Rhubarb & Strawberry Jam

Summer is the best time to get fresh fruits especially berries and rhubarb. You can go for fruit picking to nearby farms and enjoy the freshness of fruits entire summer. I always buy farm grown fruits and make my own jams and jellies. Last time I wrote blueberry jam recipe, here is the link: Blueberry…

Spicy Cilantro Pesto (Indian Green Chutney)

We all know the importance of basil pesto in Italian cooking, in the same way this spicy cilantro chutney is very important in traditional Western and Northern Indian cooking. So here is the recipe: Ingredients: 2 bunches of Cilantro (Washed and roughly chopped) 1 and 1/2 lemon-juice (freshly squeezed) 1/4 cups of raw peanuts (ground-nuts)…

Asian Broccoli Slaw

I know all-American cole slaw is very much everyone’s favorite and it compliments most entrees or sandwiches. Here is my version of cole slaw, but this is comparatively very healthy especially because I used broccoli slaw which is a Trader Joes mix and didn’t use mayonnaise which is usually a reason for a high calorie…

Spaghetti Squash with Feta Cheese and Marinara Sauce

This is a very healthy dish, especially if you like pasta and you are trying to watch your calories input. Once a week, I definitely crave for good old Italian style pasta. I use spaghetti squash as a perfect substitute for my craving. It is low in calorie, you can portion control and also it…

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

I have posted a lot of fall recipes this season and here is one more. Soups and fancy bread together is a perfect combination and I am serving my roasted pumpkin soup with fancy cranberry-walnut artisan bread I got from Traders Joes. You can get any artisan bread for this recipe. My friends always ask…

Spicy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach and Artichokes can’t go wrong ever, either this combination is used in pasta, pizza, and puff pastry pinwheels. My husband and I love it and always order it at Cheesecake Factory or TGI Fridays. So, I have recreated this recipe with low-fat options and the calories are way less than served traditionally. Traditionally Spinach…

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

As we all know, sweet potatoes is a healthier choice over white potatoes. Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Iron, and Magnesium. So any day when I crave for potatoes, this alternative vegetable definitely becomes my top choice. I utilize sweet potatoes as double baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, baked french fries,…

Boiled Raw Shelled Peanuts (Halloween Party Snack)

You can treat raw shelled peanuts with two basic cooking method. 1. Roast them in a skillet and 2. Boil them in a cooker or a deep pot. Here is my recipe: Ingredients: 2 cups of Raw Shelled Peanuts 6-7 cups of water 1/4 cup of salt Method: Clean raw shelled peanuts with water. Pressure cook all the ingredients…

Pan Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients: 2 Large Potatoes (Boiled) 1/2 tablespoon of Olive Oil 1/2 tablespoon of Butter Basil & Rosemary (Fresh) Salt & Pepper (to taste) Red Chili Flakes Method: 1. Pan roast the white potatoes (boiled) with its peel. Just burst it open with a potato masher OR 1. Peel the boiled potatoes and dice them. Add…

Moroccan Couscous Salad (Whole Wheat)

In my previous blog post I shared a Israeli couscous salad recipe which was a light and a vibrant salad. Here is the recipe. http://www.garnishlifestyle.com/2012/10/08/israeli-couscous/ Now I am sharing a whole wheat Moroccan couscous salad. The difference between both is size, Israeli couscous are bigger grains than Moroccan couscous. Also, the cooking time of Moroccan…