386 posts by Balvinder

Garden Vegetable Soba Recipe

I’m all about making real meals simple and convenient enough for weekdays. The easier it is, the more likely you are to cook it and eat it. This delicious recipe is a great way to use up a lot of odds and ends from the fridge or vegetable basket. It makes a great option for packed lunch as it tastes equally good warm, cold, or at room temperature. I usually serve this garden vegetable soba noodles with a piece of oven baked fish or chicken for a more substantial meal. Continue Reading

Lemongrass Chicken Skewers and Pan Roasted Japanese Eggplant

In a few days, it will officially be fall but I want to hold on to summer as long as I can. These chicken skewers and pan roasted Japanese eggplant with spicy lemongrass marinade is pretty much summer on a platter. Simple, flavorful and perfect for a quick midweek meal. Continue Reading

Grilled Eggplant Caprese Salad

Fresh, easy, and pretty enough for a party! Caprese Salad is a perfect salad to add to any dinner, especially in summer when you get plentiful tomatoes and fresh basil. I have taken the liberty of adding grilled eggplant, balsamic glaze, and pesto to the classic Caprese for extra flavor and flair. Continue Reading

No Egg Eggplant Rollatini

Since the majority of my recipes on my blog are photographed on the weekend, I already had a post planned for today. But when I picked this homegrown bounty on Saturday morning I changed my mind. We are blessed with so much amazing produce at the moment that each meal has turned into a celebration of the harvest. The eggplants are doing really well and I think I am going to have lots of them this year. In honor of this beautiful veg, I’m sharing with you a soul food recipe that we really adore. Continue Reading

Grilled Okra

Okra is a summertime culinary pleasure and grilling turns into something super special and irresistible. It takes away all the sliminess and adds a delicious toasty flavor. Tossed with salt, pepper, and sumac okra makes a perfect finger food or a hearty side with meat instead of French fries. This is what I making these days with my home grown okra because it is the best! Continue Reading