Carrot Zucchini Bars

  This recipe has been in my mind for a while and some how I have missed it.  I saw this recipe on Better Homes and Gardens website probably 2 years ago.  Finally I had a chance to make this yummy bars.  These bars are so healthy and packed with nutrition.  I omitted the cream…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

Zucchini Lentil Soup

Ingredients: 3 oz brown lentil 1 medium zucchini (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 small onion 1 teaspoon cooking oil 1 /34 cups vegetable stock 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/8 teaspoon cumin powder 1 1/2 cups baby spinach 1/4 cup whole milk Method: Wash and place brown lentil in a bowl and cover with cold water…

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…

Bulgur with Kidney Beans and Roasted Peppers

  Ingredients: 1/2 cup bulgur 1 1/2 cups water 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/4 cup dried kidney beans 1 small red bell pepper 1 small green pepper 1 small zucchini or squash 1/2 teaspoon chili paste 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 2-3 teaspoons cooking oil salt to taste Method: Soak kidney beans over night Add…