Cascade Fall Hike , VA

One of the friend from my college days has daughter studying in Virginia. She called saying she is coming to college town and there are hikes around area that we can do. It is not too far from my place so I said yes.

We both took off from work and synched up amazingly that we ended up 5 mins apart at our meet up destination.

We went for hike and had lot of fun.

So if you also have kid studying in area with fun things to do , explore area and invite your interested friends like me.


Favorite Herb In Garden

Cilantro is my favorite and my gujju dishes are incomplete without it.

Cilantro is so easy to grow . If you keep designated area for it, it will produce seeds that will fall in the ground and will produce more cilantro. I love to pick it fresh from garden.

Garlic is also so easy. Store bought garlic , just plant in garden and it will also help keeping pest out.

Used fresh cilantro and green garlic in mung soup.

What’s your favorite herb that you use regularly? Try to play in garden or pot.

Spend time with Mother Nature .

Happy Mother’s Day !!!

Veggie Pancake

Am still making Korean inspired pancakes and love them. Quick to make and use up all the veggies .

Using grater , julienne cut zucchini, carrot and raddish. Add chopped green onion.

Add salt and spices you like like ginger, garlic powder , chili flakes etc

Add chickpea flour and little rice flour. Just to bring veggies together .

Make pancakes usual way.

I eat with sauce made of sesame oil, soya sauce and vinegar.

Fun to cut it in slices using pizza cutter and eat with chopsticks dipping in sauce . Yummy and fun !


Gluten Free Pasta

Found this gluten free pasta and tried it. Pasta seemed fine and I didn’t feel anything weird.

Made 1 day with goat cheese , veggies and next day veggies and Parmesan cheese.

Simplify cooking. Less pots and pans to clean , less thinking and more time to enjoy outdoor.


Qunioa With Black Chana

For growing kids, this will be a good breakfast or to pack in lunch or any meal. Black chana is high in protein and keeps you full for a long time .

Mix cooked quinoa with boiled black chana.

Add some chopped tomato , goat cheese and salt.

Drizzle some olive oil.

Garnish with cilantro or green garlic if you have time.

Good for adults too.

Take a break from rice and wheat.