Category Archives: Mains & Sides

braised chicken in a cast iron pan with garlic, potatoes, olives
Weeknight Mediterranean Cast Iron Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are my new love for tasty, easy, & cost effective dinners for the family. This is a one dish meal that is easy to through together on a weeknight (although it does take a little while in the oven, so if you need fast, maybe save it for the weekend). And this one […]

Sweet Potato Shepherds Pies

Happy Pi Day! My son requested shepherd’s pie, and I was out of white potatoes, so I improvised a bit and came up with this savory sweet potato version. It’s and easy and flexible recipe (and you really don’t have to measure anything., so you can work with what veggies you have on hand. I […]

Delicious Matcha Oatmeal

Adding Matcha powder to your oatmeal is the perfect way to start off the morning with a health boost. Matcha green tea is becoming widely used all over the world, as it contains a variety of nutrients which are good for your immune system, help fight infections and improve your skin’s condition. You can keep […]

Papda Ki Subzi

The Cuisine of Bihar is rich and resplendent with spices,sweet,mild and bitter flavours which combine marvellously with main course accompaniments like Rice and Roti!This recipe is extremely popular in the Tirhut and Saran areas where they say “Agar Khana Banana ka mood nahi hai to yehi bana lo” meaning “If you do not feel like […]

Autum Pumpkin Medley

Now that Summer is over, pumpkin is all over the place. I love to cook up fresh pumpkin with veggies in this delicious medley alongside turkey or another protein of choice. This is definitely the right season for this dish. Enjoy it as part of a holiday meal or any other time you are craving […]

Spicy Garlic Eggplant

Ingredients : 2 cups chopped eggplant 8 cloves garlic, minced 1/3 cup ketchup 1 tablespoon ginger, minced 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tsp. sugar 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1/2 cup chopped green onions 1 tablespoon corn starch dissolved in 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons hot oil to add when sauce is finished chili flakes Oil […]

bowl of sausage and chicken gumbo
Nancy’s Sausage & Chicken Gumbo

The weather around here has been crazy … 70 one day and 40 the next, and we can’t seem to have a cold snap long enough to have good soup weather.  Not that I’m complaining, because I’d rather be enjoying porch weather.  But there was some lovely okra at the farmer’s market the other day […]

Spaghetti Carbonara Italian Original Recipe

Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe is one of the most famous Pasta Recipes of Roman Cuisine. It’s a simple pasta dish, whose original recipe use, as ingredients, eggs, guanciale (an Italian cured meat product prepared from pork jowl or cheeks. Its name is derived from guancia, Italian for cheek, sometimes translated with pork cheek lard or jowl […]

Paleo Bacon Butternut Squash Soup

Have you ever had a day where you’re down to hardly any food left in the kitchen and you don’t feel like going to the grocery store? It really gets my creativity going when I have to work with the remaining, seemingly miscellaneous items left in my kitchen to create a meal that my husband […]

Stir Fried Taucheo Chicken with Green Chillies

Taucheo, or otherwise known as Fermented Bean Paste or Soybean Paste, is a very popular ingredient in the Asian Cuisine. With the addition of green chillies, they give the dish a little heat as well as a punch of fragrance in the succulent chicken cubes. Ingredients 6 Chicken strips 6 big Button Mushrooms 2 Green […]

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

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

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 […]

TANDOORI GOBHI

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 KATHAL KOFTA

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

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]