This little blog has been severely neglected for quite some time (sorry! ), but for good reason.

Actually there are a few reasons,  but I’d like to introduce you to the main culprit:

Meet Arjun.  My sweet baby boy!


Arjun is now 1 month old and I’m finally beginning to feel like myself again.  My energy is returning and I’m finally feeling like cooking again.

I had a wonderful pregnancy and a very fast labor,


A few hours befor I went into labor--on Saraswati Puja


Time to have this baby!

but I suffered with extremely low blood pressure which caused me to have absolutely no energy until after Arjun was born. 


The night Arjun was born

I seldom cooked while I was pregnant, and my doctors actually put me on a junk food diet to try and increase my pressure so that I wouldn’t need fluid infusions every week.

Now that Arjun has begun to develop a routine (kind of…),


I’m hoping to start cooking and sharing some new recipes!


25 thoughts on “Update!

  1. tdkerbey

    Arjun is gorgeous! Congratulations to you all and I agree, recipes can wait! Thanks in advance for when you do post them – they’re wonderful 🙂

  2. Sumie

    Congratulations and welcome back! Your baby boy, Arjun, has a fine name and is a mighty fine looking lad. 🙂 A new exciting chapter begins and it gets thrilling as the years go by, much like a roller coaster ride! 🙂

  3. sassyspittfire@aol.com

    Congratulations on your new baby boy Arjun! He is beautiful!!!!!!

    Sent from my HTC smartphone on the Now Network from Sprint!

  4. thesophisticatedladies

    Congrats!!! He is precious! I’m impressed you’re already ready to go back to cooking!! I still had my in-laws here from India cooking for us! 🙂 Now my little guy is 8 months and I started to think about a blog post from some stuff I’ve been doing lately. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next, but enjoying that precious bundle is a good excuse to not cook too!

  5. andreik2013

    Congratulations, Shari!!!

    Arjun is charming.

    (Would you mind sharing Arjun recipe??!?!!) Joking!!

    I also have a daughter but she is almost 14.

    I cook at home, not my wife. Both: my wife and my daughter enjoy when I offer them Indian dishes.

    Proud to announce that I snick into your recipes very frequently!

    Best of luck with Arjun and congratulations again!



    Andrei Khabad


    DOP/Film director

    Les Productions High Key Inc.




  6. Chana Rahamim

    Beautiful soul Arjun

    May he grow in freedom, healthy and strong, and always always be himself.

    Have very happy day.


  7. Nalu

    OMG! I didn’t know you were expecting a baby. I was wondering why you weren’t posting anything. Congratulations – He is a cutie!

  8. Marilyn Hensley

    You have a very handsome young man there – Congratulations to you and your husband. I had just found your blog prior to your hiatus and wondered why there was no further activity – looking forward to more Indian recipes (my husband’s favorite cuisine).


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