Chinese Style Lettuce Wraps

One of the best parts of eating out is that you can leisurely order a few appetizers, enjoy them and then order dinner. But a lettuce wrap (vegetarian or non-vegetarian) is one of those few appetizers that I could just … Continue reading

Minestrone Soup

This weekend, we happened to go to an Italian chain restaurant for a quick lunch while out for shopping. Since I had been craving minestrone soup, I ordered a bowl, but it was so rich that I wasn’t even able … Continue reading

Amaranth Protein Bars

Growing up in India, I remember eating a local sweet from street vendors called “Rajgira ladoos”. They were perfect little balls of sweetness and crispness; an Indian slightly less-sweeter version of the American Rice Krispies. Amaranth is known as Rajgira … Continue reading

Barley Veggie Rainbow Salad

You can ask any doctor and you will get the same advice, it’s always better to get your vitamins and minerals through fresh wholesome food rather than pills. One should eat veggies and fruits from all color food groups to … Continue reading

Meatless Monday: Tofu, Quinoa and Beans Chili

We all know from the countless scientific studies that constantly inundate us that eating vegetarian meals all or most of the time can prove extremely beneficial for us. The benefits of making this dietary change vary all the way from … Continue reading

Cauliflower Broccoli Quinoa Burgers/Tikkis

I’m always looking for ways to sneak vegetables into meals, and making this Cauliflower Broccoli Quinoa burger is a fantastic way to accomplish that. It totally transforms these veggies into these wonderful, flavorful, juicy burgers – or Tikkis (Indian street … Continue reading

Veggie Frittata Cups

Eggs are a very versatile breakfast option. They can be eaten after simply being boiled, made into delicious omelets, scrambled, or even fried.  Frittatas are another interesting way to have eggs. It is one of the best ways to incorporate … Continue reading