Sprouts Pilaf

Busy weekdays calls for quick recipes which are flavorful, healthy  and nourishing at the same time. The recipe Im sharing today is very easy to assemble and looks like as if you have spent hours in the kitchen. This recipe has been saved in my drafts for more than a…

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Tomato and Bean Soup

In dark winter months, when it’s freezing outside, all I crave for is a good bowl of soup #comfortfood . As much as I love home made soups for various reasons ( weight loss being one of them), I have to admit I don’t cook them as often as I…

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How To Make Sprouts At Home

Until 2007 , my recipes using sprouts were very much limited to salads and sprout pilaf. Then one beautiful Fall day in 2007 I had the opportunity to try the sprouted panini sandwich at Spicy Pickle here in Colorado Springs. Along with other veggies, it had a layer of alphalpha…

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Quinoa Omelette

Eggs are a staple in our household, mainly for breakfast but occasionally to make egg curry or masala egg fry too. As much as we love our vegetarian meals, we do eat eggs few times a week. So we have many egg recipes for breakfast and I’m pretty sure there…

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Phyllo Cups

This blog is not a recipe . It’s just an introduction to phyllo cups and how to make these at home. Phyllo cups are versatile and can be filled in with sweet or savory fillings. They are a great party food – can be used as an appetizer or desserts.…

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Kidney Bean Soup

    Kidney beans are very popular in India. They are relished as curry with rice, or in salads.  Even the most fussy eaters rarely say no to Kidney beans curry. As a child, I was not very fond of Kidney beans.  I was the only one in the family…

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Lentil & Spinach Soup

  Dal Paalak There is something warm & tasty about this dal.  Spinach along with spices, both fresh and dried, give lentils a complex flavor. You can use any lentil but I prefer one of these : French green lentils / Chana dal / Green Moong dal. Here I’ve used…

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Finnish Christmas Cookies

      Every now and then I get to visit the local bookstore.  It is my  favorite place to go if I have some time to myself. I enjoy browsing through new books and magazines and occasionally buy them too.  Nothing is more satisfying than to be able to…

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