Wholesome Multi-Grain and Vegetable Soup

Wholesome grain and mixed vegetable soup are a very healthy and delicious soup.  We all yearn for something hot during winter time like hot chocolate, hot coffee and warm soup.  So, this is one of those soups that will keep you warm on a cold winter day. Adding spices will enhance the heat of this… Continue reading Wholesome Multi-Grain and Vegetable Soup

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… Continue reading Bulgur Masala Pulav

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… Continue reading Spicy Barley Pulav with Vegetables

Spicy Vegan Bulgur Pulav

  It is so hot and the best thing to cook is a one pot meal instead of making multiple dishes and generating heat.  I have been eyeing on a recipe which is actually a chicken pulav with brown rice. I thought to make some twists and create it as a vegetarian dish since I… Continue reading Spicy Vegan Bulgur Pulav

Vegetable Korma in Almond-Coconut Sauce

Lately I have been trying dishes that are way out of our traditional Sri Lankan method.  This is one of the recipes that I made over the weekend.  Traditionally we make mixed vegetable curries simmered in thick coconut milk.  For this recipe, I reduced the amount of coconut milk and added ground almonds which gives extra… Continue reading Vegetable Korma in Almond-Coconut Sauce

Pistou – AFrench Vegetable (Vegan) Soup

Pistou originated from the south France.  This is one of the most easiest soup I have ever made.  Serve this delicious and light soup for dinner with your choice of garlic bread or with French bread spreaded with extra virgin olive oil and toasted until lightly golden and crisp.  I served this soup with whole grain… Continue reading Pistou – AFrench Vegetable (Vegan) Soup

Vegetarian Yakisoba

Nothing is more delicious than home cooked food especially when it comes to dishes like pasta, noodles, and pizza.  I love trying different cuisine recipes but have never thought of trying any Japanese recipes.  Probably I have been under the impression that Japanese cuisine is mostly based on sea food, sea weed and sushi.  So I… Continue reading Vegetarian Yakisoba

Carrot and Apricot Bread with Poppy Seeds

Ingredients: 3 eggs 3/4 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon orange extract (or 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind) 3 oz dried apricots 8 oz shredded carrots 9 oz all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda pinch of salt 2 tablespoons poppy seeds 2 oz… Continue reading Carrot and Apricot Bread with Poppy Seeds