Main Dish · Soups and Salads

Roasted Squash Fava Bean Salad

Summer is really making its presence felt around here. Hundred degrees?? That’s just unbearable especially when you don’t have A/C.. Oh well. What do you do when it gets that hot then? Dream of fall, that’s what. Today’s recipe is flashback. A dream of fall that is bygone but will be here soon, crisp and… Continue reading Roasted Squash Fava Bean Salad

Main Dish · Red Wine

No-Knead Pizza

I have always wanted to make pizza at home; but it has been rather easier to just order online and bite into my favorite thin crust pizza from our neighborhood pizzeria. Then I saw pins about gluten-free crusts. It’s not that I am allergic to gluten, but gluten-free essentially meant no kneading. I was more… Continue reading No-Knead Pizza

Main Dish

Dan Dan Noodles

Okay, so if I haven’t already said million times that I love Chinese food, let me say it in this post to┬áremove any remaining doubt. “I love chinese food- 999999X.” We have a favorite Sichuan restaurant that serves amazing vegetarian Dan Dan Noodles. I love it to the point that I am inclined to lick… Continue reading Dan Dan Noodles

Main Dish · Soups and Salads

Spinach Lentil Soup

This is a simple daal preparation, which many a times I drink by itself. Steaming hot, flavorful and mildly spicy, this is a perfect way to end a hectic day and retire with a book on the sofa. I love indian daal, to the point that I really crave for it ALL the time. It… Continue reading Spinach Lentil Soup

Main Dish

Simple Sichuan Noodles

There has been a long break, I understand. Traveling, work load and new goal- running has taken up entire weekdays and whatever was left of weekends too. But no more will that be an excuse for not writing on the blog. In fact, since I started running I have been cooking healthy recipes regularly so… Continue reading Simple Sichuan Noodles

Main Dish · Soups and Salads

Butternut Squash Soup

One sure sign that cold has appeared on the horizon is that some heavy orange vegetables make appearance on the local scene of grocery stores and farmer’s markets. You thought of pumpkin of course, didn’t you? Pumpkin IS in fact an all time favorite and but there is this another mysterious smaller one with somewhat… Continue reading Butternut Squash Soup

Appetizers · Main Dish

Bombay Misal (Spicy Moth Beans)

Moth beans have been my favorite variety of pulses. I always loved all pulses, but these especially. Despite its rather lackluster name. Their brown earthy color always appealed to me. The sprouts that were white, the brown shell and beige color inner layer of these were like nature’s mystery. And I always loved to unravel… Continue reading Bombay Misal (Spicy Moth Beans)

Main Dish

Indian Sloppy Joe- Pav Bhaji

Pav is Portugese for bread (pao). Bhaji is simply vegetable(s) in Hindi or Marathi. So this dish simply means vegetables eaten with bread. Sounds rather bland, doesn’t it? Very plain- eat mashed vegetables with bread, humans have been doing some form of this type of eating for centuries. Unfortunately simplicity of this name doesn’t do… Continue reading Indian Sloppy Joe- Pav Bhaji

Main Dish

Quinoa Avocado Burgers

New forms of healthy grain is all the rage these days. For all the good reasons too. And like all things that trend, even quinoa has rather come a full circle. This bright little food was once consumed by Mayans and it has all essential proteins, fiber as well as many vitamins. Among many things… Continue reading Quinoa Avocado Burgers