Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel for SheKnows. As a result, today she spends much of her time divided between the kitchen and her office. Patricia is fortunate to also contribute to the Beauty, Health, and Home and Living channels for SheKnows. You can follow her on Twitter, or visit her food blog, Grab a Plate, where she shares her love of food, recipes and bites in between.
Pies are perfect for fall festivities, but we're not talking dessert. We're talking savory hand pies. These Meatless Monday chickpea and sweet potato hand pies are filled to the brim with creamy, savory goodness. Indian-inspired ingredients give these treats their appeal, all the way down to the mint sauce served on the side.Read Full Story
The best appetizers for gatherings are the kind that taste great and that are convenient to serve. At least that's what I always look for. These Indian-influenced chickpea, carrot and walnut bundles with yogurt-mint sauce are just that.Read Full Story
Everyone loves a classic dish, especially one that’s easy to make. I’ve updated this French dish a bit by including it as the filling for a warm and hearty sandwich wrap. Bonus: This meal is ready to enjoy in about 20 minutes.Read Full Story
Rock the Thanksgiving crowd this year, and serve pumpkin muffins instead of pumpkin pie. And why not? These gluten-free treats are delicious for breakfast, as a snack or even dessert. Can pumpkin pie claim the same versatility?Read Full Story
Popular South Asian tandoori dishes come in an array of colors, from bright red to orange to yellow. Sometimes the vibrant red comes as a result of food coloring. This recipe for grilled tandoori tofu with creamy cucumber salad forgoes the food color but brings it on heavy with the zesty flavors.Read Full Story
Focaccia really is simplicity at its best. Some standard ingredients for focaccia include coarse salt, pepper, olive oil and herbs. For something a bit different, I thought fennel would make a tasty topping for this recipe, and I was right. Its slight anise flavor is perfect with the slightly salty olives.Read Full Story
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