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Sweet Potato Wrap
Lunch Box/Picnic

Sweet Potato Wrap

Sweet potato wrap is a healthy and wholesome go-to meal for any occasion. You will notice that this recipe is quite simple and anyone can assemble them with store bought tortillas and canned foods. You will only need to prepare roasted sweet potatoes and you will see that it is […]

Chipotle Dressing
Chutneys, Dips & Sauces

Chipotle Dressing

Chipotle dressing is a simple finger-licking Mexican recipe with generic ingredients from your pantry and chipotle chilies. These chilies are nothing but smoke dried jalapeño chilis from Mexico. I prefer using chipotle peppers in adobo sauce available in the canned goods section of grocery aisles. Adobo sauce gives the recipe […]

Keerai Molagootal
Main Course

Keerai Molagootal

Keerai molagootal is a classic stew from Kerala, India made of spinach and dal in coconut gravy. With a great balance of protein, fiber, and tons of vitamins and minerals, this makes a very nutritious dish for everyday meals and is absolutely divine when paired with steamed rice and ghee. […]

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Appetizers

Black-eyed Pea Petites

Black-eyed Pea Petites are absolutely delicious appetizers that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. These fiber-rich, mini kebabs are a great option for tea-time snacks and can be made gluten free with gluten-free bread crumbs. Let’s get started…  WHAT YOU WILL NEED Ingredients Note: 1 cup […]

Cilantro Yogurt Dip
Chutneys, Dips & Sauces

Cilantro Yogurt Dip

Cilantro Yogurt dip is a refreshing herb infused yogurt dip that pairs beautifully with fried or baked appetizers. The unique flavor of cilantro bursts into your mouth with every bite and the yogurt is especially soothing when you’re (over) indulging in spicy hors d’oeuvres. Let’s get to blending… WHAT YOU […]

Mashed Potato
Side Dishes

Mashed Potato

Mashed potato is a buttery smooth, delicately flavored, calorie rich side dish from Europe. This yummy comfort food can be put together with very few ingredients. Let’s get to mashing WHAT YOU WILL NEED Ingredients Note: 1 cup = 235 ml 2 large potatoes (russet or yukon gold), steamed  2 […]

Zucchini Boat
Main Course

Zucchini Boats

Zucchini boats, a combination of just a few basic recipes is a tasty entrée that hubby and I had in an upscale restaurant and which I managed to reverse-engineer. Just assemble roasted zucchini, mashed potato, curried barley and top it off with some beet sauce. Et Voilà – you have […]

BeetPurée
Chutneys, Dips & Sauces

Beet Purée

Beet purée is a silky smooth sauce made with beets, butter and a hint of onion and garlic. If you enjoy plating food, this purple color sauce should be on your list for your next food art and a finger-licking experience. This butter beaten, exquisitely flavorful beet sauce will compliment […]

Kosumalli
Salads

Kosumalli

Kosumalli / Kosambari / Vada Paruppu / Vada Pappu is a traditional salad in South India made with mung beans and vegetables that are in season in summer. In India, food and festivals go hand in glove. I’m still amazed at the impeccable food sense of our ancestors because foods […]

Neer Mor2
Beverages

Neer Mor

Neer Mor (Challa Charu / Spiced buttermilk / Masala chaas) is a refreshing yogurt drink that’s popular in India as a cooling beverage to beat the scorching summer heat. The name comes from the Tamil language, Neer = water and Mor = buttermilk. It is one of the offerings made […]