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Sweet Potato Kale Kimchi Quinoa Patties

Here we are again! Hope all of you are getting ready to welcome the beautiful season of fall along with all the cold it brings. I’m excited to bring out my warm clothing and try on all the cool sweatshirts, sweaters and jackets. Another cool way of enjoying the chilly weather is to have something nice and warm. Just for that reason today we bring to you Sweet Potato Kale Kimchi Quinoa Patties – a warm patty that you can enjoy for a snack or even a meal. So without further ado, let’s jump into the ingredients and the recipe. Note – The ingredient pictures here show only some of the ingredients used. Please follow the list to get everything you need for the recipe.    Ingredients: Makes 12-14 patties 1 cup quinoa mixed (red, white) 1 baked sweet potato 1 cup kimchi 1 small bunch Dino kale 1-2 egg (For vegan option: substitute 1 egg with 2 tbsps of flax seed powder soaked in 4 tbsp of warm water for 5-7 mins. ) 2-3 …

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Doro Wat – Spicy Ethiopian Chicken Curry

Happy Thursday friends! Hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather and all the nature’s beauty around. My husband and I love our evening walks with Gizmo (our little pup) breathing in all the freshness the season has to offer. Well, this week my hubby dear was craving some Ethiopian food and so this week’s recipe is a dish from Ethiopia called Doro Wat. Ethiopian cuisine is something we enjoy at home and outside too. The flavors and spices are very close to Indian and that makes it more enjoyable for us. India and Ethiopia have had long connections going back many many years with Indians moving to Ethiopia to do technical work and spice trade. Incidentally, bollywood movies seem to be very famous in there….So don’t be surprised if you are greeted by a namaste next time you are there. The recipe below is basically a curry served on the side of a savory pancake. Something similar to a dosa except it is baked. We frequent (Ethiopian restaurant) regularly and I got my spice mix …

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Sweet Potato & Tofu Curry

Happy Friday folks! Hope you’ve had a great start to your day and here is something that will make your day a delicious one too! There is a traditional dish made in Southern India using bottle gourd and milk..it is a favorite dish in many households and I have been inspired by that dish to make this sweet potato and tofu curry. In this dish, I have used a paste of green chillies with coconut milk to compliment the sweet potatoes. It is a thai style curry with Indian spices and makes for a lovely meal for your evenings. Sweet potatoes are rich in beta carotene and make a great addition to your diet and tofu adds the much needed protein punch for the day. The roasted peanuts coupled with chilli flakes bring in the zing in every morsel. Well, I hope I have managed to make your mouth water. Now go ahead and try this dish and let me know how you liked it! For the Sweet Potato Tofu Curry: 2 tbsp. coconut or …

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Flatbread with lamb and garlic scape chutney

Flatbreads are always a popular snack for after work evenings but they also make for a filling meal for one. I love experimenting with different sauces and chutneys and this one tastes amazing. It is a quick to do recipe that takes 5 minutes to put together so its a perfect one for people who are strapped for time. The ingredients are simple and you will most often find them at home so you don’t have to make a special trip to the groceries to make this. This flatbread tastes great with a generous helping of the chutney and garnish as you like with favorite meats or grilled veggies (like onions, bell peppers, zucchini, mushrooms and eggplant) and herbs. My favorite combo for the garnish is lamb with cherry tomatoes and microgreens. Garlic Scape Chutney: (makes approximately 1.5 cups) 3/4 cup chopped garlic scapes, tops removed 1/2 cup fresh mint packed 1/2 cup roasted almonds 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 Serrano pepper (optional) 1 T lime juice 1/3 C olive oil Instructions: Place …

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Delightful Leftovers

Have some leftover gyro or meat or falafel and wondering how to spice that up? You are at the right place. My husband and I went out for dinner last night and we came back home with some gyro and falafel. So I decided to spruce these up for our meal today and so, I put together a veggie bowl just with falafel for the vegetarians and a meat based bowl for my fellow carnivores 🙂 Both the bowls are garnished with sliced heirloom tomatoes, boiled asparagus and a generous side of spiced quinoa. You could add different garnishes and carbs of your choice. You could experiment with adding white/brown rice or millets instead of quinoa. Checkout our recipe below and hope you love your leftover mashup too! For the leftover bowls: Leftover gyro, falafel, grilled veggies or meats 2-3 Sliced heirloom tomatoes 15-20 halved and boiled Asparagus 1/2 cup of microgreens and sprouts of your choice 4-5 sliced radishes 2 cups of quinoa salad (recipe below) Instructions: Divide the ingredients under leftover bowls between two …

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Thai Red Curry in 20 minutes

Welcome folks! You are at the right place if you are looking for a quick Thai curry recipe. Thai curries make great meals for both lunch and dinner. This recipe is one that can be made in just 20 minutes with the vegetables or meats you have at home. The best part about thai food is that you can customize it to your palette and dietary needs. My recipe below is for chicken red curry but you can easily substitute the meat for vegetables and make it vegetarian. Thai ingredients have great flavor. Their cuisines bring a perfect mix of sweet, sour, spice and everything nice. The flavors dance on your palette and give you a great sense of enjoyment. I personally love thai ingredients as they remind me of flavors from my home, India. Try this dish and let me know how you like it 🙂 For the Curry: 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken, diced ( 14oz drained and cubed tofu) 2 bell peppers (1 red and 1 yellow), 2 cups quartered button mushrooms …

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Peruvian Chile Sauce with Roasted Chicken

This is one of those recipes I almost fell in love with on Food Network. I made this at home and like expected, my husband and I completely enjoyed the rich flavors of this dish. The best part about this dish is that you can make this sauce and use it for multiple dishes. Check out for our upcoming post on Peruvian Chile Sauce with Spaghetti to know what to do with the leftover sauce. Here’s a dish you can experiment with for your fancy lunch or dinner parties. It is a gorgeous dish to look at and a delicious one to savor. Recipe courtesy food network: For the Sauce: (Makes 4 to 6 servings) 1 slice whole wheat sandwich bread, crust removed, cut or torn into 1/2-inch pieces 3/4 cup half-and-half 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 large or 2 small shallots, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 cup low-sodium chicken/vegetable broth 2 cups (6 ounces) crumbled queso fresco or mild feta cheese 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons toasted …

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Chilli Tofu Brown Rice Bowl

Here’s a healthy yet filling meal option for veggie lovers. This recipe brings together a balanced meal with tofu and avocados to the delicious rice bowl. We make this dish every week and its a family favorite. It takes you about 30 minutes to make it so it would be perfect for a meal on any day. You can spice up the mix by adding some asian slaw that gives you that bit of crunch and bite. For the Chilli Tofu: (Makes for 2) 14-16 oz. firm or extra firm tofu 1 T peanut oil 2-3 T sliced green onions large piece of ginger root, grated 3 T soy sauce (reduced sodium is fine) 3 T rice vinegar (not seasoned rice vinegar) 1 T Sriracha (more or less to taste) 1 T Chilli garlic paste pinch of chilli flakes to make it extra hot Instructions: Drain the tofu well in a colander placed in the sink.  Then put tofu pieces between a double layer of paper towels and press down with a heavy pan and …