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Puff Pastry Spinach Pie

It’s the holiday season and you are probably heading to a few holiday parties and dinners, and if you are like me you are always wondering what to make for the holiday pot luck gatherings.  That’s why I’ve been posting so many quick and easy recipes that are party worthy to look at and delicious to eat, just like these easy recipes Continue reading Puff Pastry Spinach Pie

Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese and Garlic

What an easy appetizer these stuffed mushrooms are to make!  I got this quick and no fuss recipe from my friend Shalini when I stopped by her place for tea earlier this week when she casually mentioned that she had made stuffed mushrooms for Thanksgiving. The photos she shared looked amazing and the recipe the easiest. I just happened to have all the ingredients at hand and promptly made them right away for a week night appetizer indulgence and these mushrooms tasted as good as they looked in those pictures. Continue reading Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese and Garlic

Artichoke Leek Risotto

Risotto is one of those rice dishes that just shouts “comfort food”.   There is something truly comforting about a warm bowl of rice.  Creamy Arborio rice all cooked with herbs and vegetables, risotto can easily transport one into a Zen-food state of mind.  That’s how I felt when I had this risotto on a chilly December evening. Flavored with leeks and artichokes this risotto is the easiest to make. Continue reading Artichoke Leek Risotto

Eggplant Fennel Pasta Bake

There is something truly comforting about a good bowl of warm pasta all tomatoey and cheesy that just screams comfort food.  How then can one take a feel good pasta and make it veggie healthy as well?  Add in finely cut vegetables and bake with some gooey cheese and no one will ever know that the pasta is loaded with good for you vegetables.  This pasta is packed with eggplant and fennel but you could easily try this recipe with any of your favorite vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms, cauliflower, and zucchini just to give you a few ideas.  Really an easy and delicious pasta bake this is and I can’t wait to share the recipe with you! Continue reading Eggplant Fennel Pasta Bake

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Herbs de Provence & Truffle Oil

Butternut squash soup, the qeuntessintial fall-inspired soup is one of those soups that has to be made at least once every fall. Lucky for me, Hitesh and I love butternut squash soup at any time of the year and we love it in as many variations as there are recipes out there.  I’ve shared a few butternut squash recipes here already, today I would like to add one more to my butternut squash repertoire  – this creamy butternut squash soup with truffle oil and herbs de provence. Continue reading Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Herbs de Provence & Truffle Oil

Parmesan Panko Stuffed Mushrooms

Warm, delicious and oh so gourmet looking, these panko stuffed mushrooms will be a hit no matter what occassion you make them for.  A while ago I had made eggplant parmesan with a Parmesan panko mixture that turned out really good! When I made the eggplant parmesan I had way more panko mixture than I needed and ended up saving the remainder in the refrigerator. The panko mixture lasted a good one-month in the fridge. Finally I got around to using the panko mixture in something different this time –  as a stuffing inside mushrooms. These stuffed mushrooms are so easy to make with the most stupendous of results!! They make for great party appetizers or even just to have while hanging out with the family on a late Sunday afternoon. Give it a try! Continue reading Parmesan Panko Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushroom Pepper Kale Veggie Quiche

A delicious quiche made with flavorful veggies all baked into a crustless style quiche.  If you are looking for a light and easy quiche to make that is healthy and delicious this is the one to try.  All you do is sauté the veggies, then start layering them with an egg mixture, then cheese, and then bake. The egg and cream mixture finds it way into the veggies and bakes into a fluffy custardy type of quiche.  My daughter said it tasted like the Japanese egg custard called chawanmushi 😋. Packed with flavor and light as can be, serve this quiche with a side salad like this kale apple avocado salad and you’ll have the most delicious, healthy and filling lunch. Continue reading Mushroom Pepper Kale Veggie Quiche

Nutrient Packed Super Greens Enchilada with Sweet Potatoes and Shitake

Looking for a hearty main vegetarian dish full of flavor and nutrients?  Then these enchiladas are the ones to make! I packed these enchiladas with so much veggies that every veggie released its own flavor making the dish an absolutely satisfying meal. Continue reading Nutrient Packed Super Greens Enchilada with Sweet Potatoes and Shitake

Indian Spiced Rice, Paneer and Zucchini Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are such an easy dish to make that I wonder why I don’t make it more often. For me hearing the word “stuffed” has connotations of a “hard recipe” but this recipe is easy as it can get.  Have leftover rice, quinoa or couscous?  Stuff them inside bell peppers seasoned with Indian spices and extra veggies like zucchini and you get a super healthy and delicious vegetarian meal in no time at all.  Keep it vegan and stuff it with veggies and grains or add in some cheese like paneer to give the peppers heft. Generously spiced with ginger, garlic and onions and a fragrant amount of Indian spices; these stuffed peppers are a deliciously satisfying meal for lunch or dinner. Continue reading Indian Spiced Rice, Paneer and Zucchini Stuffed Peppers