Favorite Foods: Growing up, I spent hours in the kitchen as my grandma cooked Indian food. She is an important reason why I came to believe in food’s healing potential. Indian dishes that remind me of her instantly make me feel at home— chai tea, dal (spicy lentil soup), naan (flatbread), and spices like cardamom, cloves, turmeric, and ginger. I also have a huge sweet tooth and can’t say no to ice cream!