Category Archives: From the Kitchen

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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Roasted Corn Ceasar Salad

Happy weekend to you. I hope its going well and you have a chance to relax a bit. Its September already! Hard to believe summer is winding down but we are still getting beautiful late summer veggies at the markets and I am always hunting for fun and exciting recipes to try out. Today, I’d like to share this delicious salad made with in -season corn.

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White Grape Juice Peach Sangria

Yesterday I posted a recipe for a wine based sangria that I made over the weekend with rose wine and white peaches.  My twins kept eyeing it in the refrigerator asking if they could try some “It looks so good Mom, can we try it?”   Of course our answer was a big fat “NO!”  It had an entire bottle of wine plus port, and definitely not for kids.  But I did feel bad that I made such an enticing drink that the twins couldn’t have, and made a non-alcoholic version just for them! Am I good Mom or what?

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