Pear Soup with Raspberry Sorbet

Yesterday, I wrote about Yamuna Devi's classic book, Yamuna's Table . As many of my readers will know, Ms. Devi is also the autho...

Spicy Indian-Style Hummus

Blazing summer temperatures call for something simple with minimal amount of preparation and cooking. Hummus is always a summertime favori...

Puy Lentils with Spices and Tamarind

If you want an easy dish to whip up for a mid-week meal, you may want to consider this recipe if you enjoy some spice with your lentils. J...

Product Review and a Giveaway

I recently received a sample of a few snacks from Navitas Naturals. Based in California, Navitas produces a variety of healthy and wholeso...

Toasted Ciabatta Sandwich with Brie, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pesto

Truth be told, I have never been a big fan of sandwiches especially if the bread isn't toasted. Nothing more disgusting to my palate t...

Curried Potato and Cauliflower Pancakes

Crispy potato pancakes are always a classic comfort food, but with part of a fresh local cauliflower in hand I decided to go off in anoth...

Walnut Mushroom Spread

Seems us melting puddles living in Southwestern Ontario have been living through a prolonged heat wave for weeks. I don't mind the hea...

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Call me crazy, but I baked this pineapple upside-down cake on one of the hottest days of the year in honor of my Mom. She used to whip th...

Zesty Black Bean and Avocado Salad

Summer is the season for making simple and undemanding but fresh and refreshing bean salads that provide necessary protein and nutrients ...

Homemade Olive Tapenade Pizza

Fresh homemade pizza is always a treat, especially with a soft chewy homemade pizza crust! Smothered in a robust homemade black olive tap...

Peach Lime Lassi

The first baskets of fresh brightly-colored local peaches may have coincided with a spell of intensely hot and humid weather, but the way...

Chickpeas with Yogurt and Fresh Mustard Greens

I do believe this is the first time I have cooked with or even tasted fresh mustard greens, and what a great culinary experience it turne...

Refried Beans in Home Baked Taco Bowls

Call me crazy, but on one of the hottest days of the year I decided to turn my kitchen into a baking test zone. The occasion was prompted ...

Velvety Tomato Chutney

The rich aroma in your kitchen will have you wanting to just eat this thick tomato based chutney all on its own. After a taste test, I ne...

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cottage Cheese Pancakes

This is the summer that I'm finally taking advantage of the rhubarb that grows so copiously and easily in the corner of our backyard. ...

Black-Eyed Peas with Potatoes and Tamarind

One of the most enjoyable aspects of gatherings with friends and family is to make a well-planned meal. Often it is a lot of work, but sa...

Samosa-Style Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Specializing in Indian food as I do, I am rather ashamed to admit that I do not have a recipe for samosas on my blog. I certainly have ma...

Thai Coconut Mango Quinoa Salad

The term salad is really rather elastic, so I am hoping Jac will accept this for my submission to the August edition of NCR. The challeng...

Avocado Salad

This one is hard to classify. Flavors of India and Mexico come together here for a most refreshing and impressive salad. The presentation...

Chickpea and Fresh Ginger Salad

It is well known that ginger is one of nature's best digestive aids. Load of pieces of fresh zesty ginger are combined with chickpea...

Baked Avocado and Egg with Miso Butter

When I saw this recipe for eggs baked in avocado halves and dressed with a light miso butter, I knew I wasn't going to be wasting any...

Rice and Lentil Indian Pancakes

Here we go again. More Indian savory pancakes, this time a spicy and filling thin pancake made with a seasoned rice and dal or lentil batt...