I’m not one of those foodies who spends hours in front of The Food Network. My only bond with cooking shows was during my nannying stint in Paris, when I watched to learn more French and inspire my menus. The tv personalities solidified my understanding of the words butter, cream, more butter and more cream....more

Tofu Bhurji - Quick tofu recipe in 10 minutes

Tofu Bhurji is a quick, healthy, vegan and delicious recipe prepared using tofu, onion, tomatoes and spices. This can be served alone for lunch / breakfast / dinner or with any bread varieties. I have served this with Thai roti bread. This combination is truly yummy one....more

Thai Roti Bread

Thai Roti Bread is a easy to make and tasty bread recipe prepared using flour and milk. This bread can be served with any curry for lunch / dinner / breakfast....more

Meatless Monday: Warm Couscous Vegetable Bowl

Happy Monday everyone.   Today's meatless Monday recipe, warm couscous vegetable bowl, embraces all the wonderful summer vegetables that I've received recently in my CSA basket. These gorgeous vegetables are paired with couscous and beans for a healthy, light and satisfying summer meal....more

Meatless Monday: Herb Roasted Potatoes, Kohlrabi and Radishes with a Fennel Butter Sauce

Happy Monday!!!  Today's Meatless Monday recipe features herb roasted potatoes, kolrabi and radishes with a fennel butter sauce....more

Asian Inspired Radish, Cucumber and Celery Salad

Today's Asian inspired radish, cucumber and celery salad is just fitting for the hot temperatures we've been experiencing here in NYC.  It is a truly light and refreshing salad that can easily be served for lunch.   You will notice that my recent recipes have radishes....more

Summer Vegetable Salad with Creamy Roasted Garlic Dressing

Summer and salads just seem to go together so well, don't they?  It's the time of year we anxiously await those fresh crispy vegetables and ripe, juicy fruits.  This summer vegetable salad with creamy roasted garlic dressing embodies just that....more

Plant-Powered Picnic

As the end of Summer nears and the beautiful Fall weather is just ahead, its time to squeeze in a few last picnics during these warm weather days.  Prompted by one of my clients requesting ideas to refresh her picnic basket with nutrient-rich foods rather than loading up on bread and burgers, I've complied a list of my favorites for your next outing!...more


Bottle gourd is one of those vegetables that I don't love so much, infact I don't love it at all, and that's right there on my face. I have memories of going to the weekly vegetable market with my mum. She used to take me along, for two reasons - one - so that she could teach me how to buy a good vegetable - ha, ha, ha....she didn't know I cared least in the world, because I never intended to do so, and two - to help her carry the load of the weekly vegetables because we had the fresh vegetable market only once a week....more