Category Archives: Pastas, Grains and Legumes

Tomato Rice

At this time of year I get loads and loads of tomatoes from my neighbor. So many that to prevent them from spoiling I chop them up and freeze them to use throughout the year. I’ve made so many tomato based recipes that taste fabulous just from that one wonderful ingredient – garden fresh tomatoes. Having exhausted a lot of tomato recipes I ventured to try something new with my current batch of tomatoes – an Indian style tomato rice.

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Thai Basil and Fresh Mint Fried Rice with Chinese Braising Greens

There is something about fresh aromatic Thai basil fried rice that makes me happy. Thai basil has an amazing aroma that creates a feel good sense, as does fresh mint. The beauty of this rice is that its packed with both. Really an easy dish to make with delicious results.

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Loaded Veggie Fried Rice

Lots of peppers, a little of this, a little of that, a splash of soy sauce, and drizzle of sesame oil , the result is this phenomenal rice dish that is healthy and delicious. With plenty of garlic and ginger, loads of summer peppers, carrots, broccoli, tofu, and rice – all these wonderful ingredients turn a humble rice into something scrumptious.

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Tuscan Summer Dinner at Babita and Shankar’s

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Hope you are having a good week. Today I’d like to share with you a menu suggestion for a light and summery dinner perfect for an al fresco evening . This menu has everything to make it a fun summery meal – garden fresh salad, garlic bread, pasta and roasted veggies. Serve it with a glass of wine and its perfect on a cool summer evening.

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Creamy Bleu Cheese Pasta with Asparagus & Mushrooms

This pasta is for all you bleu cheese lovers out there. Truly, the dominant flavor in this pasta is the creamy pungent blue cheese sauce that doesn’t even require that you make a sauce. Instead just crumble in the bleu cheese with a little starchy pasta water and it becomes a delicious creamy sauce. Of course you gotta add veggies, cause veggies just make any pasta taste better. With asparagus and mushrooms you get their fabulous color and flavor. Give it a try!

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Leek and Cherry Tomato Pasta

This pasta recipe is my eldest daughter’s favorite that she makes almost every week. A simple pasta that tastes so good that whenever I ask her what she put in it, she laughs and says its just has leeks, tomatoes, garlic and pasta, all garnished with fresh basil. Really folks it doesn’t get easier than this. For a delicious pasta that can be whipped up in a few minutes give it a try!

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Toasted Black Pepper & Cumin Fried Rice

Looking for a rice recipe all jazzed up with fragrant spices fried in ghee? This is the one to try. Its a delicious fried rice dish made with mixed veggies that get jazzed up with toasted black pepper, cumin seeds, and curry leaves that are fried in fragrant ghee. Super delicious on its own, or with a side of yogurt raita this makes for a fabulous meal for lunch or dinner.. Give it a try!

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Pasta with Charred Brussels Sprouts in Goat Cheese Sauce

Looking for a different take on pasta? Give this charred Brussels sprouts pasta with goat cheese sauce a try. Its easy, quick and delicious. In as little as 30 minutes you have a veggie packed creamy pasta that is satisfying, delicious and healthy. Give it a try!

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