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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

Dessert

Viennese citrus flavored crepes with a tangy chocolate filling

“Topfenpalatschinken” - translated means curd cheese pancakes. What better way to enjoy Mother’s day 🥰 with a sweet treat prepared just for you by your baby. My younger son had a fun German project to do for his school. He had to pick a dish originating from Vienna, prepare it, and present it in a short video.… Continue reading Viennese citrus flavored crepes with a tangy chocolate filling

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

Appetizer

Colorful Tofu sliders

These little babies are colorful and so enticing that you will not be able to stop with one or two ….. scrumptious yet light. Make it a big meal with slider buns or keep it simple by just consuming the tiny tofu babies as appetizers. I served them on a thick cut french baguette roundelle… Continue reading Colorful Tofu sliders

Dessert

Dutch cocoa chocolate chocolate-chip ice cream

Second in our Ice cream series - another easy recipe with wholesome ingredients. Chocolate ice cream made with pure cacao powder and semi-sweet chocolate-chips. Remember to use pure cacao powder to get the creamy dutch cocoa ice cream texture.  Dutch cocoa chocolate chocolate-chip ice cream Delicious, creamy and decadent chocolate chocolate-chip icecream made with pure… Continue reading Dutch cocoa chocolate chocolate-chip ice cream

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