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This is an easy but, tasty, creamy macaroni and cheese classic recipe that you want to chow down. Makes a great side dish for 8 or a main dish for 4. South Indians may love to have a pinch of sambhar or rasam powder while north Indians may love it with garam masala. Westerners may love it with crumbled bacon on top, to be added an hour before its ready. If you are a v eggie lover like me, feel free to add baby spinach.
Recipe from Chobani greek yogurt site.
This is a popular deep fried version modified to be low fat and pan fried to taste better than the deep fried version. Try it and you too will fall in love with crispy on the outside, soft on the inside patties.
Idlis or Indian dumplings, generally prepared for breakfast; these days served as snacks, appetizers and even as a complete meal with lentil soup ( sambhar) and chutney are a popular item in all parts of India. I have treid to make this healhtier by using Oats.
Mixed vegetables soup, perfectly balanced with yellow split pigeon peas (or Indian lentils - Tuar dal), a south Indian favorite prepared in various combination of veggies or other lentil base. Variations can be a combination or alone of split mung or massor dal, without skin( available in Inidan section of any supermarket)
I love a soup and salad meal....yum!
This is a delicious pancake eaten with fresh churned butter for breakfast. I used the rosematta rice from Karnataka that was imported here. Not found any nutritional analysis of the same on the web. Please do send me a note if you find one. Link below gives the description of the various rice, including rosematta.
I would not make this again! I had to add way too many items myself to make it taste a decent!!!
This is a popular rice dish of India, served on festive occasions. It's easy to prepare wtih a rice cooker and tastes out of this world. Normally roasted, whole cashews are added , which I have eliminated from the nutrition data. I usually add a 1/4 cup of whole almonds after soaking in hot water to peel the skin and toast.
My MIL taught me the how to's of this chutney, commonly prepared in Konkani households. Its spicy as a condiment side to eat with rice. I have followed her recipe except to add Zucchini for added health benefits.
This recipe is by REKHAKAKR. I accidentally used the whole mung instead of dal or split mung, not understanding the ingredients details. Its amazing how tasty this pancake turned out to be! I was able to enjoy it without any coconut chutney on the side.
A very popular rice dish in all the regions of India. Looks pretty too - yellow from saffron, golden brown from fried onions and smells heavenly!
A wonderful breakfast item could be eaten with Upma ( prepared Indian style cream of wheat, oats or vermicelli ) or alone.
This home made salad dressing is low in sodium,( you control the EVOO) fat, full of potassium, yet tasty!
Home made healthy dressing
This is the original version of preparing Konkani style Kolmbo or sambhaar. Of course, more poplular versions are with lots of other veggies, onion and tomatoes. This is a nice change if you grew up eating it.
This is a delicious pan cake served in restaurants, homes alike. I have added 1/2 a cup of barley to make it more nutritious.
This is an original French recipe with creme Fraiche, using flounder fillets. My other recipe, 'Roasted Red snapper' with cream sauce is the same recipe with reduced fat sour cream. You can use either for the similar taste.
This is Konkani style pancake (that's thicker than usual) prepared with Soji or cream of wheat. Delicious for a big and filling breakafast.
this is a great tasting roasted fish recipe that is full of flavor with a creamy, low fat sauce. The original French recipe calls for creme fraische which is available in any supermarkets. ( see the recipe - traditionally French style fish)
You can make any fish this way - my friend, Trish;s Mom who is from France, used this same cream recipe on their poached salmon. It was delish even for someone like me who does not enjoy fishy fish!!.
It's time to clean out our fridge. We cut down on food shopping last weekend to finish off what veggies already available in the fridge! Mixing them all together, sauteed them all to this colorful, delish side dish. Do the same with whatever you got!! Yum with over 5 grams each of fiber and protein for a side dish of 5, loaded with heart healthy potassium!!
White sweet potatoes are so yummy - just sweet enough but, not as sweet as Yams. Their flesh looks white like potatotes. The combination with all the normal ingredients of a creamy soup topped with bacon bits that give the taste of bacon without the fat, is fantastic!
You will be amazed how delish this dish is and adding coconut is great to replenish your body with potassium since asparagus is diuretic. Enjoy!
This tastes out of this world and is so healhty for you with a whopping amount of potassium.
Recipe courtesy by Emeril Lagasse - This is supposed to be for 6-8 servings. I prepared 1/2 the recipe and we had enough for 6 servings. I did not use clam broth since the smell of clams is not one of my favorites......however, I could eat this, for someone who can only eat smelly non-vegetarian foods after making them less conspicuous from being dead - fish, sea food, chicken, etc.with spices and taste! Here I post the ingredients for 1/2 the soup from original recipe. Emril used fresh clams and I used fresh, cooked and frozen:)
Although, Foster farms grilled chicken strips are used here, can be more tastier if fresh chicken breast strips are used, by stir frying.
Delicious with a salsa-like taste - recipe courtesy from Louis kemp.
My friend, Shilpa gave me the idea of adding banana instead fo sugar to bhakri. Yummy and healthy!!
All the veggies are added to the traditional recipe to make it crispier without much oil or butter fat. Make thin pancakes (dosa style) instead of thick ones with this batter using olive oil or olive oil spray for no calories on a non stick skillet.
This delicious breakfast pancake could be eaten at lunch or dinner too. Just add cabbage, peas and any other veggies you love before pouring the batter on the pan. If you like chicken or shrimps make a crepe wrap by folding in protein! If you are a vegetarian and like sweet pancakes, add protein powder, fruit like mashed banana, cantaloupe, blueberries, etc.
This is a delicious version of the standard Gujarathi style Kichedi that is modified to taste better. You can add your own favorite vegetables or whatever is in the refrigerator as I do. What's important however, is to make sure you add split peas for the crunch, split mung beans without any skin ( from Indian store) and split, cleaned lentils ( massoor dal) for protein. You can also add TVP for the chewy, meaty taste.
This tastes like a donut, yet better!
This makes a crispy batter for frying all kinds of vegetables, fish fillet, bella mushrooms for fritters or bhajiya as called in Hindi or bhajo in Konkani. Can fry up to 40 bite size vegetable pieces.
Traditional masala dosa for the batter, chutney and stuffing are heart healthy without compromise on taste!
This is a favorite version of eating cabbage for Konkani people. Serve with Dal chaval ( rice) and vegetable side dish - yum for a vegetarian complete meal or add pan fried fish and you are set!
This chutney with its vibrant color from red pepper and delicious taste being increased in volume, fiber and protien from roasted chick peas ( channa) is delicious side for dosa or idlies.
Delicious low calorie version as prepared by Shazzorama in my home when she visited me!
Quickly writing her for tracking purpose. Although its a fried vada, when dropped, soaked in hot water and squeezed out, all the oil is a wash!
Modified to use whole grain flour.
This soup was served as one of the 5 side dishes at our temples during annual celebrations.
Nice change of pace from bland plain brown rice to flavorful variety that is crunchy and easty to prepare!
There are so many different varieties of chutney's one can make - this is my favorite one!
This is a great tasting salad to make with all the fresh, raw ingredients.
This is our family treat we only have once every 6 months or so although we grew up eating once every week that too deep fried in clarified butter!!!
This is a delicious Indian sweet prepared during the holidays!
This is a tasty S. I. dish prepared with fresh coconut providing 5 gms of fiber with only 15 gms of carb - a good dish for diabetics.
This authentic traditional recipe is as close you can get to on without the Tandoor
This is modified version of the popular dish served in Konkami temple during festive occasions.
Classic favorite of Konkanis and Gujarathis.
This is a tasty, simple recipe for any winter day to chase the blues from food network!
Okra, Oh! so healthy and tasty and, not slippery!
From AARP magazine that reprinted by permission from-The whole pet diet: 8 weeks to great health for dogs & cats by Andi Brown. Nutrients entered for the cat food recipe (all ingredients in 1/2 the quantity). The ingredients listed below are as listed in the recipe enough for 1-3 week supply, depending on animal's size.
Recipes I've Rated:
- Raspberry-Lemon Scones
- Mini Egg Muffins with Cheesy Rice and Broccoli
- Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili
- Mini Taco Cups
- Carrot-Cranberry Salad
- Coach Nicole's Fresh & Skinny Guacamole
- Spring Rolls
- Crispy Faux-Fried Mexican Chicken
- Mediterranean Chicken with Orzo
- Chicken-Veggie Stir Fry
- Shrimp Creole
- Roasted Buckwheat Breakfast Cereal
- Organic Coconut Yogurt
- Slow Cooker Lasagna
- Mexican Rice, Seitan and Veggies over Salad Greens with Guacamole
- Deviled Eggs
- Cool-as-a-Cucumber Raita
- Crab and Asparagus Crepes
- Vegetable and Fruit Stuffing
- 2-Bean Sweet Potato Chili
- No cream, creamy asparagus soup
- Cranberry-Orange Creme Brulee
- Mini Eggplant Pizzas
- Sweet and Spicy Nuts
- Homemade Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing
- Asparagus Wrapped in Phyllo Dough
- Wheat Baked Banana Pancakes
- Onion Bhaji
- Easy Zucchini Parmesan
- Better-than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice
- Aloo Gobi
- Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce
- Low-Sodium Breakfast Sausage
- Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
- Light & Easy Vegetable Fried Rice
- Vegetable Couscous
- Cabbage and Zucchini
- Veggie Kebabs
- Easy Pork Won Tons
- Italian Vegetable Bake
- Roasted Beet Salad
- Breaded Chicken Parmesan
- Not Fried Rice
- Tomato Vegetable Casserole
- Healthy Chicken Vegetable Casserole
- White Chicken Chili
- Mexican Lasagna
- Enuff1950's Lunch Soup
- Pesarattu green gram crepes
- ginger chutney
- Veg Xtravaganza
- Bitter gourd kondattam
- Daliya (Indian Porridge)
- Garden Harvest Vegetable Soup
- Perfect Pasta Primavera
- traditional indian chicken curry
- green gram pancake
- Zucchini Gratin
- Donna's Copycat Fuji Apple Chicken Salad Dressing
- Cucumber Salad
- Saffron Rice with Green Beans
- Vegan BBQ Tempeh
- Tuna Salad Sandwich
- Southwestern Chicken Soup
- Cream of Mushroom Soup - Lite
- Broiled Tilapia Parmesan
- Whole Wheat Pasta with Sesame Peanut Sauce
- Jalapeno Boats
- Kitty's Cabbage Roll Casserole
- SP_Stepf's Summer Kitchen Sink Pasta
- low cal jello poke cake
- Six Bean Salad
- Poblano Cream Cheese Sauce
- Zucchini Lasagna
- Nectarines 'n Cream
- Broccoli Quiche
- Shrimp/Prawn Tom Yum
- Pot Stickers (steamed wontons)
- Tzatziki~~~Fresh Cucumber Dill Sauce/Salad
- Champagne-Sauteed Sea Scallops
- Macaroni and Cheese--Laughing Cow Light
- Applesauce Carrot Cake
- Vegan Creamy, Curried Veggies
- Orange Juice Fizz
- Rustic Roasted Veggies
- Broccoli and cheddar soup
- Shrimp and Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo
- Kittys Fried Onion & Mushrooms
- Mini Cheesecakes
- Kitty's Not Peanut Butter PB & J Sandwich
- Healthy Sweet Potato Fries
- Cream Cheese and Salsa PinWheels
- Spinach Rice
- Kitri (Seasoned Beans, Rice and Vegetables)
- Fragrant Mandarins
- Southwest Chicken and Black Bean Soup
- Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
- Asparagus Salad
- Triple Mushroom Saute with Toasted Walnuts
- Cheesy Vegetarian Sweet Potato with Beans
- Tuna on Salad
- Parmesan Rice Pilaf
- Judi's Thai-Inspired Turkey Meatballs
- Crispy Baked Egg Rolls
- morroccan stew with greens
- Tofu Shirataki Shrimp Lo Mein
- Spelt Scones (Biscuts)
- Mexican Chicken bake
- Creamy Chicken Pasta
- Garden Potato Salad
- Super Tropical Smoothie
- Homemade Salsa
- Spicy Steamed Shrimp "Stir-Fry"
- Hyderabadi Chicken Biriyani
- Lite Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
- Rogan Josh - (Lamb Curry)
- Fresh Hawaiian Smoothie
- Quick Fix Hot Wings
- cajun shrimp and sausage
- cabbage jambalaya
- Mexican casserole
- Kitty's Pasta Salad
- Rajma - Curried Kidney Beans
- Meatballs, Fast & Filling
- Tandoori Turkey Wraps
- Ribbon Pudding Pie
- Filling Tortilla Soup
- Portobello Burgers
- Pav Bhaji (Indian mixed vegetables)
- Thai Style Salmon
- Spaghetti Casserole
- Hot and Spicy Chickpeas
- Desiree's Buffalo Tofu