Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Pasta e` Patate` – simple creamy tomato pasta topped with crisp potatoes

This dish translates into Pasta with potato. Before you get started at the very thought of carb-on-carb…. This dish is apparently very popular in rural Italy. I was reading through many online posts and learnt about how this dish ‘pasta e `patate` is put together with leftover pasta, leftover tomato paste and potatoes. Potatoes have… Continue reading Pasta e` Patate` – simple creamy tomato pasta topped with crisp potatoes

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Paneer Potato Peas in a rich decadent gravy

One of the favorite ingredients in Indian dishes liked by vegetarians is paneer!  Paneer is often called cottage cheese, although not the same, it is texturally similar. Paneer can be fried, grilled, baked, broken into crumbs and incorporated in several other ways. By drowning paneer in a rich creamy gravy, the sponge like paneer absorbs… Continue reading Paneer Potato Peas in a rich decadent gravy

Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

Broccoli potato soup perfumed with Fennel

Jump to recipe It was one those very cold days due to the heavy snow storms in the Midwest and Northeast. I am so done with winter, I hate the cold. In fact I was so done with winter in November itself 🤪 that is how much I hate the cold. No matter how thick… Continue reading Broccoli potato soup perfumed with Fennel

Sides and Snacks

Aloo Gobi with a twist and a tang (Potato cauliflower)

Jump to recipe All my posts are day to day cooking experiences. I do not cook specifically to do a post. Sometimes it is hard to take pictures of every thing while you are preparing dinner for some very hungry folks ! Last night's dinner was Aloo Gobi and as I was beginning to cook,… Continue reading Aloo Gobi with a twist and a tang (Potato cauliflower)

Appetizer, Mexican

Double Tuesday Taco treats – Bean n potato and spicy broccoli tofu

Jump to recipe Tacos are so famous that we have a day named after them 😃Taco Tuesdays. We have Taco Tuesdays very often in our home. Tacos are simple meals to put together. I look for some veggie filling with beans, throw them into a tortilla with some cheese, DONE ! Really !!Last night dinner… Continue reading Double Tuesday Taco treats – Bean n potato and spicy broccoli tofu

Flatbreads and Pizzas, Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Scalloped potato with olive and red pepper tapenade on pizza crust

Jump to recipe Once, while dining at a Moroccan restaurant we savored a potato dish. It had a sauce made of red peppers and black olives and had a nice tangy flavor. We throughly enjoyed it with a hot sauce topping. It was served with bread on the side. I kept reminiscing the wonderful dish… Continue reading Scalloped potato with olive and red pepper tapenade on pizza crust

Appetizer, Sides and Snacks

Simply Smashed Spuds

Jump to recipe Potatoes are probably the most universally liked vegetable. I can hear my teenager whispering from behind – potato is not a vegetable 🙂 Who cares. It is still something that is liked all around the world. Did you know Peru grew over 3000 varieties of potatoes ? Our family did not have… Continue reading Simply Smashed Spuds