Orange and Walnut Spice Cake

I enjoy eating healthy, but I love the occasional treats as well. Today I have a recipe for a traditional Greek cake full of delicious zesty orange, warm spices and toasted walnuts. This is a very moist and decadent cake for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea or coffee. Continue Reading

Pressure Cooker Risotto with Roasted Squash & Fenugreek (Vegan)

This quick version of risotto in a pressure cooker is a boon for a week or weekend dinner, especially when you have surprise guests. Traditional risotto is a labor of love (much like making biryani from scratch) and I actually find standing by the stove and stirring quite enjoyable and relaxing but sometimes you just have to cut corners. Continue Reading

Ghormeh Sabzi (Persian Herb Stew)

Ghormeh sabzi is a Persian stew made with chunks of lamb, kidney beans, and herbs with a zing of dried Persian limes, turmeric, and pepper. It is deliciously savory and very comforting! I cook it low and slow, and it fills the house with a yummy aroma. Continue Reading

Cacao Kefir Fruit Smoothie

This delicious smoothie tastes almost as good as a dessert and you would never guess how nutritious it is. It combines kefir, cacao powder, hemp hearts, and seasonal fruits which satisfy your sweet cravings in a naturally healthy manner. Continue Reading

Red Rice Dosa

Dosa is one of my favorite foods to make and eat. It is a south Indian fermented crepe, usually made gluten-free using a combination of white rice and lentils. Red rice dosa is a variation of the traditional white rice dosa. This is healthy and very tasty, slightly thicker than the standard white rice dosa. It might be seen as a breakfast item but you can, of course, serve dosa for lunch or dinner with any chutney, lentil soup or any vegetable or meat curry. Continue Reading