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 ...

Summer Vegetables Lasagna

Friday, August 28, 2015 3

Every summer I wish August repeats itself. For one reason. sun ripened fruits and veggies. Towards the end of summer tomatoes, and their produce peak and are rich in flavor and sweetness. Perfect to eat raw and load up nutrients, but what do you do when they are in abundance. I usually make pasta sauces ...

Minestrone Siciliano

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 1

A delicious healthy Italian soup choke full with vegetables served with a dollop of pesto. Skip the Parmesan and you have a tasty vegan soup. This by no means authentic. But then again I have eaten so many versions of this soup in Italy that Im clueless of  what's authentic. What seems standard is the ...

Pickled Farmers Market Salad

Friday, May 29, 2015 7

I call this salad farmers market because it's best made with produce that is freshly picked. Sunday mornings in spring and summer, after my run and breakfast I head to my local farmers market. The scent of my minty conditioner from my freshly washed hair, the warm sun and smiling babies makes me happy and ...

Fat Vegetable Skillet Cake

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 7

This is my version of a popular snack called handvo from India. traditionally it is eaten late afternoon with masala chai. It is a general practice to eat late dinner in India and late afternoon/ evening snack become important to take one through to dinner time. I make this when we like to eat a ...

Okra done two ways!

Friday, October 31, 2014 2

As a child growing up okra was my favorite vegetable to eat. Strange right! Like all good mothers my mom had a knack to disguise and sneak vegetables into my favorite foods, before I knew I was happily chomping okra fries like potato chips. My early years were spent growing up in India, okra and tropical ...