Gluten Free

Instant Pot Spicy Tomato and Basil Soup

Spicy and creamy tomato and basil soup is a delicious and comforting dish. Wonderfully layered flavors are quick and easy to create with the Instant Pot. It is perfect for a weekday or even the middle of the day lunch meal. Requiring minimal prep work and no time standing over […]

Easy Tandoori Chicken Tikka Bites

Tandoori Chicken Tikka Bites are easy to make by marinating chunks of chicken breast is yogurt and savory spices. This recipe including instruction for the grill, air fryer, oven and skillet. A perfect recipe for an appetizer or main dish for dinner. This dish is simple to make but packs a […]

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Every Day Instant Pot Masoor (Red Lentil) Daal

This Instant Pot Masoor (Red Lentil) Daal recipe is the perfect weekday meal. It is simple to make with minimal prep work. Lentils are healthy and hearty packed with nutrients, fiber, and protein. Like many people, I try to cut down my meat consumption and focus on trying to eat […]

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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Pancetta and Sage

Delicious, decadent, and creamy are the best ways to describe this flavorful butternut squash soup. Take a simple soup to the next level with some crispy pancetta and sage. The crunchy bites of pancetta add a great texture surprise to this luscious and creamy soup.  Butternut squash soup is definitely […]

Spicy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Pickled Fennel

Light and flavorful vegan butternut squash soup is the perfect fall meal for a chilly day. The soup has a rich and complex flavor made from caramelized onions, cayenne, and Honeycrisp apples. There is a wonderful natural sweetness to the soup and it is finished with a hint is spice. […]

Spicy & Simple Mediterranean Tilapia

Spicy Mediterranean Tilapia is a great weekday meal. The sauce is bold and flavorful. All the flavors from the sauce infuse with this delicate light fish for a beautiful taste and texture without any of the guesswork. This light and bright dish that can be served along with Greek Style Lemon […]

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Achari Aloo (Spiced Baby Potatoes)

Achari Aloo is a great vegetarian dish. Made with baby potatoes tossed in pickling spices and vinegar for a spicy and tangy flavor. It requires some prep work but the dish itself comes together in minutes. Check out the video below to see how simple this dish is to make. […]

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Spicy Summer Arugula Pesto

Spicy summer arugula pesto is a simple and easy sauce to make. It is versatile, adaptable, and delicious. Great for the summer when you do not want to stand in a hot kitchen for hours.  Traditionally pesto alla genovese is with crushed garlic, pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, and […]

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avocado aji sauce

Avocado aji sauce is my twist on the standard aji verde sauce that is often served in Peruvian restaurants. Packed with the same vibrant spicy and tangy flavors from jalapenos, cilantro, and lime. However, instead of mayonnaise, I use avocado.  This is one of those recipes that came about out […]

close up Cold Cucumber Yogurt Soup in a bowl with chili drizzle

Cold Cucumber and Yogurt Soup

Bulgarian cucumber and yogurt soup (Tarator Soup) is a refreshing and cooling dish. It is simple to make and does not require turning on the oven or stove. Picture this, it is a sweltering hot day and the last thing you want to do is turn on the stove or […]