Arugula Salad with Strawberries and Grape Tomatoes

  It is summer and farmer’s market and groceries are full of fresh vegetables.  In this 90 degree temperature, I don’t think any one would enjoy standing in front of a hot stove or oven and cooking something for dinner.  Especially I don’t.  So I have been trying different salads and this came out to…

Black Eyed Peas and Potato Curry

Ingredients: 1 ½ cups cooked and drained black eyed peas ¼ cups sliced red onion 3-4 cloves garlic 1 medium tomato 1-2 teaspoons canola oil Pinch of hing (Asaefotida) 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon coriander seeds ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 3 green chilies 1 medium potato ¼ cup coconut milk Salt to taste Oil…

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…