Avocado Crema

Avocado Crema We love avocados and I often make guacamole or have avocados with toast. For some reason, I had never made avocado crema. I decided to make it the other day for tacos. It was so good; used leftover on veggie patties as a snack. It may be my new favorite dip. It is…

Wendie’s Focaccia Bread

I posted this recipe and reposting it now. This was my friend, Wendie’s recipe. Wendie passed away recently and this is in her honor. I found her handwritten recipe which you can see below. When she was in India for 5 years, she made this often, especially when she had people over or for a…

Vietnamese Inspired Salad

A friend on Facebook has been posting pictures of pho with the whole process. It takes time but I can only imagine how good it tastes. We were going to the neighboring city which had a Vietnamese restaurant and had great reviews. I was so looking forward to the pho but it was of meat…

Gobi Manchurian – Perfect for your Super Bowl Party

Gobi Manchurian is a favorite snack eaten all over India. You will see this being made by street vendors to restaurants. The aroma when you walk past is so enticing! This is the Indian version of wings – perfect with beer while watching a game. It is a desi (Indian) Chinese dish, fusion at its…

Spicy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

On a cold, snowy day, a hot bowl of steamy spicy soup is just what I need. This soup is one of my favorite soups. I make it lactose-free and have add ons like cheese or sour cream for the vegetarians. If you add avocado, you get the creamy feeling without the cream. I sometimes…

Palak Paneer (Saag Paneer)

Paneer is a fresh cheese that has become popular all over the world. It is a blank canvas and can be marinated and grilled or added in curries. Good paneer is soft when cooked. Traditional paneer dishes are from the Punjab region of India. Today paneer is found in local grocery stores around the world….

Potato Karakari (Spicy Potato Fry)

This is a quick and easy recipe, especially if you have boiled potatoes. You will find this dish at most tamil wedding lunches. It is also made on occasions when onions and garlic are not used. It goes well with steamed rice, sambar and rasam or curd (yogurt) rice. It can be eaten as a…

Malabar Spinach Curry

Basale Soppu Saaru- Karnataka Style Basale Soppu Malabar spinach (Basella Alba)is a type of spinach and is a creeper. It grows like a weed in South India. The leaves are is high in Vitamin A, C, Iron, and Calcium. I bought and planted the plant in a planter and it grew quite well. It likes warm…