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.
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
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
Ingredients Spinach 3 to 4 cups Chickpeas 1 can or 1 ½ to 2 cups cooked Red onion ½ of medium sized cut small Crumbly cheese of your choice such as Queso fresco ½ cup Basil leaves cut up about 4 to 5 Apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp Honey 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard 1 /2 tsp Salt and Pepper … Continue reading Spinach and Chickpea Salad
Pear and Walnut salad Abundance of Pears and Apples in the Winter months can be overwhelming. Especially after the calendar declares that it is Spring but the weather makes you wear a winter coat. I am still making the best I can with Pears. This yummy salad has been making rounds of my dinner table lately but it is so simple that I didn’t think … Continue reading Pear Walnut Salad with Blueberries
Now that most of us have made a resolution to eat healthy, I present this salad to you to help with your resolution. Before this last summer, I had never eaten Brussels Sprouts. I only looked at them skeptically and wondered how they taste. Then I learned that if you roast the Brussels sprouts they acquire more of a sweet taste. Try the recipe … Continue reading Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad