Daal Masoor / Red Lentils

It is rare that an Indian home will serve a meal without accompanying a lentil dish, referred to as daal. It is a ready source of protein for a balanced diet. I love red lentils a lot as they cook up quickly when you need something hearty in hurry. It can be eaten alone as a hot soup, or piled on rice, with some salad and vegetable dish on the side to make it a complete meal. Continue Reading

Easy Goan Fish Curry

Goa with its vast coastline is known for its plethora of seafood preparation which has influenced the food habits of the region. Fresh fish is aplenty so it is cooked frequently in every Goan home and enjoyed with rice, fried fish, and a vegetable. We had our first taste of this curry during our visit to Goa. It was sitting in the back of mind since then, so I knew I had to make it. Goan fish curry is great for weekday meal as it doesn’t take a lot of prep or cook time and yet, it turns out as one of those special meals. Continue Reading

Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup with Rosemary Biscuits

What could be better on a snowy day than a bowl of soup and hearty buttermilk biscuits? This immune-boosting carrot ginger soup is a simple, and effortless recipe that warms you right to the bone. Its slightly sweet, a little spicy, and with orange juice it takes on a whole new bright flavor. Serve with luxurious rosemary biscuits and you have a meal. Continue Reading

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom with Mint Pistachio sauce

Portobello mushrooms are great for swapping meatless meals and help maintain a healthy weight as they contain no fat, sodium, or cholesterol and are high in fiber and low in calories. Packed with a tasty and heart healthy filling, these wonder mushrooms make for an excellent appetizer or a side with fresh salad greens and quinoa. Hope you enjoy! Continue Reading

Spiced Poached Pears – Wine and Sugar Free

Poached Pears is one of the simplest of desserts but also the most delicious. You can prepare it ahead of time and serve warm or chilled when you are ready. It adds the perfect finishing touch to a family gathering, a holiday get together or a quiet romantic dinner. It's also the kind of recipe that is as good for a breakfast as it is for dessert. And the best part is, there is no added sugar in my recipe, and trust me that it will not be missed at all. Continue Reading