Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Fusion Dish – Bowtie pasta meets Asian flavors

Here is a quick stir-fry fusion dish mixing up pasta with Asian flavors. All it takes is 4 key ingredients and just about 15 minutes to put together. One tip that I have professed over and over again is to keep cooked pasta handy in the freezer. When I am making pasta  dishes, I cook 2-3… Continue reading Fusion Dish – Bowtie pasta meets Asian flavors

Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

Asparagus Parsley soup – VEGAN

As we all enter 2022 with a fresh set of hopes and goals, one goal is to eat healthy and stay healthy. This probably is even more relevant in the recent times due to all the havoc the pandemic has wreaked. I am sure everyone enjoyed celebrations over the past couple of months thoroughly with plenty… Continue reading Asparagus Parsley soup – VEGAN


Gourmet mushroom flatbread

Recently I came across a new flatbread ready-to-bake. It was thin crust and had minimal ingredients. We really enjoyed making a simple flatbread - we want to call it gourmet 🤷🏻‍♀️😜 because we used a gourmet mushroom blend of Shiitake, Oyster, hen of the woods etc. These 3 pizza toppings absolutely make a magical combination -… Continue reading Gourmet mushroom flatbread

Holiday, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Baked Pasta with caramelized mushrooms

Topped with roasted cauliflower. This dish is my version of the Stroganoff - VEGAN Style. Recently one of my fellow bloggers had posted an authentic Stroganoff recipe. I was quite intrigued and wondered how I had not come across it thus far. It was a wholesome dish which can be easily prepared VEGAN. I also… Continue reading Baked Pasta with caramelized mushrooms


Berry Bread pudding

Here is one easy dessert right in time for the Holidays. Brand New and very comforting. This Berry Bread pudding can be put together in under 10 minutes and while it bakes you can get going with other Holiday preparations. This dessert is the humble Bread pudding enhanced with bountiful berries and topped with slivered almonds.… Continue reading Berry Bread pudding


Oat muffins with banana and peanut butter

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Muffins are an easy food item to keep handy. Kids can grab them for a quick breakfast or even for an afternoon snack. These muffins are made with whole oats and a mix of sprouted flour. They have bananas, peanut butter, and they're loaded with walnuts. Need I say more? These muffins… Continue reading Oat muffins with banana and peanut butter


Our Thanksgiving feast – VEGETARIAN

We are Thankful each and everyday to the bountiful blessings - our family and friends 🙏 We are Thankful to our neighbors and the 'village' 🙏 This year we celebrated Thanksgiving with our close friends - Friendsgiving 😁I am humbled to say each and every one of the dishes was completely homemade including our Ice… Continue reading Our Thanksgiving feast – VEGETARIAN

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

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

Lunch, Dinner and Entrees, Mexican

Verde Enchilada – VEGAN

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE We can easily and quickly prepare fresh meals at home by utilizing many of the ready-to-use products available in the market. Today the availability of food staples with clean ingredients has exploded beyond measure and it's a good sign. I am showcasing a couple of those ingredients and assembling an amazing… Continue reading Verde Enchilada – VEGAN