Pineapple Russam

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, sweet, sour and peppery soup to welcome Fall!  Can be served hot or chilled!  Fall has officially begun! I am one of those people who is saddened to see summer end. I love the warm weather and the cool desserts. This week the transition to warm foods was made for me…

Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Bisque

A healthy, figure friendly bisque, so flavorful and velvety that you will not miss the cream! This elegant bisque, with its rich, natural color is a great addition to the holiday menu! Plus it is so light and flavorful that it will set the mood for that perfect dinner without weighing you down- calorie wise and…

One Pot Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup

An ideal weeknight, no fuss, hearty soup that is #vegan , #gluten free and simply irresistible! Are you fascinated by stories behind the foods, their history and how they got their name? I am intrigued by this ‘food for thought’!

Chilled Watermelon Soup

Chilled watermelon soup served in frosted cups! The heat wave continues in our neck of the woods, so this is a perfect first course. My husband remarked that the little avocado balls I ‘floated’ in the soup look like green olives, reminding him of martinis. Hey ! Whatever floats your boat, you know! One taste…

Cheers! Here’s to Summer with Mirchina!

Serves 2 to 4 This drink takes me back to my early childhood days when Mirchina was the ‘forbidden fruit’…. simply because it was too spicy for us kids. It is a nonalcoholic drink that can either be served as an aperitif or a digestif. There are some famous ‘cold drink shops’ in India which…

Festive Soup for Thanksgiving!

Makes about 5 cups of soup Planning your Thanksgiving table and menu? Then the spectacular carnival squash is sure to impress your friends and family! I feel that with its glorious fall colors, it captures the essence of autumn and nature’s bounty! What a neat package inside and out, by Mother Nature! It’s mellow, sweet taste glides…

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

,serves 4 Ready or not, fall is here. The leaves are displaying their spectacular yellow, orange and red splendor. I love the fall colors in New England and would have loved it even more if it was not followed by winter:) But for now, I am enjoying the cool, crisp fall days, which make me think of soups laced…