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Grown Up Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese sandwiches seem to be the “in” thing right now. Innovative versions are all over the web. Restaurants focusing on just customized grilled cheese sandwiches are popping up everywhere too. Many years ago when I was a child, I despised grilled cheese sandwiches. The thought

Super Healthy Cumin & Black Pepper Soup

Fall is a great time of year for warm and nourishing soups. The weather is starting to get chillier and rainy. Cold and flu season is near. It’s the best time to boost your immunity with an amazingly healthy soup. This soup, a simple version of South Indian “rasam,” has a few

Let them eat cake…I mean quick bread.

Peasant: We don’t have money for bread. Marie Antoinette: Then eat cake. Peasant: Off with her head! Marie Antoinette: Hold on. Let’s compromise. How about a quick bread? Peasant: If it has blueberries, you’re on! Is it bread because it is baked in a loaf pan? Is it cake because

Lentil Crepes

There are many varieties of crepes (thin pancakes) in Indian cuisine. “Adai” (pronounced like “UH DAY”) is a pretty healthy lentil crepe from southern India. It’s vegan and gluten free. As you have probably read, lentils are high in protein and nutrients. They are

Tasty Sides: Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan & Lemon

When my son was little, we spent a lot of time watching the cartoon Franklin (the Turtle). Franklin could “count by twos and tie his shoes.” Unfortunately, Franklin also hated brussel sprouts. Remember that episode where Franklin can’t find his blanket? He had actually stuffed

In Honor of “National Kale Day”

Did you know today is National Kale Day? According to the founders of this celebration: “National Kale Day celebrates kale’s incredible health benefits, highlights kale’s culinary versatility, and promotes eating, growing and sharing kale throughout America. National Kale day is the first

Mixed Greens Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce

I love cuisines that have a robust selection of innately vegetarian cuisine. Italian is one of them. There is an unbelievable amount of amazing choices in Italian cuisine for vegetarians-  pastas, pizzas, salads, soups, etc. However, one dish hard to get vegetarian in restaurants is lasagna. I

Lentil Soup

Alright everyone, quiz time… What does Olive Oil + Garlic + Lentils +  Vegetables + Spices = ? a- A ton of protein and nutrients b- A very tasty combination c- A great idea for a soup d- All of the above Great job!  It is choice  “d- All of the above.” Lentils and all bean

Tandoori Vegetables

Here is a dish we make in our house whenever we entertain.  It’s basically vegetables  marinated and cooked in a  tandoori style sauce. A key ingredient in the tandoori sauce is garbanzo bean (chickpea)  flour. This flour is used extensively in Indian cooking- in sauces, crispy fried snacks,

Chocolate Chip Cookies Two ways- Gluten Free or Whole Wheat

I love the recipe for Oatmeal Coconut Drop Cookies from More from Magnolia by Allysa Torey (a must read for any baker). What do I like about this recipe- oatmeal cookies with no raisins! What would transform these cookies even more? Chocolate chips of course! I recently converted these cookies