Savoury bread pudding – VEGAN!

In south India there is a breakfast item called ‘upma’. It is a savory well-seasoned well-cooked dish made with variety of cereals and grains. We make ‘upma’ with practically anything … even bread. No kidding - we have a dish called ‘bread upma’! This is nothing but a ‘hash’ of bread pieces tossed with onions,… Continue reading Savoury bread pudding – VEGAN!


Baked Feta pasta

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all the lovely women out there. 👩‍🦰 Humble apologies for the long Hiatus 🙏 Its hard to believe that I did not write a post for the last 2 weeks. So what was going on ? My older son turned 16 🤗 although this kid is totally ‘low-maintenance’ we could not let… Continue reading Baked Feta pasta


Green Tomato dal – paccha thakkali kootu

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE HAPPY SPRING ! 🌹🌼🌺🌷 One of the best dishes from Southern USA that we have enjoyed is ‘fried Green tomatoes’. This compares to the ‘bajji’ of Southern India where we slice vegetables and dip them in a chickpea batter and deep fry. We make potatoes, plantains, onions, eggplant etc.Southern Fried Green… Continue reading Green Tomato dal – paccha thakkali kootu


Whole Masoor dal in InstantPot

We recently had a fabulous Spring break at Key West. The crystal clear waters and pleasing shades of green and blue are just what was needed for my family to unwind and relax. Food scene was also amazing but after all that eating out on a daily basis - breakfast, lunch and dinner - what… Continue reading Whole Masoor dal in InstantPot


Edamame Pulav

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE This is a 5 minute quick-mix recipe rice dish which can be spinned up in a cinch and can be used for a quick-n-simple dinner or a side dish. This dish is so simple, we thought (probably) it didn't deserve a post, but our end product was so delicious and took… Continue reading Edamame Pulav


BAKED ‘Tikka Masala’ pasta

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Baked ziti is one of my brother’s favorite pasta dishes. This traditional dish has pasta baked in a tangy tomato sauce with some veggies. Ziti is similar to Penne but cut straight.Today’s recipe is a Fusion dish. It takes penne pasta and bakes it in ‘tikka masala’ sauce. Tangy and spicy. Italian… Continue reading BAKED ‘Tikka Masala’ pasta


Nectarine chocolate dessert pizza

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Stone fruits, such as plums, peaches, and nectarines, are sturdy fruits which take to grilling very well. By grilling fruits, the sweetness is concentrated and they become soft and delicious. In today’s ‘dessert’ offering we are making a simple flatbread using a homemade chocolate sauce and nectarines. We also brought in some raisins… Continue reading Nectarine chocolate dessert pizza


Northern bean n Lima bean soup

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE As I keep enjoying the lovely Spring season, I levitate towards simple soups which are warm and apt for the crisp air but at the same time not to heavy on the palate. This soup is exactly that - delicately flavored; almost clear with a dash of simple Italian seasoning. This soup… Continue reading Northern bean n Lima bean soup


Broccoli n Cherry Tomato flatbread

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Did you have any leftovers from the broccoli bites from previous post? I did not think so ….. toss up some more - it only takes 30 minutes 🤷🏻‍♀️😇 Broccoli bites Here is another great weeknight, easy, kid-friendly meal with broccoli nuggets and cherry tomato. A shoutout to Angelic bake house who sprouted… Continue reading Broccoli n Cherry Tomato flatbread