Berry Cherry Tart

Thursday, May 19, 2016 5

  We moved to California about a decade ago from the East coast for work reasons. The first thing I told my husband  once we talked about the move was we need a house with fruit trees. I always had this dream of having a house with a large veggies patch and fruit trees amongst other ...

Pasta Primevera

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 4

A delicious pasta dish choke full with seasons best veggies. It's light full of flavor and packed with veggie goodness. For me the pasta is a filler, the sauce is so good on its own or over a toast or other carbohydrates.     Pasta Primavera Ingredients 2 carrots, peeled and cut into thin strips 2 medium zucchini or a lb ...

Mocha Black Bean Brownies

Friday, March 25, 2016 2

I have never been a chocolate or a sweets kinda person. It's savory salty foods that I like. So when I had kids and they got to an age when they discovered sweets, they would hound me to make sweet treats. In a way I liked the idea because we were in control of what ...

Barley Super Green Salad

This salad is ridiculously delicious and incredibly healthy. Its bursting with  fiber rich complex carbs, vitamins and minerals, plant proteins, probiotics, healthy fats, antioxidant and enzymes to make you feel energetic, build strong immunity , a healthy gut and generally feeling supercharged. Nights when we want a light yet hearty salad without getting weighed down I ...

Quinoa Khichadi

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 7

Khichari or Khichadi is a rice and daal stew with or without veggies. Khichari is made several different ways depending on the occasion. From the very simple to an elaborate meal. The simple khichari is easily digestible, soothing and made with couple of spices like turmeric, salt and asefodita, served when recovering from illness like ...

Savory Vegetable Oatmeal Porridge

Monday, November 30, 2015 4

I eat a porridge every morning! The minute trees start to change color early - late September all the way till they turn green in March I eat a bowl of warm porridge practically everyday. Oat, buckwheat, quinoa, whole grain rice, no matter what. Porridge doesn't have to be bland and boring, it can be made ...

Smørrebrød

Thursday, November 26, 2015 5

I first ate these open-faced sandwiches in Denmark, where it is popular snack or lunch item.  Its called "Smoorebord". The concept is simple and delicious. There are two basic components: a great rye bread and toppings. You could use any bread like sourdough, French baguette, crusty Italian, but Danish rye is ideal. And when it ...