Baked baby eggplant topped with onion, habanero mango salsa, goat cheese and basil

I love baby eggplants but in India we always removed the skin and cooked it to a point where it gets mushy and it would drive me nuts when my mom would insist that i eat this mushy eggplant curry with my rotis/bread. I wanted to come up with an eggplant dish that I would … Continue reading

Caramelized Mini Banana slices with Basil & Sweetened Coconut flakes!

Have you heard of heaven on earth?????? This dish of mine exactly feels like  “heaven on earth”. Growing up as a child, my “PAATI” (nana/grandma) struggled to make me and my brother to get to eat fruits!!!!!! So she used to make this dish and it would be gone in one second:) Just like that….. Fortunately … Continue reading

Guilt free TEMPEH Burgers!

Last weekend, I was at this brunch place in Montclair, New Jersey- Absolutely fabulous and I was thrilled to see their Vegan and Vegetarian selections on the menu. After pondering over an extensive menu:) and the indecisive person that I am esp when it comes to food- I decided to try their Vegetarian Chickpea burger … Continue reading

Pan Seared Mushrooms in a Cilantro Basil Sauce with Candied Ginger

1/2 Cup button mushrooms 1 Large Onion 2 tomatoes 1 tsp cayenne 1 piece of garlic 1 tsp cumin 1tsp coriander 1 tsp curry powder/ garam masala 2 tablespoon coconut milk 1/4 cup cilantro 1/4 cup basil Salt to taste Vegetable Oil/ Canola An inch of fresh ginger(optional) for garnish Preparation: Chop up the onion, … Continue reading

Pan seared Mushrooms in a Cilantro Basil Sauce with Candied Ginger

My Love Story with Mushrooms Mushrooms-Plant of immortality?? Growing up in India, we never ate mushrooms and was never cooked in my household or my husband’s ! Me and my husband never tried mushrooms here since we were never raised eating one back home. So I had to do some research to make a delicioussssss … Continue reading