Coconut Crusted Bottle Gourd Strips with Chili Sauce

One of my friend gave me this vegetable from his garden and I am trying to figure out the exact name of this vegetable.  After reading online and looking at google images, I am pretty sure this one is the same as bottle gourd.  The biggest challenge for me is to carry it from my…

Green Tomato (raw tomato) Spicy Curry

Ingredients: 3 green tomatoes (unripe raw tomatoes) 1/2 cup red onion thinly sliced Strand of curry leaves 2 teaspoons cooking oil 1/2 cup thick coconut milk 1 cup water 1-2 teaspoons chili powder salt to taste Method: Add oil to a saucepan and when hot add onion and sauté on low flame until soft Half…

Quick Spicy Tofu and Mushroom Stir Fry

Ingredients: 8 oz extra firm water packed tofu 4 teaspoons cooking oil 1 teaspoon hot chili sesame seed oil ½ teaspoon white sesame seed ½ black sesame seed 2 cups sliced portabella mushroom 3 cloves garlic thinly slices ¼ cup thinly sliced onion 2 teaspoons chili sauce 1 teaspoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons water salt…

Coconut-Passion Fruit Chia Pudding

Last week when I went to buy lunch in one of the deli’s I saw this pudding – Chia Seed Coconut Passion fruit pudding.  I bought it and when I tried, it was heaven.  Immediately I thought I should make this myself.  So I got the fresh passion fruits and made it with trial and…

Thai Style Soy Chunks (TVP) Curry

Soy chunks especially the big ones have a real meat texture.  When cooked they even taste somewhat like meat (per my friends since I am vegetarian).  When I saw the original recipe in WebMD  for Thai style chicken recipe, I immediately thought I can use soy chunks instead of meat.  Original recipe also had fish…

Pasta with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Sautéed Kale

Ingredients: 4 oz pasta such as Penne 1 small bunch kale thick stems removed 1 sweet potato 2 large portabella mushrooms About 4-5 sun dried mushrooms Oil spray Extra virgin olive oil Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper Method: Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.  Set aside Pre heat oven to 425 F Peel…