Golden Vegetable Tikka Masala with Brown and Black Rice

A spicy, saucy 30-minute curry dish using my homemade Masala Paste.  The black rice adds a nice visual contrast to the golden curry but also adds variety and extra nutritional value.  Time flies. Even in the midst of a pandemic quarantine.  August is fast-approaching, and what have I done with my summer?  Where has July … Read more

Homemade Masala Paste

Call it quarantine mentality, but lately, I have been into making pastes and flavor-enhancers and storing them in the fridge or freezer and then having the luxury of quick meal prep when I lose track of time and need to get dinner done fast.  So you can look forward to some future posts of things … Read more

Easy Pantry Veggie Burgers

As we continue on this long stretch of pandemic cooking, many of us are not wanting to go out too often for fresh things and are cooking more from our pantry.  This is an easy, healthy veggie burger that can be customized to what you have on hand.  I have deconstructed the veggie burger for … Read more

Creamy Hummus with Preserved Lemon

Have you ever made your own hummus?  If not, I want to encourage you to try this one!  Even without the preserved lemon (you can make your own preserved lemon, too… see my post HERE) it is still a keeper and pretty easy, especially if you use canned chickpeas. Hummus Made Simple Hummus is a … Read more

Vegetarian White Chili – Quarantine Cooking!

I believe we are in like week 5 or 6?? of isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and right now heading out to the grocery store is not only our only outing, but is also something we are trying to do as little as possible.  My goal is to shop once every two weeks, but … Read more

Apple Almond Baked Oatmeal

Hello Friends!  Hope this finds you well.  This month I will be sending you recipes that use pantry staples that you may already have, and also allow multiple substitutions in case you don’t.  I chose this recipe because it is kind of comfort food, can be eaten as breakfast, a snack or a dessert, freezes … Read more

Indian-spiced White Bean and Lentil Soup

March is here, and spring is in the air!   I’ve been spending some time out in my yard, planting and prepping for spring. So far, I put in a tomato plant, serrano, jalapeno chilies and added marjoram to my still healthy oregano and thyme. Basil will be coming soon, as will another tomato plant, habanero … Read more