Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

Curried Lentil soup – my simple re-creation

We had an absolutely fantastic experience during our recent trip to Alaska. Needless to say Alaska is as pretty as the pictures portray... mmm.. sorry....take that back.... I would rather say... pictures never do justice to the amazing beauty of Alaska 😇Alaska has the best seafood scene, but for us vegetarians choices are limited. Now-a-days… Continue reading Curried Lentil soup – my simple re-creation

Indian, Instant Pot, InstantPot

Indian curries in Instant pot

Have you always wanted to try out Indian curries and gravies but was daunted by the zillion steps. By using the Instant Pot many of those steps can be compressed and combined to get you the same taste and flavor of traditional Indian dishes. Do you have kids who are going to college ? Maybe… Continue reading Indian curries in Instant pot

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Tofu n peas in a black pepper and cilantro creamy sauce

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE There is a very popular Indian dish called Paneer kali mirch - it is a mildly spicy dish with just black pepper for spice. However, it does have a lot of other flavors such as ginger, garlic, and cardamom. Today’s recipe focused on black pepper and cilantro as the 2 leading flavors.… Continue reading Tofu n peas in a black pepper and cilantro creamy sauce

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Corn and wheat grits – idli

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Idli is the most common breakfast in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a steamed ‘cake’ made with a fermented batter of rice and lentils. Today’s recipe is a variation and it is made with something that is very commonly available locally in US - corn grits and wheat… Continue reading Corn and wheat grits – idli


Chocolate bread pudding The making of Chocolate bread pudding A very simple dessert that puts a smile on everyone’s face is bread pudding. This simple recipe is completely vegan and made with oat milk. It was juicy and the edges were crunchy and extremely satisfying. The flavor profiles used were cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and few strands of… Continue reading Chocolate bread pudding

Asian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Thai red curry – with homemade paste

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE This was probably the fastest Red Thai curry I have ever made. It was going to be dinner time and I wanted something spicy, warm, and comforting. Thai food always comes to the rescue! Red Thai curry is neither high on spice like green curry nor mellow like massaman curry. So decision… Continue reading Thai red curry – with homemade paste

Asian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Singapore street noodles

We have heard a lot about street food being very famous in Asian countries such as Singapore and Thailand. We have not experienced it personally but can imagine how good it can be. For example, there is a lot of street food in India. Different parts of India have their own form of street foods… Continue reading Singapore street noodles

Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Cabbage asparagus rice

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE A weeknight meal typically calls for something very satisfying and easy to put together. Our family has always turned towards simple rice dishes that just hit the spot and are homely, comforting meals. We can make it special by adding a big side or keep it simple with a side salad. This… Continue reading Cabbage asparagus rice

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Turmeric cabbage pancakes

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE This past weekend I did a lot of spring vegetable plantings. Some of the veggies are tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, etc. As I was walking in my garden one evening, admiring my tiny little plants, it started to drizzle. I stayed around for a few more minutes enjoying the drops of spring… Continue reading Turmeric cabbage pancakes


Zucchini whole grain muffins

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE One vegetable that is a summer blessing is zucchini. It is available in plentiful and can be used in many ways. Zucchini muffins are very easy to bake and goes well as a breakfast item or as a side to robust soups. I used whole wheat flour along with spelt flour to make… Continue reading Zucchini whole grain muffins