Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Basic Stir-Fried Asparagus, because Spring is finally here!


You know its Spring, when you spot those tiny green specs of new leaves on those gray barren trees you've been seeing for past five months.

You know its Spring when the happy chirping of birds accompany your morning tea.

You know its Spring when the Day Light Saving is implemented.

You know its Spring, when one day its gorgeous at 65 F and the very next day its back to low 20s. Or may be its just Cincinnati!

But I know its Spring, when I see abundant bundles of fresh green Asparagus, stock up high in my Farmers Market and at local grocery store!


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cracked Wheat Tabbouleh - Leftover Rescue to Lunchtime Staple




Its not every day that I write a post munching on the dish, the post is about. But then, there's always a first time. I am pretty sure by the time I hit the 'Publish' button it will be way beyond midnight. At least in some parts of the world.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Potatoes - Indian Style




Everybody must have roasted a cauliflower, at some point in their life. Not me. Not until now.

Roasted Zucchini - Yes
Roasted Butternut Squash - Yes
Roasted Bell Pepper - Oh Yes!
But Roasted Cauliflower - Not yet!

There is no specific reason as to why I have never roasted them. Its just didn't happen. But when I did, Sam declared that he is never going to eat cauliflower in any other way. Sid seconded him.



Monday, March 10, 2014

A Forgotten Favorite - Simple Radish Salad with Lime and Ginger Dressing




There are certain veggies and recipes that I love, but have stooped making it (or buying), because the other members of the family are not so fond of it. 

Has it ever happened to you?

The moment I saw Soma's Radish and Mint Salad, I had this certain urge to rush to a grocery store to buy these reddish-purplish cuties. They brought back memories; memories close to my heart.


Friday, March 7, 2014

Saag Chole - Chickpea in a creamy Spinach Gravy



When it comes to food, almost five years old Sid, is not too fussy. He has a wide palate and is always ready to experiment. I am grateful that he loves his fish, meats and veggies as much as he likes his cakes, muffins and chocolates. However, the one thing that I really struggle to feed him is Spinach or any leafy green for that matter. I often add baby spinach to my soups. He will have that soup, but will meticulously avoid any piece of spinach that's floating around, promptly spitting any stray leaves that lands in his mouth. The only way I can get any spinach into his system is sneaking them in his Paratha (pan fried flat bread) or making this Saag Chole.