Rice noodles in spicy peanut sauce and sesame-crusted tofu

A major hit in my family as they love to taste sweet, savory, and spicy in the same mouthful. I added crispy tofu with a dipping sauce for a little variety and crunch. The creamy peanut sauce is the star. Rice noodles in spicy peanut sauce have the perfect combination of sweetness, nuttiness, and a hint of tangy flavor that will keep you coming back for more.

Thyme roasted sweet potato and tomato soup

A rich, velvety soup loaded with flavors. I made this a couple of weeks ago for our guests, and they loved it. So I decided to shoot and also share the recipe. The beautiful soup makes it so easy to style Spices like cinnamon and cumin bring out the best in sweet potato. I also added fresh thyme and garlic while roasting. 

Beetroot recipes

I call it a magic ingredient as there are so many numerous possibilities with this humble vegetable. Beetroot is healthy and tastes so good, making it effortless to create something. It need not be cooked as a vegetable or eaten raw. Beetroot is high in antioxidants and helps improve your gut health, apart from numerous other health benefits.

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.