Pineapple Harissa Salmon with Tahini Greens

A healthy recipe bursting with deep flavors of pineapple, tahini and rose harissa spice blend. Angie’s  Healthy Recipe Challenge is on and I am pretty late in thinking about combining leafy greens and pineapple. I like spice in my recipes so pineapple is the perfect sweet to cut through those spices. A wild caught salmon…

Avocado Banana Chaat

Chaat is a term describing savory snacks, typically served at road-side tracks from stalls or food carts in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh- this from Wikipedia. Chaat to me is sweet, tangy and savory sensation put together to be had as an appetizer or snack. Most street versions have fried cracker bases or delicious potato…

Tofu and Lauki Koftas with Cashew Curry – Vegan

Fall continues to delight the soul and inspire recipes that are warm and comforting for the season.  So this recipe take quite a few ingredients and steps but its worth it. I have added the flavors of Fennel and Dry ginger to bring in the Kashmiri influence. This recipe is vegan but you could add…

Eggplant Burani – Kabul inspired

Summer vegetables continue to inspire creative global recipes. The eggplants, green and red bell peppers and tomatoes have been a source of pride in my garden. I was blessed to have family visiting from Vancouver while I still nursed my fractured leg this past weekend. My sweet sister in law turned out to be an amazing and…

Nadru Palak ( lotus stems with spinach)

Another journey through the vegetarian Kashmiri food. Nadru or Lotus stems/roots are a delicious curious vegetable very popular in Kashmir (India). They are often fried and served as a street snack food. For the dinner table, the 2 most popular recipes are Nadru Yakhni (yogurt sauce)  and Nadru Palak ( Spinach). This recipe is for…

Tofu and Snow Peas in chili garlic sauce

Sometime the simplest of dishes bring the most comfort. An effortless stir fry to clean out your fridge is how I would qualify this dish. After a long’s day at work it does feel good when you can whip up dinner 10 mins and it is completely satisfying and healthy. Any firm vegetables of your…

Red Beans with Turnips – Razmah Gogji Kashmiri Cuisine

Razmah Gogji ( Turnips and beans) Kashmiri food is a culinary dance that plays on all the senses.  The flavors and a spices incorporates the rich diversity of the people of Kashmir. Kashmiri’s are hearty meat eaters but the history and the cuisine is immersed the cross cultural influences of earthy foods, farm and hillside…

Figs, Avocado and Cashews Dessert

Is is a dessert, power food, snack or adorns a high tea table? No matter how you you serve it, this dessert is a heart healthy vegan decadence that will leave you guilt free:) Dried figs were a highlight that were calling to be used. I soaked them in warm water and used them along with…

Tempeh and Kale Tacos for Fiesta Friday

This is a remake of a tempeh recipe I have done before. I was inspired to do this for the Fiesta Friday anniversary which I stumbled upon when visiting the awesome blog from the Novice Gardener Here is what you need Organic Corn tortillas Chopped Kale, Brussel sprouts, Broccoli stems, Red Cabbage, Cilantro, Red Onions…

Walnut Pate Cucumber Tea Sandwich bites

My first attempt at posting something for Fiesta Friday that I was so excited to discover on the Novice Gardener blog…. what a great idea, bringing people together with awesome food. I tend to cook healthy and mostly vegetarian food. This weekend we had celebrated with friends with snacks and team. Some good walnuts, a can of…