Spinach Parmesan Balls

5 Jun serving suggestions

Every kid loves spaghetti with meatballs. Well, enough discrimination against the vegetarians. Now veggie kids can have spaghetti with spinach parmesan balls! These flavorful spinach parmesan balls are super easy to make and can be served as an appetizer or added to a simple pasta dish. 

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Gol Gappa (Crispy Shells Stuffed with Potato & Chick Peas)

30 May absolutely delicious

Gol gappa is a very popular Indian street food, just like samosas. Each gol gappa is stuffed with fresh garbanzo beans (chick peas) and boiled potatoes, then topped with savory chutneys and spices. They are so addicting you’ll find that though this recipe serves 3, you may consume them all for yourself. I almost did… 

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Hakka Noodles

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Indo-Chinese is a popular type of cuisine in Asia. When I was volunteering at the ashram in the outskirts of Bangalore, I frequently took a bus to the main town to eat vegetarian hakka noodles. The summer of 2008 was the last time I had hakka noodles until Raman and I visited his parents last month. His mom (dolly auntie, as you all know her) made the most delicious hakka noodles ever! The dish was filled with vegetables and color, just like my Pops likes his food!

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Thai Basil Tofu

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Thai basil leaves are a staple to Thai cooking and must be used to obtain the authentic Thai taste as opposed to Italian basil leaves. The flavor is distinct and the scent is beautiful. Dolly auntie typically makes this dish with chicken and fish sauce for Neal. We substituted tofu and soy sauce and it was phenomenal! Also, I particularly love the unique texture of the tofu (mashed instead of cubed). 

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Panang Curry

1 May this was just too good.

Since I’m Indian, I stereotypically loved Indian kadhi (curry) when growing up. After trying Thai food for the first time, Thai curries also became a favorite. However, most Thai restaurants use fish sauce as a base for all curries and don’t have a good substitute on hand. So, I was inspired to learn to make panang so I could make sure and find an equivalent substitute and still enjoy the dish. This experiment was a huge success and I absolutely love the rich flavors in this dish.

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Mindful Eating Dinner 2012

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The 2012 Mindful Eating Dinner was held on Saturday evening, April the 28th at 6:30 in the evening at the Clubhouse located at 1200 Riverside Drive, Burbank, California.

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Mac n’ Cheese, yes please!

24 Apr the final product!

I think it’s funny that most kids love mac n’ cheese because usually, they are talking about the boxed mac n’cheese unless their momma is a pro chef. Like most kids, I too loved the simple pleasures of Kraft’s mac n’ cheese. It wasn’t until my taste buds started to develop that I realized mac n’ cheese can be a gourmet delight! With a little experimentation and research, I found this upgraded version to suit my new palette. 

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