Sides and Snacks

Pesto Pasta salad

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE OPTION Lovely Spring has come. The cool breezes, beautiful blossoms, and chirping of birds. I truly enjoy spring beyond the fresh weather it brings.  Spring is also perfect for picnics. So let's start to explore food ideas for those fun days in the park. One dish that lends itself well to… Continue reading Pesto Pasta salad

Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

Ramen noodle soup

MAGGI Lovers - try this twist! VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE OPTION One very popular quick-fix food growing up was MAGGI 2-minute noodles. To be completely honest, MAGGI did taste awesome. Little did we know about MSG, etc. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 😇 The texture and the crinkled look of the noodles was very unique to those times and… Continue reading Ramen noodle soup

Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

Creamy mushroom and orzo soup

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE As we go through the last few days of Winter weather that is refusing to leave us and we enjoy the beautiful Spring breeze, my appetite always go towards soups, whether it be flavorful broths or robust, creamy soup. Today, my mood was to make a rich, creamy soup. Delicious soups… Continue reading Creamy mushroom and orzo soup

Asian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Silky Sweet Potato noodles tossed in a sesame dressing

with Broccolli, carrots and mushrooms VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Recently, I saw a vegan Instagram buddy of mine post a gorgeous video of sweet potato noodles. The noodles were flat, glassy, and almost transparent. The video showed the noodles oozing with goodness and slipping between chopsticks. I was drooling all over just watching the video,… Continue reading Silky Sweet Potato noodles tossed in a sesame dressing

Appetizer, Asian

Baked Cauliflower n Broccoli manchurian in sauce

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE Cauliflower Manchurian was a hot favorite appetizer at Chinese restaurants while growing up in India. I truly don’t know if such a dish actually exists in China 🤷🏻‍♀️ This dish takes florets of cauliflower; coats it with aromatics such as onions, garlic and fresh green chillies; dredges it in corn flour… Continue reading Baked Cauliflower n Broccoli manchurian in sauce

Appetizer, Mexican

Easy Tacos with UNMEAT Burger Style ‘meat’

UNMEAT collaboration VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Here is our 3rd presentation of one more UNMEAT product - Burger Style meat. This product was edible right out of the can and tasted quite delicious. It was more chewy than the Luncheon style and much better suited for a Taco.  It was a Tuesday night and what better… Continue reading Easy Tacos with UNMEAT Burger Style ‘meat’


VEGAN Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE Here is an easy appetizer which is also a crowd pleaser. We love mushrooms in our house. Use good hardy mushrooms such as cremini or baby Bellas. You could also do this recipe with large portobello mushrooms and serve it as a side.  This dish is cheesy and full of flavor,… Continue reading VEGAN Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms


Chickpea kabobs – grilled, baked and pan-fried

VEGETARIAN, VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Our Thanksgiving or ‘friendsgiving' (as we celebrate it with friends) is always a big feast hosted in our home. The spread is completely vegetarian mostly vegan infact!  One of the appetizers I prepared from scratch this year was chickpea kabobs. Chickpea is one of the tastiest dried beans. It is super… Continue reading Chickpea kabobs – grilled, baked and pan-fried

Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

Moroccon Couscous soup

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE We are enjoying the last days of Winter weather.... Rather waiting for beautiful Spring weather 😆 I do not enjoy cold, my favorite seasons are Spring and Fall.  Nevertheless, the best way to embrace cold weather is by consuming a hot bowl of soup. We love one-pot soups in our home… Continue reading Moroccon Couscous soup


Tuna cutlets – VEGAN and BAKED!

UNMEAT Collaboration VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Continuing on my journey of trying out UNMEAT products, the next product to experiment is Tuna flakes. I used the one packed in water and salted.  I have heard a lot about Tuna cutlets made Indian style but have never tasted them myself. Vegetable cutlets in India are a very… Continue reading Tuna cutlets – VEGAN and BAKED!