Spicy Peerkangai (Ridge Gourd) Curry

Ridge gourd does not have any strong flavor, taste or smell.  When made with a lot of spices, it brings out the flavor that mingles with the spices and make a great side dish which can be consumed with rice or any type of bread such as Naan, Paratha, Chappathi, or Roti. Ingredients: 1 large…

Fava Bean and Cauliflower Curry

Fava bean is something new that I have never bought or cooked.  Since I have been trying to include as much protein as possible in dishes I thought to use fava beans for this recipe. I bought the blanched dried fava beans which does not need overnight soaking.  It can be just soaked for a…

Pistou – AFrench Vegetable (Vegan) Soup

Pistou originated from the south France.  This is one of the most easiest soup I have ever made.  Serve this delicious and light soup for dinner with your choice of garlic bread or with French bread spreaded with extra virgin olive oil and toasted until lightly golden and crisp.  I served this soup with whole grain…

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…

Cauliflower and Mushroom Curry

I have been cooking cauliflower curry in the traditional way – simple cauliflower or cauliflower and potatoes.  I thought to try something totally different today.  I had a big head of cauliflower and was wondering what I can make with this cauliflower that is totally different.  Checked my fridge and there it is – a big…

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…

Pasta with in Roasted Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: For the pasta 4 oz cork-screw pasta (or any other pasta) 8 oz asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium red bell pepper cut into thin slices 1 medium sweet potato peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes cooking spray 2 teaspoon olive oil generous 1/2 cup cherry tomato halved 1/2 cup black…

Eggs and Tomatoes on Olive Toast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many of us ignore this.  Most of the time we finish our breakfast with a cup of coffee or cereal.  Here is a healthy one you can make in just a couple of minutes.  Eggs are nutrient dense food with an excellent source of protein…

Okra with Potatoes

  I love okra especially when satueed until it is dry and well cooked.  I have posted multiple okra recipes.  But this is my favorite recipe.  On the other hand this is the most time consuming okra recipe as well.  But the extra time is worth it. Ingredients: 1/2 lb okra 1/2 lb potatoes 1…