Walking Home to Chicken-Chickpea Curry

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Last night I donned my black fleece jacket and a scarf I "borrowed" from my mom and headed out for an evening walk around my neighborhood. My attire proved passable as my blood began to flow more rapidly through my veins, though it was the first walk I've taken this year that caused me to consider my layers. I remembered I had cheeks as I strolled down Portland Avenue, observing activity in the lit homes as I passed. Miley Cyrus belted her anthems through my ...

Staying in with Coconut Curried Spaghetti Squash

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During Hurricane Sandy, I was confined to the comfort of my baby apartment for four days. Or, more accurately, I chose to venture no further than the safety of my own neighborhood while gale force winds and torrential rains ruled the streets. My work was closed and the trains were not running, so staying in was a good option. While I typically enjoy being active and out and about, this mini staycation was a rare occurrence of pure bliss, mostly because I had absolutely no reason to feel ...

En Route to Saag Paneer

During the school week, I walk past an Indian restaurant at least twice a day on my way to and from campus. The aromas seem to permeate my skin in just the few short minutes I'm within nose-shot; I sometimes feel as though the sensory experience is strong enough to count as an actual meal. A few nights ago, despite having indulged in a particularly pungent feast on my stroll home, I arrived at my apartment with an enormous appetite. When I opened the fridge, a block of Indian ...

(Gettin’) Curried (Away) Chickpea Salad

Today marks one month since the first day of this semester. It also marks exactly 3 months until I'll be turning my tassel, diploma in hand. The speed with which every semester seems to pass is nothing new, but the impending end of the existence of semesters/college certainly has been making the list of most popular topics of conversation. This new perspective has affected the attitude with which I approach each day. My sense of time is no longer centered around how many weeks are left ...