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For the term "pasta".

Slow cooker Minestrone Soup

If you are craving for a steamy and hearty winter soup than look nowhere else. This classic, slow cooker minestrone soup is loaded with veggies, beans, and pasta and this is exactly what I need on a chilly evening – a soothing and comforting soup. One of the healthiest soups, that I...


Pesto Cavatappi

Headed to a picnic with another quick and easy vegetarian pasta recipe. If you have the homemade pesto sauce ready than it is under 30 minute pasta recipe. During summer break from school Pesto Cavatappi a staple in my household as a evening snack – it is absolutely...


Macaroni Salad and Macaroni cups

“What’s for snack Mom?” – is what every Mom hears in the evening when kids are off from their playtime and there is still time to dinner. Introducing Macaroni Salad and Macaroni cups – Elbow macaroni tossed with veggies to add additional flavors, nothing fancy… just a...


Homemade Basil Pesto Sauce

The ultimate homemade basil pesto sauce–straightforward, packed with flavor and ready in 15 minutes. My kitchen window planter is overflowing with basil leaves, so tossed some other ingredients from the fridge/pantry and created totally delicious and simple homemade Basil Pesto recipe.  I make jars of pesto sauce in summer (when...


Vermicelli Upma

Looking for a healthy breakfast – try out this simple and nutritious Vermicelli Upma recipe for breakfast. Vermicelli is a very thin pasta broken into small strips. The beauty of this vermicelli is that it’s made out of wheat and it cooks up fast. A delicious breakfast...


How to make Italian seasoning

Quick and easy homemade Italian herb seasoning. Blend of aromatic herbs adds zesty flavor to any recipe. Though it’s named as Italian seasoning, it’s an all purpose seasoning and I try to use it on almost everything from chicken to fish, pastas to grilled veggies,...

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How to make Chicken Broth and Chicken shreds

Step-by-step homemade chicken broth. There are many ways to make chicken broth. I was in desperate need of chicken stock so I used boneless chicken in my recipe but an ideal way to prepare chicken broth is by using a whole chicken with bones – why waste...


Homemade Tomato Puree

This is a base recipe to all our cooking needs whether be Marinara sauce, pizzas, pastas, Indian meals, subzis or curries. Homemade tomato puree is not as difficult as it sounds. I always keep a jar full of homemade tomato puree ready in my fridge/freezer...

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Very deliciously made garlicky mashed potatoes- a perfect side dish. This dish starts off with boiled potatoes perfectly mashed and then smeared in garlic and richened with cream to give it that buttery flavor. Butter and cream add that velvety texture to these garlic mashed...


Homemade Marinara sauce

Amazing Homemade Marinara sauce is an all rounder sauce which taste good over pizzas and pasta. This homemade made-from-scratch sauce is delicious, gluten free & vegan! Homemade marinara sauce is the base to many yummy dishes. This hearty and rich vegan sauce is simple and made...


Cooking Methods

Cooking methods are divided into three categories – dry-heat, moist-heat and combination-heat. By understanding the cooking methods one can choose the correct method required for specific foods. Various methods of cooking have a direct impact on the outcome of the finished dish. Choosing the correct method not...


Illustrated spice guide

Confused between Cumin and Carom seeds, quite normal as they both almost look the same but have totally different taste and aroma. We bring you a pictorial guide of all the common herbs used in our kitchen. Did you know turmeric comes from a ginger family?...


Fruit and Vegetable Equivalents

This handy chart will clearly tell you what 1 large tomato would be equivalent to, if the recipe calls for. Here we have researched and complied a handy list for your reference. Its always good to know your equivalents before advancing towards any recipe.


Indian glossary

Have you ever looked over a recipe, noticed an unfamiliar ingredient, and wondered “What’s that?” Here is the list of all the common terms which are used across my website. Just navigate your way through the entire alphabetical listing group.