Red Chilli Coconut Sambol

If you ask any Sri Lankan, everyone will say there are no recipe without coconut.  Coconut is used in all type of curries, gravy, Sambol, Appam, and even in snacks such as Murukku etc. Coconut trees are widely grown all over Sri Lanka and used in dishes by all ethnic groups.  Another thing to note…

Navy Beans and Beet Curry

This is a delicious and very simple dish.  It only takes 15 minutes to cook plus the extra time to cut the beets.  You can use either dried navy beans or canned ones.  If using dried navy beans, soak them in water overnight and cook until three quarters done. Ingredients: ½ lb beets 1 cup…

Kale and Carrot Stir Fry

Ingredients: 2 cups finely shredded fresh kale leaves ½ cup grated carrot ½ cup water 1 teaspoon chili powder 2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut 2 teaspoons canola oil ½ cup chopped red onion 3-4 dried red chili broken into 2 pieces   Method: Wash and dry kale leaves.  Once they are dry shred the leaves. Add…

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…

Mixed Nuts & Herb Swirls

Ingredients: 1 17.3 oz. Package Puff Pastry sheets (2 sheets – Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry sheets) 1 egg lightly beaten ¼ cup walnuts ¼ cup blanched/slivered almonds (almonds should not have any skin) ¼ cup Cashew nuts 4 tablespoons + 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese ¼ teaspoon dried thyme ¼ teaspoon dried tarragon ½ teaspoon…