Category Archives: Mains & Sides

Two Bite Potato Salad Cups
Two Bite Potato Salad Cups

Light, vegan potato salad with a secret ingredient (grapes!) served in baby bok choy cups. Ingredients Potatoes Peppers Scallions Cornichons Grapes Cilantro Olive oil Rice vinegar Dijon Get the recipe

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. […]

Sherry Baked Chicken Sausage with Thyme Potatoes
Sherry Baked Chicken Sausage with Thyme Potatoes

This is a no-fuss recipe that takes less than 25 minutes from start to finish, and almost all of that time is inactive as the sausage bakes in a deeply flavored bath of sherry wine, butter, garlic, sweet onion, and fresh thyme. Alongside the sausage, some of the cherry tomatoes will consequently burst and share […]


Guest arriving in a short notice can panic anyone in the kitchen. Today the same happened with me too. I just had around 40 mins in hand to make the entire lunch. Somehow managed to complete the whole course but some where found something lacking in the spread. Something that can be served both as […]


Makhni gravy is something to die for. Anything cooked in a makhni gravy makes it rich and delicious. After cooking, paneer makhni, aloo maknhi, gobhi makhni…it was now time for some kathal to go with the creamy gravy. Had lots of kabab mix left in my fridge box which i had made yesterday. So thought […]

Salty Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Snacks
Salty Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Snacks

This is one of my favorite snacks (or side dishes, but I will seriously roast up a pan of these and eat them as snacks over a few days.) You really can’t beat them for a healthy alternative to salty snack foods. And they are Paleo, Vegan, & Gluten Free, so most anyone can eat […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Green Peas – Egg Stir Fry

Green Peas with egg fry is a delicious and nutritious food. Already we know egg contains protein which is very healthy. In this recipe i have added green peas and egg together to prepare yummy stir fry. Especially my kids loves this recipe and often I prepares at home. Normally i used to stuff with […]

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How to Make Homemade Yogurt

Yogurt is a staple around our house – vanilla yogurt is one of the picky child’s favorite foods, and I’m a big fan of thick and creamy plain Greek yogurt. Yogurt is one of those foods that’s quite easy to make at home, but rarely attempted.  You don’t need a yogurt maker (although I think […]

Bulgur Wheat Stuffed Mini Peppers

A perfect whole grain, spiced up perfectly, stuffed inside a perfect vegetable – the end result – one of the perfect starters/appetizers! Everybody at home loved these simply delicious, healthy, vegan, bulgur wheat stuffed mini peppers :) I’m sure your guests this holiday season will do so too and will keep asking for more:) Add […]

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup will brighten any day! Moist and infused with a great citrus flavor, these pancakes make an amazing weekend treat. Ingredients: For the syrup: 3/4 cup pomegranate juice 3/4 cup water 1/2 cup sugar Zest from 1/2 lemon For the pancakes: 1/2 cup ricotta cheese 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs, […]

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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 […]

Watermelon and feta cheese salad!

I love feta cheese. I add it to most of my salads. Salty and sharp feta compliments sweet watermelon well. Sour onions add a beautiful crunch and fresh mint leaves add a lovely flavor and make all the ingredients come alive. A simple greek salad which is both sweet and savory and sure to make […]

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 […]

Shrimp Tostadas with Avocado Cream

Shrimp Tostadas with Avocado Cream. Fried corn tortillas layered with refried beans, rice, shrimp and a zesty avocado cream. Get the Recipe: Shrimp Tostadas with Avocado Cream

“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

Prime Rib

Prime rib at home: it’s easier than you think! From the original site: Hello everyone! This is Linda, Sarah’s mother-in-law, nice to meet all of you! I was asked by Sarah, to give you my Prime Rib (Standing Rib Roast) recipe. Believe it or not, all these years of cooking, and I only made my […]

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Aunt Suzie’s Muffins

Our family has been making this recipe for decades. It always gets raves at every large gathering that includes breakfast. We have selfishly kept this recipe in the family and even now they are against me sharing it. I attempted to find a similar (identical) recipe online with no success. The world needs to have […]

Healthy Oats with Fruits

Including oats in our diet may aid in providing a wide range of health benefits. It is recommended to have at least ½-1 cup of oats every day, so as to derive its health benefits. The dietary fiber helps to make you feel full faster and longer. This help to reduce cravings and bingeing tendencies […]

Roasted Rosemary and Garlic Potatoes

Rosemary and garlic combination is marriage made in heaven, though both are strong and over powering flavors still they compliment each other so well like a perfect couple. These potato wedges are super easy to make and end result is crisp from outside and tender from inside potato wedges. Ingredients: 4 Large Potatoes, washed and […]

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Roast Pork Loin With Currant Sauce

Most people think that roasting a hog is not easy. However, a roasted pork loin is an easy alternative. You can make it healthier by garnishing it with roasted vegetables. Though the best hog roasts may be prepared by hog roast caterers, the following recipe is also delicious. Try out this simple yet mouth watering […]