Category Archives: Quick & Easy Recipes

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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Sweet Greek Yogurt with Saffron Cardamom & Rose. Indian Shrikhand

Shrikhand is an Indian yogurt dessert made with strained yogurt, sugar and sweet spices such as cardamom, saffron and rose essence. its a refreshing dessert served in the Western region of India in the state of Gujarat.

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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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Peaches and Poundcake

It’s peach season already and we’ve gotten our first batch of homegrown fruits – its peaches! These golden yellow peaches are soft, sweet and sour all at the same time. This past Friday, after pizza and salad for our Friday night dinner, we had dessert of fresh peaches and poundcake for a laid back evening dessert.

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Italian Style Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a very popular Middle Eastern egg dish floating in a thick spicy tomato sauce. My eldest daughter is hooked on shakshuka and likes to make it often on the weekends. She’s made it so many times that she has started modifying the traditional Middle Eastern recipe for a change of taste scenery. In this new variation of shakshuka she made the egg dish Italian style with herbs such as oregano and basil in a marinara tomato sauce with a cheesy mozzarella Parmesan topping. Super delicious, filling and so decadent all at the same time. Serve it with crusty bread to soak up all the tomato sauce and this makes for a fabulous weekend brunch. Give it a try!

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Fresh Strawberry and Date Salad with Creamy Bleu Cheese

Here’s a beautiful salad to serve up this weekend made with springy greens, red strawberries, sweet dates and creamy blue cheese, all tossed with a lemon honey mustard vinaigrette. Folks, when I made this salad Hitesh and I finished all of it! Its really really good. Give it try!

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Turmeric Spiced kale and Swiss Chard Potato Stir Fry

This greens and potato stir fry is one of my all time favorite Indian dishes. I love the simple flavors of this dish that shouts comfort food for me. It’s an easy Indian stir fry curry spiced with just turmeric and cumin seeds. The rest of the flavors come from the veggies which are onions, greens such as Swiss chard and kale and golden yukon potatoes. Really that’s all it takes to make a delicious veggie stir fry that can be had as a stuffing inside a wrap, had along with a steaming bowl of daal, and rice , or with naan and chapti. Delicious, wholesome, and healthy, i hope you will give it a try!

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