Panzanella

The best way to use stale bread. It’s zingy, vibrant and reminds you of summer just to look at. If you are having a brunch, want a light lunch, want a side salad for your main, this is it. It’s fresh, bright and zingy. The best part is, the ingredients are what we always have…

Baked Sriracha Maple Cauliflower

It’s sticky. It’s spicy. It’s sweet. It’s everything you want in a mouth watering Asian dish. This dish makes for a wonderful appetizer. Dry it out a little bit, and pass around on a large platter with cocktail sticks. The sauce can me made ahead of time and stored in the fridge, diluted with a…

Spiced Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa is a health food rage, we all know that. It’s everywhere these days. Although it’s very difficult to get kids to eat quinoa. At least mine won’t. My elder one says, under the influence of Masterchef Australia, “It’s too nutty, mom”. So this is my way of making them eat it. You hardly realise…

Pasta Puttanesca ( Vegan )

The simplest of all pasta recipes but the one with the most flavour. I enjoy a pasta recipe that is not drenched in cream or cheese. There is a time and place for rich and indulgent but for the most part, simple pasta has my heart. Tinned tomatoes are key to the dish for the…

Thai Red Curry with Lemongrass Scented Rice

If there is one thing that Asian cuisine has in aces, it’s flavour. Very few ingredients can boost a dish with so much power, it’s quite magical. This dish, incidentally vegan, comes together in less than 30 minutes. The paste takes hardly any time and can be a fridge staple if you make it ahead…

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

When you crave something satisfying simple and spicy then this is the dish. Traditionally no cheese is added to the dish. I like to keep it that way. With just 5 ingredients including the pasta, it comes together in the time it takes to make the pasta, which includes the chopping. Isn’t that cool? A…

Moroccan Stew

I don’t know about you but when Diwali is close and I am making sweets and savories full throttle, I end up not craving it. I generally want some one pot comforting meal. Now that I think about it, it was the same when my grandmother used to make Diwali sweets, she never ate it….

Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Caramelised Bananas and Walnuts (Eggless)

These pancakes are the perfect breakfast treat. The caramelised nuts and fruit take it to the next level. The recipe is egg less too. Yet they are the real thing. Soft, fluffy, pillowy. Perfect to dunk with good quality maple syrup. Walnuts add the much needed bitterness. I love that. But If you don’t then,…

Caramelized Onion and Tofu Wrap with Avocado Hummus

A meal for one can be simple yet special. This is one such meal. Avocado hummus adds a lovely creamy texture and the caramelized onion and tofu a lovely, almost sweet, charred flavour. The dish happens to be incidentally vegan. And the best part, its filling. The right mix of protein, good fats and carbs…

Red and Green Lo Mein

If you need a meal that will come together in 15 minutes, this is it. The vegetables are chopped in the time it takes to boil the noodles. Flash fry the veggies in a hot wok, throw in the noodles, pour in the sauce, toss, toss, toss… And you are done. I have sprinkled some…