Vietnamese Potato and Green Bean Curry

May 12, 2014
vietnamese potato green bean curry

 There is a little Vietnamese place near where I live called Lela’s Bistro. It is the coziest little space with the most amazing food. (But then I live in Portland, and there is cozy and tasty all around me!) Anyways, Lela’s bistro is special. I love their wood paneled interior, and their delicious vegetarian vietnamese [...]

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8 Ingredient Tofu Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

May 5, 2014
tofu mushroom lettuce wrap

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged a vegetarian lettuce wrap recipe up until now! Its one of my go to quick and easy dishes. And now that the weather is getting warmer, I crave these light, crisp lettuce “boats” filled with a zesty tofu mushroom filling. And did I mention this is just an 8 [...]

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Turn Soup into a Meal – Tom Kha Asparagus with Jasmine Rice

April 28, 2014
vegetarian asparagus tom kha soup

Spring nights are chilly here in Portland, and this vegetarian Thai tom kha soup with a big scoop of jasmine rice on top brings wonderful warmth and spice to a cold night. Thai soups at restaurants are often not vegetarian. They contain chicken stock and fish sauce. So when I’m graving a spicy, tangy Thai [...]

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Protein-Packed Quinoa Egg and Kale Scramble

April 24, 2014
quinoa egg and kale scramble with toast

Try this quinoa, egg and kale scramble if you want to start your mornings with a filling, protein packed, yummy breakfast. There is at least 11 grams of protein per serving in this dish, thanks to all the quinoa. And who says eggs are only for breakfast?! Make this scramble and put it between bread [...]

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10 Minute Lemony Rice Noodles (Lemon Idiappam)

April 21, 2014
lemon rice noodles

 I love rice noodles in any form and this lemony rice noodles recipe is one of my quick and easy favorites. In India we make a similar dish using fresh string hoppers (rice noodles) called lemon idiappam. I use store bought dry rice noodles (also called rice sticks or rice vermicelli) as a shortcut. The [...]

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Sri Lankan Cashew Curry Recipe and a Giveaway

April 14, 2014
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One of my favorite dishes that I had on a recent trip to Sri Lanka was this cashew curry. The hotel chef kindly agreed to show me how he makes it and I’m so excited to share the recipe with you! But first, here are some photos from my trip. (Make sure you also check [...]

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Everyday Mixed Vegetable Curry Recipe

April 7, 2014

I’ve been a serious cook for over 15 years. I cook all kinds of recipes (vegetarian ofcourse!) – international recipes, quick and easy recipes, rich and complex recipes. But the kind I enjoy eating the most are the simple curries that remind me of home. This everyday mixed vegetable curry is one such recipe. Its [...]

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Potato Kurma with Fried Onion. Remembering my grandmother through her favorite recipes.

April 2, 2014
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To commemorate my paternal grandmother’s first year death anniversary, I am posting a series of my grandmothers favorite recipes. This potato kurma recipe is second in the series. Read my first post in the series here. Of everyone in our family, I think I spent the most time with with my grandmother. She raised me, [...]

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