Category Archives: Vegetable

Mediterranean Quinoa Risotto
Mediterranean Quinoa Risotto

This dish has the satisfying taste and creaminess of traditional risotto, but is lighter and much healthier. Now, I know that risotto made with arborio rice and heaps of cheese cannot be beat–I mean come on, it’s outrageously good. But I promise you that my version is no less tasty and is a mighty contender. […]

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Bisibelebath

Bisibelebath is an authentic flavourful Karnataka recipe This dish is the combination of dal and rice and is served piping hot with the accompaniment of onion or cucumber raita and papad. The spice powder used for this recipe  makes it rich, aromatic and tasty.

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Easy Veggie Sides

Just ran across this at WellATL, and while they claim these recipes don’t require prep work like chopping, that claim pretty much relies on you purchasing pre-prepped vegetables. But if you’re in a hurry, and can find these already chopped up for you, more power to you, but I’d probably just chop them myself. Because […]

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Diet Tokri chaat

This Diet Tokri chaat is a healthy option for snack. It is packed with nutrition and its seriously satisfying to your taste buds. Ingredients: Ingredients: 6 slices of Brown Bread. 1/4tsp chilli flakes,oregano and chaat masala. For Filling: 1 cup moong sprouts- boiled 1/2 cup onion chopped finely 1/2 cup cucumber chopped finely 1/2 cup […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

My husband and I live near Houston in Texas, and we’ve discovered a new restaurant chain, Gino’s East Chicago Deep Dish Pizzeria, that’s recently opened a couple of locations in our area. We love the pizza, but they have one of the most unusual (and delicious) dishes I’ve ever seen listed as an “Appetizer”… They […]

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White bean Minestrone

This is Spring in a bowl! Beautiful and fragrant, everything about this sweet and fresh broth makes you feel nourished. Simply grab any vegetable you find at the market- or if you’re lucky, in in your garden, and use them to make this soup. The white beans are dreaming of being a Minestrone (Minestrone would […]

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Indian Spiced Eggplant

I love Indian food!  The flavors are always interesting and most times it’s prepared in a healthy way.  In fact, one Indian spice that’s usually included is Turmeric, known for it’s anti-inflammation properties.  The active ingredient in Turmeric is curcumin and scientists are discovering that it is beneficial in the treatment of many different health […]

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Paakarkai Kuzhambhu

Bittergourd gravy is a healthy recipe. Its a good accompaniment for steamed rice with thoran or pappad. From the original site: Sounds authentic and healthy right? Yes its true. Bitter gourd plays magnificent roles in medicine. Get the Recipe: Paakarkai Kuzhambhu

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Maddur Vada

Deep Fried Indian Style Savoury Fritters From the original site: Maddur Vada is deep-fried savory fritters made with combination of different flours, semolina and lots of onion. Maddur Vada is one of the well liked dishes across South India, it’s origin is claimed to be in the small town of Karnataka called Maddur in Mandya […]

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Basil pesto

Basil pesto. Made from fresh basil leaves, this aromatic classic Italian sauce is a perfect accompaniment to pasta, bread, salad, risotto, pizza, rice noodles. There is so much you can do with it. I always keep a batch of it in my fridge. Get the Recipe: Basil pesto

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Roasted Potatoes With Horseradish Aioli

Roasted Garlic Potatoes Drizzled With A Creamy Horseradish Aioli. Perfect side dish to complement any meal! Get the Recipe: Roasted Potatoes With Horseradish Aioli

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Zucchini Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Gluten Free Zucchini “Pasta” mixed with a quick and easy tomato sauce! A healthy meal that can be made in under 30 minutes. Get the Recipe: Zucchini Pasta with Tomato Sauce

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Cold rice noddle salad in peanut sauce dressing

Cold rice noodle salad in peanut sauce dressing is an ideal dish when you are running late. Dressed in creamy and nutty peanut sauce, this Asian inspired salad is a must try! Get the Recipe: Cold rice noddle salad in peanut sauce dressing

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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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!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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“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

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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 […]

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Pad Thai (Flat Noodles with Vegetables)

These Pad Thai Noodles is a fusion of Chinese and Thai flavors creating dynamic flavors and brilliant color. This recipe is simple, quick and totally exotic, which is a refreshing change from regular stir-fried noodles, which I am quite bored now. From the original site: Don’t be scared by the number of red chilies used, […]

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Sarson ka saag

Sarson ka saag is a popular vegetable dish in the Punjab region of Pakistan and India made from mustard leaves (sarson) and spices. Get the Recipe: Sarson ka saag