Chickpea kabobs – grilled, baked and pan-fried

VEGETARIAN, VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Our Thanksgiving or ‘friendsgiving' (as we celebrate it with friends) is always a big feast hosted in our home. The spread is completely vegetarian mostly vegan infact!  One of the appetizers I prepared from scratch this year was chickpea kabobs. Chickpea is one of the tastiest dried beans. It is super… Continue reading Chickpea kabobs – grilled, baked and pan-fried

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


Zucchini corn fritters – baked!

Bountiful zucchini season calls for using it in a variety of ways. To remind folks of our earlier offering - Cheesy Zucchini biscuits or rolls andComing very soon - zucchini whole grain muffins Today lets explore these amazing zucchini and roasted sweet corn fritters. It's an easy peasy recipe. Just mix the ingredients together and shape them… Continue reading Zucchini corn fritters – baked!


Baked Taquitos

Taquitos are Mexican appetizers which are small taco size tortillas rolled with some sort of filling inside. It is then flash-fried to a crunchy texture. Often served with salsa, it also goes very well with more substantial guacamole. Today we will make a healthy option of the same - presenting baked taquitos - made with sprouted… Continue reading Baked Taquitos

Breakfast, Dessert

Strawberry donuts – BAKED :-)

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Baked Beignets rolled in Nutella sauce

Jump to recipeJump to recipe card Beignets are soft, fluffy pastry balls rolled in powdered sugar and are very famous in New Orleans. They are available in a variety of shapes and forms with embellishments practically in every street corner. The pastry balls are deep fried and will only qualify for an occasional treat. After our… Continue reading Baked Beignets rolled in Nutella sauce

Appetizer, Sides and Snacks

Cabbage Power bites – teatime snack

Jump to recipe There are many a day when we crave for something crunchy, something salty and spicy to enjoy along with hot masala tea or a cup of coffee… this craving usually hits in the afternoon right around 3 pm. Tiffin time !! We go about rummaging our pantry to look for that snack,… Continue reading Cabbage Power bites – teatime snack

Appetizer, Sides and Snacks

Baked Tofu “veg” balls

Jump to recipe “Meatballs” is a very popular and comforting food. It is usually added to spaghetti which the kids absolutely enjoy. This makes it a wholesome dish by bringing in the protein element to the pasta dish. Sometimes a large size ball call be served as an appetizer with embellished tomato sauce on the… Continue reading Baked Tofu “veg” balls

Appetizer, Sides and Snacks

Whole baked Cauliflower with Thai inspired dressing

Jump to recipe Today Cauliflower is used in many products in the place of flour. We are seeing cauliflower tortilla, cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower burger buns …. yes there is a product like that ! Cauliflower is a Cruciferous vegetable which has a hard center and so takes well to baking and roasting.In this recipe… Continue reading Whole baked Cauliflower with Thai inspired dressing

Breakfast, Dessert

Donuts – healthy ?? yes, really …… BAKED !!

Jump to recipe Donuts is definitely an all American treat and curious if it is enjoyed in any other part of the world 🙂 Although the original recipe might have come from Europe, the present shape with a hole was completely an American sailor’s idea. He did not like the center of ‘cakes’ being ‘doughy’… Continue reading Donuts – healthy ?? yes, really …… BAKED !!