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… Continue reading Bulgar with roasted mini peppers and tofu

Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli with Red Chili Flakes

I had some left over broccoli florets which is too small of a quantity to make any dish as is.  I had never cooked broccoli with any other vegetables except once with kidney beans ( Broccoli with kidney beans). So this time I thought to add one of my favorite root vegetable – potatoes.  Broccoli and… Continue reading Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli with Red Chili Flakes

Roasted Broccoli and Black Bean Quinoa with Garlic Chili Sauce

After a long day from work and walking in this frigid cold weather, when I get home all I want is some comforting warm food.  On a day like this I didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen – just cook some delicious food and eat and go to bed.  So I… Continue reading Roasted Broccoli and Black Bean Quinoa with Garlic Chili Sauce

Soba Noodles with Tofu and Coconut Chili Sauce

Recently I have been trying different one pot dishes.  Rice and curry does feel good.  But the problem – When it comes to rice, I always end up making three different curries for dinner.  So to save some extra time, I thought of making this dish which is quite healthy and filling.  I wouldn’t call… Continue reading Soba Noodles with Tofu and Coconut Chili Sauce

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… Continue reading Spicy Bulgur with Broccoli and Kidney Beans

Rotini with Broccoli and Croutons

Ingredients: 4 zo Rotini 8 oz broccoli florets 1/3 cup dried navy beans 1/2 cup black olives 2 teaspoons pesto sauce 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1 sprig fresh basil leaves chopped 2 whole wheat bread slices Ground pepper salt to taste Parmesan cheese (optional) Method: Cook pasta, drain and set… Continue reading Rotini with Broccoli and Croutons

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… Continue reading Pasta with Roasted Broccoli and Kidney Beans