Three decades ago today, I landed in San Francisco . Seeking the American Dream ??? No! Just dutifully following my husband to the land he had chosen to reside in. I know I had a million thoughts and feelings but what I started with was my mother’s blessing! She said, ” you don’t need to give up anything , just add the good of the new home and culture to yours!
And so, I am totally dual rooted! And very proud of it ! It pervades into all aspects of my life. Definitely my kitchen. I seamlessly move to store my spices in my ” masala dabba” ( the Indian spice box ) and the very professional set of restaurants.
My everyday cooking reflects this dual rootedness !
Paneer korma pot pie!
Vegetarian Irish Stew with jackfruit and spices !
Masala Tofu Tacos !
The list goes on ! Promise for recipes to follow!
As I sit and reflect on my life , and who I am today! I am grateful for my original roots and even more of my dual ones today. Our present is rooted in our past and it is not a bad thing !
Hello Namaste all !