Breakfast, Dessert

Berry Banana squares – GLUTEN-FREE

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE Bananas are the perfect fuel for most kids. As much as kids do consume them regularly, we always have a few over-ripe bananas. These banana berry squares are just a simple variation to humble banana bread. Made with no added sugars - these squares are actually super sweet that they can count as… Continue reading Berry Banana squares – GLUTEN-FREE

Breakfast

Bursting double berry muffins

GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN Summer season is bursting with berries and we love to bake with them. These muffins are made with buckwheat flour which is naturally gluten-free. Adding some tapioca flour provides the binding agent. These muffins are overloaded with 2 types of berries: blueberries and blackberries. Every bite will ensure the sweet burst of… Continue reading Bursting double berry muffins

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

Appetizer

Air fryer spicy breaded French fries + bonus – almond crusted sweet potato home fries

VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE French fries are a universal treat that everyone enjoys. Actually potato has a lot of good nutrients and is truly good for you (in moderation!). Unfortunately potatoes get a lot of bad press due to the frying process …  (frying does take away the goodness….🤷🏻‍♀️).  Now comes the Air Fryer to the… Continue reading Air fryer spicy breaded French fries + bonus – almond crusted sweet potato home fries

Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Shells Mac n Cheese with Spinach and Mushrooms

This week one of my sons asked for ‘Mac n cheese’. Gone are the days when I opened up a pack of ready to eat MnC, poured hot water, sprinkled the cheese powder and served it to my kids. I would have to make six of them to feed my boys, besides all the additives which… Continue reading Shells Mac n Cheese with Spinach and Mushrooms

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

Appetizer, Mexican

Air fryer Taco buffet – Buffalo cauliflower + fried avocado

Vegetarian, Vegan, GLUTEN-FREE and NUT-FREE Options Crispy, crunchy tacos are my favorite where something fried is rolled in soft taco. By using the Air Fryer,  the fried filling can be enjoyed with no guilt. The Air Fryer is very versatile for limited quantity and definitely faster than the oven. Today’s tacos are made with 2 fillings… Continue reading Air fryer Taco buffet – Buffalo cauliflower + fried avocado

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Mixed pulses with Mustard greens and Arugula

VEGETARIAN, VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, PEANUT-FREE Mixing pulses and dried beans with greens is a match meant to be 🙂 This recipe is the second offering in this combination using simple pulses with soft greens. (Earlier offering was adzuki beans with chards) Mustard greens and arugula both have a spicy profile among greens and go very well… Continue reading Mixed pulses with Mustard greens and Arugula

Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees, Soups

Thirsty green curry noodles with crispy green beans

Jump to recipe GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, PEANUT-FREE The secret to whipping up a variety of foods is to do some advance prep work. Pastes and chutneys often come very handy and can be used in many different preparations. For example - green curry paste that I shared here - Vegan Thai Green curry – from scratchBy making… Continue reading Thirsty green curry noodles with crispy green beans

Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Harissa stir-fried Red cabbage with sesame dressed noodles

Jump to recipe Growing up, noodles used to be an absolute favorite dish of mine maybe because we used to get it so rarely. Ready-to-cook noodles were not available in local mom and pop stores. When we made our occasional trip to the large supermarket, amma used to pickup wheat noodles. She would make a… Continue reading Harissa stir-fried Red cabbage with sesame dressed noodles