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Spaghetti aglio e olio with cherry tomatoes

A basic recipe with the right ingredients can make a difference. Spaghetti Aglio e olio with cherry tomatoes is one such dish. We love this simple recipe, with Olive oil being the star ingredient.

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Vegetable Hakka noodles

Here is a recipe inspired by the Hakka noodles I had from street vendors back in Assam. It is filled with vegetables and is a sure shot winner in my family.

Roasted butternutsquash with pearl couscous

A dish that tastes pure bliss and looks so good. The roasted butternut squash slices with lightly caramelized edges look beautiful and contrast with couscous. I love the texture of pearl couscous, but you can also use regular couscous. Butternut squash tastes amazing with middle eastern flavors and spices. Salty feta cheese and sweet squash together make you come back for more.

Portobello lemon pasta

When you want something meaty without the meat, Portobello mushrooms are delicious and add so much flavor to a dish. Spaghetti with lemon and garlic Portobello mushrooms was one fantastic meal I prepared over the weekend.

Watermelon jelly

I had started with the idea of making a simple watermelon salad but stayed a little longer in the kitchen to use the leftover bits of watermelon to make a jelly. I am glad I have a little help from my son. Homemade jelly from fresh fruits is far better than synthetic ones. No cooking was involved, and it took us 10 minutes to put things together. 

Asian (Banh Mi inspired) beef sandwich

This Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich has inspired this Asian beef sandwich. It’s light, crunchy, and fresh, with a burst of flavors in each bite. These are the perfect adjectives to describe this sandwich. I wanted to avoid the cheese and mayo for once, and trust me, and I didn’t miss them.

Mangomisu or mango Tiramisu

With leftover ingredients from Matcha tiramisu, another tiramisu was definitely in order. Mango tiramisu was a popular choice as it is the season of mangoes. These days I tend to have a jar of mango puree in the refrigerator. This helps me whip up a refreshing milkshake or simple dessert in no time.

Healthy Lemon Pancakes

Nothing is better than beginning the day with a plate of fragrant Lemony pancakes. Citrus flavors are a huge hit in my family. It’s easy to get the family down for breakfast on the weekend with these easy and light pancakes. 

Matcha Tiramisu

The simplicity of this dessert will surprise you. I love matcha, and Matcha tiramisu is as elegant as the drink. Kids can enjoy this one without the fear of caffeine. Matcha balances out the rich and heavy feel of the cream, making it light. 

Cauliflower steaks with lemony hummus

I have been away from meat this summer as much as possible. However, this delicious cauliflower steak is light, and I ate it guilt free. I paired it with creamy, lemony hummus and crispy chickpeas. Honestly, any good hummus will do justice to this steak, and I sometimes prefer labneh too.