My First TV Appearance and a Brown Rice & Oregon Blueberry Salad!

August 24, 2012

Guess what?! I was on live TV today! I made this delicious, easy, summer recipe on the Good Day Oregon show on FOX12! I won an IFBC food blogger contest by Hinode rice, and got to make my winning recipe on TV! Here is the video. I usually make this recipe with quinoa or black rice, but loved [...]

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Easy Zucchini and Cauliflower Curry Recipe. Only 8 ingredients!

August 20, 2012

My husband loves this easy zucchini and cauliflower curry and requests it at least once a week. I will vary the vegetables depending on what’s available and what we are in the mood for. I’ve made this curry with eggplant, green beans and potatoes. I’ve made it with pumpkin and kale. I’ve also made it [...]

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Spicy Quinoa, Black Bean and Asparagus Bowl Recipe

August 17, 2012

Who doesnt love an easy, healthy quinoa salad! This spicy quinoa, black bean and asparagus recipe is a variation to quinoa salad. Its served veggie bowl style, with toppings of your choice and a dollop of sour cream. You can use pinto beans or chickpeas instead of the black beans if you like. The recipe [...]

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Curried Tempeh Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Mango Chutney

June 25, 2012

This is more an idea than a recipe. Once you learn how to marinate and cook the curried tempeh, you can vary this grilled cheese sandwich however you like.  If you are in hurry, see the shortcut method in the recipe below. Serve with a salad and my Indian spiced potato chips, and this is [...]

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Hot and Sweet Marmalade Glazed Tofu

June 19, 2012

On a busy weeknight, this is my go to dish. Its quick and easy to make if you have pressed tofu lying around. I like to serve this hot and sweet marmalade glazed tofu with some steamed broccoli and brown rice for a complete meal. If you are not a tofu fan, but want to [...]

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Barley Khichdi Recipe

June 1, 2012

When I want a quick, comforting meal with no fuss, I turn to this barley khichdi. A traditional Indian khichdi is made with rice, moong dal (yellow mung beans) and turmeric and is cooked to a risotto like consistency. I use barley instead of the rice to create a curried Indian barley khichdi. This vegetarian [...]

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Mughlai Vegetable Biryani Recipe

May 21, 2012

I imagine that 500 years ago Indian emperors ate like this. Steaming hot biryanis straight from the handi (a cooking vessel), scented with cinnamon, safron and nuts and served with a cool minty raita. Mughlai cooking originated in India around the 16th century, during the Mughal empire. Mughlai cuisine is rich and flavorful. It uses [...]

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White Bean and Porcini Mushroom Soup

May 2, 2012

Dried porcini mushrooms are a beautiful thing. They have a meaty flavor, and a deep umami taste. Boil dried porcinis in water, and you have yourself the best vegetarian substitute for beef broth.  I always rehydrate extra porcinis, and freeze the stock in ice cube trays. This way I always have a flavorful stock on [...]

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