Cranberry Sauce Vathal Kuzhambu


When I prepared my slow cooker cranberry sauce, I wanted to try some fusion recipe with it.   Given the fact that it is sweet and tart, I was planning for a savory recipe. I had sufficient amount, so used my sauce for the cheesecake and with the remaining I experimented quite a few recipes.  And one of the most successful recipes was this Cranberry Sauce Vathal Kuzhambu or cranberry sauce gojju.

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Perfect Cheese Board for this Holiday Season


Thanksgiving marks the beginning of holiday season and holiday season of course means parties and get-togethers. Last year we hosted a small holiday party at our home for our friends and their families.  Be it a family get-together or an office party, hosting is a pretty involved task. Rearranging furniture, cleaning and decorating the house and the list goes on and oh yeah there is food too. Today I am going to share my ideas on how to create a perfect cheese board for the holiday party. Hmmm…. why cheese board?  (Spoiler Alert: Don’t miss the amazing contest to win a trip to Napa Valley, California! Details below.)

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No Bake Cranberry Sauce Cheese Cake with Agar Agar


Happy Thanksgiving to all. Last but not the least, here comes the thanksgiving dessert recipe. This is a super simple, no bake cheese cake recipe that can be whipped up in no time. Today I am presenting you my No bake cranberry cheesecake with the homemade cranberry sauce. You can find the sauce recipe here. This cheesecake is set using Agar-Agar making it suitable for vegetarians.

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Vegetarian Bread Stuffing | Thanksgiving Sides


The next thanksgiving vegetarian recipe is the bread stuffing or the thanksgiving stuffing. As the name suggests, it’s the filling that goes inside the turkey and hence the name thanksgiving stuffing. But I am going to present it as a thanksgiving side. (err main dish for vegetarians). This stuffing is usually prepared with dry bread or croutons or with left over baguette along with veggies. The main herb that is used in this recipe is the sage.

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce


I am wishing you all  a very happy holiday season. With thanks giving around the corner, I would like to share some vegetarian thanks giving recipes. Last year, I posted Eggless Pumpkin pieVegetarian Thanksgiving gravy and Mashed potato. Before getting into the savory recipes, I would like to share a sweet err tart recipe first. Here is the slow cooker cranberry sauce prepared with fresh cranberries and sweetened with old fashioned syrup and sugar. Some call this as sauce and some as relish. Irrespective of the name, it will brighten up your dinner table.

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Bottle Gourd Gravy | Suraikai Kootu | Paleo Style


In the recent past, I am noticing the gaining popularity of the Paleo diet which intrigued me to research more about it. So what’s paleo diet? To put it in simple words, it’s the caveman diet or Paleolithic diet or stone-age diet. This diet includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, oils and of course meat while it doesn’t include any processed foods and also grains, legumes etc. A diet without grains and legumes?  Yes wiki puts it right; the diet is based on avoiding not just modern processed foods, but rather the foods that humans began eating after the Neolithic Revolution when humans transitioned from hunter-gatherer lifestyles to settled agriculture.

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5 ways to get your kids eat more vegetables | Guest Post


It’s guest post time. I had to skip the guest post last month due to other commitments, but I am super glad to be back on routine with the guest post and I personally thank Beth Martel for this wonderful and very valuable article. She is a mother of two, a medical professional and a humanitarian. She blogs at

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Slow Cooker Vegan Dal Makhani


Yes, you read the title right. Today I am sharing the vegan version of Dal Makhani. The word Makhani means butter and the traditional version calls for both butter and cream. I am presenting the vegan version sans butter and cream, but I can guarantee the rich and creamy taste, thanks to the slow cooking concept and of course my slow cooker.  Earlier this Monday, I posted the Vegan Turmeric and Saffron rice that I prepared in my rice cooker. Today I am presenting the gravy that I served along with the rice which I prepared in my slow cooker.

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Vegan Turmeric and Saffron Rice | Rice Cooker Recipes


Today I am going to present a simple rice recipe that will add elegance and fragrance to your day-to-day meals. This simple flavorful rice dish adds richness to your parties and potlucks menu too. I always look out for simple rice recipes for my potlucks instead of plain white rice. I have already posted Brinji Masala rice which I usually serve along with Rajma gravy.  Let’s welcome the holiday season (can’t believe its Nov already) with this Turmeric and Saffron rice, a recipe inspired from the Indian fast food shop at my grad school. Indian Fast foods and food trucks are becoming popular these days and the combo meals and rice bowls which are easy to grab and go, makes it more popular here in US. 

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