Jalapeno Basil Pesto Recipe

Fresh Basil Pesto is a wonderful thing to have around all year long but unfortunately, basil is a seasonal plant. So when the weather is turning cold and demise of your basil plant is inevitable, put the basil leaves to good use and make this Jalapeno Basil Pesto recipe. Make a big batch of this “pesto with a twist” to use now and freeze the rest for later.

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Guacamole How-to Video

Guacamole is a great addition to a Mexican meal, it adds a great dimension and a flavor that is unparalleled to anything else. The smooth texture of the avocados, the medley of color and an amazing flavor are all brought together in this one side dish! Enjoy this Guacamole recipe as a dip with tortillas chips or as an accompaniment to your Mexican fare.

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Palak Paneer – Spinach with Homemade Cheese

Palak Paneer or Spinach with Homemade Cheese is easily one of the most recognizable and popular Indian dishes. Besides being a staple of Indian restaurants, top Indian chefs such as Sanjeev Kapoor and Tarla Dalal have made it even more popular. Here is our version of this palak paneer recipe. It’s packed with the goodness of spinach and loaded with protein from the paneer, a homemade cheese which doesn’t melt when heated. Try this delicious…

"Palak Paneer – Spinach with Homemade Cheese"

Open Sandwich My Way!

Baked Beans have been a camping favorite, it seems, from the beginning of time…..but with this recipe, we take them to a whole new level.  An Uncle of our’s introduced it to our family years ago and with a few tweaks and changes, it has been our family favorite “quick lunch” for many many years.  Using Vegetarian Baked Beans makes it a super healthy, protein packed, lunch for vegetarians. With a few adjustments, it is a winner with kids as…

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Rotli (Roti) Indian Bread Recipe

Rotli or Roti is yet another type of unleavened Indian bread that can be enjoyed with any vegetable or curry. Rotli, as they are known in Gujarat, India, are rolled very thin making them light and soft. They are cooked in two different steps — first on a tawa (or skillet) and then finished off on the open flame making them balloon up. Try these wonderfully soft and fluffy rotlis, or rotis but be sure…

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Quinoa Pulao Recipe

Quinoa is the wonder food that is often referred to as “a complete protein” amongst plant-based foods. A grain-like seed originally from Peru, Quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids needed for human health. It cooks in the same way as rice and can often be substituted in rice dishes. Try this Quinoa Pulao recipe and enjoy the health benefits and wonderful taste of Quinoa!

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The Namesake – Bollywood in Hollywood?

Hello Everyone, This is our 1st blog ever and we figured one of the best places to start a discussion is…’WOOD’…Bolly or Holly!!  Or better yet the growing presence of Bollywood in Hollywood.  We have seen a dramatic increase in interest over the last few years.  The latest addition being ‘Namesake’.  It was one of the movies, I just couldn’t wait for the DVD — partly for the sake of showing my support, my curiosity (even though I had…

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Tomato & Onion Chutney How-to Video

South Indian cuisine (namely Idli, Dosa, Vadai) is never complete unless it is accompanied by a flavorful chutney. Two of the most popular chutneys are Coconut Chutney and Tomato Onion Chutney. This particular Tomato Onion Chutney recipe uses fragrant Sesame Oil to season it. Although simple in it’s preparation, it’ll really add a whole new flavor dimension to your meal.

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Channa Daal Halwa – Indian Dessert Recipe

“You can’t ever have enough Dessert recipes”! Well said! This one is definitely one that takes me back home – to a very comfortable and a warm place. Easy to make and very hearty, and I love to make desserts at home as I can control the sugar amounts and make it to my taste. Enjoy this special Halwa. Soak Time: 3 hours minimum Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 4-5 Ingredients: Channa Daal – 1/2…

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Kidney Beans Curry (Rajma)

Rajma-Chawal is a combination ‘to-die-for’…the best Rajma (Kidney Beans) and Chawal (Rice) can be had at the obscure dhabbas* alongside the highways all over North India. That is where the truck drivers eat and trust me…that is the second best (ofcourse, right after our recipe!). Now which Punjabi (people from the state of Punjab) household will not admit to it being a comfort food. Try with some Raita or just plain yogurt…

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Chan-Toor Dal (Channa & Toor)

A simple dish with a simple name – Dal (Daal, Dhal) yet packed with proteins and the thousands of ways it can be made! There is no right or wrong way and no bad way either. The amazing thing is that if you change one little ingredients or mix a few daals, you get this amazing new creation. Here is a wonderful combination of Channa Dal and Tur Daal in perfect harmony that’ll make you…

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