Operation In-Laws in India Meal Plan: Week 4

Well we survived a whole month while my husband’s parents were out of the country! Honestly, although it was challenging, it was absolutely doable. We initially thought we would not be able to do a lot of things we normally do throughout the week (e.g. make time for workouts with our friends, go out to…

“Operation: In-Laws in India” Meal Plan – Week 3

Mon/Tues: Loaded taco baked potatoes (again!) A fan favorite, this is a super easy go-to option for meal planning! You could customize by using ground turkey, ground chicken, or meatless crumbles. I use kale both in this recipe and for soup later in the week! Wed/Thurs: Primal Gourmet Kale, Potato & Sausage Soup This is…

PB & Banana Protein Pancakes

I rarely make pancakes at home, but once in a while, the mood strikes! I don’t typically go for sweet breakfasts or meals in general (like crepes – give me a savory crepe all day!), but this weekend both the hubs and my oldest daughter requested pancakes. If I had to choose, I prefer a…

“Operation: In-laws in India” Meal Plan – Week 1

I am no stranger to meal planning, but i haven’t really had to think much about it for the last two years since my mother-in-law has been living with us and helping immensely around the house. She did most of the cooking, too, so not having to deal with the mental load of planning meals…

Vegan(ish) Pasta Bake

We are not vegan, but I often enjoy trying new vegan recipes simply because they look delicious and are (usually) full of wholesome, nutritious ingredients. When I want to find a vegan (or vegan-ish with modifications) recipe, I usually look to Nisha at Rainbow Plant Life or Sadia at Pick Up Limes. Their websites have…

Five Fall Soups

One of my favorite things about the fall season is the comfort of homemade soups! Especially on colder and rainier days like today, a warm bowl of delicious soup just makes things so much better. Moreover, I love homemade soups because they are quite simple, quick to make, and healthy. I’ve already made a number…

Ultra Healthy Oatmeal

Here we are, nearly five full months into 2020, and it is my first post for the year! Between having baby #3 and dealing with the pandemic, things have been interesting to say the least. I have been on maternity leave for nearly 10 weeks now, and I wanted to share a “recipe” for one…

Kerala Egg Roast (Mutta Roast)

This is another favorite recipe using only a few ingredients and even fewer Indian spices. I could have sworn I had this post up already, but when I went to find it, I couldn’t! The difference between this dish and a traditional egg curry is that there is much less liquid gravy. The onions in…

Simple Moru Curry (Kerala Spiced Yogurt Curry aka Kerala-style Kadhi)

Pretty much every Indian knows what kadhi is — a version of a spiced yogurt curry that is delicious to pour over rice as a flavorful sauce. The Kerala version is called moru curry or kachimoru. As with most Kerala recipes, the special ingredient in our version is coconut. This recipe is extremely simple and…

Kerala Kadala Curry (Kala Chana)

As a kid, I really did not like this dish. Now that I’m a mom, I am not surprised one bit that I didn’t like this as a kid, ha! I always preferred chole, the softer white chickpeas in a delicious gravy that I ate on special occasions at Indian restaurants. Chole is traditionally a…

Kerala Parippu Curry (Dal)

Cold rainy afternoons call for comfort food. On my drive home, I decided to whip up some simple Kerala parippu curry (dal), rice, and some kind of vegetable side. Rummaging through my fridge, I found cauliflower, frozen broccoli florets, and frozen green peas, so I opted for a delicious and easy coconut curry using these…

How I Meal Prep

Nowadays, everyone can google “meal prep” and find countless examples of how to plan and prepare meals at home for a healthy week ahead. Ever since starting a new job where I no longer get free hot meals for lunch (those previous meals were mediocre at best and could hardly be called healthy anyway), I…