Idli Dhokla

I love Dhokla. It’s soft. It’s spongy. It’s moist. It’s tangy. It has just a hint of sweetness. It is flavorful with spices and herbs. It can be as pungent or as mild as you please by devouring the green chilis whole, just nibbling on them or by setting them aside and avoiding them altogether. … More Idli Dhokla

Green Bean Salad

Green beans were on the menu for the holidays but languished forgotten in the refrigerator, never making it from refrigerator to pot to table. I used a few of them with mushrooms, eggs and bread in this morning’s individual breakfast casseroles. The rest of the green beans needed to be used pronto, so I put … More Green Bean Salad

Spinach, Artichoke & Brie with Potato Scallops

I didn’t really think this one through ahead of time; things just kind of fell together as it went along. I didn’t take time for documentation with photos. I lined the bottom and sides of individual baking dishes with sliced red potatoes coated with avocado oil and sprinkled with kosher salt. The filling consisted of: … More Spinach, Artichoke & Brie with Potato Scallops

Sautéed Spinach, Garlic & Ginger with Roasted Yams & Brussels Sprouts

I know. I know. Sweet potatoes are not yams. But that’s what my grandfather called them.  In many parts of the country sweet potatoes are known colloquially as yams. I used the term just to shorten the title. There was less than a handful of Brussels sprouts left, and there were a few sweet potatoes … More Sautéed Spinach, Garlic & Ginger with Roasted Yams & Brussels Sprouts

Quinoa Salad

We frequently lose our internet connection (DSL) but usually just for 20 or 30 minutes. We’ve been without internet since this morning and have been told the area-wide outage may not be fixed until late Friday. I’ve discovered I can use internet on my computer through my cellphone. Yipee! I’m going to rush through this … More Quinoa Salad