Soba Noodles with Tofu and Coconut Chili Sauce

Recently I have been trying different one pot dishes.  Rice and curry does feel good.  But the problem – When it comes to rice, I always end up making three different curries for dinner.  So to save some extra time, I thought of making this dish which is quite healthy and filling.  I wouldn’t call…

Garlicky Mushroom Bruschetta

I have been wanting to make this dish for a while.  Finally I got the dried porcini mushroom which gives a great flavor to the bruschetta.  If you are in a hurry, this is one of those dishes that can be done within 10 minutes.  To save time, you can buy the sliced porabella mushroom….

Couscous with Black Beans and Zucchini Ribbons

After coming home from work, I will be so tired and some times I don’t even want to step into the kitchen.  Today is one of those days and once I walked in, I was thinking whether to get some frozen food from the refrigerator or cook some thing that is quick and simple.  I browsed…

Apple Raisin Crepe Pouches in Strawberry Orange Sauce

Ingredients: For the sauce: 4 oz strawberries chopped 3-4 tablespoons orange juice 1 teaspoon castor sugar For the filling: 1 granny smith apple 4 tablespoons raisins 1 teaspoon butter 1 teaspoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons ground almond (almond meal) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon For the crepes: 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 egg white 2 teaspoons…

Almond Coated Jam Cookies

Ingredients: 4 oz butter 3 oz castor sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 oz self rising flour Almond meal for coating Raspberry preserves Method: Preheat oven to 350 F.  Lightly grease a cookie sheet with butter and set aside In a bowl beat sugar and butter together.  Then beat in the egg and vanilla…

Eggs and Tomatoes on Olive Toast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many of us ignore this.  Most of the time we finish our breakfast with a cup of coffee or cereal.  Here is a healthy one you can make in just a couple of minutes.  Eggs are nutrient dense food with an excellent source of protein…

Fenugreek Leaves Fry (வெந்தய கீரை வறை)

Fenugreek which belongs to the family “Fabaceae” has a bitter taste.  They retain the bitter taste even after cooking.  Fenugreek leaves as well as the fenugreek seeds has a lot of medicinal effects. Mostly Fenugreek is used for digestive problems such as loss of appetite, upset stomach and inflammation of the stomach.  Back in Sri Lanka,…

Okra with Potatoes

  I love okra especially when satueed until it is dry and well cooked.  I have posted multiple okra recipes.  But this is my favorite recipe.  On the other hand this is the most time consuming okra recipe as well.  But the extra time is worth it. Ingredients: 1/2 lb okra 1/2 lb potatoes 1…

Ribollita

Ribollita is a famous Italian-Tuscan soup with vegetables and bread.  It’s very similar to minestrone soup but Ribollita had beans instead odd pasta. with temperatures plummeting below freezing, who would not like to have a warm bowl of soup.  This soup includes a variety of vegetables with cannelloni beans.  Here is my variation of this…

Rice Noodles with Almond Sauce and Fried Onions

I have been wanting to make almond sauce for noodle dishes since I cannot eat peanuts.  This almond sauce is a twisted version of the traditional Indonesian peanut sauce.  In Indonesia a root vegetable similar to ginger – galangal is used in preparation of this sauce.  This noodle dish is a twisted version of Thai dish…

Blueberry Coconut Loaf

This fragrant bread recipe should be baked in a 8×4 inch loaf pan.  Since I did not have that size, I baked it in the standard 9×5 inch loaf pan.  The loaf came out a little small but rose well. Ingredients: 1½ cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼…