Indian, Instant Pot, InstantPot, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Whole Grain Masala bhath

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Everyone needs a “reboot” night. It can also be called a “comfort food” night. We need to eat but not in the mood for any heavy cooking. This also means not in the mood for excessive sensitive stimulations 😆 Looking for simple homely meal which will wrap us like a warm… Continue reading Whole Grain Masala bhath

Sides and Snacks

Basil Turmeric biscuits

VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Rich vibrant color, enticing aroma, soft and delicious - I cant stop describing these golden goodies 😇Heres a link to my Instagram feed for a full-blown video - are some flavorful and flaky biscuits or rolls which can be whipped up any day of the week and makes it to the table… Continue reading Basil Turmeric biscuits

Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Spring vegetables chickpea pasta

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE The best part of Spring and early Summer is the beautiful bounty of vegetables that begin to sprout. I love to see cute little Zucchinis, squash, variety of colorful baby carrots etc. Today’s pasta dish is extremely easy and versatile..... a celebration of Spring! Take your pick of spring vegetables to… Continue reading Spring vegetables chickpea pasta

Sides and Snacks

Pink Lentil pancake (Masoor dal uthappam)

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Call it uthappam, pesarattu, chilla, or pancake - what’s in a name!  Here is a super easy hearty Indian ‘pancake’. Depending on which part of India you come from, pancakes can be addressed with a variety of names. Some of the ones that I am familiar with are uthappam, pesarattu, chilla,… Continue reading Pink Lentil pancake (Masoor dal uthappam)

Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Peppery paneer potato peas

VEGAN OPTION, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE OPTION Here is a rich and creamy curry which will make for a classic fusion dish. Spiced with pure pepper in 3 ways: pepper powder, peppercorn melange, and fresh cracked pepper. French cuisine makes use of a lot of creamy sauces which adds quite a bit of fattiness. This recipe… Continue reading Peppery paneer potato peas


PHO inspired Noodles in Coconut milk broth

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Here is another easy no-fuss InstantPot soup which is a meal by itself. Loaded with plenty of mushrooms and brown rice noodles, this will fill you up in minutes. Coconut milk adds a beautiful aroma and the richness. Add veggies of choice - I brought in pea pods with a handful… Continue reading PHO inspired Noodles in Coconut milk broth


Shells Mac n cheese – VEGAN!

with 'invisible' Cauliflower pearls VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE OPTION 5 ingredient VEGAN Mac n Cheese that is absolutely good for you? Yes! This beauty will be ready to hit the dinner table in under 30 minutes. READ ON! Mac n Cheese is comfort food from toddlers to adults. I probably have said this before. I can still… Continue reading Shells Mac n cheese – VEGAN!

Holiday, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Saffron infused tri-color pasta

Served with spicy triple colored Cauliflowers and Red Onion pickled salad VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE OPTION, NUT-FREE On one of our recent visits to a Persian restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised with a dish there - Penne pasta served Persian style - Saffron flavored. Although we were a bit skeptical about the flavor profile, we were brave… Continue reading Saffron infused tri-color pasta


Triple ‘purple’ taco 💜🟣🟪

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Taco is always an easy go to dinner in our house plus every one likes it. You can make it as festive as you want. Pair it up with chips n fresh smashed guacamole and you have a Mexican fiesta treat. This is a purple lovers treat. The only thing missing was… Continue reading Triple ‘purple’ taco 💜🟣🟪

Asian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Turmeric infused Curry Noodles

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Here is a ‘healing’ recipe with superpowers to help with digestive issues…. Provided you stop after 1 helping 🤪😇 although that will be highly impossible cos this dish is so good, you will not stop eating it… literally! Jokes apart, this dish has fresh Turmeric root and Ginger root in abundance providing… Continue reading Turmeric infused Curry Noodles