Holiday, Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Brown Rice Mushroom biriyani – a time-tested family recipe

Biriyani is a very famous Indian dish with many variations depending on the state in India. While in its original form this was a meat based delicacy, over time vegetarian versions have become popular. In most preparations the rice and vegetable gravy are prepared separately and layered alternatively in a large dish to combine the… Continue reading Brown Rice Mushroom biriyani – a time-tested family recipe

Cookies, Dessert, Holiday

Whole grain Biscotti with Pistachio and Craisins

Jump to recipe Happy New Year 2021 🎊🎊🎊Lets welcome this new year with lots of hope and wishes for a Healthy year worldwide. 2020 to say the least was not one. Harry Potter fans will resonate with my kids who have given 2020 a new name “the year that must not be named ! ”.… Continue reading Whole grain Biscotti with Pistachio and Craisins

Appetizer, Holiday, Sides and Snacks

Roasted Brussel sprouts with spicy Lentil seasoning

Jump to recipe Brussel sprouts belong to the Cruciferous family of vegetables which have Cancer fighting ingredients. Some of the other vegetables in this family are cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale etc.Cruciferous vegetables like the cold weather and are harvested at the beginning of winter when frost hits. Being winter vegetables, they are hardy and take… Continue reading Roasted Brussel sprouts with spicy Lentil seasoning

Holiday, Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Humble Mac n Cheese tweaked for the Holidays

Jump to recipe Mac n Cheese is a comfort food essentially combining pasta and cheese sauce. It is easy food for toddlers and has been a staple go-to food because of its simplicity and neutral appeal. But the pasta is all white carbs and does not add much nutrition. By picking a wholegrain pasta and… Continue reading Humble Mac n Cheese tweaked for the Holidays

Holiday, Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Holiday hosting with roasted vegetable Lasagna

Jump to recipe This is probably one of my longer posts with a lot more pictures and description than usual. I wanted to take the time to elaborate the techniques used in this dish. Lasagna is a dish which takes time to put together but once done, it can provide 10-15 servings. So this dish… Continue reading Holiday hosting with roasted vegetable Lasagna

Cookies, Dessert, Holiday

Amaretto cookies (just 5 main ingredients)

Jump to Recipe Card This cookie has become a signature indulgence offering in our home. My brother simply loves these cookies and I can see his facial expressions coming alive as I begin to write this recipe. Whenever he visits us, he is always looking for the sweet treats in our pantry and I always… Continue reading Amaretto cookies (just 5 main ingredients)