Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Peppery paneer potato peas

VEGAN OPTION, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE OPTION Here is a rich and creamy curry which will make for a classic fusion dish. Spiced with pure pepper in 3 ways: pepper powder, peppercorn melange, and fresh cracked pepper. French cuisine makes use of a lot of creamy sauces which adds quite a bit of fattiness. This recipe… Continue reading Peppery paneer potato peas


PHO inspired Noodles in Coconut milk broth

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Here is another easy no-fuss InstantPot soup which is a meal by itself. Loaded with plenty of mushrooms and brown rice noodles, this will fill you up in minutes. Coconut milk adds a beautiful aroma and the richness. Add veggies of choice - I brought in pea pods with a handful… Continue reading PHO inspired Noodles in Coconut milk broth

Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Baked Feta pasta

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all the lovely women out there. 👩‍🦰 Humble apologies for the long Hiatus 🙏 Its hard to believe that I did not write a post for the last 2 weeks. So what was going on ? My older son turned 16 🤗 although this kid is totally ‘low-maintenance’… Continue reading Baked Feta pasta

Asian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Garlic Noodles

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Our household is a huge Chinese food fan. As a matter of fact during my husband and my initial ‘dating’ days in India, I always asked for Chinese food. Several decades ago multi-cuisine restaurants had not yet arrived in India…. But we always had Chinese restaurants. Particularly restaurants that boasted of Indian-chinese… Continue reading Garlic Noodles

Indian, Instant Pot, InstantPot, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Peppery and garlicky whole pink lentils with roasted red cabbage

Lasoony kali-mirch masoor dal VEGETARIAN, VEGAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE Red cabbage is an often ignored vegetable which I find very versatile to use. I usually never cook it, I roast it or grill it. The flavors are almost like red onions albeit with more crunch. It can be added to a lot of Indian dishes… Continue reading Peppery and garlicky whole pink lentils with roasted red cabbage