Murgh Chole

It’s September 1 and that means its officially spring time in New Zealand, however its been raining and its COLD! So I don’t think we are technically out of winter yet hahha … I have spent the last few weeks trying out various recipes based on my pregnant tastes and cravings or cravings of my husb… Read More Murgh Chole

Beetroot Vadai ~ Guest post from Malar’s kitchen

I am Malar. I am from Madurai in India. Cooking has become my passion in the past few years, especially after marriage. Near mom, I never tend to enter kitchen but now I need to. I started to enjoy cooking and it is a great relaxation. Blogging started just for fun in February 2014, which turned me to be a serious blogger!!! I started learning a lot of tips from co bloggers which is totally exciting. Cooking is an art, I believe. You can find Indian style recipes and some fusion recipes in my blog… Read More Beetroot Vadai ~ Guest post from Malar’s kitchen

Mediterranean Pasta

When I plan the meals for the week, I always include something Gluten Free. No one in the house is allergic to gluten, but I have found GF foods helps with weight loss, my mum thinks my health is great when I eat a lot of GF stuff.As much as I luuuuuuuuvvvv meat and now have a child who luuuvvvssss her meat, I enjoy making dishes like this and it was quite funny watching the almost 2 year old eat it and she kept asking for MORE!… Read More Mediterranean Pasta

Chickpea Spinach Curry

Right when we were in the middle of Summer heat here in Wellington, we made a quick jump to Autumn and it has been cold and raining and we have had to turn on the heat pump and bundle up. Its looking like shopping for winter clothes might have arrived sooner than I thought and I will be making more curries and pulling out that slow cooker too ­čÖé If you are in the mood for a curry, this curry, which is vegan by the way, will be an excellent choice to make. Very┬áeasy (as my other recipes) and┬áthe curry is just yum! I like how the flavours aren’t over powering or spicy to make you cry – its mild and easy to eat even if you hate spinach!… Read More Chickpea Spinach Curry

Stuffed Eggplant

Though we are big fans of meat, our eating habits are leaned a lot towards vegan and gluten free during the week. I also prefer staying away from rice, so if you were to visit un-announced, you will be given a plate of food that has nothing to do with the Indian culture and there definitely won’t be rice! K and I enjoy our eating style just cause it has proven to be good to us, health and weight wise ­čÖé┬áso we have been doing that for most of this year. This dish comprises of our family┬áfavourite ingredients – eggplant and couscous. I love that I didn’t have to worry about calories too :)… Read More Stuffed Eggplant

Eggplant, Broccoli & Chickpea salad

Presenting to you a vegan gluten free dish … it has been a while ­čÖé … After my folks left, I slowly transitioned back into our vegan, gluten free meal plan especially since Christmas isn’t that far away and I wouldn’t mind cutting down on the calories a bit before loading it up again by Christmas time. I decided to serve this dish with some fish fillets to make it a filling dinner, but you can eat it just as :). I love the dressing =)… Read More Eggplant, Broccoli & Chickpea salad

Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with Lemon

Being a hard-core non-vegetarian, I do look forward to days when I would make something vegan like this recipe. At the end of each week, I take a little time and plan the menu for the following week, usually it will have meats over the weekend and then vegan or gluten free over the week. I came upon this recipe on thekitchn and thought it would be something that would work out in my household. Quick, easy and flavourful for a weeknight meal idea and I was sooooo right! Hope you get to try this simple but yet VERY filling meal… Read More Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with Lemon