Easy LunchBox Series. · Italian Cuisine.

Spaghetti in Basil Kale Pesto.

Spaghetti has always always been a favored dinner entree in our home teamed always with plain marinara. There is something very comforting about a plate of spaghetti dunked in hot marinara sauce and topped with melted parmesan. No additions, nothing. The simpler, the better. On cold winter nights, the kids find it as comforting as… Continue reading Spaghetti in Basil Kale Pesto.

Italian Cuisine.

Lasagna Roll Ups filled with creamy spinach, peas & corn and baked in a creamier mint, spinach cilantro pesto.

  Lasagna Rolls Ups have been on my to do list for a very long time as it serves as a super quick dinner option, without requiring layers of lasagna to be filled with roasted vegetables and allowing them to get cooked in the sauce. Roll Ups allow the versatility of using available vegetables, and… Continue reading Lasagna Roll Ups filled with creamy spinach, peas & corn and baked in a creamier mint, spinach cilantro pesto.

Italian Cuisine. · Mexican Cuisine.

Green Goddess Dressing – Zingy Creamy Dressing / Dip.

The Green Goddess Dressing originated in the west coast of the United States, before the advent of the now famous creamy “Ranch” dressing. In its original version it`s base was mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, anchovies , chives, lemon juice and pepper and everything else thats nice and creamy but its a very forgiving recipe. It allows so many different… Continue reading Green Goddess Dressing – Zingy Creamy Dressing / Dip.

Italian Cuisine.

Mushroom Rotini in Fragrant Bechamel Sauce.

Every time I see Bechamel Sauce or white sauce, I always rememeber my favourite restaurant, Eden in Besant Nagar,  Chennai. I loved two of their dishes…One was the Corn Florentine, which was simply beds of flavoured sweet corn languished in bechamel sauce, choked with cheese and sprinkled with a little pepper as I remember it…The… Continue reading Mushroom Rotini in Fragrant Bechamel Sauce.

Italian Cuisine. · Snacks & Tiffin Items

Bruschetta topped with Roasted veggies,Arugula and Pecorino & Parmesan cheese – Super Healthy & Yum!!!

I have always loved ciabatta bread in any form as I simply adore rustic variations of bread and bread alone! Every time I peek in to Trader joes my favourite store in the neighbourhood, I never fail to pick a Ciabatta and my favourite Pizza Dough made with whole wheat. Ciabatta is an Italian white… Continue reading Bruschetta topped with Roasted veggies,Arugula and Pecorino & Parmesan cheese – Super Healthy & Yum!!!

Italian Cuisine. · Salads/ Recipes for the Calorie Conscious.

Garbanzo Lettuce Salad with simple Olive Oil Dressing.

A very effective alternative to an evening meal filled with rotis, rice, subzis filled with oil onion and veggies, etc is of course a salad. A salad renders itself very different based on the ingredients, the dressing and the garnish  and instantly provides with 2-3 servings of fresh raw veggies. Romanie Lettuce would always be… Continue reading Garbanzo Lettuce Salad with simple Olive Oil Dressing.