Pasta with in Roasted Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: For the pasta 4 oz cork-screw pasta (or any other pasta) 8 oz asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium red bell pepper cut into thin slices 1 medium sweet potato peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes cooking spray 2 teaspoon olive oil generous 1/2 cup cherry tomato halved 1/2 cup black…

Quinoa Spring Salad

  Ingredients: 1/3 cup Quinoa 3 tablespoons slivered almond lightly toasted 2 cups baby Arugula 1 horseradish (red) 2 large strawberries ½ cup chopped cucumber (¼ inch cubes) 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon red wine vinegar crumbled feta cheese salt and ground black pepper to taste Method: Cook…

Bulgar with Mixed Greens

Spring is almost here.  With spring coming, the whole nature will change to green and with colorful blossoms every where.  So to celebrate this spring and the warm weather I thought to make a dish that has only green vegetables and leaves.  Green vegetables and green leaves are packed with a lot of vitamins and minerals….

Happy Earth Day

Today is earth day and 45th anniversary of the Earth Day.  Earth Day is not just some thing we celebrate and forget the next day.  It’s about raising public awareness about environmental issues.  These issues vary year to year from air pollution, water pollution, natural animal habitats being destroyed to all the melting ice and glaciers…

Pineapple Zucchini Loaf

I have been longing to make a muffin or loaf with pineapple.  Pineapple is a very common fruit in Sri Lanka and there people even make pineapple curry (when the fruit is not too ripe).  So I was searching on the web for any pineapple loaf/bread/muffin recipes and I came across this recipe on allrecipes.com…

Curried Veggie Quinoa Bowl

I love making one dish meals since they are so easy and I don’t have to make multiple side dishes.  It’s hard to resist make such dishes especially when they are packed with spices and flavor.  Even though I have posted a few Quinoa dishes earlier, this time I wanted to make some thing that…

Vegan Banana Muffins

I always wanted to bake vegan muffins, breads, and cookies.  But when it comes to vegan muffins and breads I wasn’t that successful until now.  I was browsing through internet for any substitute for egg.  I saw ingredients like tofu, apple puree, apple sauce etc.  Today for the first time I saw ground flax seed….

Bottle Gourd in Almond Sauce

Bottle gourd – I never ate this vegetable when I was growing up, I don’t the reason – may be my mom never liked and never cooked or they thought it does not have any taste.  Yes, compared to other vegetable this is quite bland and watery taste.  But after coming to the united states,…