Flip Cookbook

Girl geek foodies making healthy cooking fun and easy.


Super Easy Spinach Sweet Potato Subzi

A lot of readers have given me feedback that they really want to cook Indian food but generally find it too complicated. Too many ingredients or too many pots. It’s true, Indian food can get a little complicated. Especially if you want to cook the dishes you typically find in Indian restaurants. But those dishes are not what Indians eat at home. Indian home cooking is much much simpler.

Indian home cooking generally revolves around 7 spices – cumin powder, coriander powder, cayenne powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, cumin seeds (jeera) and mustard seeds (rai). Indians simplify storing these by having a single spice box which has smaller containers to hold each one. That way we just have to pull out one box to get all the spices.

You might be thinking that even 7 spices are a little too much. But not every Indian dish has all 7 spices. You really don’t have to use all of them to get an Indian flavor. In the recipe I’m sharing today, I use only 4 of these spices. Yet the dish is distinctively Indian. What I love about this recipe is that it’s super easy and quick to cook. (The blessings of leafy Read More


Black Bean Sweet Potato Soup

Spring is a weird season.. especially out where I live. Today I’m sitting on my balcony in the blazing sun writing up this blog post. I’m one of those people that gets tanned easily and burned very very infrequently. I believe it was all of two times in my entire life. Yes – you non tanners are probably thinking “lucky girl”. But there is a problem that comes with this so called “gift”… I get tan lines… in about 10 minutes of sitting in the sun my arms have all sorts of shirt lines. And don’t get me started on when I’m driving my car and the sun only comes in from one side. Ever have one arm look so unlike the other you almost feel like Frankenstein? LOL.. it’s kinda funny actually.

Anyhow, getting back to the point: spring is weird. This season I’ve already had to start my “combat” against tan lines BUT I still get those crazy days where the wind picks up, the clouds roll in and next thing you know snow is falling. SNOW! This really blows my tropical mind. Not to mention body. To combat the last cold snow day, I made this hearty soup. It’s Read More