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

Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Sprouted mung beans in coconut cilantro curry sauce

Mung beans are bright green colored small legumes. They have their skin intact so high in fiber and since they are small, they are very quick to cook. I always soak mung for a few hours in water, drain, and tie them in a muslin cloth and let it sprout. The mung look very pretty… Continue reading Sprouted mung beans in coconut cilantro curry sauce

Appetizer

Air fryer spicy breaded French fries + bonus – almond crusted sweet potato home fries

VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE French fries are a universal treat that everyone enjoys. Actually potato has a lot of good nutrients and is truly good for you (in moderation!). Unfortunately potatoes get a lot of bad press due to the frying process …  (frying does take away the goodness….🤷🏻‍♀️).  Now comes the Air Fryer to the… Continue reading Air fryer spicy breaded French fries + bonus – almond crusted sweet potato home fries

Lunch, Dinner and Entrees, Mexican

open-faced Navajo Taco

Our family was first introduced to the Navajo taco during one of our trips to the great Grand Canyon national park. There is a restaurant inside the park, on the south rim, called the El Tovar dining room, and this dish was being served for lunch. What was even more appealing to us was that… Continue reading open-faced Navajo Taco

Breakfast, Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Protein-packed Pancakes

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Call it pancake, chilla, uthappam …. These are just small, cute, fluffy roundels packed with protein and nutrients to help you begin your day full of energy. Did our elders not always say ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’? 😆This pancake batter can be made in advance or… Continue reading Protein-packed Pancakes

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

Dessert

Chocolate Banana nut bread with a twist

The internet probably has a thousand and one varieties of Banana bread. So I gave a lot of thought before posting this…. But I do have my own USP 🙋‍♀️ Unique Selling Potential 🤷🏻‍♀️ Whole bran wheat flourDate sweetenedCacao powderWalnuts  Now that I have justified the need to post yet another Banana bread recipe 😬… Continue reading Chocolate Banana nut bread with a twist

Appetizer

Pesto, Beet n broccolini flatbread with harissa dressing

Disclaimer: I do not get any compensation from any products or companies. I just like to share my experiences for friends. Flatbreads are always a quick and easy dinner option. Load it up with any choice of ingredients and you practically have a different dish each time. I particularly like the large pizza size flatizza (angelicBakery)… Continue reading Pesto, Beet n broccolini flatbread with harissa dressing

Breakfast, Dessert

Chocolate chocolate-chip muffins with chocolate frosting

Can you ever get an overdose of chocolate? 🤔🤪 Not in our home! 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 We are all chocoholics; in fact we love dark chocolate. Even the kids. These muffins are pure, heavenly treats 😇What I call a triple chocolate bonanza - cacao in the muffin batter with dark chocolate-chip morsels and an optional chocolate frosting on… Continue reading Chocolate chocolate-chip muffins with chocolate frosting

Instant Pot, InstantPot, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Corn dalia tomato bhath

Corn dalia is readily available in Indian stores, it is nothing but a coarse grind of dry corn. It is bright orange in color and cooks well almost similar in texture to broken wheat. Try this very easy InstantPot recipe of Tomato corn dalia which comes together in under 15 minutes. This is a a very… Continue reading Corn dalia tomato bhath