Best of 2013


Here is a recap of some of my favorite recipes that I tried this year. Last Winter I challenged myself with the A. Soup. A. Week. I stumbled upon some really delicious soup recipes along the way. Some I continued to cook again and again throughout the year. My two favorite soups from were the  Roasted Tomato and Garlic and Tropical Red Lentil and Raw Green Mango.

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Two of my favorite Indian curries and incidentally the most visited are the Valor Papdi Bean and Roasted Tindora.

IMG_4042While soups are soothing in winter, summertime it is all about smoothies and salads. At the start of 2013, I tried the seven day Green Smoothie Challenge. My favorite smoothies were the Mango Beets Blast and Mango and Kale Green Smoothie.

IMG_3917Favorite salads were the Mango and Avacado, Dijon Vinaigrette aka Savory Nector, and Qunioa and Sauted Vegetables (in fact I thoroughly enjoyed all the variations of the Quinoa Quick Lunch Series recipes).

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Was fun (and nostalgic) attempting to recreate some one pot rice dishes from my childhood for lunch such as the Coconut Rice and Tomato Rice.

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Continuing my interest in healthy cooking, my Brown Rice Uttapam (Idli or Dosa) is still one of my favorites for breakfast or when I am short on time instant dosa such as Amaranth Dosa (or other instant dosa variations) or even Pearl Tapioca Upma is fullfilling.

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Desserts! Can’t get enough of them… Had my ups and downs with baking this year… Some favorites were Mango Custard, Healthy Whole Wheat Chocolate Cherry Muffins, Mango and Carrot Muffins…. I could go on 🙂

IMG_3643I finally got the hang of baking airplane cookies too this year. Not a single one of them broke!

airplaneHave a Very Happy New Year and I will see you back here next year!

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