I’m Tahmina.  I’m married to a wonderful man from Barbados and have two adult children. I spent a lot of my life living in different places and meeting all kinds of people.  One of the best ways I’ve found to connect with people is through food.  Whether it was my children and their friends hanging out around the house or friends just dropping by, there seems to be a party always centered around the kitchen.  I’m convinced that most of the world’s problems would be solved if people could have meaningful discussions over some delicious food and drinks.  That’s how God relates to us!  He sets a table for us and invites us to join him.  An abundant table is a great equalizer. I am also a Registered Dietitian, among other things, and food is always a part of my life.  In my daily life, eating and cooking healthy and delicious foods are important but equally important is  finding moderation and balance.  I try to include all the different cultural and traditional foods that I know with newer, more healthy options as well.  I firmly believe that it’s absolutely okay to eat a  piece of double chocolate rum cake and enjoy every bite as long as it’s not a daily indulgence!

I hope you’ll join me around my kitchen, that’s where everyone ends up anyway.

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  1. Hey Tahmina, More wards flowing your way!
    We love you so much we are nominating you for two awards! Shazam! The ‘Beautiful Blogger’ and ‘Reader Appreciation’ Awards.
    We hope they bring you more happy connections, like light trees we are laying down our roots. See here: http://thebeachhousekitchen.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/the-beach-house-kitchen-nominated-for-the-beautiful-blogger-and-reader-appreciation-awards/
    Peace and Love, lee and janex

    • Yulia, what an honor. Thank you so much. I am going out of town tomorrow, so I have to think on all the awards and how best to pass it on. Congratulations to you for being awarded this honor as well!

  2. Pingback: Kale Paneer | coolcookstyle

  3. Hello Tahmina,
    I love your cooking, I’m going to seek a daal recipe right now!
    We love your blog and your dedication to all things delicious!
    The Beach House Kitchen has nominated you for a
    ‘Versatile Blogger Award’ (http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/).
    The Versatile Blogger Award is a great way of meeting other like-minded bloggers and getting folk to have a look at your pages (I believe it is known as ‘traffic’).
    The rules for the Versatile Blogger are as follows:
    If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.
    -Thank the person who gave you this award
    -Include a link to their blog
    -Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly
    -Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
    -Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself
    Thats it!
    Congratulations and happy blogging,
    Lee and JaneX

    • It’s the spices (and cause I’m brown, it hides the age spots…hahaha). My eldest son is married and an air force pilot. At his wing ceremony (where he got his pilot wings) everyone thought I was his sister and my mom was really his mom. Go figure.

      • That is wonderful! How proud too, an Air Force Pilot! I am definitely going to use the rind in a recipe soon now that you said you tried it. I wasn’t sure how it would really work or what the outcome would be….now I’m not afraid:). I have followed some Cooking Show Chefs ideas and had some not so great results haha the magic of Television.

      • Dave, I was just getting ready to nominate you. Crap! Now you beat me to it, can I nominate you back? Thank you by the way, I really appreciate it. I’m so glad you made the paneer, post your dinner creation!!

  4. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Pierogi (Polish dumplings)! I love your blog and think it is great that you are documenting all of your family recipes. I will be coming back!

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