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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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Strawberry Salad with Poppy-seed dressing

Happy Friday dear friends! How has your week been? I have had a great time the past two weeks traveling and doing fun activities with my parents. One of the activities we did was to go strawberry picking! Strawberry picking at Delange’s Redberry farm is a great way to engage with ur local community, gain access to fresh strawberries that are sweet, juicy and amazing. Great way for family to hang out together perfect weekend activity. [/caption]Here are some of the pictures from our picking … mom & dad thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience! Fruit picking is not a common activity in India and this was a completely new experience for them. Well, end of the day we had a ton of strawberries at home and it was time to whip up something using these juicy fruits. Strawberry being a versatile fruit can be added to so many dishes and it doesn’t have to be desserts only. Here’s a salad that I made using these strawberries. Inspired by Panera bread’s  premium signature summer salad. I just love salads …

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Tandoori Grilled Chicken

Thursday is here folks…Only one more day to the much needed and awaited long weekend of the season!! Memorial day weekend marks the official beginning to the lovely summer season and the yummy grilling season 🙂 So fire up your grills and get ready to try this lip smacking recipe! This week Umami Kitchen brings to you a recipe that is simple yet loved by many. Tandoori Grilled Chicken is one of my favorite go to recipes for the grilling season. This recipe brings together the succulent chicken legs with some finger licking Indian masalas. And now we declare the grilling season open! Go ahead and try our recipe!Here are some quick tips before you dig into the recipe: 1. If this is your first time grilling it is very important to keep an eye on the chicken legs to ensure they are not burnt. Adjust the grill flame as needed, move the chicken legs to low flame area if you see them burning. 2. Personally I do not prefer adding color to my food. But …

Roasted Mushrooms

Roasted Mushrooms

Garlic butter roasted mushrooms are a great side dish to your cocktail parties. They go very well with Wine and can be something you can pass in a plate. The garlic and butter together brings out the most amazing aroma and the amalgamation of mushrooms along with it melts your heart. My mouth is actually watering while I write this. You can also serve this with a piece of bread and make it a stylish hors-d’oeuvre! Since I had neither of them at home I decided to serve it with sticky rice, Asian meatballs and ginger lime dressing and that my friends tasted equally good. These roasted mushrooms (found on Smitten Kitchen) make an appearance time and time again. They’re ridiculously good and simple to prepare, with minimal prep work followed by only fifteen minutes of oven time. For the Roasted Mushrooms: 1/2 lb. (8 oz.) mushrooms (cremini, preferably, but brown bella will work as well) 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. capers, rinsed and chopped 1 1/2 large garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter, …

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Wasabi Avocado Hummus

Avocados are one of the best choices for quick small meal. It is healthy, filling and an awesome choice for guilt free snacking. Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a “nutrient booster” by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit. Avocados combined with iron rich chickpeas make one power packed snack for your tired evenings. In this recipe, I have added a dash of wasabi for that extra bit of zing. Try this lip smacking recipe and let me know how you liked it 🙂 For the Wasabi Avocado Hummus: 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained 2 ripe avocados, cut into chunks 1/2 cup wasabi infused sesame oil (you can replace it with olive oil) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 1/2 tbsp tahini 1 clove garlic pita chips, for serving Directions: In the bowl of a food processor, combine chickpeas, avocado chunks, wasabi infused sesame oil, lemon …

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Simple Vegan Salad for Mid-Afternoon Snack

Looking to add some fibre to your diet today? Here is a quick bowl of everything fibrous and crunchy. I have put this bowl of simple vegan salad with some of my favorite veggies. You can add more veggies depending on your taste. This is a quick and tasty way of getting that dose of veggies for the day. Try it out and let me know how you liked it! For the salad: Serves 1 1 large avocado diced into cubes 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds (optional) handful of cherry tomatoes, halved 1 large carrot, julienned 1/2 cucumber, diced 2 green onions, thinly sliced handful of cilantro or parsley leaves (optional) sesame seeds (optional) For the dressing: 1 garlic clove 1 tbsp fresh lime juice 2 tbsp olive oil 1-2 tsp honey (or other sweetener), to taste salt and pepper Directions: Prepare all the ingredients under salad. Whisk all ingredients under dressing in a bowl, adjust seasoning as required. Add all the vegetables into glass jar and pour the dressing on top. Close the lid, …

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Ottolenghi’s Sabih Open Sandwich

This recipe is one of my golden finds on The Guardian. In the words the author of this recipe, this is a rich Moreish – Iraqi inspired combination of aubergine, egg, bread and all manner of other tasty goodies. Each bite of this dish is like a celebration in your mouth. It brings together great flavors and ideas brought on by the israeli immigrants. I will not take up any more of your time, get set ready to try this awesome dish for your breakfast. Head over to The Guardian to get your hands on the recipe.

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Greek Yogurt with Blueberry Marmalade

A bowl of Greek yogurt is a great way to start your day. According to Healthline.com – Few foods pack as healthy a punch in such small serving sizes as Greek yogurt. A bowl of Greek yogurt can keep you fortified with essential nutrients like proteins, vitamin b12 and probiotics and even help you lose weight. Greek yogurt goes great with the sweet and tart blueberry marmalade, both taste and visually. It is a tasty and healthy breakfast option and the best part of it all is you can put this together in 5 minutes. So for all of you healthy eaters with busy schedules can try this at home and don’t forget to post suggestions and comments on this recipe 🙂 Ingredients: Serves 4 1 cup of store bought or homemade blueberry marmalade 2 cups of greek yogurt 2 tbsp honey (if desired) 2 tsp of vanilla extract 4 tbsp granola Instructions: Mix 2 cups of greek yogurt with vanilla extract and honey until nicely incorporated. Take a serving glass and layer alternatively with …

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Egg Salad

Eggs are packed with proteins and good cholesterol and make a great addition to your breakfast. It is a powerhouse of an ingredient and goes well with many veggies. For this salad, I’ve added radishes to go with chopped eggs and a simple dressing to go with it. Again, like most of my recipes, this one is a quick fix for your busy schedule. Try it and let me know what you liked about it! Ingredients: Serves 4 8 boiled eggs, chopped 1 bunch radishes thinly sliced 1/2 cup of chopped celery 1 bunch chives sliced ½ cup Greek yogurt 2 tbsp Dijon mustard salt and black pepper 4 slices bread/pita/baguette Directions: In a bowl, combine the eggs, radishes, and chives with ½ cup Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, and salt & pepper. Taste, then add more seasonings as desired. To assemble, spread egg salad on toasted slice of bread, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle cracked black pepper and celery frond (if using). Serve!

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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 …