Fusion, Soups

Hello Autumn – Tomato Pumpkin soup

🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁 VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE Its officially Autumn and with this lovely season comes crisp, cool weather and plenty of pumpkins. Lets kickoff this Fall cooking with a robust and hearty soup.  Tomato soup is always the humble soup which satisfies everyone. Make it spicy, add toppings of choice, dunk your favorite sandwiches or just… Continue reading Hello Autumn – Tomato Pumpkin soup

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

Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

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

Asian, Fusion, Italian

Orzo ‘fried’ rice with Asparagus

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Here is a gorgeous fusion recipe mixing Asian flavors with Italian pasta. It was nutty, smoky and crunchy - the whole wheat orzo’s chewy texture and crisp stir-fried asparagus married so well. Orzo is one pasta which always baffled me, it is not like regular pasta which has nooks and crevices to hold the… Continue reading Orzo ‘fried’ rice with Asparagus

Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Fusion Dish – Bowtie pasta meets Asian flavors

Here is a quick stir-fry fusion dish mixing up pasta with Asian flavors. All it takes is 4 key ingredients and just about 15 minutes to put together. One tip that I have professed over and over again is to keep cooked pasta handy in the freezer. When I am making pasta  dishes, I cook 2-3… Continue reading Fusion Dish – Bowtie pasta meets Asian flavors

Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Cabbage asparagus rice

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE A weeknight meal typically calls for something very satisfying and easy to put together. Our family has always turned towards simple rice dishes that just hit the spot and are homely, comforting meals. We can make it special by adding a big side or keep it simple with a side salad. This… Continue reading Cabbage asparagus rice

Fusion, Sides and Snacks

Turmeric Tofu with roasted corn – easy stir-fry

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE  This dish incorporates fresh swiss chards and mint - both harvested from my own backyard - 😇😜and adds tofu to make it a well-rounded dish with plenty of turmeric to take the stage as the main flavor. Today, the market is flooded with turmeric tablets and articles on the goodness of turmeric… Continue reading Turmeric Tofu with roasted corn – easy stir-fry

Fusion, Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

Mushroom barley soup with Swiss chards

Making soups in the Instantpot is a very comforting evening for us. One -it is very easy to put together and needs no baby-sitting. Two - soups are always our favorite. It wraps us in a warm blanket inside and out 😀  I have a lot of backyard vegetable patches where I grow a variety… Continue reading Mushroom barley soup with Swiss chards

Flatbreads and Pizzas, Fusion

Thai Pizza with zucchini and dill pickles

BONUS - recipe for - PIZZA 2 - butternut squash pizza with mozzarella and quinoa cereal  Jump to recipe I am a firm believer in making double portions of everything and repurposing leftovers in a variety of ways. Often it cuts down prep and cooking time by half. Green Thai curry paste - I have incorporated… Continue reading Thai Pizza with zucchini and dill pickles

Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees, Soups

Thirsty green curry noodles with crispy green beans

Jump to recipe GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, PEANUT-FREE The secret to whipping up a variety of foods is to do some advance prep work. Pastes and chutneys often come very handy and can be used in many different preparations. For example - green curry paste that I shared here - Vegan Thai Green curry – from scratchBy making… Continue reading Thirsty green curry noodles with crispy green beans