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…

Greens with Green Dressing

Spring is here – means lots of fresh veggies, fruits, and salad on my menu.   Making salad dressing is no rocket science, but what I love is making some thing so different which comes out of the blue.  I have seen strawberry vinaigrette, Tangerine dressing but has never seen a salad dressing made with…

Ribollita

Ribollita is a famous Italian-Tuscan soup with vegetables and bread.  It’s very similar to minestrone soup but Ribollita had beans instead odd pasta. with temperatures plummeting below freezing, who would not like to have a warm bowl of soup.  This soup includes a variety of vegetables with cannelloni beans.  Here is my variation of this…

Vegetable Loaded Quinoa

Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 1 teaspoon canola oil ½ teaspoon chili paste 2 tablespoons canola oil 4 oz white mushrooms 4 oz string beans 2 oz cauliflower florets 1 small green squash 1 small carrot 1 green chili slit lengthwise ½ teaspoon fennel seeds 2 tablespoons roasted cashews 1 tablespoon raisins (optional)…

String Beans with Soy Chunks

Ingredients: ½ lb string beans ¾ cup dry soy chunks 1 tablespoon canola oil ½ cup sliced red onion 3-4 garlic cloves 1 cup chopped tomato ¼ cup coconut milk 1 cup water 1 teaspoon chili powder ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder Spice powder: 1 teaspoon coriander seed ½ teaspoon cumin seed ¼ teaspoon fennel seed…

Rice with Kidney Beans and Veggies

Ingredients: ¾ cup uncooked brown rice 2 tomatoes 1 small onion 1-2 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic ¼ cup dried kidney beans ½ cup Brussels sprout 2 medium carrots 1 cup string beans sliced 2 teaspoon canola oil 2 green chilies split lengthwise 2-3 dried red chilies broken into 2-3 pieces ½ teaspoon fennel…