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, Sweet Corn and Pattypan Squash Chowder, 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 […]

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, […]

Moroccan Roasted Delicata, Sweet Potato and Quinoa 5

Moroccan Roasted Delicata, Sweet Potato and Quinoa is a delicious blend of tender, roasted delicata squash, sweet potatoes and filling quinoa with tart cranberries and green onions.  I don’t have a very clever post planned for the origins of this recipe.  I simply decided to follow a Moroccan theme for a […]

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 […]