Friday, 19 December 2014 11:43

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie is a medley of vegetables baked in tomato sauce and layered with smooth and creamy mashed potato. This rustic pie filled with colorful vegetables makes a perfect dish for the Holiday Parties. Shepherd's Pie is one pot dish in itself or you could serve it along with toasted Garlic Bread. 

Published in Gourmet Favorites
Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:29

Kollu Rasam Recipe (Nourishing HorseGram Stew)

Kollu Rasam Recipe is a wholesome recipe of rasam made from horse gram.  It is rich in taste and at the same time rich in protein and iron apart and has high antioxidant capacities along with hemagluttinin which is a substance found in antibodies and autoimmune functions.

Kollu is also known by the following names in different regions of india - Hindi : Kulthi / Hulthi; Bengali : Kulthi-Kalai; Gujarati : Kuleeth

In the traditional recipe only a small amount of kollu is used to make the rasam, but i personally like to add the entire horse gram and make it a wholesome rasam.

Published in Dals Kadhis and Currys
Friday, 12 December 2014 11:18

Gobi and Soya Keema Recipe

Gobi and Soya Keema is grated cauliflower dish cooked with soya granule, potato and peas. The word Keema is usually referred as Lamb Mince Curry but Gobi and Soya Keema is a vegetarian version of the same dish with a healthy twist of soya granule. For the vegetarian party menu this could be a good choice for side dish even for kid's school lunchbox this goes well with chapati or paratha. This recipe is a great way to include Soya Granule in your daily menu.

Published in Vegetables - Dry

The Penne with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce Recipe with Broccoli is a simple wholesome and quick recipe to make and makes it perfect for kids lunch boxes as well. The goodness from the creamy pumpkin sauce and the addition of broccoli as a vegetable by the side makes this pasta wholesome and nutritious. 

Pumpkin is a storehouse of antioxidants, vitamins A and many other minerals including beta carotene. Beta-carotene is one of the plant carotenoids converted to vitamin A in the body. In the conversion to vitamin A, beta carotene performs many important functions in overall health. Studies show that beta-carotene offers protection against many diseases as well as some degenerative aspects of aging

Published in Pastas and Pizzas
Friday, 05 December 2014 04:05

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce Recipe

The Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce Recipe is a wholesome and nutritious way to make a pasta sauce. The sauce is so versatile, that it can replace the regular creamy tomato sauce for Ravioli's, Lasagna and many more dishes. You can also serve it over filled crepes for your parties.

Pumpkins are know for its beta carotene, thats rich in Vitamin A, antioxidants and other minerals. And the Creamy Pumpkin Sauce Recipe is a way to get the super vegetable into the diet of your family and especially children.

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 04:05

Palak Chole Recipe (Spinach & Chickpea Curry)

Palak Chole is nothing but Chickpeas cooked with spinach in spicy gravy. Chickpeas are a great source of protein for vegetarians and spinach is a storehouse of iron. During winter fresh bunches of spinach are available in every nook and corner of the cities in India and this dish makes a delicious combination of the two wholesome foods.  With adding spinach in this dish both health and taste dimension are intensified. Palak Chole can be relished with your choice of Indian breads for dinner or in the for lunch along with Jeera Rice. 

Published in Dals Kadhis and Currys

Pressure-cooking is a method of cooking in a sealed vessel that does not permit air or liquids to escape below a preset pressure. Foods are cooked much faster in pressure-cooking as it uses much less water used than boiling.

Several foods can be cooked together in the pressure cooker, either for the same amount of time or added later and timed accordingly. Manufacturers provide steamer baskets to allow more foods to be cooked together inside the pressure cooker. I have below given a few steps for cooking the more common vegetables. If you are not used to pressure-cooking method, experience will make you better at using it.

Published in Healthy Eating
Thursday, 27 November 2014 13:21

Kung Pao Tofu with Vegetables Recipe

Kung Pao Tofu is a traditional chinese dish that is stir fry made into a spicy sauce combined with peanuts, vegetables, tofu and chilli peppers. Although the dish is found throughout China, I believe there are regional variations of this dish that is typically less spicy than the Sichuan. The combination of stir fried vegetables along with the nutrition and protein packed Tofu makes this dish wholesome and delicious when served along with brown rice.  I have made modifications to add some pumpkin and red peppers, to make it more wholesome.

Published in Asian Cuisine
Friday, 21 November 2014 07:59

Lemongrass Tofu and Vegetable Curry Recipe

Lemongrass Tofu and Vegetable Curry Recipe is a delicious combination of fresh vegetables, tofu and flavored with a lemon grass curry paste. The curry also has a blend of coconut milk and a tomato puree, adding to the tanginess of this asian inspired curry. When I made this curry, I had a little bit of a variety of vegetables, a stalk of lemon grass, tofu and tomato puree, and it was so easy to bring it all together. Serve the Tofu and Vegetable Curry along with brown rice or even jasmine rice for as healthy wholesome weeknight dinner.

Published in Asian Cuisine

The Broccoli & Cheese Filled Crepe Recipe is simple, nutritious and wholesome that makes perfect delicious appetizer for the parties or even a weeknight meal. We often find that we are bored with this super nutritious vegetable and run out of ideas and this is one recipe you will keep making again and again, as it is packed with flavors from the cream cheese, roasted peppers and dijon mustard. When served with a Greek Yogurt Dip, this recipe completes itself. You can also serve the Broccoli Cheese Crepes for a weeknight dinner.

Published in Appetizers