July 13, 2015

"Skinny" Eggplant Rollatini

Eggplant rollatini recipe is often a twist on traditional eggplant parmesan: fried eggplants, milky-cheesy filling, lots of marinara sauce, baked in oven with a blanket of mozzarella. There is also a very similar Italian recipe - Involtini (means "little bundles") - where thinly sliced meat is wrapped around cheesy filling and cooked in tomato sauce. Apparently, you can also call "Eggplant Rollatini" as the vegetarian version of the traditional "Involtini".

And, what I have for you here is a lighter, skinnier version of eggplant rollatini without sacrificing any of its original flavor.

July 8, 2015

Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

Okay, this is another long-pending item going off my list. Stuffed tomatoes (or stuffed veggies) has been on my bucket list ever since I started blogging. But, I was very hesitant as I wasn't sure how it would turn out or if my family would like it, especially the kids.

But, with a dozen ripe tomatoes in my pantry waiting to be used and with a recipe for "Stuffed Tomatoes" from Giada herself (co-incidentally I had this book on "Everyday Italian Cooking" by Giada), I thought it would be a crime to let the recipe go.

June 21, 2015

Mango-Greek Yogurt-Strawberry "Lassi" Popsicle

Fruity, sweet, creamy, refreshing and healthy summer treat brimming over with flavors of fresh mangoes and roasted cardamom.. Yum!

Did I ever tell you that I got this "DIY Popsicle" bug for more than a year now. And, I finally decided to take the plunge. Summer is here and what is more satisfying than a cold home-made popsicle on a hot sunny day? Ah.. home-made popsicles.. can the deal get any sweeter?!

June 8, 2015

Gobi "Cauliflower" Musallam

Ughhh... I hate chopping cauliflowers. Chopping cauliflowers involves a lot of work and cleaning after. The florets are so crumbly and messy, that you will end up having little white bits everywhere on your countertop. So when I saw this recipe, it was right up my alley as the head of cauliflower can be used as is.

Mughlai style, rich & creamy Gobi Musallam may look like a lot of work but the end result is SO worth it! Try this recipe once and I am sure that it will become your go-to dish for parties & get-together! You can serve this perfectly cooked cauliflower on a bed of hot rice or with roti/naan.

June 4, 2015

Whole Enchiladas

"Whole" enchilada is a traditional Mexican recipe where stuffed (usually black-beans for vegetarian option) tortillas (I made multi-grain tortillas) are covered and cooked in tomatoes & chile based "enchilada" sauce. I served whole-enchiladas with a Corn-Mango-Avocado salsa (recipe below) on the side.