Israeli/ Pearl/ Regular Couscous is a small whole grain-like food made from semolina or wheat flour. It has a slight toasty and nutty flavor and is chewy in texture. It can be made like a regular pasta dish. Just add some vegetables and leafy green. You can always try it with pesto or some regular vinegar oil maple dressing. Enjoy it!!…
Last weekend I watched Chef, an inspiring movie which follows the life of Chef Carl Casper. During one of the scenes he is shown making spaghetti aglio e olio, a traditional Italian dish which is known to delight the senses by its simplicity of its flavors. The scene in the movie inspired me to make my own spaghetti aglio e olio as soon as I returned home! This is one of my favorite Italian dishes and it reminds me of so many different places I have had this dish and all the memories I have attached to it. Garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and parsley – my favorite way to eat spaghetti….
Summers are finally here and gazpacho is a perfect dish for a hot afternoon. I am addicted to gazpacho in summers. Its healthy, raw, quick to make and so very refreshing. The bright pinkish-red color of the dish cheers me up and the tasteful combination of raw red onions with sweet watermelon emits bursts of tantalizing flavors with each sip. Give this recipe a try… it’s a must have this season!…
Breakfast is such an important meal of the day. This is an easy and a quick option for breakfast, very light and refreshing but still quite satisfying. A perfect start to the day…Enjoy!
Za’atar is one of my favorite spice blends; it’s full of flavor, and goes perfectly with mint and lemon. This recipe blends crunchy vegetables with garbanzo beans that have been roasted with za’atar. It’s very easy and quick to make, and can be eaten both warm and cold. If desired, add some crumbled feta cheese for creaminess.
Soba/ Buckwheat Noodles (1 Serving = A bunch of soba noodle through loop formed with your thumb and forefinger)
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp thinly sliced ginger
1 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp mirin/ sweet rice vinegar/ wine vinegar = 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar + ½ tsp brown sugar
1/8 cup light soy sauce
1 piece of kombu (optional) (soaked in water for 5 minutes and then thinly sliced)
1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms (optional)
1 /2 cup zucchini (thinly sliced)
1 cup snap peas
1 cup cooked edmame (cook edmame and snap peas in water until soft)
1 cup scallions
1 tablespoon any kind of chilli paste / sweet chilli paste/ sriracha or any paste which is sweet and sour at the same time.
¼ Cup Crushed peanuts
Salt and lemon to taste…
Adding earthy flavored legumes in a salad is a perfect way to convert your salad into a full satisfying meal. I am a big fan of including legumes, beans and lentils in my diet at least once a day. This helps me to have all the protein and other good essential vitamins and calcium needed by my body….
A very happy and healthy 2014 to everyone! Last few months have kept me really busy with family and friends. However, I have been researching a lot on health conscious recipes and the use of spices to heal body.
My new love these days is to sprout beans and lentils. Beans or lentils are the part of my everyday diet especially for protein intake. …
This whole week has been really cold in New York and I have been having soup regularly. My favorite soup is lentil or any kind of bean soup because of their earthy flavors. I was never a fan of butternut squash soup because I find it a bit sweet. But then I come up with this recipe. …