Category Archives: Pastas, Grains and Legumes

Mixed Vegetable Rice and Quinoa Pilau with Aromatic Spices

Mixed veggies, a blend of rice and quinoa and aromatic spices such as nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves make a delicious veggie rice main course that’s perfect with a side of creamy yogurt.

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Green Peas and Cilantro Upma. Green Pea Cream of Wheat Pilaf

Upma is a classic South Indian savory dish made with cream of wheat. It’s a fluffy pilaf that is minimally spiced and made with veggies of your choice. In this recipe I made upma with green peas and cilantro for a deliciously light and flavorful lunch option.

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Vangi Bath. South Indian Eggplant Fried Rice

Vangi bath which translates to eggplant rice is a popular dish in Southern India. In this dish eggplant is cooked with spices then combined with cooked rice to make the vangi bath. Delicious as a main course or accompanied with a side of yogurt, for a delicious one pot meal give this eggplant fried rice a try.

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Black Eyed Peas and Squash Stew. Kerala Olan Coconut Vegetable Stew

Loaded with good for you ingredients like black eyed peas and butternut squash all delicately flavored with curry leaves and cooked with coconut milk. This is a simple dish with lots of flavor. Serve it alongside quinoa and you have a nutrient packed dinner that is satisfying and delicious.

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Fresh Fig and Farro Salad with Lemon Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Another fresh fig recipe coming your way, this time with the added nuttiness of candied pecans and farro, and the pungent tanginess of bleu cheese. A delicious salad that is tossed in a lemon honey mustard vinaigrette.

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Zucchini Chard Stir Fry Noodles

This stir fry noodle recipe takes our late summer veggies and adds them in a delicious stir fry dish. In this case it’s lots of zucchini, peppers, onions, and chard all cooked with Asian flavors. A one pot meal that is perfect on any evening or for a weekend lunch.

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Sweet Pepper and Caramelized Onion Tomato Pasta

Bright red sweet peppers, onions and garlic, tossed with marinara sauce, rigatoni and parmesan cheese. This pasta is yummy, comforting and packed with flavor. Add in a few chili flakes for a hint of heat and this is one outstanding pasta.

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