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Dum Aloo (Indian Potato Curry)

After trying this popular Indian potato curry in a creamy and delicious spiced yogurt gravy, I wondered why I had never tried preparing this dish at home….well that’s not until last week.  It is known to be popular in the Kashmiri region.  Knowing how much my husband loves potatoes, I knew this would be a treat for his taste buds.  The authentic way of cooking Dum Aloo is to cook it under pressure.  The edges are sealed with a dough to ensure that no steam escapes, but naturally I took a short cut 🙂

 

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Fajita Salad with Creamy Cilantro lime and avocado dressing

When August rolls around, I’m almost ready to switch to Fall like meals, you know those stews, soups and curries.  Don’t get me wrong, we’re still enjoying salads and lighter fare, but I can feel myself winding down and ready to switch seasons in the kitchen 🙂  But whatever you do, don’t let this summer go by without trying this salad that is sure to please all taste buds.

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Matar Paneer (Indian cottage cheese and peas)

When my lovely godchild asked me what I’d like from Goa on her most recent trip, I asked her if she could bring me back some of those gorgeous bowls that I’ve been on the hunt for.  They are made of stainless steel on the inside and copper on the outside.  They make such a beautiful presentation at the dinner table.  I wanted to use them the way they would be used in India, so naturally it called for an Indian themed meal.  We love all types of cuisines, but are partial to Indian meals.  Indian meals take a lot of prep work, so needless to say I only cook it about once a week. Also, as a pretty seasoned cook and now blogger, I’ll have to say there are no limits to what I try and explore with, provided I do the photo shoot first :)Here’s my Indian themed meal featuring my copper bowls.

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Greek chicken summer flavors

I wouldn’t tag myself as vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or specifically belonging to a certain food group, but every so often I go through spurts of trying it all out.  This gluten-free dinner was one of those times.  I guess I like to challenge myself when it comes to trying a certain food group.  I could easily cut out all carbs, well almost all, although there are times when I do crave rice and potatoes.  My husband Bert, on the other hand, is a potato-holic, so I have him just bake a potato for himself each time.

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Niçoise Salad

It is Bastille Day today (National French Day).  Presenting a refreshing salad for the occasion.  Traditionally made with local olives, tuna and anchovies, this protein rich salad from Nice has become a staple all over France.  I absolutely love this salad, not only is it flavorful and appetizing, it is deliciously light yet quite satisfying on a  hot summer’s day.  I ought not to complain though, as this summer has been relatively bearable, so what’s a few days when temperatures feel like 100 degrees F?  On days like these, who needs to be slaving over a hot stove anyway?  So this salad was created.

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Ground Turkey and Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers

It had been a while since I cooked stuffed peppers for dinner.  I came across this recipe just recently, so thought of making it for dinner last week.  I prefer stuffing the sweet, brightly colored peppers as opposed to the green ones.  It makes for a striking presentation don’t you think?  Like I mentioned in an earlier post, I love it when my plate is colorful, it somehow excites and titillates one’s palate don’t you think?  Well you’re going to love these, there’s a hint of curry powder that I added to bring out the bold taste, then there’s cumin and other spices, topped with cheese and fresh herbs.  Brown rice is also added to the mix.  A healthy, nourishing and versatile dish that’s bound to please all ages.

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Pot Roast with vegetables

Hello blogger buddies and friends.  It was an extra long hiatus from the blogging world for me, do pardon my absence.  Our 3 week long vacation found us in England for 10 days and Switzerland for the rest of the time.  Our trip to England this time was extra special as we celebrated my mother’s 90th birthday.  My mother and family live in England, so it was great to have all the cousins and family together under one roof.  Switzerland was just magical – I had often dreamed of going there and was absolutely tickled when that dream became reality.  However, I’ll leave Switzerland for another post.

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