Basil Pesto

Being a working woman in India, my mom always prepared some┬ástaples like tomato ketchup, ginger garlic paste, idli dosa batters etc every weekend to get through the work week. Likewise, I have developed a habit of making some staples over here in the US like hummus, pesto, almond butter etc that help us with our... Continue Reading →

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Amaranth Tomato Curry

Amaranth leaves are also called Thotakura in Telugu and Chauli in Hindi.Although we find the red amaranthus in asian stores regularly, the green one is hard to come by and I absolutely relish these in the spring season when they are available in stores.I am a strong believer in seasonal eating which warrants adding more... Continue Reading →

Roasted Poblano and Corn Soup

Soups are amazing for weight loss.They help us reach our 5 servings a day recommendation for vegetables and unlike smoothies they are cooked and don't cause digestive distress because they are easier to digest than raw veggie salads or smoothies. Now most smoothies we find in the stores or restaurants are laden with butter or... Continue Reading →

Plantain mustard stir fry

Also called as Aratikaya Ava Pettina Kura in Telugu Language. Aratikaya is plantain and Ava pettina kura means mustard based preparation. This dish is native to Andhra Pradesh state of southern India. Mustard is used to generate warmth in the body, such preparations in the olden days were made during the winter months to generate... Continue Reading →

Cluster beans stir fry

Cluster beans are also called as Goru chikkudukaya/guar beans in India.There is a funny story around these beans I recollect from my childhood.In my 5th grade my mom moved me to a different school and Im just starting to make new friends.I happened to sit during the lunch hour with this north Indian friend and... Continue Reading →

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