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Kale and Shallot Quiche

This is one of those recipes that I whipped up on one of my lazy cooking days.  I was late getting dinner ready and needed to make something with minimal effort, and this kale and shallot quiche was the delicious result.  An easy and lazy recipe because I was so lazy that I didn’t even bother to use my hand blender to whip the eggs and cream together.  I just cooked the kale with shallots and garlic and then let it to cool for a few minutes.  Added in eggs, a splash of cream and shredded cheese. Then I mixed everything together with a fork and poured it into a readymade tart shell and baked.  Honestly, this is the easiest and laziest quiche I have ever made and surprisingly given my lack of usual fanfare it turned out delicious! Continue reading Kale and Shallot Quiche

Polenta with Braised Greens and Stir Fry Asparagus

I had received my farm box last week and in it were beautiful veggies such as chard, turnip greens and a big bunch of asparagus. I usually like to make pasta or risotto with these veggies to show off their delicate flavors, but this time I wanted to try something different, like polenta. Continue reading Polenta with Braised Greens and Stir Fry Asparagus

Vegetable Lasagna

Lasagna is one of those classic decadent pasta dishes that everyone loves. Interestingly however it never appealed to me much as the veggie version always seemed overly stuffed with cheese that even when it was called a veggie lasagna there was very little vegetables in it.  Enter this veggie packed delicious lasagna!

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Chili Mint Paneer

Today I would like to share a recipe from a lunch I hosted a while back – months before our Shelter in Place took place. Let’s call this a Throwback Thursday type of post.  A recipe for a chili mint paneer that I had at a lunch with friends. Continue reading Chili Mint Paneer

Pasta with Buttery Caramelized Onions and Braising Greens

This recipe is one that I got in a newsletter from Nickel and Nickel Winery in Napa during our Shelter in Place time, and the recipe wasn’t even a complete typed up recipe.  It was more of a narrative on what the vintner had for dinner.  All it said was .. Continue reading Pasta with Buttery Caramelized Onions and Braising Greens

Stuffed Chile Relleno with Kale, Sweet Potato and Squash

Packed with nutrients, delicious and decadent, a baked chili relleno from our favorite Mexican restaurant Zona Rosa is what I tried to replicate in this recipe.  I stuffed my peppers with a similar variety of veggies including kale, sweet potatoes and squash. I then added quinoa and cheese, and baked the peppers on a bed of black beans. Continue reading Stuffed Chile Relleno with Kale, Sweet Potato and Squash

Arugula and Ridge Gourd Stew in Coconut Broth

Greens are some of the healthiest vegetables we can eat and the best way to get more greens in every spoon full is to add them to soups, curries and stews. It’s amazing how many bags of greens you can use up when you toss them into any warm dish, they condense down to 1/4 their volume. I used 8-10 cups of arugula in this stew!  But you would never know looking at it.  This delicious stew has lots of greens such as arugula and other good for you ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, more veggies and tofu for a good dose of vegetarian protein. Served with a side of rice or quinoa this is healthy, delicious and a low caloric dish as you can get! Continue reading Arugula and Ridge Gourd Stew in Coconut Broth

Saag Sabjee with Paneer. Greens Curry with Paneer

I just got back from a Farmer’s Market trip and came home with a basket full of gorgeous greens, baby turnips, broccoli, green onions and ginger.  All these vegetables reminded me of a curry that our friend Pallavi had made on a cold rainy February evening a while back with all these exact same vegetables.  Pallavi’s dish was called saag sabjee – translation – greens curry.  She had made it for a special birthday celebration we had for Hitesh. Continue reading Saag Sabjee with Paneer. Greens Curry with Paneer