Not just curry - Stuffed Bitter gourd

In all my trips abroad everytime there is a mention of Indian food , it eventually becomes all about curry and in some cases there are curries no body knows in India (Balti curry ?? Madras curry ??)So in a simple attempt i want to share some indian dishes which are a) not curry b) less oily & spicy and c) is not complex to cook and are healthy to eat. Here is the first one in that attempt, feel free to ask questions, comment , will be very happy to take it allStuffed Bitter gourd ...more

Brown Bag It!

This week my mind was on lunches.  I hear all the time from people that they want more ideas for quick, healthy lunches.  This salad is very filling because it contains plenty of protein due to the quinoa.  I whipped this up in no time with just a few ingredients:...more

My Lumpia Brings All the Boys to the Yard

I usually don't eat animal products (or, as one buddy likes to put it, "things that had a mother." This line might be funnier if you've ever heard him say it at one of the parties he and his wife host: "Okay, people? This plate? Used to have a mother. This one? Did not. Carnivorous and herbivore friends, eat accordingly!")Occasionally, I make exceptions: usually when I'm a guest in someone's home, but sometimes when I feel the need for comfort food....more

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake

 **Please note: all food posts are from my previous blog The Flexitarian Kitchen. I've kept them here because... well, they're good recipes. And it's late. And I'm tired of adjusting my settings. Think of these recipes as the free prize in the bottom of the cereal box! Oh yeah. This cake is epic. It cures midlife crises and cases of advanced holiday angst. It makes grown men fall to their knees and propose marriage. It reduces crime, and crows feet, and cellulite.Well, maybe not cellulite....more

This cake is delicious! It does cure angst. When I was fortunate to be served this tasty ...more

Chicken (or not) Tikka Masala

**Please note: all food posts are from my previous blog The Flexitarian Kitchen. I've kept them here because... well, they're good recipes. And it's late. And I'm tired of adjusting my settings. Think of these recipes as the free prize in the bottom of the cereal box!In the interest of avoiding the holiday food rut (how many more cranberry recipes do we really need?) I'd like to take you on a little trip to the Far East today. To India, to be exact. Ah, India - land of spices, swamis, and sitars. Where the saris are bright, the curries, magical, and naan bread grows on trees....more
Excited to try this myself at home! I adore Tikka Masala, with or without chicken. YUM.more

Fire and Ice Pickles

 **Please note: all food posts are from my previous blog The Flexitarian Kitchen. I've kept them here because... well, they're good recipes. And it's late. And I'm tired of adjusting my settings. Think of these recipes as the free prize in the bottom of the cereal box!...more
I tried this and they turned out really yummy but sorta wrinkly! I wonder what I did wrong!more

Rustic Spinach, Feta and Potato Pie

 **Please note: all food posts are from my previous blog The Flexitarian Kitchen. I've kept them here because... well, they're good recipes. And it's late. And I'm tired of adjusting my settings. Think of these recipes as the free prize in the bottom of the cereal box!...more

Sounds delicious.....more

Johnny Cake

 **Please note: all food posts are from my previous blog The Flexitarian Kitchen. I've kept them here because... well, they're good recipes. And it's late. And I'm tired of adjusting my settings. Think of these recipes as the free prize in the bottom of the cereal box!I have to confess something to you. *deep breath*  Here goes: I live in the South, and I hate cornbread....more

Steamed and Stuffed Artichokes

Stuffed and steamed artichokes are one of those foods that remind me of the fun times at my grandmother's house. She would frequently make them for me, my mom and aunt to enjoy. It would be a complete meal for us. ...more

think that about artichokes, but they are pretty easy to cook with. As for the canned ones, I ...more

Rosemary Artisan Bread

 **Please note: all food posts are from my previous blog The Flexitarian Kitchen. I've kept them here because... well, they're good recipes. And it's late. And I'm tired of adjusting my settings. Think of these recipes as the free prize in the bottom of the cereal box!It's Fall! And in the Fall we bake bread!!...more

I have made this recipe twice. Once with fresh rosemary and once with dried rosemary. I highly ...more