Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pasta and Vegetables with White Sauce

These days, I make Pasta atleast once in a week for my son's lunch box. It's really so easy to make Pasta if you use frozen vegetables.

From past couple of months, I have made Pasta and Vegetables with White Sauce following the recipe from Fat Free Vegan blog .

Susan Voisin, a vegan from past 19 years is behind the amazing blog -Fat Free Vegan . I decided to thrive on vegan fare, after I saw all the delicious food at Fat Free Vegan . Many Americans are going meatless and the number of people thriving on plant-based fare is increasing every year, and I 'm sure Fat Free Vegan is playing a very important role in inspiring and enticing people to try plant-based dishes. Thank You Susan, for the great blog - Fat Free Vegan.

Pasta and Vegetables with White Sauce was delicious! The recipe calls for basil, oregano and nutritional yeast. Since, I don't have these ingredients, I tweaked the recipe. I use fresh orange juice and sometimes use fresh lemon juice to jazz up the Pasta. After coming back from school, my son says, "I did not like the Pasta, but I ate it!" It is so funny, and I happy that he eats his Pasta. If you make Pasta, you should really try this recipe.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

I roll my eyes when people use eggs to make pancakes. In United States, pancakes and eggs go hand in hand! I recently made vegan pancakes by following the recipe in Madhuram's blog Eggless Cooking .

Madhuram is based in Canada, and her blog Eggless Cooking is awash with recipes for vegan muffins, vegan cookies and vegan cakes.

The  vegan pancakes were fluffy and delicious. I ate it with maple syrup. My husband also liked the pancakes. However, my son did not like it.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Easy Vegetable Biryani

 I love vegetable biryani and vegetable pulav. In restaurants, they usually add lot of butter and the flavor of the amazing spices is missing. If you like rice dishes, you should try Easy Vegetable Biryani and Vegetable Pulav.

These days I'm making rice based dishes atleast twice in a week for my son's lunch box.

I made Easy Vegetable Biryani following the recipe from Nagalakshmi's blog , cooking and me

Easy Vegetable Biryani was so tasty and brimming with flavor. If the link does not work, go to google and type - Easy vegetable biryani , cooking and me . Americans who love Indian food, but are overwhelmed with variety of spices, should try this recipe. Just make sure you use -cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and chilli powder.

I also made Vegetable Pulav, by following Shilpa's recipe in Aayi blog . Vegetable Pulav was green in color and was really very tasty. My son who is a picky eater, also liked it!

In a few weeks, I plan to make Vegetable Biryani and Vegetable Pulav, with quinoa instead of white Basmati rice. Or I should I try using 1/2 cup of Basmati rice and 1/2 cup of quinoa , instead of 1 cup of Basmati rice. I hope my son likes it!