Category Archives: Quick & Easy Recipes

Saffron Mango and Cream

Necessity really is the mother of invention, at least that’s how I look at the creation of this recipe which I created when I wanted to serve something dessertish but didn’t have the energy on a warm summer day to make something.  What I had were ripe mangoes and cream in the fridge and decided to create a variation of the extremely popular summer dessert berries and cream, but with an exotic twist. Continue reading Saffron Mango and Cream

Ginger Orange Mocktail

I was sitting enjoying a salad and a sandwich up in my veggie patch on a hot sweltering summer morning last week when I saw her appear, with these beautiful cold drinks. I tell you folks, to sip a cold drink on a hot balmy morning, that mocktail tasted like ambrosia!!  This ginger orange mocktail was created by my daughter Anjali for a brunch time treat on my birthday last week. The mocktail was refreshing, fizzy and tangy and on a hot summer day a cold drink like this one really hit the spot! Continue reading Ginger Orange Mocktail

Zucchini Onion Soup

The inspiration for this soup was a low-key Sunday dinner that my daughter wanted to make and she had her mind set on making soup.  Since we had zucchini in our basket she took my creamy zucchini leek soup as her starting off point and asked me to create a variation with caramelized onions and lots of garlic!  Zucchini onion soup is the soup to make with the delicious summer squash available at the markets and even in our own gardens right now.  Continue reading Zucchini Onion Soup

Cheddar Parmesan Caramelized Onion Baguette

My daughter Rani loves caramelized onions and tries to incorporate them in any dish she creates.  She also loves garlic and as she informed me lately she prefers them cut into thick slivers so we get a garlicy slice in every bite.  With these thoughts in mind she created this appetizer style cheesy baguette with caramelized onions and garlic. Continue reading Cheddar Parmesan Caramelized Onion Baguette

Kichdi. Gujarati Rice and Lentil Pilaf

Kichdi is an Indian rice dish made with rice and lentils lightly seasoned with turmeric and salt and then cooked until tender.  Between the energy boosting rice and the protein rich lentils, kichdi is considered a very healthy vegetarian dish. Considered comfort food in Western India in states like Gujarat and Rajasthan kichdi is usually served when one wants a quiet simple dish. Continue reading Kichdi. Gujarati Rice and Lentil Pilaf

Miso Flavored Cabbage Noodles

Like noodles? Like miso soup?  Then you will love this recipe that combines miso and noodles together in a delicious veggie noodle dish.  In this recipe I took my go-to stir fry noodles with shredded cabbage and added in miso to create a miso-flavored noodle dish.  Continue reading Miso Flavored Cabbage Noodles

Herb Cheddar Scones

It was the Sunday after my twins graduation and it just seemed fitting to make something special after such a big milestone, when this recipe for herb cheddar scones showed up in my inbox Herb Cheddar Scones on Marthastewart.com. Perfect for a Sunday breakfast treat or on a lazy morning, these scones will have you starting the day off on a happy note. Continue reading Herb Cheddar Scones

Sayur Lodeh. Javanese Vegetable Curry

Good Monday to you all. How was your weekend? Hopefully you had a more peaceful weekend than the weekend before. We are still aware of the pandemic that is prevalent around us and I am still in support of the peaceful protests that have invigorated our nation.  As we continue to be mindful and aware of racial inequalities and injustices that happen on a daily basis in this country, I humbly admit that I was grateful for a more peaceful weekend.  Continue reading Sayur Lodeh. Javanese Vegetable Curry

Creamy Burrata Cheese with Caramelized Leeks and Onions

Are you missing going out to your favorite restaurant? Sitting over a relaxing meal with family and friends over candlelight? We may not be able to go to our favorite restaurants and sit together just yet, but we can at least try and bring a piece of it home to enjoy.  Enter this restaurant-inspired recipe. Continue reading Creamy Burrata Cheese with Caramelized Leeks and Onions