My closest friend threw a yellow pepper at me the other day. Really. “What the hell am I supposed to do with this?” she hollered. She’s pregnant, and her husband has taken over the vegetable shopping. Seduced by the alluring colors and neat packaging he sees at their local Namdharis store, he stocks their refrigerator with heaps of vegetables in a bid to get her to eat healthier food. Problem is, the exotic veggies he picks up aren’t really native to Indian cuisine, so other than sticking them in a salad, my friend doesn’t know what to do with them. Result: a plethora of expensive, shriveled up vegetables in the bottom of her fridge. So, this series is for you, M.