Kootu with green beans. Lentil and Green Beans Stew

Kootu is a popular lentil stew cooked in South Indian homes made with a variety of vegetables and spices. Kootu is a wonderful way to get the goodness of veggies and lentil protein all in a one pot dish. Have it over rice and you even have starch covered.

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Val Val. Konkani Pumpkin Veggie Stew with Coconut Cashew Gravy

This is a lovely veggie stew called val val made with a variety of mixed vegetables, coconut milk and cashews, all lightly seasoned with mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fragrant ghee. For those of you who like a mildly spiced stew that still gives you those aromatic Indian flavors this is the dish to try.

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Mexican Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttermilk Frosting

I love, love, love this cake! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked my eldest daughter to make this Mexican Chocolate Cake with chocolate buttermilk frosting. It has to be hands down one of my favorites!  It’s a dark chocolate flourless cake made with oat flour, brown sugar, flax seeds, cinnamon and a hint of cayenne for a Mexican twist. 

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September in the Garden

Hello and a good Monday to you all! How have you been? I hope you are all staying safe and well. I know I’ve been quiet for a while. I was in a bit of a funk. Between COVID the hot topic on the news daily, not being able to see friends and family, and the wildfires that ravaged our area, my spirits finally went down as I found it hard to stay upbeat and positive.

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