Rajma is a North Indian kidney-bean curry that is usually eaten with white rice. Rajma is one of those dishes I make when I’ve run out of fresh veggies or don’t feel like cutting a bunch of veggies. It’s quick and easy yet nutritious and delicious all at the same time. If you are like me and always have a few non-perishable goods on hand like a selection of canned beans and tomato sauce, rajma will become one of those go-to meals to make in an instant.
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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.🍋🍋
I got a bunch of lemons from Elaine whom I met through my other friend Rose. Elaine had buckets and buckets of lemons – literally buckets of lemons to give away. I met Elaine recently to pick up over 200 lemons – did I count them? Yes! In fact I counted 275 lemons to be exact. Continue reading Lemonade Syrup
Carrots & Butternut Squash Soup with Rosemary:
- 1 box of cut butternut squash. About 4 cups.
- 2 cups chopped carrots
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 4 cloves garlic crushed
- 2 Rosemary sprigs
- Salt and pepper
- 1 carton vegetable broth or 5 cups broth
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It was a cold wet February afternoon when I was craving a deep dark gingerbread cake. Dark as dark can be, almost glistening black in color, super moist and intensely gingery is the type of gingerbread cake I wanted on this wet and cold afternoon.
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This variation of Indian spiced potatoes is my all time favorite. I think that’s because it is what I grew up with. Any time my Mom made potatoes this is what she made. The recipe is very simple in flavoring and goes really well with dhal (spiced lentil soup) and rice, or as a side dish with fish or chicken. Continue reading Turmeric Spiced Potatoes
Caramelized Shallots, Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli
makes enough stuffing for 40 small ravioli pillows
- 2 cups ricotta cheese
- 2 cups fresh spinach finely chopped
- 1 cup finely cut shallots – from about 4 shallots
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh pasta dough. Here is the link to a pasta dough recipe I posted. Fresh homemade pasta
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Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1 large box of mushrooms finely chopped. About 8 cups.
- 6-8 cloves of garlic crushed
- 1 bunch of chives finely chopped
- 4 sage leaves
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- Olive oil
- Salt & pepper
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 carton vegetable broth, about 5 cups
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A dessert in 15 minutes? I couldn’t believe how fast we made this classic Italian dessert- tiramisu. This tiramisu recipe is from our friends Dave and Rose’s cooking lesson in Tuscany, Italy last Fall. The recipe surprised me with how easy it was to make a delicious and decadent classic Italian dessert.
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Ragù by definition is a thick Italian meat-based pasta sauce. In this recipe however I made a vegetarian version with mushrooms, bell peppers, eggplant, onions and garlic.
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A pasta recipe with just two ingredients? Yes, that’s exactly what this pasta recipe calls for. Just two ingredients! Never ever did I think I could make fresh pasta at home, and that too have it be so easy. This is an awesome recipe that I got from my friend Rose who actually got this recipe first hand from a local chef in Tuscany, Italy.
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