Spicy Curried Couscous with Kidney beans and Vegetables

Today I thought of making some thing simple – meaning cooking couscous is so easy, just boil the water and add couscous and let stand.  This is kind of a one pot meal that can be eaten for lunch or dinner.  Also a good recipe to pack in a lunch box for office. Ingredients: ¼…

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…

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…

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…

Couscous with Black Beans and Zucchini Ribbons

After coming home from work, I will be so tired and some times I don’t even want to step into the kitchen.  Today is one of those days and once I walked in, I was thinking whether to get some frozen food from the refrigerator or cook some thing that is quick and simple.  I browsed…

Spicy Bulgur with Broccoli and Kidney Beans

Ingredients: For the Bulgar: ½ cup Bulgar 1½ cups water 1 teaspoon oil 3 cardamom pods 3 cloves 1 inch piece of cinnamon salt to taste Vegetable mix: 5-6 oz mushroom (portabella or button) 4 oz broccoli florets 1 small red bell pepper cut into thin strips Cooking spray ¼ cup dried kidney beans soaked…

Potatoes and Eggplant in Fried Onion

Ingredients: 4 small potatoes 4 small eggplants 1 small red bell pepper 1 tablespoon oil 1 small onion strand of curry leaves  ½ teaspoon coriander seeds ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds 3 cloves garlic ½ inch piece of ginger 1 teaspoon crushed red chilies Salt to taste Method: Bring water to boil in…

Thai Style Soy Chunks (TVP) Curry

Soy chunks especially the big ones have a real meat texture.  When cooked they even taste somewhat like meat (per my friends since I am vegetarian).  When I saw the original recipe in WebMD  for Thai style chicken recipe, I immediately thought I can use soy chunks instead of meat.  Original recipe also had fish…

Quinoa with Kale and Black Beans

Quinoa is a grain that does not have any smell or flavor.  That’s why dry roasting it gives a nice nutty flavor.  Also when cooking quinoa, I like to add salt since it gets absorbed into quinoa and gives a mild taste.   You can even add any other spices while cooking quinoa Ingredients: 3/4…

Pasta with Roasted Broccoli and Kidney Beans

Ingredients: 4 oz Pasta such as Rotini 4 oz dried kidney beans 2 large portabella mushrooms 1 medium red bell pepper 1 small head/bunch broccoli 1 tablespoon chopped sun dried tomatoes 2-3 tablespoons feta cheese 1 – 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil Pam/oil spray Salt and pepper to taste Method: Cook pasta and drain…