Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Mushroom n Olives Lasagna (VEGAN)

This one-dish lasagna is super healthy and has a unique flavor with the addition of green olives. Mushrooms and swiss chards round off the veggies and tofu is used as the protein making it a completely VEGAN offering. By using readymade lasagna sauce, the assembling of the dish takes under 30 minutes and just 30 minutes… Continue reading Mushroom n Olives Lasagna (VEGAN)

Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Pesto Spaghetti with crisp mushrooms

VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, VEGETARIAN Four ingredients to a stunning pasta dish - spaghetti, pesto, cauliflower bits and mushrooms. Prepare a pesto in 5 minutes, toss the cooked spaghetti and top it with crisp fried mushrooms. How difficult can that be! Hint -I always have a couple of pasta cooked and frozen to be pulled out for those long… Continue reading Pesto Spaghetti with crisp mushrooms

Appetizer

Mushroom, baby corn and cauliflower in Lettuce cups

VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREEAs we approach warmer weather, light and crisp offerings are preferred for meals. One - it reduces the amount spent in the kitchen since these are easy to prepare in short amount of time. Two - our body wants lighter fare which is easy to digest and is not heavy but… Continue reading Mushroom, baby corn and cauliflower in Lettuce cups

Fusion, Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

Mushroom barley soup with Swiss chards

Making soups in the Instantpot is a very comforting evening for us. One -it is very easy to put together and needs no baby-sitting. Two - soups are always our favorite. It wraps us in a warm blanket inside and out 😀  I have a lot of backyard vegetable patches where I grow a variety… Continue reading Mushroom barley soup with Swiss chards

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

Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

Miso broth soup with broccoli

Jump to recipe As we (hopefully) come to the end of a brutal winter season in the US, I wanted to savor one more soup dish. Soups are our go-to dinner for winter months when everything is dull and gloomy. This soup is just a thin broth. Don’t expect a thick creamy soup but the… Continue reading Miso broth soup with broccoli

Appetizer, Fusion

Tandoori Mushrooms stuffed with spicy cream cheese

Jump to RecipeJump to Recipe card Presenting yet another appetizer made with just a single vegetable. Mushrooms are very meaty and comes with a good bit of protein to boot. This recipe is made with White button mushrooms to showcase the glowing color of Indian spices. This is a fabulous Fusion recipe which combines the… Continue reading Tandoori Mushrooms stuffed with spicy cream cheese

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