All Purpose Veggieballz

Friday, February 17, 2017 0

These veggieballz are a huge hit in my family. We make them every week in some form or the other. Like the title says these little veggieballz are so versatile they can be added to practically anything. Nutrition wise they are not only high in protein but also packed with fiber, iron, vitamins and minerals making ...

Thai Red Curry

Saturday, January 28, 2017 3

Winter is perfect for spicy curries. And with my Indian heritage, going without a curry for a few days makes me crave for something  spicy and soulful.  To change things up from my Indian daals and curries I also make a lot of Thai curries with or many times without coconut. We love red curry. Over ...

Vegan Phò

Thursday, January 12, 2017 2

T his comforting restorative soup is wonderful on cold snowy rainy weather or even when you feel you are coming down with a cold. I make this soup year round and it feels just as good in the warm summer months. Pho is very healing, chicken soup kinda healing, because of the warming spices in ...

Citrus Panakam

Sunday, January 24, 2016 5

January by no means is lemonade season, but with the abundance of citruses we can't let the season go by without making a tasty recipe that celebrates these natures gift. During the latter part of March, Ram Navmi is celebrated in India, a Hindu festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Rama. One of the offerings ...

Citrus Salad

Thursday, December 31, 2015 8

This beautiful citrus salad is inspired by the warm sweet flavors of Morocco and sun-kissed California farmlands. Cinnamon, saffron, honey, mint, pomegranate celebrate the souks of Marrakech and the citruses from the endless orchards of Central valley, California.     Every year I look forward to winter for citruses. The juicy sweet oranges, clementines, navels, lemons fill my home ...

Chai Spiced Almond Butter

Thursday, December 3, 2015 6

  I love nut butters for their versatility! They are perfect with so many things. And with so many good brands on the market I never tried to make my own until I put two things together. Last week it was freezing and I made spiced hot chocolate after dinner. I experimented by adding almond butter ...

Winter Warmers

Friday, December 12, 2014 4

As the mercury drops I love the choice of warming drinks . Hot cups of tea, skinny lattes,  glogg and spicy chocolate drinks. Store bought drinks are tasty but can be loaded with sugar and hidden fats. Whipped cream, syrups, full fat milk  and not to mention the ridiculous portion sizes. Some of these drinks ...

Pomegranate Glögg

Friday, December 5, 2014 3

Glögg is essentially a Christmas/ advent time mulled wine, but with a Nordic influence. The traditional glögg is warmed red wine with the addition of spices raisins and a few other ingredients. I made this version with some California ingredients like Meyer lemons and local pomegranate juice. Even though we don't get anywhere close to the ...

Beans and Quinoa Pulao

Monday, September 29, 2014 0

When the weather starts to cool I see myself making more one pot dishes served in earthy deep bowls. Generous soups, hearty stews made with whole grains, winter veggies, beans and lentils are perfect in frigid temperature to warm the body and soul. This pulao as we call pilaf in India is a popular spiced rice ...