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Holiday, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Saffron infused tri-color pasta

Served with spicy triple colored Cauliflowers and Red Onion pickled salad VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE OPTION, NUT-FREE On one of our recent visits to a Persian restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised with a dish there - Penne pasta served Persian style - Saffron flavored. Although we were a bit skeptical about the flavor profile, we were brave… Continue reading Saffron infused tri-color pasta


Triple ‘purple’ taco 💜🟣🟪

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Taco is always an easy go to dinner in our house plus every one likes it. You can make it as festive as you want. Pair it up with chips n fresh smashed guacamole and you have a Mexican fiesta treat. This is a purple lovers treat. The only thing missing was… Continue reading Triple ‘purple’ taco 💜🟣🟪

Asian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Turmeric infused Curry Noodles

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Here is a ‘healing’ recipe with superpowers to help with digestive issues…. Provided you stop after 1 helping 🤪😇 although that will be highly impossible cos this dish is so good, you will not stop eating it… literally! Jokes apart, this dish has fresh Turmeric root and Ginger root in abundance providing… Continue reading Turmeric infused Curry Noodles

Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Savoury bread pudding – VEGAN!

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN In south India there is a breakfast item called ‘upma’. It is a savory well-seasoned well-cooked dish made with variety of cereals and grains. We make ‘upma’ with practically anything … even bread. No kidding - we have a dish called ‘bread upma’! This is nothing but a ‘hash’ of bread pieces tossed… Continue reading Savoury bread pudding – VEGAN!

Appetizer, Mexican

Tofu Tostadas – pan-fried

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Tostadas are Spanish appetizers which are prepared with deep-fried tortilla shells. I am not a big fan of deep-frying and here is a nice variation of the Tostadas - pan-fried.  This dish is really simple - the toppings are 3 ingredients - corn, black beans and tofu. Toss and cook them… Continue reading Tofu Tostadas – pan-fried

Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Baked Feta pasta

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all the lovely women out there. 👩‍🦰 Humble apologies for the long Hiatus 🙏 Its hard to believe that I did not write a post for the last 2 weeks. So what was going on ? My older son turned 16 🤗 although this kid is totally ‘low-maintenance’… Continue reading Baked Feta pasta

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Green Tomato dal – paccha thakkali kootu

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE HAPPY SPRING ! 🌹🌼🌺🌷 One of the best dishes from Southern USA that we have enjoyed is ‘fried Green tomatoes’. This compares to the ‘bajji’ of Southern India where we slice vegetables and dip them in a chickpea batter and deep fry. We make potatoes, plantains, onions, eggplant etc.Southern Fried Green… Continue reading Green Tomato dal – paccha thakkali kootu

Indian, Instant Pot, InstantPot

Whole Masoor dal in InstantPot

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE We recently had a fabulous Spring break at Key West. The crystal clear waters and pleasing shades of green and blue are just what was needed for my family to unwind and relax. Food scene was also amazing but after all that eating out on a daily basis - breakfast, lunch… Continue reading Whole Masoor dal in InstantPot

Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Edamame Pulav

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE This is a 5 minute quick-mix recipe rice dish which can be spinned up in a cinch and can be used for a quick-n-simple dinner or a side dish. This dish is so simple, we thought (probably) it didn't deserve a post, but our end product was so delicious and took… Continue reading Edamame Pulav

Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

BAKED ‘Tikka Masala’ pasta

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Baked ziti is one of my brother’s favorite pasta dishes. This traditional dish has pasta baked in a tangy tomato sauce with some veggies. Ziti is similar to Penne but cut straight.Today’s recipe is a Fusion dish. It takes penne pasta and bakes it in ‘tikka masala’ sauce. Tangy and spicy. Italian… Continue reading BAKED ‘Tikka Masala’ pasta