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“Green” Mexican Lasagna

Perfect meal to feed a crowd! Full of flavors and packed with goodness!

green-mexican-lasagna I love fusion food and when it involves Mexican cuisine, I am the happiest!

I love making lasagna – just simple lasagna with noodles and tons of veggies and a spicy sauce. Yes I love spicy food.

I also love enchiladas. So when I realised that I can get away with putting both in one dish and call it a meal- you can only imagine that my happiness knew no bounds! This is in and out a  mexican dish, only arranged in lasagna style. To me this meal screams comfort and monday needs comforting food.

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Creamy “No-Cheese” Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy simple and quick cajun chicken pasta. Perfect for quick weeknight dinner or lazy weekend meals! Totally healthy and guilt free!!

cajun-chicken-pasta It seems like it’s been ages since I talked to my invisible internet friends. Are you guys still there?? Well As I mentioned in my last post, I was visiting my other set of parents aka Jerry’s parents and after spending more than 15 days at their place and having some great time, all I wanted was to come back, spend time with Jerry and get back to serious work.

The day after I came was kind of a disaster day as everything I made turned out not too great, I ended up burning or should I say mushing up a pan of potato fries, my lentils never reached the right softness and whatever I planned to share with you guys ended up finding its place in the garbage securely. So much for travelling!!

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Fruit Tart with Cheesecake Pudding

Summery vibrant fruit tarts will make you the star of any get together!

fruit-tart This is my new favorite dessert!

Buttery crust + cheesecake pudding filling + fresh fruits = Best Summer dessert!

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Spinach Minestrone Soup (GF, DF)

Soul warming minestrone soup in clear broth with tons of goodies!

minestrone-soup-spinach Its been in 90′s here lately and super humid. I know most people will be defended at the thought of being served a hot cup of soup during this time of the year with weather like this! But not me! Somedays all you want to have after a hard day’s work is a soul warming soup with lots of goodies.

This soup is exactly what I wanted for dinner yesterday. After testing three recipes, photographing, editing, writing and some other work, I was left with no energy at all. I wanted something filling yet healthy. That’s where this soup comes in. Best part it has only max 20 mins of hands on time. After that thrown in everything in a big pot and let it simmer for good 1 hour. That time you can use for may be catching up on your favorite book, watching your favorite show or if you are like me, drooling over all the food on my favorite sites!

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Pineapple & Marshmallow Blondies

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How was your Fourth of July weekend? I am visiting my mom aka Jerry’s mom and we both decided to keep it low key. We just relaxed at home, baked some pies and watched a movie on netflix.
This year I missed creating some special recipe for Fourth of July but ohh well there’s always next year.
Well I do have something special for you guys. It’s a perfect summer dessert combining my two latest obsessions in one.

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Spicy and low fat flatbread topped with Indian style potato-cauliflower stir fry!!
aloo-gobhi-flatbread To me flat breads are not seasonal like heirloom tomatoes, peaches, plums or my favorite juicy strawberries. To me flat breads signifies spending time with family gathered around the table while talking and enjoying good food. This flatbread inspiration came from my beloved Indian style stir fry which I grew up eating and which till date my mom makes the best. The smell of fresh ginger and blend of spices makes every bite exotic and a worthy experience in itself.

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“5 Banana” Coconut Banana Bread

Super moist banana bread prepared using 5 bananas & toasted coconut. Tropical bliss in a bread!

toasted-coconut-banana-bread-2 Do you face with the problem of overly-ripened bananas with blackened skin which no one in your house wants to touch??

Behold!!

Here comes the loaded banana bread which uses 5 large overly ripe bananas. Dessert, breakfast or snack ready with bananas you were planning to get rid of! It makes my heart sing every time when I can find a good use of produce on the verge of going to waste in a delicious way.

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Raspberry Hibiscus Cooler

Raspberry Hibiscus Cooler made with chilled green tea! 

Raspberry-hibiscus-greentea-cooler Drinks like these are what makes summers bearable and enjoyable. With 4th of july only a week away, all I can think of  is summer drinks and lots & lots of food. Lately I have been on a roll with my crazy drinks and I almost every weekend end up whipping some crazy mocktail or cocktail.  Remember that spicy jalapeno-watermelon lemonade or that refreshing pineapple agua-fresca!

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French Inspired Poblano Crepe ‘Enchiladas’

Poblano crepe ‘Enchiladas’ served with zesty guilt free ‘cashew-poblano’ sauce!! Summer meal at its best! poblano-enchilada-cashew These enchiladas!! I still can’t believe that these turned out so good that my family labelled them to be another of their favorite enchilada recipes cooked by me. This enchilada meal was completely unplanned. I developed this whole dish in steps with one thought giving way to another. It took me a total of two hours from start to finish and I can say it was all worth the effort.

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No Bake Rice Pudding (Kheer) With Mango & Coconut

First Monday of summer?!!!

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Long summer days means more work done and more time to relax and enjoy! Time to go for a quick lunch with friends, picnic in the park, music concerts, lots of ice cream, summer food- I die just thinking about it!!, summer dresses with sandals, reading my favorite books and  getting fresh run in the open! To me summer means cooking all day and I don’t even have to rush as I can do food photography in natural light until like 8 pm. How cool it that?!!

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