Potatoes and Eggplant in Fried Onion

Ingredients: 4 small potatoes 4 small eggplants 1 small red bell pepper 1 tablespoon oil 1 small onion strand of curry leaves  ½ teaspoon coriander seeds ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds 3 cloves garlic ½ inch piece of ginger 1 teaspoon crushed red chilies Salt to taste Method: Bring water to boil in…

Blueberry Banana Bread

As opposed to plain banana bread, this gives extra fragrance of blueberries.  Adding blueberries also gives a sour-tart taste on top of the sweet banana taste.  Walnuts add extra crunchiness to this soft and moist bread.  You can store this bread wrapped in an aluminum foil or cling wrap in the refrigerator for up to…

Tofu pad thai

Ingredients: 4 oz pad Thai noodles or wakame rice noodles 2 teaspoons Asian chili bean sauce 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon tamarind paste ½ teaspoon lemon juice 2-3 cloves garlic thinly sliced 8 oz mixed mushrooms such as shittake, portabella, button 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 ½ cups napa cabbage 1 large julienned carrot 1…

Quinoa with roasted Brussels sprouts and mushroom

Ingredients: ¾  cup quinoa (mixed red and white colored) 1 ½ cups water 8 oz portabella mushroom 8 oz brussels sprouts 7 oz water packed extra firm tofu cooking spray 1 teaspoon canola oil half of a small red onion thinly sliced ½ teaspoon chili paste ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper salt to taste Method: Add quinoa…

Sugar cookie mix almond bars

I usually don’t like buying cookie mix or cake mixes since they never have the flavor that we get when baking from scratch.  But with this cookie bar, it is a bit different.  The main flavor and taste comes from the almond paste topping and the fruit preserves.  The cookie dough was used just as…

Bulgur with Skillet Roasted Tempeh and Bok-choy

Ingredients 1 cup sliced tempeh 1 small bunch bok-choy 6 oz mixed mushrooms (remini, portabella, oyster) ½ cup sliced snow peas 4-5 cloves garlic ½ teaspoon chili paste 2 tablespoons canola oil salt to taste ½ cup bulgur 1 ½ cups water Method: Slice mushrooms thinly.  Add one table spoon of the canola oil and…