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

Appetizer, Fusion

Tandoori Mushrooms stuffed with spicy cream cheese

Jump to RecipeJump to Recipe card Presenting yet another appetizer made with just a single vegetable. Mushrooms are very meaty and comes with a good bit of protein to boot. This recipe is made with White button mushrooms to showcase the glowing color of Indian spices. This is a fabulous Fusion recipe which combines the… Continue reading Tandoori Mushrooms stuffed with spicy cream cheese

Appetizer, Fusion, Indian

Cauliflower roasted with Curry leaf seasoning

Jump to recipeJump to recipe card Appetizers are usually the best part of any gathering. Guests relax, enjoying them with cocktails while most of the fun conversations are exchanged. Appetizers can be made completely with vegetables and served in uniquely seasoned ways that can be enjoyed by all. Curry leaf is a very beneficial herb used… Continue reading Cauliflower roasted with Curry leaf seasoning

Dips, Chutneys and Spreads, Fusion, Sides and Snacks

Creamy corn on toast

Jump to recipe During my school and college days, we as a family used to go to a restaurant in Chennai India which had an eclectic selection of dishes. It was by the beach and was a quaint little place. It was not in the happening part of the city but was quite popular based… Continue reading Creamy corn on toast

Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Harissa stir-fried Red cabbage with sesame dressed noodles

Jump to recipe Growing up, noodles used to be an absolute favorite dish of mine maybe because we used to get it so rarely. Ready-to-cook noodles were not available in local mom and pop stores. When we made our occasional trip to the large supermarket, amma used to pickup wheat noodles. She would make a… Continue reading Harissa stir-fried Red cabbage with sesame dressed noodles

Flatbreads and Pizzas, Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Scalloped potato with olive and red pepper tapenade on pizza crust

Jump to recipe Once, while dining at a Moroccan restaurant we savored a potato dish. It had a sauce made of red peppers and black olives and had a nice tangy flavor. We throughly enjoyed it with a hot sauce topping. It was served with bread on the side. I kept reminiscing the wonderful dish… Continue reading Scalloped potato with olive and red pepper tapenade on pizza crust