Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Mixed Vegetable Quinoa Pasta

Well, what can I say about this dish! Like mama, like baby...Yeah, my daughter likes to experiment different food and as I introduced sphagetti and pasta she makes my life easy! Atleast shes saving me few minutes.So, since this is more on the toddler side food, I made sure not to add lot of artificial sauces and made it as natural as I can and at the end, she did pick up that pasta and ate it with a smile on her face


Quinoa Pasta (I bought this from sprouts,organic)
Veggies of your choice, the ones I used
All colour bell peppers
Spring onions
Pasta Sauce
Jeera (cumin) powder


1. In a pan add about 5 cups of water for 2.5 cups of pasta, we usually dont measure but I am giving an approximation.
2. Let the water boil and then add your pasta and cook it till all done! really well done, keeping a toddler in mind
3. Now, in another wide pan, heat some oil and then fry the chopped spring onion.
4. Saute the Spring onion, garlic and add bell peppers and other vegetables one by one.
5. Give all the veggies a real well stirring and add some jeera powder.
6. If your pasta is well done in the meantime, separate it from the remaining water and let it cool.
7. Once all your veggies are fried, add the paste sauce and keep stirring.
8. Lastly, add the pasta to this veggie mix and serve hot.

Many must be wondering, there are no sauces or any flavouring, well as I mentioned before since this is in reference to a toddler, I kept it mild and they love the natural tastes (atleast mine did). She picked a few veggies and enjoying red bell pepper the most!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Thai Red Curry

OMG, what a start with my special favorite! Yes, it is Thai curry and yes its after a while that I am posting a recipe. Blame this on my 16th month old brat who doesnt even let me login to my account. Well, complaints aside, I prepared a special dinner for my husband a couple of days ago and thought of sharing it.


Red curry paste (I used store bought from Trader Joes)
Vegetables of your choice, I used the following
Red bell pepper
Yellow bell pepper
Green bell pepper
Sweet corn
Coconut Milk


1. In a large pan, after heating it initially, add 2 tsp oil and then saute all your veggies.
2. In another pan, add the red thai curry paste and let it cook.
3. After the thai paste gets heated, add the coconut milk and git it a stir.
4. When the veggies are done, combine the veggies and the other paste.
5. Let the whole mixture boil till the veggies are well cooked and the house is filled with a nice aroma.