Arugula Walnut Pesto

Fresh nice looking green arugula is hard to find and I came across a package so now I have to use it . Made pesto and turned out good.

In a food processor , process arugula with garlic ,olive oil, little bit lemon juice .

Pound lightly roasted walnut or roll it using rolling pin and make powder. You can use almond , cashew , pine nut too.

Mix walnut powder with arugula and add some Parmesan cheese.

Pesto is just our Indian chutney.

Use pesto in sandwich as a spread .


Instant Fig Jam

Got few figs y’day. It was a surprise and few were more than few I could eat. For breakfast, made instant fig jam. Few still left.

Chop figs roughly. Start cooking and add little fresh lemon juice. Throw 1-2 cloves and small stick of cinnamon.

Now if you have orange , add little zest of it . Gives a very good flavor.

When water is almost gone from figs, remove from heat. Add some chia seeds to thicken jam.

Voila , jam ready. I am having it on a toast with goat cheese .


Avocado With Sprouts

Avocado and sprouts together taste very good . If you are like me , then when you have avocado, sprouts are not ready and by the time sprouts are ready , avocado is eaten up. This time I had half avocado and alfalfa sprouts.

When you are busy, this is a good filling combination. Use on toast or Indian thepla or Paratha. Simple yet delicious, nutritious.


Ridge Gourd

Ridge gourd Masoor Dal
Ridge gourd Peel Chutney

Ridge gourd is rich in enzyme catalyse so here’s few way of using it . Ridge gourd dal is easy to make in instant pot. I used Masoor dal but you can use any dal. You can also use yellow split pea. But if you are at Indian store trying to buy ridge gourd then might as well buy dal.

Ridge gourd peel yes peel also is edible. Generally ppl seem to remove some hard peel and then make curry out of it separately or make chutney. So I made chutney . And used it as a spread on sandwich .

Chutneys are good to eat in stead of all those sugar, salt rich sauces , ketchup.


Mung Dal Sandwich

Left over protein rich mung dal is use as spread just like you will use hummus.

Added tomatoes , onions , spring mix and goat cheese . Very yummy .

Be creative. Life throws all logic out of the window sometimes in a second. Being creative is always fun .