Ruchikala (The Art of Taste)

Indian Fusion Cuisine in Portland and Tucson

“Go Be Nice To Someone For Us”

Upon hearing of the deaths of the beloved Bisbee musical duo “Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl” I, like many others in our desert home were reeling with emotion.  Anyone … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 7 Comments

Tepary Dreams

Spend a couple months in the Pacific Northwest as a native Tucsonan and you’ll start to feel homesick real hard, real fast.  I never thought I would adjust to the … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 7 Comments

The Basics: Tepary Beans

Tepary Beans Tutorial : With everything I cook I try to add different dimensions of flavor at every opportunity I get. When cooking legumes I often times add bay leaves … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

How to Process Your Pumpkins!

Now it’s true the jack ‘o lantern you’re carving has a much lower sugar content than the cute little sugar pie pumpkins, but it doesn’t mean that it’s devoid of … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gettin’ All Garfield On Ya…

Gettin’ all Garfield on ya. All clichés aside, let’s face it, Sunday is a struggle. Sunday morning goes off without a hitch, all is well and good.  Maybe you’re fortunate … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · 6 Comments

Safety Dance! Beet Smart! (How to dice fresh beets and still keep your fingers)

Chopping fresh beets can be intimidating.  If you’re a newbie, keeping these guidelines in mind can help ease you into the routine. *Use a good quality heavy chef’s knife, eight … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

South Indian-Style Coconut Pilaf

Come on people, play with your beets – rejoice in those beet-stained hands! Dance around your house like the domestic goddess/bohemian child you always knew you were. Make jokes about … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · 5 Comments

Fighting The Cold with Quick Comfort…   11 Minute Pho – A Lazy Love Story. Even I sometimes don’t feel the need to make dinner a huge vanity project.  Cry me … Continue reading

January 9, 2012 · Leave a comment