Wholesome Multi-Grain and Vegetable Soup

Wholesome grain and mixed vegetable soup are a very healthy and delicious soup.  We all yearn for something hot during winter time like hot chocolate, hot coffee and warm soup.  So, this is one of those soups that will keep you warm on a cold winter day. Adding spices will enhance the heat of this… Continue reading Wholesome Multi-Grain and Vegetable Soup

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… Continue reading Pistou – AFrench Vegetable (Vegan) Soup

Zucchini Cardamom Bread

I have been in the mood of making zucchini recipes.  It is the time to get a lot of fresh zucchinis in the market and normally I am not a fan of zucchini.  But after baking a few recipes, I fell in love with zucchini. This unique recipe combines the flavor of cardamom and nutmeg.… Continue reading Zucchini Cardamom Bread

Pineapple Zucchini Cake with dried Cranberries

Who can resist a tropical pineapple flavor pared with cranberries and walnuts.  The original recipe called for shredded carrots.  I have made carrot cakes and Indian carrot sweets which had a “carroty” flavor and taste which I am not a fan of.  So I was looking for a twist and thought why not zucchini since… Continue reading Pineapple Zucchini Cake with dried Cranberries

Pineapple Zucchini Loaf

I have been longing to make a muffin or loaf with pineapple.  Pineapple is a very common fruit in Sri Lanka and there people even make pineapple curry (when the fruit is not too ripe).  So I was searching on the web for any pineapple loaf/bread/muffin recipes and I came across this recipe on allrecipes.com… Continue reading Pineapple Zucchini Loaf

Couscous with Black Beans and Zucchini Ribbons

After coming home from work, I will be so tired and some times I don’t even want to step into the kitchen.  Today is one of those days and once I walked in, I was thinking whether to get some frozen food from the refrigerator or cook some thing that is quick and simple.  I browsed… Continue reading Couscous with Black Beans and Zucchini Ribbons

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

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

  Ingredients: 2 small eggs 1/2 cup cooking oil (canola, or vegetable oil) 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup castor sugar 1 cup shredded zucchini 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 tablespoon rolled oats… Continue reading Blueberry Zucchini Bread