I had posted this Salad few years ago but I thought with the nice weather hopefully coming up, I should revive it. This is great light Summer Salad. You can prep the ingredients in individually n separate containers and mix it at the last minute. This will go fabulously with a glass of White wine perhaps a Riesling.
Vegan Couscous Salad. On Sunday it was unseasonably warm. We had Chocolate Chip pancakes for breakfast and went for a walk. Still clad in warm gear, mind you but not shivering in the cold. I hoped I won’t get a call from Office asking for some urgent questions to be answered. My wish was granted until we got back home. The girls wanted what they … Continue reading Super simple and Healthy Couscous Salad
There are some days when you crave just simple and flavorful food. Something easy to make and no messy clean up. We had a Girl scout camp on the week-end. Although we didn’t stay overnight, the activities were enough for me to get up late on a lazy Sunday. I spent a long time wondering what would be the easiest dish to make for lunch. Finally around 11, I decided to go with a simple Vegetable Pulav and this Carrot Raita. Raita needs only a few ingredients and can come together no almost no time at all.
Spring is in full bloom around here in my beautiful Chicago. Although we have had a few rain soaked week-ends, I am enjoying this new bloom of life. Getting the garden ready and more so the Sun-room ready where we will soon be having almost every meal of week-ends.
A spring time salad to go with this fresh new life. Delicious, healthy and home-made. We are making a concerted effort at eating healthier. That does mean cooking at home almost exclusively. It never fails to amaze me to see not only food is so much healthier but it also tastes so much better. It doesn’t have to be complicated. A simple salad like this Asparagus Salad is so easy to come together and adds so much value to your meal.
Almost the entirety of my 20s, I believed that cabbage was to be eaten only in one way, the way Maharashtrians make a simple Cabbage Saute. There was no way I would have believed that several years later, I would devour Cabbage in its raw format such as this salad. This Salad is great as a meal or as an accompaniment to a wonderful soup such … Continue reading Roasted Chickpea Salad
Brussels Sprouts is one of the prime Winter vegetables. Full of slightly bitter flavor that can be combined with sweetness of almost any fruit. Brussels Sprouts should never be eaten raw in my opinion otherwise you will not touch it again. Roast it in the oven and the sweetness will come forward. Here I combined it with ripe Pears and sweet and tart Pomegranate. Result … Continue reading Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomgranate
Midwest is completely frozen. The village I live in has small lakes and ponds just about every corner of the road and they are all frozen. The ground is covered in snow and it all looks very pretty when you are staying cozy inside your home by the fireplace sipping a warm cup of tea. But life is not all cozy. We have work to … Continue reading Warm Lentil and Carrot Salad
If you have seen one of my previous posts, you know I changed my job few months back. One of the reasons I changed because at the new place I could work from home once in a while when needed. Like one of those days when you think you are going to come down with something but an extra hour of rest clears things up. … Continue reading Summer Barley Salad
Happy Summer Solstice. What else could I be posting today other than a wonderful and filling salad to enjoy on a cool summer night. Ingredients: Couscous 1 cup unprepared Mango 1 peeled and cut into small pieces Red Pepper 1 medium cut into small pieces Red onion ½ cut into small pieces Green onion 2 branches cut small Boiled water to make Couscous Salt per … Continue reading Couscous Salad with Mango and Red Pepper
I do need to apologize to you all for being MIA for the past few weeks. A lot was happening around here. I changed my job recently. I had to transfer literally a ton of files and then there is training for the new work which seems to take forever. I feel like I am kinda settling in and can go back to my passion … Continue reading Spinach Salad with Hot and Sweet Walnuts
Last weekend I played my most favorite sport with a dear friend. I used to play Badminton for my college back in the day. Boy, what a difference few years and 2 babies can make to your body. My goal for this year is to get healthier and for that I am going to be eating cleaner food as much as possible. Are you with … Continue reading Endive Salad with Fruits and Nuts
Brussels Sprouts were never on my ingredients list until a couple of years ago, mainly because I had no idea how to eat them. Then I found a great way to eat them was by roasting. Ever since, it has earned a permanent place in my shopping list. Brussels Sprouts come from a cabbage family. They were originally cultivated in Ancient Rome and brought to … Continue reading Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad
I have fallen off the blogging bandwagon a bit in the past couple of weeks. This post was supposed to go up on Monday but I got to it only today. Summers get so busy in the cold country. We try to cram in as many outdoor activities as possible plus there are demands from certain little people who are enjoying summer vacation. Hopefully, I … Continue reading Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
As promised, i have this super duper easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe for you. When I was researching I found an excellent reason to be eating more of this wonderful vegetable that comes from a family of cabbage. It contains Sulforaphane, a phytochemical under research for its potential anticancer properties. Brussels Sprouts can be roasted or boiled but boiling reduces the amount of Sulforaphane. Today’s blog is not only … Continue reading Roasted Brussels Sprouts