Vegetarian Green Bean Casserole


The Holiday season is almost upon us, and if you are like me, you have probably started planning your parties and social gatherings and slating weekends to fun, family-friendly events! For me, its easy to decide what the stars of my dinner table are going to be. But when it comes to all the side dishes, I need to put some serious thought into it. These side dishes are as important as the main … [Read more...]

Curried Chickpeas & Cheese Bruschetta


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rioja Wine. The text, opinions and images are all mine. We have been blessed with nice sunny weather here in California, but the days have started to get a tad bit shorter, and the evenings now have a chilly draft to them. As I watched the pink and orange hues of the sky last evening, I felt like enjoying the best of summer before it was … [Read more...]

Heart-Warming Carrot & Sweet Potato Bisque To Kill The Chill


The days are getting even more chilly than before. With temperatures shooting to -40 degrees in some parts of US, I am sure most of us want to just lock ourselves indoors, crank up the heater in the house, and cozy up with a favorite book and a cup of coffee or a bowl of heart-warming soup, right! This Sunday, we took our weekly trip to the Farmer's Market - it's always refreshing to see all fresh … [Read more...]

Baked Cheese Tortellini in Chipotle Cream Sauce


The temperature outside has started to drop, and it gets dark and chilly when I get back from work. Who likes to look when it's cold and dark like that? Sometimes I really wish there was a Magic Wand for Moms so they could whip up healthy yet delicious food in no time - maybe just grant one wish a month, that would be good too, right?! Sigh!!! I don't think that's going to happen unless I move to … [Read more...]

Warm Sesame Noodle Salad

Asian Noodle Salad

Amidst all the baking and gourmet cooking in lieu of the upcooming holiday season, I was suddenly craving something simple but satisfying, and also "skinny" to out-weigh the calories in all the goodies that I am baking. That's when I saw a packet of Miracle noodles lying in my pantry. I bought these sometime back at The Low Carb Grocery store, and thought this was the perfect opportunity to try … [Read more...]

Spicy Sweet Potato Veggie Burger


Summer sun is shining in full glory up here in Northern California, and everyone is out in their backyards or in a park, enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. We too, celebrated Mother's Day with a fun BBQ in our backyard, and I am sure many of you are already shaping up your plans for the Memorial Day, Father's Day or July 4th weekend! No matter what the occasion, firing up the grill to cook … [Read more...]

Vegan Tofu Scramble

Tofu Scramble

5.0 from 1 reviews Tofu Scramble   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 12 mins Total time 17 mins   Looking for a quick and healthy yet tasty alternative to weeknight dinner? try this spicy and tangy Tofu Scramble with veggies. And its Vegan too! Author: Serves: 2 Ingredients 1 block (375g) extra firm tofu 3 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes 1 … [Read more...]

Tandoori Ranch & Macaroni Salad

pasta salad

Pasta Salad is a great side dish that goes well with almost any kind of meal, and I love the fact that you can make it hot or cold, to suit the rest of your menu. Last week, I received an invitation to be a part of the Hidden Valley Ranch Remix program, where you take one of your original recipes, and remake it using Hidden Valley Ranch! I was excited, because I normally make a simple pasta salad … [Read more...]

Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe

Homemade Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter is a staple in almost every household, and though a jar of peanut butter will not cost more than 3 or 4 bucks in a grocery store, let me tell you that it is easier and much less expensive to make this at home. Plus you get the added benefit of serving fresh and healthy food to your kids and family, as homemade peanut butter will not contain any added chemicals or preservatives. With … [Read more...]

Roasted Artichokes With Herbed Lemon Butter


I have to admit I am not a complete Artichoke fan yet, and perhaps will never be a dedicated one. But over years, after having been subjected to numerous instances of tasting them in various ways, one is bound to develop a certain respect for them, given the fact that they are locally grown in California, and are nutritious too, and can actually do good to your body. The "fleshy" leaves have a … [Read more...]