Quinoa Salad


  • Quinoa has become popular grain now a days since it’s high in protein and gluten free.
  • It taste pretty good and very easy to cook.
  • I made a quick salad. Cooked quinoa first according to pkg direction.
  • Quickly microwaved some vegetables like colored peppers, carrot etc.
  • Add it to cooked quinoa, some grape tomatoes, cilantro,salt, olive oil , walnut and lemon juice. That’s it.
  • Quick healthy lunch ready.
  • Enjoy !


Reader’s Steamed Salad


  • 1 of my friend sent me this picture of his steamed salad. His inspiration was Yogi’s roasted salad recipe from justlunchideas.
  • He likes to cook in his dear microwave and cooking has to be very very quick.
  • So what does he do? He bought microwave steamer and steams all his vegetables. And then put little salad dressing, crushed red pepper.
  • I keep giving him ideas around new vegetables and some seasonal ones.
  • Thought this is a wonderful idea and others will like it too.
  • Enjoy !

How to change energy of left over?


  • Let’s face it. We all eat left over now and then. But did you know you can change energy and make it better?
  • If you have any thing that is liquid like soup or curry with gravy, here’s what you want to do.
  • First of all, instead of using microwave , reheat on stove top.
  • Add some water if needed, adjust spices. And add some fresh herbs like cilantro, curry leaves or whatever goes with your dish.
  • Left over chana masala in picture after changing energy.
  • Try it out. It taste much better than reheating in microwave.

Callaloo subji


  • To continue our green theme, i bought callaloo green the other day. I have been eating this green for few years now.
  • In gujarat, we have this bhaji called “Ratachhod ni bhaaji” and it was my favourite while growing up. Few years back, my mon and i were roaming around farmer’s market and she saw this bhaaji and said this looks like our bhaaji. So we bought and cooked just like our bhaaji subji. It tasted same and since then i buy whenever i see it.
  • The only difference is our bhaaji has red stem and callaloo has green stem. I had no idea what it was called until now. 🙂
  • There’s a Caribbean dish named callaloo too. Well, i cooked it my indian way.
  • For  1 bunch, i added half chopped onion, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder,red chilli powder, cumin-coriandor powder and salt. Add little oil. Mix all together and cook. Simple, isnt’ it?
  • You can also add some potato cubes and cooke it all together.
  • Picture didn’t come out so good but taste really good.
  • Traditionally we eat khichadi, kadhi and bhaaji.  Still have some left over so i will make another meal with khichadi and kadhi.
  • Do try if you find it in your town.