Vegetable

Carrot Halwa/Gajar Ka Halwa

Carrot Halwa/Gajar Ka Halwa

Carrot Halwa is one of the most famous and delicious Indian sweet dishes. I have heard from one of my north Indian friend that It was first introducedcarrot halwa during the Mughal period and the name originates from an Arabic word “Halwa”, which means “sweet” and it is made from carrot so that it is known as Gajar ka Halwa (meaning pudding of carrot or Halwa of carrot). It is also a traditional indian dessert t…

Sweet Potato Mini Tarts

Sweet Potato Mini Tarts

So the Fall Entertaining Season begins!  I adapted this from my full sized sweet potato casserole with cranberry-macadamia topping .  It’s a great party dessert / appetizer.   Here’s how you make the Tartlet Shells… they were very easy and inexpensive to make, but if you’re pressed for time, you can use any type of pre-made appetizer shells for this recipe. The same ideas can o…

Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts tossed with lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, and garlic. Easy side dish that can be made in less than 30 minutes. Get the Recipe: Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts

Kale Adai

Kale Adai

I was intrigued by this nutritious green leafy vegetable with multiple benefits – Kale! My challenge was to incorporate it into south Indian traditional cuisine. After much thought I came up with 3 such recipes. This ‘Kale Adai’, a healthy traditional lentil pancake, with addition of Kale becomes even more nutritious. Ingredients: split pigeon peas – 1/4 cup (tuvar dal) spl…

Carrot salad- South Indian style!

Carrot salad- South Indian style!

Spicy and sweet south-indian carrot salad which is sure to become your favorite lunch accompaniment. Get the Recipe: Carrot salad- South Indian style!

How to Make Tamales

How to Make Tamales

Hi, I’m Emily! I’ve been inspired by Foodwhirl’s recipes so far, and am excited to contribute to it! My husband and I made tamales for Memorial Day, so I thought it would be a great recipe to share. We make tamales about once a year. They’re certainly time consuming, but making 6 dozen is as easy as making 12, so it’s a great meal to make and then freeze. Tamales are also a great p…

Creamy Avocado Smoothie - Perfectly Paleo & Vegan

Creamy Avocado Smoothie – Perfectly Paleo & Vegan

I’ve never really been a big smoothie fan. It just seemed like a quick way to drink a whole bunch of calories, and i’m not really into sweet drinks. But I’m doing a Fall fitness challenge this month at FitWit, and I’m trying to eat healthy and get all my fruits and veggies in. So I figured why not come up with a good smoothie that gets your veggies in, with minimal fruit and extra sugar, a…

Pickles 5 Ways

Pickles 5 Ways

Homemade Pickles! From the original site: Welcome to Season 3! We’re making a lot of pickles today, 5 different kinds to be exact. “If you’ll just take a little time to learn a few basic procedures, not only the whole produce section but the whole world will be your pickle and good eats.” -AB It’s true, as you’ll see in following recipes, they all sort of follow a pattern. You’ll be pickling pretty much anythin…

“Fried” Green Tomato Stack

“Fried” Green Tomato Stack

Crispy panko breaded green tomatoes layered with spring mix, bacon, corn and drizzled with blue cheese dressing. Get the Recipe: “Fried” Green Tomato Stack

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup

This is the healthy version of the Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup which is made using cream however I’ve omitted the cream yet keeping the taste a priority. This soup can be served hot or cold along with bread / rice or pasta. From the original site: Here comes the “Long Weekend” and this surely is a huge one being 4th of July (Independence Day in USA)…..All we can think about is Partyin…

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