Navy Beans and Beet Curry

This is a delicious and very simple dish.  It only takes 15 minutes to cook plus the extra time to cut the beets.  You can use either dried navy beans or canned ones.  If using dried navy beans, soak them in water overnight and cook until three quarters done. Ingredients: ½ lb beets 1 cup…

Fruit and Nut Marmalade Bread

With Christmas coming, I wanted to make something special and so flavorful for breakfast.  Orange marmalade gives this bread a touch of orange flavor and the orange peel gives a distinct taste in every bite.  Adding almonds makes it even better – a crunch taste with raisins that gives a fruity taste.  This can be…

Simple Butter Cake

I made this cake for my relative for Thanks Giving but waited to post since it would be more appropriate for Christmas or New Year. When I say butter cake, this is the Sri Lankan version of the butter cake.  It is very simple just with 4 main ingredients.  But once baked it is heavenly tasty….

Kale and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Here is a very simple Kale salad with roasted sweet potatoes.  When I was working in New York City, I always go to the Whole Foods market to get lunch.  They have healthy salad bar and hot dishes – buffet style.  In fall, this Kale salad is one of my favorite.  They make this salad…

Quinoa with Roasted Beets, Beet Greens and Tofu

This year until last week I couldn’t find good fresh beets in the farmers market.  Last week when I went there, to my surprise they had really fresh beet bunches with fresh beet greens.  I couldn’t resist and bought a big bunch.  While they are fresh, I wanted to make some dish and came up…

Bottle Gourd White Curry

Ingredients: 1 cup cut bottle gourd 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup coconut milk 3-4 shallots 1-2 small green chilies slit lengthwise 1 teaspoon cooking oil 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds 1 teaspoon urad dhal 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed Curry leaves Salt to taste Method: Slit bottle gourd length wise and remove seeds.  Cut bottle gourd into…

Apple Pie Bread

Ingredients: ½ cup oil ¾ cup brown sugar ¼ cup soy milk 1 egg 1 tablespoon coarsely ground flax seek 2 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoon baking powder 2 cups all purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt 2 cups peeled and shredded apple ½ cup dried cranberries ¾ cup chopped walnuts Method: Preheat oven…