String Beans and Mushroom Curry

Last thanksgiving I made string bean casserole for a family dinner party.  Since it came out so good, it inspired me to transform it into an Indian style curry.  I omitted those specific ingredients and herbs that were used in the string bean casserole.  Instead I used the curry powder and chili powder to spice…

Spinach & Black Beans pasta with Ground Almonds

This is a new type of pasta I tried today.  I have been trying diary free meals and did not have any diary free cheese in my pantry.  So thought to substitute with ground almonds which gives a nice crunchy taste to this pasta dish.  This is an easy recipe packed with nutrients to have…

Tempeh in Coconut Milk

Tempeh – I know a lot of people might not have heard about it.  I have tasted fried Tempeh a while ago in a restaurant.  Since then I have been looking for this product and finally found this at Trader Joe’s and I was quite happy to convert this Tempeh into delicious dishes. Tempeh is…

Sautéed Portabella Caps with Baby Bok-Choy

This is one of the most simplest and easiest recipes I have made.  For this recipe, it is good to use large Portabella caps instead of Portabells baby mushrooms.  The large caps has more distinct flavor and has a nice chewy texture when roasted.  Even though extra virgin olive oil is mainly used in salads (not for…

Gourd in Tomato Coconut Sauce

I have posted a gourd recipe earlier – Bottle Gourd in Almond Sauce.  But this earlier recipe was with “bottle gourd”. The one I am using for this recipe is slightly different from bottle gourd.  The flesh of bottle gourd is softer and has bigger seeds.  I came across this vegetable for the first time when…

Soy Chunks in Cashew Sauce

Lately I have been trying curry dishes with different nut sauces.  Normally I use regular milk or soy milk.  But soy milk does not give the same flavor as much as the regular milk or coconut milk.  For this recipe I thought of making a sauce with cashew nuts.  Since cashew nuts has a soft…

Broccoli with Kidney Beans

Broccoli with kidney beans, sounds strange.  I had a small bunch of broccoli which needed to be cooked since it started wilting.  So I thought of many ways to cook a new dish with broccoli.  I thought of potatoes and broccoli, tofu and broccoli, and kidney beans and broccoli.  For some reason I thought of…

Curried Veggie Quinoa Bowl

I love making one dish meals since they are so easy and I don’t have to make multiple side dishes.  It’s hard to resist make such dishes especially when they are packed with spices and flavor.  Even though I have posted a few Quinoa dishes earlier, this time I wanted to make some thing that…

Bottle Gourd in Almond Sauce

Bottle gourd – I never ate this vegetable when I was growing up, I don’t the reason – may be my mom never liked and never cooked or they thought it does not have any taste.  Yes, compared to other vegetable this is quite bland and watery taste.  But after coming to the united states,…

Brown Rice with Roasted Beets and Beet Greens

Roasted beets and beet greens with rice – sounds interesting.  I came across this recipe a while ago (probably a year or more) in New York Times website.  When I first saw this recipe I was a bit hesitant since I did not know how it would turn out and never made an attempt to make…