Soups and Salads

pea soup
Soups and Salads

Split-pea Soup

 

 share…emailPrintPinterestFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinYummlyTumblrI just love peas in any form. You are going eh?!! I do! It’s sweet and brilliant green in color. And it is comfort food. And… it is so easy and quick to make. This protein-rich pea soup is hearty and healthy. Split-peas is not a stranger to India and […]

Roasted Kale and Chick Pea Salad
Soups and Salads

Roasted Kale and Chick Pea Salad

 

 share…emailPrintPinterestFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinYummlyTumblrRoasted Kale and Chick Pea Salad is a simple, healthy, delicious and quick salad. These are so easy to put together and taste like you spent a lot of time on it. The holidays are over and let’s face it, its back to work, time to get back to reality […]

Rasam
Soups and Salads

Freshly Ground Masala Rasam (Kalyana Rasam)

 

 share…emailPrintPinterestFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinYummlyTumblrRasam – a childhood favorite and ubiquitous in every South Indian household. The blend of simple spices, especially black pepper in a tomato and tamarind broth will wake you up to sigh in pleasure. It is comfort food. I like drinking Rasam. Normally you would grind spices and store it […]

Persimmon Salad
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Fennel, Escarole, Persimmon Salad, Cashew-Butter Vinaigrette

 

 share…emailPrintPinterestFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinYummlyTumblrFennel, Escarole, Persimmon Salad with a Cashew Butter Vinaigrette tastes just as exotic as it sounds. A light salad with simple autumn seasonal ingredients, that get tossed together in a flavorful vinaigrette. During fall/autumn season, I don’t really get much exercise. Sure, I go for a swim once a week, […]

Basil, Spinach, Garbanzo Beans Pasta Soup
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Basil, Spinach, Garbanzo Beans Pasta Soup

 

 share…emailPrintPinterestFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinYummlyTumblrBasil, Spinach, Garbanzo Beans Pasta Soup, a weekday hearty, healthy soup and a complete meal for those chilly fall nights. The weather in the Bay Area has finally turned and decided to become fall. The leaves are beautiful colors of yellow, orange and red and line the sidewalks like a […]

Soups and Salads

Spinach and Goat Cheese Lentil Salad

 

 share…emailPrintPinterestFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinYummlyTumblrSpinach, and Goat Cheese Lentil Salad – this is my version of the satisfying French Lentil Salad, paired with none other than Naan bread and cilantro oil. I had to put my Indian stamp on it. Sorry France! My Chef instructor mentioned it casually in class one day, that the […]