Fava Bean and Cauliflower Curry

Fava bean is something new that I have never bought or cooked.  Since I have been trying to include as much protein as possible in dishes I thought to use fava beans for this recipe. I bought the blanched dried fava beans which does not need overnight soaking.  It can be just soaked for a…

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. …

Chinese style Tofu fried rice bulgur

I have been thinking of making  Chinese fried rice for a while.  Finally I got all the needed ingredients and decided to use Bulgar instead of rice.  The main reason to use Bulgar is it’s much healthier and has lot of nutrients as well as gives a nice a nutty flavor.  The nutty flavor gives…

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…

Toffee Meringue Cookie Bar

Happy Thanksgiving to my friends and fellow bloggers.  Thanksgiving dinner means turkey, sweet potato and pumpkin dishes.  Since I had to make some dessert for Thanksgiving dinner, I thought to make something different which can be eaten with a cup of coffee after all the heavy meals – where we can sit and relax and…

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

It is getting cold and fall is here and the next thing we know is thanksgiving followed by Christmas and New Year.  Fall means dishes made with pumpkin – pumpkin pie, cranberries, warm pumpkin soup etc. etc.  We all enjoy something with pumpkin.  This weekend I thought of making a pumpkin bread that has the…

Bean Sprouts – How to Sprout Beans

I have been wanting to make my own sprouted beans.  Home made sprouted beans are clean and we know it will not be contaminated since if they are not handled properly they can easily get spoil and cause stomach problems.  I have tried sprouting beans in the past with less success.  This time I tried…

Tempeh in Coconut-Tomato Sauce

Tempeh – now this is one of my favorite dish.  I have heard about Tempeh for a while but could not find this until now.  Recently I was shopping at Trader Joes and accidentally found Tempeh where they keep tofu and other vegan items.  The first time I tasted tempeh is in a Thai restaurant…

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…

Luscious Lemon Bar

With summer around the corner I love making fruity desserts since fresh fruits are readily available in stores.  But the first thing comes to mind on a hot summer day is the cool refreshing freshly made lemonade.  With that in mind, I thought to make this lemon bar which is tangy, sweet and full of…