Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Tofu n peas in a black pepper and cilantro creamy sauce

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE There is a very popular Indian dish called Paneer kali mirch - it is a mildly spicy dish with just black pepper for spice. However, it does have a lot of other flavors such as ginger, garlic, and cardamom. Today’s recipe focused on black pepper and cilantro as the 2 leading flavors.… Continue reading Tofu n peas in a black pepper and cilantro creamy sauce

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Corn and wheat grits – idli

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Idli is the most common breakfast in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a steamed ‘cake’ made with a fermented batter of rice and lentils. Today’s recipe is a variation and it is made with something that is very commonly available locally in US - corn grits and wheat… Continue reading Corn and wheat grits – idli

Asian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Thai red curry – with homemade paste

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE This was probably the fastest Red Thai curry I have ever made. It was going to be dinner time and I wanted something spicy, warm, and comforting. Thai food always comes to the rescue! Red Thai curry is neither high on spice like green curry nor mellow like massaman curry. So decision… Continue reading Thai red curry – with homemade paste

Asian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Singapore street noodles

We have heard a lot about street food being very famous in Asian countries such as Singapore and Thailand. We have not experienced it personally but can imagine how good it can be. For example, there is a lot of street food in India. Different parts of India have their own form of street foods… Continue reading Singapore street noodles

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

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Turmeric cabbage pancakes

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE This past weekend I did a lot of spring vegetable plantings. Some of the veggies are tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, etc. As I was walking in my garden one evening, admiring my tiny little plants, it started to drizzle. I stayed around for a few more minutes enjoying the drops of spring… Continue reading Turmeric cabbage pancakes

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Dal Bukhara

Dal Bukhara is a very traditional dal made overnight by slow cooking in the Tandoor oven. Dal Bukhara is typically made with whole black gram dal. This is truly a regal dal in all aspects: flavor, taste and visual appeal. The recipe presented here steps away from the traditional black gram dal and makes use of… Continue reading Dal Bukhara

Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Italian Spread – orzo mushroom risotto, ’caulipower’ penne and roasted mini peppers

Today we made it an Italian spread for dinner - ☝️Orzo risotto overloaded with mushrooms ✌️ Caulipower penne with broccoli and cherry tomato - dressed simply with olive oil and balsamic vinegar - this one turned out to be surprisingly amazing! 🤟 Oven roasted sweet mini-peppers  I started off with an idea to make something creamy and… Continue reading Italian Spread – orzo mushroom risotto, ’caulipower’ penne and roasted mini peppers

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Sesame rice noodles – “Ellu sevai”

South Indian style - with seasoning powder recipe Bonus - Lemon rice noodles with fresh green peas Savory preparations using rice and rice flour are very common and popular in South India. One such preparation is String Hoppers or Rice noodles. Growing up, these rice noodles were made from scratch by pressing them through a… Continue reading Sesame rice noodles – “Ellu sevai”

Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Spaghetti in vegan Alfredo sauce

A simple weeknight pasta dish. This dish comes together in under 30 minutes with 4 main ingredients. Make the sauce while cooking the pasta. Dump the drained pasta into sauce, Season, DONE! Alfredo sauce is typically made with a simple white sauce and heavy cream. This makes the dish very creamy and obviously delicious. So lets… Continue reading Spaghetti in vegan Alfredo sauce