background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Recipes: Odds & Ends. Food. Donut.

Food & Recipes

Recipes: Odds & Ends. Recipes. Recipes. Recipes. FOOD. Jaya's recipes: Paasi Paruppu Masiyal. This is the first time I am trying this Paasi Paruppu(yellow dal) Masiyal.

Jaya's recipes: Paasi Paruppu Masiyal

This is my Iyengar friend's recipe( i am not too sure if it is a Iyengar recipe).Whether it is Iyengar recipe or not it came out very well and was tasting heavenly. I really ran out of ideas and vegetables for the Kozhambu or main gravy today!! Only then my friends recipe came to my mind and i decided to make it.It was simple and didn't need any vegetable other than tomatoes. It is very similar to the north Indian yellow dal. It tastes heavenly with hot rice and topped with a spoon of desi ghee.It is very simple to make that is why i have not posted step-wise pictures.

You will Need Half cup Moong dalThree TomatoesTwo Green chilliesTwo tsp of Sambar powderOne tbs of Tamarind extractA pinch of Turmeric powderTwo tbs of Oil of GheeOne tsp Mustard seedsA generous pinch of AsafoetidaFew Curry LeavesSalt to taste. Dragon noodles. Ooooh lawdie.

dragon noodles

This is my new favorite quick fix! It takes about 15 minutes, is totally rich, flavorful, and SUPER SPICY. Like, “burn a hole through your stomach” spicy. Call me crazy, but sometimes I want that. No, I crave that. So, this one goes out to all of you heat seekers! The simple sauce for this recipe uses only pantry staples and perfectly balances sweet, salty, and spicy. Easy Sesame Chicken. I didn’t know sesame chicken was so easy to make.

Easy Sesame Chicken

Did you know sesame chicken was so easy to make? Well, now we both know, and have no excuse not to make Easy Sesame Chicken on the regular. I mean, seriously, this is plate lickin’ good stuff here and you can probably make it in about the same amount of time that it takes for the take out guy to get to your door. Serve this up with something veggi-licious on the side, like steamed broccoli or Crunchy Asian Salad, for a well rounded meal and you will have dinner owned. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs here because that was the best buy at the store this week, but you could certainly use chicken breast if you’d like. Easy Sesame Chicken Easy Sesame Chicken Total Cost: $5.15 Cost Per Serving: $1.29 Serves: 4 Ingredients Chicken. Miso Tahini Dressing Recipes from The Kitchn.

I don't often get so attached to one thing that it's all I eat, day in and day out, but it happened with a salad dressing a few months ago.

Miso Tahini Dressing Recipes from The Kitchn

Springtime Soba with Miso Sauce Recipes from The Kitchn. With the arrival of longer, warmer days, I'm craving light and refreshing meals – the kind that take advantage of new spring produce and leave plenty of energy for an after-dinner walk to enjoy the extended sunshine and new blossoms around the neighborhood.

Springtime Soba with Miso Sauce Recipes from The Kitchn

A soba noodle salad fits the bill, and this one features seasonal gifts like tender asparagus and peppery radishes, watercress, and chives. Rounded out with extra-crispy tofu and a buttery miso dressing, this one-dish vegetarian meal both satisfies and enlivens the palate. In creating this dish, I used the spring vegetables and herbs available to me; if you have peas, microgreens, or other produce, feel free to make substitutions. The key is to have a nice mix of fresh textures and flavors.

The vegetables and herbs are left raw or lightly blanched (this really brings out the color and sweetness of the asparagus), while the soba is cooked, cooled, and tossed with a savory miso and butter sauce. Springtime Soba with Miso Sauce. Spicy Roasted Chicken Thighs with Miso and Ginger. I think that boneless, skinless chicken thighs may just be the perfect meat.

Spicy Roasted Chicken Thighs with Miso and Ginger

They're inexpensive; even responsibly-raised meat is only a few dollars a pound. They cook quickly, and they have a melting, tender texture no matter what you do to them. I've roasted, grilled, and pan-fried chicken thighs, and they are always quick, easy, and delicious. Soups. Mind & Body Food. Sleep Better by Changing Your Diet. Did you know that what you eat can affect how you sleep?

Sleep Better by Changing Your Diet

Some sleep experts and studies have found that adding foods that aid rest and eliminating those that sabotage sleep can have significant impact on a person’s quality of rest, especially when combined with improved sleep habits. While not a miracle cure, good diet and overall good health will help a person sleep better and can be easier to achieve than you realized. Keep reading to see some of the top foods include as well as those to avoid when trying to get quality shut-eye. Dessert Recipes. 21 Lower-Sodium Solutions. We’re the first to admit we like an occasional salty treat.

21 Lower-Sodium Solutions

(Salt-covered pretzels with a side of mustard is basically double the fun.) But sprinkling salt on those favorite dishes can easily lead to excess sodium consumption (more than about one teaspoon of salt per day), a leading contributor to high blood pressure and kidney disease. And good old table salt isn’t the only culprit: Many of those sweeter-than-sweet baked goods contain a high amount of sodium thanks to baking soda. We’ve rounded up 21 of our favorite lower-sodium recipe substitutions for just about any situation, from baking to flavoring and everything in between. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

10 American Foods that are Banned in Other Countries. Americans are slowly waking up to the sad fact that much of the food sold in the US is far inferior to the same foods sold in other nations.

10 American Foods that are Banned in Other Countries

In fact, many of the foods you eat are BANNED in other countries. Here, I’ll review 10 American foods that are banned elsewhere. Seeing how the overall health of Americans is so much lower than other industrialized countries, you can’t help but wonder whether toxic foods such as these might play a role in our skyrocketing disease rates. 10 Vegetables That Are Just Waiting to Get Stuffed. Something magical happens when a vegetable gets stuffed.

10 Vegetables That Are Just Waiting to Get Stuffed

What once used to be the same old, plain old blah-di-blah veggie suddenly becomes wondrous, worthy of a place amongst the A-list stars of the appetizer menu — for the best in culinary sampling— or even warranting main dish status, the top billing for any and all edible elites. In other words, if you want to impress somebody, this is one surefire way. And, therein lies the great question and the great motive for today’s exploration into the world of plant-based eating: Just which vegetables are best set for the filling? Cake, Bread, and Pie. Cupcakes.

Fudge, brownies, and bars. Cookies.