Cheesy Breakfast Potatoes

When you are make eggs for breakfast and you need something savory, filling to go with it, then why not make a side of Cheesy Breakfast Potatoes  I originally wanted to make traditional hashbrowns with shredded potatoes, but the recipe calls for soaking the potatoes for a few hours, being short on time, I thought why…

Dhal Masala

When rice is life so you eat it with dhal and yogurt because let’s be honest, it’s simple yet bursting with flavor! Having Dhal Masala ready on hand gives you the convenience of having all the flavors you need in a few teaspoons , then why not prepare this Dhal Masala when you want that In Gujarati we call…

Uttapa (Vegetarian Omelette)

When you have left over dosa batter and it is meatless Monday, why not make this vegetarian omelette, Uttapa. Growing up in a Gujarati family, the food we ate were flavors passed down from generations. A favorite dish of mine is Uttapa, a rice and gram lentil batter mixed with onions, tomatoes, chilis, and cilantro served…

Gulab Jamun (Fiji Style)

When you’re Gujarati and your mother-in-law is an amazing chef with delicious recipes so you often shadow her so you can hope to live up to her skills, so you ask her to make Gulab Jamun (Fiji Style) This is basically an Indian take to a fried donut dipped in simple syrup. It sounds simple but…

Vegetarian Thai Red Curry

When you have plenty of vegetables in the refrigerator, some red curry paste, and its also meatless Thursday, then why not make Vegetarian Thai Red Curry. My favorite thing about this recipe is that you can use any vegetable you like. I usually make this recipe with whatever random vegetables I may have in the fridge….

Mattar Paneer

When you feel like making Punjabi cuisine and craving something creamy, then why not make Mattar Paneer. Mattar paneer is a creamy north Indian dish that is made with peas, cheese, tomatoes, and spices. This easy recipe is quick to make, especially when you are tired after a long day at work. I enjoy this dish…

Vegetarian Green Curry

When you just took a trip to the Auckland Food show and were introduced to Quorn; the meatless meat, then why not add some more veggies and make a Vegetarian Green Curry Served with Coconut rice! My husband and I went the the Auckland Food show where we got to try a variety of new…

Vegetarian Enchilada/Lasagna

When you want to make enchiladas but you don’t have any large tortillas and the supermarket ran out as well, although you did find some small tortillas in the pantry, so you decided to turn it into a Vegetarian Enchilada/Lasagna. It was another meatless Thursday and we wanted enchiladas for dinner, since the store ran…

Italian Pasta Salad

When you are having a family BBQ and the menu consists of only meat, so decide to throw in some kind of vegetables in the mix, then why not make this Italian Pasta Salad. I make this pasta salad every time I visit my father because it is one his favorite sides to eat. He…

Kadoo (Pumpkin Curry)

When you have left over pumpkin, you just came back from a Fijian holiday, and are craving some authentic Fijian food, then why not post an Instagram story asking your community how Kadoo (Pumpkin Curry) is made. Back when I lived in California my dad, a Indian clothing store owner,  always brought home some Kaddo,…