Bulgur Masala Pulav

Bulgur wheat is commonly called cracked wheat that has a chew taste when cooked. Bulgur is from cracked whole-grain kernels of wheat that get parboiled and dried before. Due to this process they cook much more quickly than other varieties of whole wheat. since it’s already processed, most of the bulgur varieties cook within 15…

Vegan Creamy Bell Pepper Soup

Creamy soups are usually made with heavy cream or whole milk. I have made soups with almond milk since almond milk does not have strong taste or smell. This time I wanted to get the thick creamy taste for my soup and almond milk does not give that texture. When pureed, silken tofu is something…

Rice noodles with sprouted mung beans

Current situation (COVID 19) is having a big impact on every one’s daily life including long lines in grocery stores and not being able to get the needed vegetables or other products.  I made this dish with the ingredients I had in handy.  But you can replace any of these ingredients with your favorite one. …

Bulgar with roasted mini peppers and tofu

This is a recipe that includes any available colorful veggies packed with nutrients.  If you don’t have the same ingredients, you can use any available vegetables such as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, Asparagus etc according to your liking. I like using fresh vegetables instead of frozen or canned ones since fresh vegetables bake well and they…

Fruit Crumble with Coconut Topping

It’s the time of the year again – apple picking, abundance berries in the market and fresh cranberries has started popping in the store shelves.  While the weather it is getting cooler, I am starting to bake again – the spices and the baking aroma will fill the house and of course it will make…

Kale with Edamame

There are many varieties of kale including the ornamental ones that have bright colored leaves such as brilliant white, red, pink, lavender, blue or violet in the interior of the rosette.  The different types of ornamental kale are peacock kale, coral prince, kamone coral queen, color up kale and chidori kale.  Ornamental kale is as edible as any other…

Spicy Barley Pulav with Vegetables

When I was a kid my mother used to make barley water for my grand mother since it has many health benefits.  But I used to hate the smell when barley is being cooked.  With that I never tried any recipes with barley.  Since I started cooking healthy home made lunch meals for work, I…

Vegan Banana Cake

  This is one of the most easiest and quickest cakes I have ever made.  When I say “Vegan Banana Cake”, it might sound like the cake may not be the same as the ones with eggs and butter regarding consistency and taste.  But believe me, even I was a bit reluctant to make this…

Yellow Squash in Green Chili Gravy

I have bought and made dishes out of Zucchini but rarely did I buy yellow squash or called as summer squash.  When I bought the yellow squash, I didn’t even think what I was going to make it out of this vegetable.  After thinking of different recipes and spices, I felt making a curry with…

Red Chilli Coconut Sambol

If you ask any Sri Lankan, everyone will say there are no recipe without coconut.  Coconut is used in all type of curries, gravy, Sambol, Appam, and even in snacks such as Murukku etc. Coconut trees are widely grown all over Sri Lanka and used in dishes by all ethnic groups.  Another thing to note…