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Sweet Potato White Bean Minestrone Soup

Lots of veggies, herbs and tomato sauce add wonderful flavor and vitamins in this veggie soup but what really amps up  the flavor is the addition of sweet potatoes and white beans. Sweet potatoes add a nice sweet creamy texture and the white beans give the soup some heft and added lentil protein.  With 1/4 cup of fresh basil, lots of thyme and oregano this soup is deliciously good and comforting.  Call it a veggie soup or minestrone soup either works, but best of all is how easy this vegetarian soup is to make. Continue reading Sweet Potato White Bean Minestrone Soup

Stuffed Peppers with Herbed Tofu

I was making stuffed peppers with paneer for the family one night when one of my twins requested that I make a couple without cheese. She is staying away from dairy for a while as she’s noticed she feels better eating dairy-free.  So for her peppers I substituted the paneer with tofu, and since I was making these tofu peppers just for her I asked her how she wanted them flavored – she requested with herbs. Continue reading Stuffed Peppers with Herbed Tofu

Potato Mushroom Hash

Tender potatoes with a little salt and pepper, sage, onions, garlic, and some meaty mushrooms all cooked together until tender;  the end result is a delicious side dish that goes perfectly with eggs, in a quiche or even as a stuffing inside a burrito. Seriously folks, you will love this hash, especially when the onions and garlic are frying in butter, the aroma is positively divine. This flavorful dish makes a great accompanyment for any main meal. Here is the recipe. Continue reading Potato Mushroom Hash

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

Mint, Cardamom Ginger Tea & A Visit from my In-laws

Happy Tuesday!

Hope you had a good weekend and are looking forward to a fabulous week ahead.  Today I would like to share another tea recipe that I recently learnt how to make from my brother’s in-laws who visited us from Dallas, Texas last week.  Darshana and Yogesh came on a fall-California road trip and headed up from LA to Northern California to visit with a friend of theirs and us. It was a quick 2-day visit during which time I took them around our beautiful hilly terrain and of course showed off my garden 😊. Continue reading Mint, Cardamom Ginger Tea & A Visit from my In-laws

Roasted Sweet Potato, Fennel and Leeks with Lemon Slices and Rosemary

Roasted sweet potatoes always taste great but roast them with leeks, fennel and lemon slices and this simple dish gets a huge makeover. The best part of this recipe? Just toss everything together and roast them all together. No seperate roasting times, just one big pan of veggies roasting together in harmony. The lemon slices caramelize nicely and mellows out the lemon making the slices so tender that you can actually eat the slices, rind and all! Continue reading Roasted Sweet Potato, Fennel and Leeks with Lemon Slices and Rosemary

End of Summer Minestrone Soup

Late summer veggies like tomatoes and zucchini are in abundance right now, and big leafy greens such as Swiss chard are looking gorgeous as ever, while our herb patch is overflowing with herbs.  All these veggies and herbs is what inspired me to make this hearty minestrone soup on this cool September evening.  End of Summer Minestrone Soup. The name says it all!  Loaded with veggies and herbs that are in abundance now, tomatoes and garlic – minestrone is truly our family’s all-time favorite soup. Continue reading End of Summer Minestrone Soup

Heirloom Tomato, Cauliflower, Zucchini Risotto

Heirloom Tomato, Cauliflower Zucchini Risotto

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup risotto rice
  • 5-6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 small head of cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes finely cut
  • 1 zucchini cut into small chunks
  • 1 onion finely cut
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Chili flakes (optional)

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