Vegetarian Baked Ziti

Ingredients: 4 oz pasta such as Penne, Rotini etc. 1 teaspoon cooking oil ½ cup chopped onion 2-3 cloves garlic finely chopped 1, 10 oz pack frozen mixed vegetables ¼ teaspoon cumin (optional) ¼ teaspoon paprika 1 ¾ cups pasta sauce ¼ cup low fat ricotta cheese About 1 cup or more mozzarella cheese Parmesan…

Eggless Banana Cake

I have always wanted to make eggless cake.  I found this eggless banana cake recipe from  http://www.egglesscooking.com.  I modified that recipe quite a bit for my taste.  I reduced the amount of sugar and replaced castor sugar with brown sugar.  I like the taste of brown sugar since it’s not too sharp.  I also added …

Avocado Sweet/Dessert

Avocados are not that common in Sri Lanka.  I came to know about this fruit only when I was a teenager.  Also this fruit is called “Butter Fruit” in Sri Lanka.  My uncle had a huge tree in house and when he gave us some of these fruits, we didn’t even know what to do…

Pizza Roll-Ups

  Ingredients: 1 lb frozen pizza dough ¾ lb potatoes 1 medium carrot shredded ¼ cup green peas ¼ cup chopped onion ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 1-2 teaspoon canola oil ½ teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon crushed red chili Few curry leaves Salt to taste Method Thaw dough according to package directions or lightly oil…

Zucchini and Mushroom in Coconut Milk

  Ingredients: 1 medium zucchini 6 oz sliced white mushroom ½ cup red onion sliced 1 green chili slit lengthwise 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 teaspoon coriander seeds ½ teaspoon cumin seeds ½  teaspoon red chili powder ¼ cup coconut milk Method: Slit zucchini lengthwise and cut diagonally into thin slices and set aside Dry…

Quinoa with Roasted Veggies

I like to roast vegetables instead of sauteing them on a stove top.  Especially with the cold weather and windows shut, sauteing in oil makes the whole house smell.  So this is one of the most easiest way to cook vegetables which is quite healthy and time consuming.  Once you put the vegetables in the…

Vegetable Rotis

  Ingredients: 1 cup shredded leeks + carrots ½ cup chopped red onion 1 green chili 2 teaspoons canola oil Salt to taste 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 tablespoons olive oil Water to mix dough Method: Shred carrots and chop leeks into fine pieces Chop green chilies into small pieces (rounds) Add oil to…