Summertime brings with it an abundance of beautiful veggies, and zucchini is one of those that grows prolific at this time of year with a large harvest from every plant. Here is a recipe that uses up at least 5-6 zucchinis in a delicious Mexican enchilada. Mildly spiced, veggie-packed, light and delicious these enchiladas are, making them the perfect summertime dish. These enchiladas are on the lighter side as I only stuffed them with zucchini and mushrooms and a light dusting of cheese. Since zucchini is mostly water one doesn’t feel weighed down after having these delectable enchiladas, so go ahead have two helpings if you like! Continue reading Mushroom Zucchini Enchiladas
For those of you who may be having a quiet Sunday and want to celebrate Easter with a simple brunch I wanted to share an egg-based recipe today. Mushroom crustless quiche is a great way to have eggs that taste just a little more decadent. Made with a generous amount of mushrooms, cheese, fresh herbs and eggs, this baked dish puffs up golden brown and tastes warm and delicious. Have it with a simple salad and a Greek yogurt granola parfait and this brunch is sure to feel extra special. Continue reading Crustless Mushroom Quiche
Wild mushrooms and leeks with melted Brie is an appetizer that my daughter Rani and I made for our Thanksgiving dinner and what a spectacular dish it turned out to be. Delicious, cheesy, flavorful and beautiful – melted Brie with mushrooms and leeks is one showstopper of an appetizer! Continue reading Wild Mushrooms & Leeks with Melted Brie
Pasta with fragrant dried herbs and a variety of vegetables is perfect comfort food on a cool fall-afternoon. Fresh herbs from my garden are what I reach for when making pasta but on this Sunday afternoon it was my daughter Sri who was making lunch and rather than take the few extra steps into the garden for fresh herbs she just reached into my pantry for my homegrown dried herbs. I have to say I was surprised how different dried herbs taste from fresh herbs. I would even say that dried herbs have a stronger flavor profile giving pasta a real kick of herb fragrance. In this oreccheitti pasta Sri used veggies that I had at hand which happened to be asparagus, mushrooms, and tomatoes. With a pinch of chili flakes and lots of garlic, this pasta tastes amazing with fragrant dried herbs and fresh vegetables 😋. Continue reading Oreccheitti Pasta with Dried Herbs & Vegetables
Last week I went shopping for produce at Costco and came across these gorgeous looking wild mushrooms called chanterelles. Usually I find wild mushrooms to be pricey at the grocery stores and even at the Famer’s Market, but at Costco for a large carton of about 4-5 cups of chanterelle mushrooms it was just more affordable and they looked so fresh too. I picked up a carton and decided to make wild mushroom risotto that same night. Gorgeous golden colored chanterelles look and taste amazing in a creamy risotto. Continue reading Chanterelle Wild Mushroom Risotto
Mushrooms & Feta Cheese Egg White Frittata
makes 4 servings
- 6-8 egg whites
- 1 shallot finely chopped
- 2-3 cups mushrooms finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp finely chopped chives
- Feta cheese – about 4 tbsp
- Salt and pepper
With loads of naturally colored hardboiled Easter eggs in my refrigerator I needed to get creative with an egg recipe. As its spring and big fat leeks are in abundance at the Farmer’s Market I decided to make a leek and mushroom egg curry. The mushrooms that work well in this curry are white button mushroom rather than the brown cremini mushrooms, main reason being that the mild white mushrooms compliment the leeks really well. Continue reading Leek and Mushroom Egg Curry
One of my most requested appetizer recipes over the years has been a mushroom and artichoke baguette. Every time I have served my mushroom and artichoke baguettes I have received so many requests for the recipe that over the years I have typed and re-typed the recipe and emailed it to many. I made this appetizer more times than I can count for parties that I finally got tiered and stopped making them completely.
Then recently over the summer break the kids asked me how come I haven’t made my mushroom and artichoke appetizer in a long time? They were craving some 😋. So I dug up my emails from years gone with the recipe and made the mushroom baguettes again when I had my uncle visiting from India. His newly married nephew and wife came to see him from Salt Lake City and making a yummy appetizer for a large gathering seemed just perfect. These mushroom artichoke baguettes tasted just as delectable as the first time I made them over fifteen years ago. Continue reading Mushroom and Artichoke Baguette
This recipe is for a delicious savory bread pudding with some yummy leeks, mushrooms, and farm bread all soaked in a whole milk, egg and cheese mixture, and then baked into a spongy decadent dish.
I really like shishito peppers. They are so different from bell peppers and chili peppers – almost like a combination pepper that has a wonderful chili like flavor while being mild and not too spicy. I’ve been using them a lot in omelettes, savory bread puddings, in tacos, and in rice dishes too. Sometimes I even serve them by themselves, a little blistered with salt and pepper these peppers add wonderful taste and aroma to any dish.
For these vegetarian tacos I made them with a veggie combination of shishito peppers, mushrooms, potatoes and onions. I really wanted the shishito pepper flavor to be pronounced in these tacos, however if shishito peppers are not in season in your area or are not available, you can substitute any bell pepper in this recipe. What gives these tacos their unique flavor in addition to the shishito peppers is homemade coriander pickled onions and spicy bread and butter pickles. I posted a recipe for pickled onions with coriander seeds and red chili, and those are the pickled onions I used. Continue reading Soft Tacos with Shishito Peppers, Mushrooms & Potatoes with Coriander Pickled Onions and Spicy Bread and Butter Pickles