Sides and Snacks

Pesto Pasta salad

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE OPTION Lovely Spring has come. The cool breezes, beautiful blossoms, and chirping of birds. I truly enjoy spring beyond the fresh weather it brings.  Spring is also perfect for picnics. So let's start to explore food ideas for those fun days in the park. One dish that lends itself well to… Continue reading Pesto Pasta salad

Sides and Snacks

Easy Sides for Thanksgiving 🙏🍁

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN Thanksgiving is a great time of the year when Family and Friends get together for food. We enjoy hosting Thanksgiving and always have several friends over for home cooked food. Our Thanksgiving is completely vegetarian, probably mostly Vegan as well 🍀 Here is a collection of easy Thanksgiving sides that can be put… Continue reading Easy Sides for Thanksgiving 🙏🍁

Indian, Sides and Snacks

Potato n Purple cabbage easy stir-fry

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Its mid-week and always a struggle to think up lunch ideas for the kids. One item which my kids always enjoy is 'kathi wraps'. The following unique combination of veggies present vibrant colors and taste that will be totally hidden to kids eyes! Today I want to showcase a vegetable which… Continue reading Potato n Purple cabbage easy stir-fry

Appetizer, Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees, Sides and Snacks

New Series – Street foods of India

Episode 1 - Masala vadai with Sundal - Chennai special  VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE Why are street foods so delicious? My guess: they're made fresh with a few, locally available ingredients.  Recently we had a costume party at our place and the theme was Disco/Flower power. Embracing the unique styles of the 70s, all of… Continue reading New Series – Street foods of India

Sides and Snacks

Basil Turmeric biscuits

VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Rich vibrant color, enticing aroma, soft and delicious - I cant stop describing these golden goodies 😇Heres a link to my Instagram feed for a full-blown video - are some flavorful and flaky biscuits or rolls which can be whipped up any day of the week and makes it to the table… Continue reading Basil Turmeric biscuits

Sides and Snacks

Pink Lentil pancake (Masoor dal uthappam)

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Call it uthappam, pesarattu, chilla, or pancake - what’s in a name!  Here is a super easy hearty Indian ‘pancake’. Depending on which part of India you come from, pancakes can be addressed with a variety of names. Some of the ones that I am familiar with are uthappam, pesarattu, chilla,… Continue reading Pink Lentil pancake (Masoor dal uthappam)

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

Indian, Sides and Snacks

Roasted cauliflower n sweet potato with cherry tomatoes

Today’s dish has 3 main ingredients; it is extremely versatile and comes together in under 20 minutes. It can be consumed as a stir-fry by itself, over a bed of rice, or wrapped in a roti….. plenty of options 😁Alu Gobi or Potato Cauliflower is a very popular Indian dry dish and every Indian family… Continue reading Roasted cauliflower n sweet potato with cherry tomatoes

Breakfast, Sides and Snacks

Cheesy Zucchini biscuits or rolls

Fluffy biscuits filled with zucchini flavor and melted cheese - this just has to be a heavenly way to wake up. Fantasizing about these biscuits makes me want to run and bake a batch. Make this for your upcoming weekend 🙂  These biscuits are so easy that they can be assembled in under 15 minutes… Continue reading Cheesy Zucchini biscuits or rolls

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