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…

Potatoes and String Beans with Lemon grass

I have been looking for a recipe where I can use the lemon grass I bought earlier.  So I found this Vietnamese which I modified since I could not find the spices mentioned in the recipe.  So I used the red Thai curry paste instead of the spice powder.  But it turned out delicious and…

Fiery Red Thai Curry

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste 1 teaspoon light brown sugar 1 cup medium thick coconut milk 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh ginger 1 1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 cup thinly sliced carrots 3/4 cup string beans cut into…

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)…

Spicy String Bean Curry

Ingredients: ½ lb string beans ½ cup red onions thinly sliced 2-3 cloves garlic chopped into small pieces 2 small tomatoes chopped 1 teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon curry powder 1 ½ cups water 4 dried red chilies broken into 2pieces Strand of curry leaves Method: Wash and cut string beans into one-inch pieces. In…

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…