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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

One Pot Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup

An ideal weeknight, no fuss, hearty soup that is gluten free (with vegan option) and simply irresistible! Now with an Instant Pot recipe too! Are you fascinated by stories behind the foods, their history and how they got their name? I am intrigued by this 'food for thought'! Mulligatawny Soup was said to have publicized... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

My ‘Go To’ Light Meal – Tomato Ginger Saar served with Koshimbir Wrap

  Saar is an Indian version of soup. This semi homemade recipe for Tomato Saar is quick and easy and fragrant with smoky cumin and ginger. Ginger,according to Ayurveda, is good for the appetite and digestion besides its many other healing qualities. The addition of coconut milk makes the flavor of the Saar linger a... Continue Reading →

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