diversity of the people of Kashmir. Kashmiri’s are hearty meat eaters but the history and the cuisine is immersed the cross cultural influences of earthy foods, farm and hillside…

Turnips and Greens ( Gogji/shalgam and Hakh)

Winter vegetables are so full of flavor regardless of how you make them. If you live in and area close to and organic farmers market that has vegetables then you are in luck. Local organic markets now have home delivery which makes life much easier. Turnips are used in dishes all over the world. This…

Hearty Winter Soup with Bulgur

Bulgur is a¬†¬†whole grain, naturally high in fiber, low in calories and has a chewy texture that makes it great for soups. I cook the grains separately as I would cook rice and use in tabbouleh , salads and soups. Please note that my recipe for tabbouleh (¬†https://foodforthesoul00.wordpress.com/2014/11/29/tabbouleh/)uses a fine grain cracked version. Here I…