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Appetizer, Asian

Asian veggie rolls

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Who is not a huge fans of the simple and fresh spring rolls or veggie rolls prepared in a variety of Asian cuisines. We all have enjoyed them as Thai Basil rolls or Vietnamese fresh rolls. Here we are venturing into our maiden attempt making them at home. The truth - it… Continue reading Asian veggie rolls

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

Dhingri mutter – mushroom n peas – protein-enriched 🙂

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, PEANUT-FREE A very simple and tasty Indian dish is dhingri mutter - which is simply Mushroom and green peas. So what’s special or different in this recipe? This dish is enriched with a heaping scoop (or two!) of almond flour. The difference it made was simply superb. 👉 It made the dish creamy without… Continue reading Dhingri mutter – mushroom n peas – protein-enriched 🙂

Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

Soups in Instant Pot

As we all get settled into school routines, some of us are probably sending kids to college dormitories.... with the InstantPot on hand 😆 .......For those kids who like to venture into cooking their own food, the Instant Pot is a versatile kitchen gadget which is easy to use and very handy for quick one-pot… Continue reading Soups in Instant Pot

Indian, Instant Pot, InstantPot, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Creamy chards with crispy cauliflower

Served with stir-fried corn pulav VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Do you often have a lot of leftover white rice from takeout Indian food 🤔 here is an easy peasy corn pulav which is a simple stir-fry with frozen corn. All it takes is sautéing some onions, adding the frozen corn and cooking at high temperature.… Continue reading Creamy chards with crispy cauliflower

Appetizer, Mexican

Sweet-sour-spicy vegan ‘chicken’ taco with a creamy tahini sauce

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE We are ready for Showtime 😜💃🏻🕺🏻 in .... Countdown.... 10...9...Taco filling triple-flavored in 10 minutes and tahini dresssing in 5....4....3...2.....1..... 👏 👏👏My association with raw Jackfruit goes to my childhood when one of my grand aunts made a spicy curry dish with large pieces of raw jackfruit. The gravy was made with… Continue reading Sweet-sour-spicy vegan ‘chicken’ taco with a creamy tahini sauce

Indian, Instant Pot, InstantPot, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Rice noodles upma in Instant pot

Here is a neat and easy 5-minute upma recipe using Pad Thai Rice noodles. Upma is a classic South India tiffin (a light mid-morning or tea time meal) which is a standard go-to meal when you have nothing planned. Seasoned with lentils, upma is nothing but steam-cooked grains typically made with semolina or rava. How… Continue reading Rice noodles upma in Instant pot

Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Pesto Spaghetti with crisp mushrooms

VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, VEGETARIAN Four ingredients to a stunning pasta dish - spaghetti, pesto, cauliflower bits and mushrooms. Prepare a pesto in 5 minutes, toss the cooked spaghetti and top it with crisp fried mushrooms. How difficult can that be! Hint -I always have a couple of pasta cooked and frozen to be pulled out for those long… Continue reading Pesto Spaghetti with crisp mushrooms

Indian, Sides and Snacks

Roasted cauliflower n sweet potato with cherry tomatoes

Today’s dish has 3 main ingredients; it is extremely versatile and comes together in under 20 minutes. It can be consumed as a stir-fry by itself, over a bed of rice, or wrapped in a roti….. plenty of options 😁Alu Gobi or Potato Cauliflower is a very popular Indian dry dish and every Indian family… Continue reading Roasted cauliflower n sweet potato with cherry tomatoes