Brown Rice with Roasted Beets and Beet Greens

Roasted beets and beet greens with rice – sounds interesting.  I came across this recipe a while ago (probably a year or more) in New York Times website.  When I first saw this recipe I was a bit hesitant since I did not know how it would turn out and never made an attempt to make…

Vegetarian Yakisoba

Nothing is more delicious than home cooked food especially when it comes to dishes like pasta, noodles, and pizza.  I love trying different cuisine recipes but have never thought of trying any Japanese recipes.  Probably I have been under the impression that Japanese cuisine is mostly based on sea food, sea weed and sushi.  So I…

Vegan Corn Cakes

Ingredients: 2 teaspoon oil 1/4 cup finely chopped button mushroom 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1/2 cup corn kernels 1 scallion chopped 1/2 cup finely ground corn meal 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon oil 1 cup thin coconut milk 1/4 cup water 1/4…

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger and Orange Zest

Nothing better than a warm soup on a cold winter day.  I have hooked into butternut squash soup since the time I started buying lunch at whole foods market during working days.  In fall, they make one of the best butternut squash soup with apple.  I have already posted a simple version of butternut squash…

Spicy Snake Gourd Curry

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon urad dhal 2 teaspoons chana dhal 4-5 dried red chilies 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed 2 teaspoons cooking oil 1/2 of a small red onion 8 oz snake gourd 1/4 teaspoon tamarind paste Curry leaves 1 cup water Salt to taste Method: Dry roast urad dhal, chana dhal, and…

Carrot Cup Cakes

I am not a fan of carrots and I rarely eat them and if so, it should be in salads.  But this morning I was wondering what to make for breakfast and found a big bag of carrots in the refrigerator. So immediately came up with the idea of about making these carrot cup cakes.  They don’t…

Soba Noodles with Aromatic Almond Sauce

I am starting to love noodles the fact it is quite easy to cook and you can mix and match different vegetable you want.  So this time I thought of trying it with arugula.  Yes, arugula – some thing so different that I wanted to try.  To mask the strong taste of arugula I thought of…