Sunday, December 16, 2007

Vegetarian Chili

Its been getting really cold here in Knoxville,TN. I a have been hearing and reading so much about chili that I finally decided to give it a try.And to my husbands' utter horror I decided to make a vegetarian one. All the way along during the preperation he kept telling me that I should change my mind and add Turkey or at least Chicken. But had I not tried this he wouldn't have realized that vegetables do exist and they taste good too. This was an easy recipe full on taste and amazing flavors coming from each of the ingredients.

This time I decided to take pictures of the procedure too they aren't many.Here's the ingredients u'll need.


3/4 cup of minced soy.
1 28 0z can of diced tomatoes.( I used Hunt's chili tomato)
3/4 cup Green bell peppers
3/4 cup Red bell peppers
3/4 cup yellow bell peppers.
1/2 cup corn
1 whole onion chopped
4 cloves garlic chopped
2 jalapenos chopped
3/4 cup black beans
3/4 cup red kidney beans.
1 tbsp cumin powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
3 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cocoa powder
salt and pepper.


Firstly add some EVOO in a pot and fry and break the mince soy till it nice and brown.

keep aside.add some more oil and the onions, garlic and jalapenos.Add some salt and pepper to season the first layer of the dish.Fry till nice and soft.Follow this by adding the peppers .

After about 2 minutes add cumin powder, chilli powder mix and then add the tomatoes. Give it a good stir and then add cocoa powder this adds a good texture and color.Now add the remaining ingredients i.e corn, beans,mince soy.Adjust seasoning.

Cover and cook the chili for about 30 minutes. Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream, cheddar cheese, cilantro and chips.

Enjoy...Happy Eating!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Yummmy Low carb pizza!!

It was really necessary for me to come up with a recipe which did not involve fish,this seems to have eventually turned into more of a fish recipe blog.Ok now a lil' reflection on pizza. When I was a kid it was a delight to gorge on a pizza.It was something which did not seem to be a sin then. But now the mere thot of having a slice drives through a series of guilts and condemning oneself.Ever since my husband has been low carbing I have been trying various recipes for him which could be made low carb.This recipes is just one of them.I have been trying various low carb recipes from Linda's low carb website. The recipes of the crust is hers. The toppings are purely inspired by the pizzas made at home.Yum. Just a word of caution the crust is made up of Flax seeds and need to be consumed carefully as they may be a lil' heavy on digesting. So go lil easy.Here's all you'll need for this recipe.

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1/2 cup flax meal
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon granular Splenda
2 eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 tablespoons oil

Mix the ingredients; add the onions, eggs, water and oil. Pour the batter on a parchment lined baking dish roughly forming a circle. Bake at 325ยบ 15-20 minutes.


1/4 cup homemade tomato sauce
1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken
green bell pepper rings
baby spinach
sliced olives
mozzarella cheese

Start by spreading the tomato sauce followed by layering chicken,spinach, bell pepper rings and sliced olives.Top it with cheese and some italian herbs.


Happy eating!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Tuna Patties.

I have lived all my life in Mumbai i.e until my marriage. And after having grown up in Mumbai few can escape the rich and tasty Maharashtrian seafood. Actually I remember all the aunties would gear up early morning on wednesdays to get hold of the freshest catch. After surviving the ordeal of finding the best fish in the hustling bustling fish markets, they would come home to prepare their amazing curries. The smell of these curries effusing from each of their kitchens. Heaven!! I am really lucky to have My Mommy because though we are non- maharashtrians she can cook the most amazing authentic maharashtrian food. Lucky to have you mom!!! Okie. But after marriage I was surprised to find that my husband was totally repulsive to fish, not only that he hated the smell of it.Since my survival depends on fish I decided to slowly convert him too. Simply started off by explaining to him the nutrition and blah blah. After a series of arguments and counter-arguments, victory was on my side and he decided to give it a try. And the result today he enjoys Fish more than I do. I am so proud of myself.Today I am sharing this simple and easy Tuna patty recipe.It wont take much time in the kitchen and you can enjoy it with your family in no time.Excellent as a snack too.

1 6 ounce can Tuna drained
1 egg
2 tbsp chopped celery
¼ cup chopped scallions
1 clove chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tbsp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tablespoons parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil

Mix all the ingredients and chill for about half an hour. Heat the oil in the pan and shape the mixture into patties and fry. Make sure not to turn the patties too early as there’s a high chance of them breaking. Brown well. I served them with some nutty cabbage. Yum ready to eat.

Happy eating!!