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… Continue reading Curried Veggie Quinoa Bowl

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,… Continue reading Bottle Gourd in Almond Sauce

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… Continue reading Brown Rice with Roasted Beets and Beet Greens

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

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… Continue reading Ribollita

Rice Noodles with Almond Sauce and Fried Onions

I have been wanting to make almond sauce for noodle dishes since I cannot eat peanuts.  This almond sauce is a twisted version of the traditional Indonesian peanut sauce.  In Indonesia a root vegetable similar to ginger – galangal is used in preparation of this sauce.  This noodle dish is a twisted version of Thai dish… Continue reading Rice Noodles with Almond Sauce and Fried Onions

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… Continue reading Potatoes and Eggplant in Fried Onion

Tofu pad thai

Ingredients: 4 oz pad Thai noodles or wakame rice noodles 2 teaspoons Asian chili bean sauce 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon tamarind paste ½ teaspoon lemon juice 2-3 cloves garlic thinly sliced 8 oz mixed mushrooms such as shittake, portabella, button 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 ½ cups napa cabbage 1 large julienned carrot 1… Continue reading Tofu pad thai

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… Continue reading Quinoa with Kale and Black Beans