Indian Spiced Coconut Cauliflower Soup 4

  Indian Spiced Coconut Cauliflower Soup with Savory Millet Granola is a delicious reflection of the best parts of traditional Indian cuisine-with a focus on a vegetable base of cauliflower and creamy coconut, flavored with traditional spicy-sweet garam masala. Sometimes a simple meal can transport you to another land. I […]


Wine Down Wednesday – Sweet Corn and Pattypan Squash Chowder 3

Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I review a vegan dish paired with two different wines. To pair wines with a meatless dish we must look at the spices and main flavors of the recipe – In this case, the Vinadloo spices – a mixture of coriander, garlic, cumin, […]

Forbidden Rice and Indian Spiced Lentils

Forbidden rice is a black/purple, nutrient dense heirloom rice – with lots of vitamins and amino acids.  But the real reason to try this rice is the taste and color.  When cooked it becomes a gorgeous dark eggplant color that makes a striking presentation, perfect for a special occasion.  I […]

Indian Spiced Beet and Carrot “Fries”

There is something about the Indian spice blend, garam masala that is so warm and inviting.  Cloves, nutmeg, star anise and cumin are a few of the sweet aromatics that make up this medley.  When I thought of what I wanted to do with the golden beets I got from my farm, […]

truRoots and my Amazing Sprouted Green Lentil Coconut Curry Soup 14

I found Nutmeg Notebook through my weight watcher message boards. The photos of her healthy recipes are just gorgeous and occasionally she does product reviews.  The one I came across that intrigued me was for an Organic Sprouted Bean Trio from truRoots .  Per 1/3 cup there is 160 cals, […]

Moroccan Roasted Delicata, Sweet Potato and Quinoa 5

I don’t have a very clever post planned for the origins of this recipe other than coming across the Moroccan idea at Squash Blossom Babies (please check out this blog, it is fabulous!) and then thinking about how I could use the Moroccan theme for a quinoa dish to make […]

Curry Lentil Soup with Maple Tahini Tofu and Fresh Grilled Corn 7

I know I’ve mentioned the Pacific Foods Soups in the past and I just can’t seem to get enough of them!  They are so light but have this velvety texture that is like silk on the tongue.  The flavors are perfect by themselves or pair well with just about anything; […]

Eating Well Indian Mango Dal

I came across another Eating Well recipe I wanted to try for my recipe swap.   When I saw the photo and read more I knew I had to try it.  I love Indian spices and thought it would be perfect paired with the sweet mango.  The fact that a 1 cup serving is less than 200 […]

KISS with Four Ingredients 5

Keep It Simple Stupid.  Now where the heck have I heard that?  I can’t remember but it sure does apply so I’m going with it.Cooking light has an article this month about “cooking simple”, meaning to resist the temptation to add just one more ingredient.  I am notorious for this.  The […]

Seeds of Change 1

During my last food shopping spree I found Seeds of Change Tikki Masala Simmering Sauce.  Yes, I realize I’m supposed to be cleaning my pantry out and not adding to it but this just looked so good! Hi my name is Dawn and I’m a food hoarder. I used it […]

Baingan Bharta 10

After the excursion to Flavors Indian restaurant I decided I could no longer go without the mashed eggplant-y goodness of Baingan Bharta and felt so inclined to make my own.  According to Wikepedia “Baingan Bartha or Baingan ka Bartha is a predominantly Pakistani and North Indian Punjabi vegetarian dish made […]

Father-Daughter night at Flavors Indian 1

It was another Indian food night for Dad and me on Tuesday night.  Woo Hoo! Good thing we got there early to beat the crowds.  I’m sure they were coming.  Probably a little later.  This is not an unusual phenomenon for our father-daughter dinners.  Our first one was to an Asian restaurant where not […]

Quick, Healthy Lunch Tip for Busy Days 2

To busy to make lunch?  Try my quick, healthy lunch tip of combining fresh and pre-made. Sometimes in the morning I have nothing prepared for lunch at work.  If it’s a gym day I eat at my desk.  For backups I try to have a few options in the freezer just in […]

Pumpkin-Pie Acorn Squash with Roasted Chickpeas

I feel like I accomplished something tonight for dinner. For one, I made roasted chickpeas which I have been dying to try and secondly I had an acorn squash that has been staring at me for over a week patiently waiting for me to cook him. Looks like I made […]