Beet Carpaccio

Can you believe it is already August?! The days are long and it is HOT. Summer is in full swing, and I have no desire for it to leave just yet! I feel like I’m just getting into the swing of my summer-mode. Anyone else feel the same way? I am definitely not ready to start back to school in the next couple weeks. But for now I’m not going to think about all the craziness that is about to start, and just enjoy the relaxation and ease of these   summer days....more

Healthy vegetarian hot dog topping ideas

 Hot dogs will probably never be health food.  I’m cool with that.  But that doesn’t change the fact that you and I will in all likelihood have a hot dog (or two, or twelve) at some point this summer....more

Today's everyday poetry: of rice and beans

This story is not a poem. But the picture rhymes, don't you think?...more

Stuffed Green Chili fritters

 Monsoon have already started in many parts of India and the first thing which is enjoyed the most in this lovely weather is surely some fried snacks or roasted corn. There are numerous version of making pakodas or bajji but the hot mirchi pakoda /bajji /fritters  are liked by every one, those who can’t handle the fiery chilies can blanch them for a minute in hot water so it will become mild in taste....more

Breaded Eggplant Pizza's

Breaded Eggplant Pizza's ...more

Light and Healthy Spiced Eggplant Chips

There is a whole world out there when it comes to homemade veggie chips! So many flavor combinations and varieties. Sometimes I whip out my dehydrator, but often I just pick my vegetable, decide on the rub I want to dress with and throw them in the oven on a low temperature - it works pretty much the same way without the expensive equipment.I had a few eggplants in my refrigerator that I didn’t want to let go to waste... and then they were chips....more
MomNod Thanks! Eggplants make great chips because they take on other flavors so well. Can't wait ...more

9 Non-Lettuce Salads You'll Love for Summer

If there's one dish you can't go a day without during the warmer months, it's salad. The bright flavours, lightness and crunch make salads a natural choice for barbecues, picnics and al fresco dinners. ...more
This is so great! The lettuce is my least favorite part :) Can't wait to try these!more

Vegetarian Cheese Manicotti

Vegetarian Cheese Manicotti are large pasta tubes that are stuffed with the mixture of potato, spinach, mushroom and mozzarella cheese and then baked topped with cheese.I have used Manicotti from Barilla....more

Low Carb Vegan Tacos with Leek and Avocado

Our family LOVES tacos but the tortilla wraps are very high in carbs and fat. To avoid a family mutiny I served regular tacos and cheese to the family but made myself these lovely fresh and low carb tacos. They took no extra time to prepare but I did have to dirty another frying pan which in my opinion the extra clean up was well worth it....more