Category Archives: Lunch Ideas

Mutton Biryani

Mutton Biryani, a perfect Sunday lunch for NV lovers From the original site: Mutton Biryani, a perfect Sunday lunch for NV lovers.Nothing to say more about Biryani recipe, it must be a favourite for many. How to cook mutton biryani in pressure cooker? Yes this is pressure cooker version. I admit, there is no replace […]

Spring Onion Paneer Paratha

It was again, my daughter who prompted me to buy spring onion at the Asian store. Her insistence has nearly always lead to diverse, yet homely meals:) I had bought some paneer (Indian cottage cheese) too during that visit.I am not a habitual paratha maker. I have had to learn certain key aspects by trial […]

Healthy Pan-seared Salmon Salad with Himalayan Crystal Salt

I paired my salmon fillets with some fresh garden greens, cherry tomatoes, sunflower seeds, and French mustard, then drizzled a mix of lemon zest dressing with mint leaves. Don’t you just love the colours of this Healthy Pan-seared Salmon Salad with Himalayan Crystal Salt? Get the Recipe: Healthy Pan-seared Salmon Salad with Himalayan Crystal Salt

French Onion Grilled Cheese

All of the flavors of French Onion soup you love stuffed into a grilled cheese sandwich. Made with caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, and parsley. Get the Recipe: French Onion Grilled Cheese

Kale Rice

Healthy rice preparation with power packed kale, lemon and green chili. Kale was recommended to me by a good friend who is very particular about her diet. She advised me on the nutritional benefits. I have tried fitting it into Indian cuisine yet keeping it simple enough for anyone to be able to try. Get […]

Roast Beef Horseradish Arugula Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Meaty, spiced with wasabi cheese, stuffed with bitter arugula and a slather of fig jam, this is a sandwich that hits all the flavor notes. From the original site: We don’t need any special excuse to eat grilled cheese sandwiches, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. But it’s National Grilled Cheese Month (!), so let’s […]

No Alarm Chili

This chili dish is perfect for a cold day after work and you want something that is not only delicious, but also quick and easy. To be completely honest, this recipe does not taste like it only takes 20 minutes to prepare. Get the Recipe: No Alarm Chili

Mediterranean Delight Falafel

This Falafel recipe is my idea of tasty, comfort food – just load up the tortillas with falafel, grilled veggies and tuck in!!! These versatile chickpea patties can be served just like that with any spicy dip or make a great vegetarian filling for tortillas and pita breads. Falafel is a common dish eaten throughout […]

Punjabi Malai Paneer – Cottage Cheese in White Gravy

This typical Punjabi dish can be found in menu at most of the restaurant serving Indian food though sometimes name could be different like Safeed Paneer, Paneer Kesarwala or Cream Paneer but the soft and mouth melting curry with delicate flavors and subtle spices is always the same. Ingredients: 250 Gm Paneer, cut into cubes […]

Granola Bars

Granola Bars are nothing but Granola cut into different shapes, so that one can enjoy them during any given time of the day. Granola Bars are the powerhouse of energy that’s why it is preferred by those who are hiking, trekking or camping because it is lightweight, high in calories, and easy to store though […]

Roasted Hatch Chile & Corn Chowder

Soup in the summer? You bet when Hatch chiles are in season! Roasted Hatch Chile and Corn Chowder is a seasonal (and regional) treat to savor. From the original site: When it’s Hatch chile season, many of us in the Southwest get excited. Hatch chiles are grown in the Hatch Valley of New Mexico.People roast […]

Mango Curry with Dumplings

It’s a seasonal dish using yummy mangoes. It’s perfect for the summer time as it is light and is accompanied by dumplings made from gram flour. I love this dish because it has the tangyness and sweetness of mangoes, yet makes a great dish for a main course meal. Nobody can resist this Indian dish […]

Eggplant Muffuletta Sandwiches

Eggplant Muffuletta Sandwiches are a meatless version of the hearty classic you’d find in New Orleans. Whatever you do, don’t leave off the zesty olive salad that makes this sandwich special (and messy)! From the original site: Be sure to have a bunch of napkins on hand when you set out to enjoy Eggplant Muffuletta […]

Lovable Teddy Bear Sandwich

Mummies, make your way to your children’s hearts by preparing this adorable teddy bear sandwich lunch box! You can also share great moments bonding with your kids through the bread-making sessions. Get the Recipe: Lovable Teddy Bear Sandwich

Smokey Meat & Mushroom Sandwich

This is really a quick, simple snack, yet it’s so delish and satisfying! You can easily make at home and count the minutes! Get the Recipe: Smokey Meat&Mushroom Sandwich

Spelt salad with cranberries

This salad with spelt is not only extremely healthy and good for you, it is also delicious. The nutty flavor of the spelt, combined with the slight sweetness of the cranberries and the crunchy saltiness of the halloumi is just perfect! From the original site: How often do you read all those ingredient labels on […]

baked-zucchini-tots from skinnytaste (seen at foodwhirl.com)
Yum! Baked Zucchini Tots!

These look like a great idea (at @skinnytaste via @nikimaki)… a kid friendly sidedish featuring zucchini! Go get the recipe at SkinnyTaste. From the original site: Getting your family to eat their veggies can often be difficult. Well these kid-friendly zucchini tots are the perfect solution! Make them in mini muffin tins for the perfect […]

Angry Birds Instant Noodles

You don’t have to be a Chef to #CookForFamily. You can turned a simple instant noodle dish into a lovely one too, if you put in your heart & soul. I’m not joking, these were just instant noodles that I’d made for my family on a lazy day. Get the Recipe: Angry Birds Instant Noodles

Lunchmeat 'sushi roll' wraps at foodwhirl.com
Back to School Lunch: “Sushi” Sandwich Wraps

My 7 year old is a big fan of sushi… and generally he is not going to get it for school lunches, he’s not a cheap date as it is!  And I’ve seen all kinds of cute bento boxes and other clever lunches out there, but most of those seem way to much effort for […]

Tomato Bocconcini Salad

Why pay top dollar at a restaurant when this deliciously easy dish can be made at home? From the original site: I’m a steadfast believer of making simple dishes found in restaurants at home for a fraction of the price. This definitely rings true for one of my favourite kinds of salads the Caprese salad. […]

Buttermilk, Cornmeal Pancakes with Corn Salsa

This recipe is so light and colorful and makes a perfect meal for a summer day. I just love how sunny this dish looks. It is light in flavor yet quiet filling. The corn salsa just takes the pancakes to a different level, the combination of flavors are very satisfactory. The corn salsa is such […]

Black Bean Veggie Stack Ups

This is an easy and super healthy recipe. Perfect for families with kids of all ages. From the original site: When I was a little girl, my Mom would make a meal for us that she named the Chicken Stack Up. It pretty much consisted of cheese, chicken and tortillas….stack ‘em up and bake it. […]

Cute chicken salad stuffed tomatoes (and other things stuffed)

Love the attitude at Yammie’s Noshery @yammiesnoshery Quote: Guys, you just have to trust your feelings sometimes. You know, like a jedi. So add as much celery as you want. Cook the chicken any way you desire. Forget the tomato cups and have it on a croissant. Or try using roma tomatoes and just halving […]

Zucchini Fritters Mucver

This is one of my all-time favorite recipe for zucchini fritters. Another tasty way to get kids to eat more veggies. These crunchy fritters can be served as a festive appetizer. Get the Recipe: Zucchini Fritters Mucver

Spanish Tortilla

Spanish Tortilla or Spanish omlette is something completely different to Mexican Tortillas. Mexican tortillas are flatbread made using flour, whereas Spanish tortillas are omlette cooked with potatoes. This simple omlette is an ideal filling breakfast on a lazy sunday morning or you can also pack these for your picnic, since they are good even when […]