Appetizer, Mexican

Tofu Tostadas – pan-fried

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Tostadas are Spanish appetizers which are prepared with deep-fried tortilla shells. I am not a big fan of deep-frying and here is a nice variation of the Tostadas - pan-fried.  This dish is really simple - the toppings are 3 ingredients - corn, black beans and tofu. Toss and cook them… Continue reading Tofu Tostadas – pan-fried


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


Buffalo Broccoli Bites

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE A batch of broccoli, some simple breading, even simpler Buffalo sauce to toss - these beauties come together in under 30 minutes. They are super crispy and spicy. The Buffalo sauce is made with at home condiments such as Sriracha sauce, spicy mustard, rice wine vinegar, and maple syrup. I find broccoli to… Continue reading Buffalo Broccoli Bites


Seitan vegan ‘crab’ cakes with Spicy dipping sauce

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Seitan is essentially wheat gluten. It is a vegan protein made by rinsing the starch from the wheat dough. It has a nice chewy texture and works very well as a meat substitute. It is a heavily processed ingredient, so use it in small quantities. Today’s recipe tries to mimic ‘crab’ cakes with… Continue reading Seitan vegan ‘crab’ cakes with Spicy dipping sauce


Gourmet mushroom flatbread

Recently I came across a new flatbread ready-to-bake. It was thin crust and had minimal ingredients. We really enjoyed making a simple flatbread - we want to call it gourmet 🤷🏻‍♀️😜 because we used a gourmet mushroom blend of Shiitake, Oyster, hen of the woods etc. These 3 pizza toppings absolutely make a magical combination -… Continue reading Gourmet mushroom flatbread

Appetizer, Sides and Snacks

Almond crusted Cauliflowers

Dinner time on weekdays can be stressful. Finishing up work, kids pickup + drop-off, sports, homework etc. etc. There are many nights when our dinners are put together spontaneously with leftovers. One thing that I thoroughly enjoy is to rummage my fridge for leftover foods that can be salvaged and made into something new. Put… Continue reading Almond crusted Cauliflowers


Savoury Olive cake – Greek style eliopita

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE The food scene in Greece is ‘out of the world’ good. They make the best pies out of everything 😆 olives, feta, spinach - you name it. They will wrap up the goodies in flaky pastry sheets and bake it to perfection. The dish we are exploring today is also called Eliopita or… Continue reading Savoury Olive cake – Greek style eliopita

Appetizer, Mexican

Corn n Chile Tamales

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE I recently had a fun trip meeting all my maternal cousins at Sante Fe NM. It was a complete trip down memory lane and thoroughly enjoyed with plenty of good food, drinks and lots of chatting. This trip we will remember for life - Thanks to T, R, G and H… Continue reading Corn n Chile Tamales

Appetizer, Mexican

Seitan n Spinach Rainbow Tacos

Lets enjoy a rainbow for dinner 🌈Multi-colored ingredients, multi-colored taco shells. Simple guacamole to top it all. The filling - Seitan tossed with chipotle seasoning with Green spinach and Yellow roasted cornThe shells - Beautiful tortilla wraps in Beet flavor and Spinach flavor. Our very own humble guacamole; whipped up and we have the entire rainbow… Continue reading Seitan n Spinach Rainbow Tacos