86 posts tagged spice

An Easy Family Day Frittata

Happy valentine's day everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful time with the people that you love. Yesterday was Family day in BC. People had a day off work and schools were closed. This holiday is observed to encourage people to spend time with their families and appreciate the importance of family values. Since cooking is one of the ways I can show my love for my family I made this frittata for the perfect start to our day. Frittata is one of those "throw together' baked egg dishes that is high in protein, low carb and packed full of veggie nutrients. You can eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And if you bake it in a muffin pan its perfect for packing up a healthy snack or on the go breakfast. The best part is it's super easy to make and so satisfying. Continue Reading

Khatta Meetha Teekha Kaddu/ Sweet, Sour & Spicy Squash

Every time I go back to India in the winters I load up on vegetables as much as I can. Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and snack will all have some amount of vegetable. The reason is because a wide variety of vegetables are available in the winter and they are the freshest and tastiest. After coming from India my body was still going through intense vegetable cravings. So, I cooked the best known winter squash, butternut in Indian style. It is one of my favorite and very simple to prepare. In India it is made with a different squash which is not available here but any sweet and firm flesh squash works for this recipe. This dish has a nice balance of tart, sweet and spicy that will engage all of your senses. It goes really well with roti (Indian flatbread), poories (fried puffed bread) and as a side with lentil and rice alike. Continue Reading

Happy 2017 and Hearty Buckwheat Muffins

Hello friends, I hope 2017 started off well for everyone! I am finally home after an exhausting but exhilarating holiday in India. I got sick right after getting back and after a week of struggling with terrible flu and jetlag, I am now slowly getting back to normal. Since it's the first post of this year, I think it's apt to begin with a healthier one. These buckwheat muffins are delicious and substantial enough to be satisfying day-starters or a snack with a cup of coffee or tea . Continue Reading

Aromatic Wild Rice Mix

Do you love rice? Most people do (myself included) and that's okay, because rice is the most familiar food eaten in grain form. It makes a delicious side dish that pairs well with almost everything. Growing up I only had white basmati and parboiled rice. I didn't even know about other types. That all changed a few years ago when I was diagnosed and had to go gluten-free. Life has a way of bringing in wisdom at the right time. Slowly I figured out other varieties of rice and different kinds of whole grains (quinoa, sorghum, millet and buckwheat). I still use rice flour in baking and eat basmati rice, but the frequency is very much reduced. Today's recipe of wild rice mix is a brilliant accompaniment alongside grilled meats, vegetables, kabobs, and even Indian curries. Continue Reading

Naturally Sweetened Coconut Burfi & Homemade Chai Spice Mix (Diwali Gift Idea)

Sweets are a part of Diwali but we do not really need refined sugar to enjoy these sweets. I developed a coconut burfi recipe that is naturally sweetened and I am proud to share that today. Diwali is also the occasion when you show love and affection to your dear ones by gifting things that they'll treasure. I also take pleasure in sharing recipe for "chai spice mix" that I make and give every year to my friends. Continue Reading