Quinoa with Kale and Black Beans

Quinoa is a grain that does not have any smell or flavor.  That’s why dry roasting it gives a nice nutty flavor.  Also when cooking quinoa, I like to add salt since it gets absorbed into quinoa and gives a mild taste.   You can even add any other spices while cooking quinoa Ingredients: 3/4…

Penne with Mushroom and Thyme

Ingredients: 4 oz Penne pasta 1 medium red onion 4 cloves garlic 12 oz Portabella mushroom 1 6 oz bag baby spinach 1 teaspoon fresh thyme 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil +  extra virgin olive oil for sprinkling 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Parmesan or Romano cheese (optional) salt to taste Method: Cook and drain…

Fiery Red Thai Curry

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste 1 teaspoon light brown sugar 1 cup medium thick coconut milk 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh ginger 1 1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 cup thinly sliced carrots 3/4 cup string beans cut into…

Green Juice

Kale leaves are quite fibrous.  When Kale is juiced, it has to be torn into smaller pieces.  Also depending on the juice machine, it might be difficult to get the juice since it does not produce juice like other fruits.  To get the maximum amount of juice, first I juiced few slices of apples and…

Tropical Pineapple & Coconut Muffins

It’s summer and the warm weather is making me think about all the juicy fresh fruits we get in Sri Lanka.  Pineapple is one of them.  No pineapple will come close to that we get in Sri Lanka – the sweet juicy and strong flavor.  I wanted to make some thing with pineapple and came…