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Asian Inspired Valentine’s Vegetarian Menu. 2019

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day yesterday 💕❤️!  Ours was spent at home with the twins. My eldest was at her company’s sales conference in Half Moon Bay so it was just the four of us.  It was a rainy, stormy V Day here in the Bay Area. I was so happy to be at home and not going out for dinner. Usually I have my act together for Valentine’s Day with a menu all prepared so that when the kids and Hitesh come home they have a special menu waiting and ready. But this time I was in a culinary slump 😞.  My mind was blank and I just couldn’t come up with a cool menu for this special day.  Thankfully my twins came to the rescue!!  Since they were home this week for Ski week holiday break, they stepped up to make our family’s Valentine’s Day dinner.  What better Valentine’s present can a Mom ask for? A home cooked meal made with love by her kids 🤗😍. Continue reading Asian Inspired Valentine’s Vegetarian Menu. 2019

Leek and Bok Choy Soup

The idea for a leek and bok choy soup came about after a Sunday morning trip to the farmer’s market where I had bought some big fat leeks and a bunch of bok choy.  I love leeks in soups and was planning on making a leek soup with potatoes or cauliflower, but this time decided to try using bok choy for a lighter variation. Continue reading Leek and Bok Choy Soup

Cauliflower Sauté with Peppers and Tofu

I picked up this recipe from watching an episode of Ree Drummond’s Food Network show Pioneer Woman which was focused on quick AND healthy 16-minute meals. Of the three meals she made, two were vegetarian! One of the vegetarian dishes was a hummus wrap with roasted peppers, artichoke hearts and feta cheese with a tossed green salad  – Yum 😋.  The other vegetarian dish was a cauliflower sauté with Asian flavorings. The dish I chose to make right away was the cauliflower sauté. This dish has loads of cauliflower and easy to find store-bought Asian sauces. I modified the original recipe by adding bell peppers and tofu to amp up the vegan protein and served this outstanding cauliflower sauté with royal rice made with coconut milk, garlic and onions. Give it a try. Continue reading Cauliflower Sauté with Peppers and Tofu

Collard Greens Quinoa Pilaf

☘☘Happy St. Patrick’s Day!☘☘

In the spirit of sharing something green for St. Patrick’s Day I thought I would share this quinoa pilaf recipe with good for you leafy greens. Collard greens are wonderful greens to cook with in a quinoa pilaf. I used over eight cups of chopped collard greens in this recipe, mainly because I had just received bunches of collard greens from my friend Rita, and a quinoa pilaf seemed the perfect way to use these greens. Continue reading Collard Greens Quinoa Pilaf

Swiss Chard and Paneer Curry

Swiss Chard and Paneer Curry

Ingredients:

  • 3 bunches of Swiss chard – about 6-8 cups finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves finely crushed
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste or shredded fresh ginger
  • 1 block paneer or tofu cut into small chunks
  • 1 green chili – seeds removed and cut length wise
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder or paprika
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Oil

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Broccoli Pepper Stir Fry Peanut Butter Noodles

Happy Lunar New Year!
The Year of the Dog

Happy Lunar New Year! Lunar New Year is the most important celebration in China. Originally it was tied to the lunar-solar Chinese calendar and was celebrated over 15 days. During this time families honor their household,  heavenly deities, as well as the family’s ancestors. It was also a time to bring families together for feasting. Continue reading Broccoli Pepper Stir Fry Peanut Butter Noodles

Indian Spiced Noodles

For a different take on the orient inspired ramen noodles try this Indian spiced noodles packed with vegetables and Indian spices. This recipe takes your regular fresh ramen or yaki-soba noodles that are available in the refrigerator section of the grocery store and spices it up with Indian seasonings.

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Brussel Sprouts, Baby Spinach & Sugar Snap Peas in Herbed Coconut Broth

Brussel Sprouts, Baby Spinach & Sugar Snap Peas in Herbed Coconut Broth
4-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups finely cut brussel sprouts
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas cut in halves
  • 4 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 medium onion finely cut
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger or ginger paste
  • 1 red chili (optional)
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 small sprig of rosemary
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp dry garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 block extra firm tofu drained and cut into cubes
  • 1 can 15 oz coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp oil

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