“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…

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…

How to Crave Salad

Years ago, a salad was probably the last item on a menu I would order and the last thing I would want to make/eat at home. However, I do not recall salads being as versatile, nutritious and delicious as they are now! You definitely need to be careful not to load your salads with unhealthy…

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…

My Favorite Healthy Social Media Accounts

The New Year is a popular time to think about resolutions. I never was one to make resolutions because honestly they always felt too forced, and by nature are set up for failure. I recently listened to a great podcast (episode #186) by Cassy Joy of Fed & Fit on rethinking resolutions. Instead of general resolutions…

Mom’s Recipes: Spicy Fish Curry

Here’s another red hot recipe (literally). In full transparency, I sought some help from YouTube because following my mom’s verbal instructions never yielded the deep red color that she achieves when she made fish curry. The picture above is actually from when my mom recently made this dish using Porgy. The last time I made…