Warm lemon rice with roast potato wedges

Cold, colder, coldest!! 3 words to describe the current daytime temperature. Everyone I talk to is really mad about this cold weather spell. This has possibly been the most freezing we have seen in years. Even my remote garage opener freezes up. I’ve had to wrap it in a woolen hat to make it work….

2-for-1 lentil soup becomes kale lentil flatbread

       You already knew that kale and lentils are a power couple right! But did you know? lentils or legume soup is treated as a two-for-one deal? In New Delhi, day-old lentil soup gets a fresh makeover. Shh!! Ancient indian secret 🙂 We convert it to a flatbread simply by adding a few spices to awaken…

Black eyed peas with lettuce salad

Want to know my secret! How to move your digestion & improve elimination. Just back from a yoga retreat vacation. Best way to beat Canadian winter blues is to head south to the atlantic. Nothing like sun, sand and yoga with awesome vegetarian food to warm you up. While at the ashram I had a…

Himalayan fennel swiss chard Creamed lentils

Himalayan mountains are not just heavenly. People who live in the mountains are very warm, hospitable and generous. Maybe it has to do with being so close to nature. Imagine sniffing pine leaves everyday or walking in woods or climbing up hills. Its got to bring out your inner cheer. These swiss chard leaves and…

Strawberry goji berry red onion roasted chickpea salad

There wasn’t a whole lot I could find in the fridge today. When I spotted the strawberry, an AHA moment happened!! It is really spring now with the weather being double digits. So salad it was going to be. I wanted fruits & nuts. But the goji berries called, so I abandoned the nut idea….

Mysore Rasam

Mysore Rasam is just what the Doctor ordered. An all season nourishing favourite. Packed with lentils, black pepper, and a unique combination of spices it will lift the appetite of the slowest digestive system. If you or your child have been down with the flu and want to recover fast, then you must absolutely read…

Sevai – Lemon Ginger Rice Noodles

Sevai are fluffy rice noodles smothered with light spices and crunchy nuts for a great textural party in your mouth. Make this gluten free dish in a jiffy with my quick recipe. And if you need nut free, easily substitute lentils for cashew and peanuts. Ingredients 250 gm or ½ packet spaghetti thin dry rice…

Keeraithandu Sambhar-Amaranth Stem Stew

Sambar is the classic southern stew. Every kitchen has its own recipe. Amaranth stem provides a nice texture, dals add smoothness and sambar powder(the famous spice mix) add the necessary spices to this wonderful dish. I first tasted amaranth stem sambar in my aunt’s home and never forgot its mesmerizing taste.. For years now I’ve…

Cabbage mung bean stirfry

Looking for a new way to try cabbage? Does the word Boring come up when you think cabbage? And did I hear you say Gluten Free? Why not marry cabbage with mung bean for a fresh and exciting take in this gluten free, one pot recipe? Ingredients 1/4 cup yellow mung beans 4 cups shredded cabbage 1 cup diced…

Dal Parantha

Looking for a way to use up left over dal. Try this delicious dal parantha & your family will never guess that leftovers hit them with these flavours they’ll relish.. Ingredients 2 cups whole wheat or atta flour 1 red onion chopped 1 cup left over dal salt to taste ghee or oil for smearing…