no cook recipe: tomato and tofu wrap with avocado pesto

ever since i saw the two words “avocado” + “pesto” together when i looking at Buzzfeed’s list of “Healthiest … Recipes to Save for Later“, i knew i had to try it. Continue reading “no cook recipe: tomato and tofu wrap with avocado pesto”

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no cook recipe: spicy and non spicy sweet bell pepper hummus

i was craving hummus the last few days. most of the time, hummus has garlic so i don’t buy premade hummus due to my little one’s garlic allergy. it’s a relatively simple recipe so i decided to make my own and i made two different versions – Continue reading “no cook recipe: spicy and non spicy sweet bell pepper hummus”

recipe: sweet potato pineapple crumb pie

sweet potato pies are often enjoyed at Thanksgiving dinners but it never interested me. i enjoy sweet potato but often it is overdone with maple syrup and sugar that it tastes like inedible candy. but while i was browsing through the recipes on T Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies website, i came across a combination that intrigued me: sweet potato and pineapple. it sounded like something i could enjoy. Continue reading “recipe: sweet potato pineapple crumb pie”

recipe: chick pea cauliflower quiche

so i continue my goal to try a more plant-based diet and i make another dish that looked interesting on T Colin Campbell’s Center for Nutrition Studies website. it was perfect because i bought a package of garbanzo bean / chick pea flour a while ago but didn’t get around to making anything with it yet! Continue reading “recipe: chick pea cauliflower quiche”

recipe: black beans and greens over rice

i recently watched Forks Over Knives and am hoping to adopt a more plant-based diet for the family. while looking at the recipes on Dr. T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies‘ website, i found this recipe that worked well with the leftovers from taco night a few days ago. it was a win win. Continue reading “recipe: black beans and greens over rice”

pork dumpling

recipe: pork dumplings in bánh tráng / rice wrapper

i was finally going to share dumplings with my little one and i was so excited! so i created a special filling with pork, pork dumplingvegetables and chives. instead of using eggs to bind the mix together, i used ground flax. it was a great mixture of ingredients. Continue reading “recipe: pork dumplings in bánh tráng / rice wrapper”

recipe: roasted potatoes with lemon and chives

i had these amazing lemon and garlic potatoes at a Greek restaurant a few years ago and i have not been able to forget them! normally i’m not a big fan of overly buttered and oily food but the lemon and garlic potatoes were spectacular. Continue reading “recipe: roasted potatoes with lemon and chives”

recipe: red lentil chili

red lentil chili

i happen to have a bag of red lentils but had not decided what to make with it . then i opened my first pressure cooker and found this recipe in the cookbook that came with the cooker. it was the perfect way to break in my new machine.

i modified the recipe so my little one could have some (i.e. the chili powder, crushed pepper and smoked paprika) and I skipped the dates because I didn’t think the recipe needed the added sweetness. the result is still a hearty, delicious chili that we all enjoyed together. Continue reading “recipe: red lentil chili”

quick and delicious: Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat – Dal Bukhara

another dish in the Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat family: Dal Bukhara / Black Gram Lentils Curry.

dal bukhara / black gram lentils curryif you asked me a few years ago to eat lentils, i’d say “no thank you!” but since i’ve been cooking for k, and i see how much she likes it, i have been more receptive to foods i previously avoided.

so, with a package of Dal Bukhara, some grain – today i made a huge put of millet so that is the grain for the day – and lots of vegetables: asparagus, bell peppers, tomatoes and spinach! i am SO full!

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quick and delicious: Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat – Rajma Masala

another Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat package i picked up: Rajma Masala / Red Kidney Beans Curry. i’m more familiar and prefer to eat / cook with chick peas or black beans so i’m happy to try the other beans when it already has been flavored and indian curry is a wonderful choice!

as with the other Kitchens of India Just Heat and Eat package, dilute it with a few cups of water and add a lot more vegetables, thereby creating feast! indian food is usually paired with rice but as in my previous post, i had discovered adding quinoa or millet is equally wonderful. enjoy!
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quick and delicious: Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat – Pindi Chana

i have definitely been a lazy cook these days by the time k goes to bed at 9:30pm and no dinner ready, all i want to do is lie on the couch and sleep or order take out Japanese food. but dinner still has to be had. there used to be a few good indian restaurants in my hood but they has since closed. anyhoo, one day while shopping for k’s grocers, i found these Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat packages on sale. i’ve seen them before but how good could Indian food-in-a-box be? but at 2 for $6 bucks, why not give it a try? well, the real question is why didn’t i try them earlier? Continue reading “quick and delicious: Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat – Pindi Chana”