Paruppu Vadai (Lentil Patties)

Paruppu Vadai (Lentil Patties)

Paruppu Vadai (Lentil Patties), a popular South Indian snack prepared with dhal and spices. Deliciously crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

English Breakfast

English Breakfast

A fully cooked breakfast of bacon, eggs, sausages, pan fried tomatoes, and baked beans together with marmalade or Marmite toast and a cup of tea.

Ulundhu Vadai

Picnic Time with Ulundhu Vadai

I do enjoy living in a temperate environment with four distinct seasons. Each season has something unique and interesting to offer. Spring is fresh and exciting with renewal and rebirth. Long carefree summer days with a myriad of outdoor activities are just the things to look forward to. When we tire of those activities, the…

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Spicy Anchovies, Peanuts, and Tempeh

Spicy Anchovies, Peanuts, and Tempeh

Aah…for the simple pleasures in life! There are some dishes that seem so homespun and yet when you encounter them in a buffet spread, everyone makes a bee-line for it. This Malay condiment is often found at “rice stalls” during lunch time. It goes very well with rice and curry but is also very good…

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Sweet Mung Bean and Sago Soup

Sweet Mung Bean and Sago Soup

This is a delicious and popular Chinese dessert. The addition of pandan leaves, sago, and coconut milk is a Southeast Asian enhancement.

Chickpea and Tuna Patties

Chickpea and Tuna Patties

Patties are always a favorite at our house. These tasty morsels of food make a wonderful sidedish or snack. They are also great in the bento box as they taste just as good at room temperature. The base for patties is usually potatoes but chickpeas and lentils are often used. They can be flavored with…

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Dhal Curry

Dhal Curry

A very mild and nutritious curry made up mainly of lentils, tomatoes, chilies, and spices. Heat level can be adjusted according to taste.

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Colorado Cookbook Win and Memorial Day Hamburger Cookout

Thanks to Lea Ann of Mangoes, Chili and Z, I am the recipient of Denver Junior League’s Creme de Colorado Cookbook. This cookbook contains a selection of recipes that reflect Colorado’s lifestyle and rich history. It includes nearly 700 recipes which are enhanced with color images by the renowned Colorado naturalist photographer, John Fielder. Lea…

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Falafel in a Pocket

While sitting in the guest room of the auto shop waiting for my car to be serviced, I came across this idea from Better Homes for a quick and easy lunch. After picking up my boys from school and checking with them if they would like to have pita for their packed lunch the next…

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Chili con Carne and Tomato Rice

Chili con Carne and Tomato Rice

Chili Con Carne is known simply as chili in the US. This version has a secret ingredient to give it a richer flavor. It is great served with Tomato Rice.

Okra and Chickpea Stew

Okra and Chickpea Stew

Middle Eastern inspired Okra and Chickpea Stew with roasted lamb in a tomato based sauce flavored with cumin, coriander, and turmeric.

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Vadai and Teh Tarik

Vadai is a favorite Indian snack. Mom used to make these and my brothers and I really enjoyed them. They are crispy and crunchy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. They are especially delicious, straight out of the pan. When cooled, it is best eaten with curry. I made some sweet…

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Sweet Red Bean Soup

Sweet Red Bean Soup

Popular Chinese Sweet Red Bean Soup dessert made with small dried red beans and black glutinous rice. Delicious warm or cold with coconut cream.

Beans and Vegetable Curry

Beans and Vegetable Curry

Quick and easy Beans and Vegetable Curry with long beans, chickpeas, tempeh, eggplant, and cabbage. Serve over rice for a delicious vegetarian meal.