Meal Plan – Week 11

We are back with another weekly meal plan. Like always, our meal plans feature 4 recipes that make 4 servings each. So that’s 16 meals for the week! Generally, Deepal and I eat it for dinner and then take it to lunch the next day.   It’s winter, so we are all about soups and curries….

Meal Plan – Week 10

It continues to get colder here in D.C. but the weather hasn’t stopped us. This past week was busy for us with Diwali celebrations so we were a bit slower posting recipes and meal plans. But alas, we are back with a tantalizing meal plan for this week. This is week 10 of meal plans!…

Acorn Squash and Red Lentil Curry

It’s hard to ignore all the different beautiful squash in the grocery stores. We purchased an acorn squash without really knowing what we wanted to do with it. In the end, we decided to make a simple Indian style curry with the squash. Most recipes call for the squash to be roasted in the oven,…

Meal Plan – Week 9

We hope you had a great week. It was quite a busy one for us but for no particular reason. The days are going by quickly and we are already looking forward to thanksgiving. This week’s meal plan is all over the place…literally. We featured a Russian-like “stroganoff” dish, followed by an Tunisian inspired cauliflower…

Lentil Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash Noodles

I was craving Italian and that was the inspiration behind today’s recipe. When you think of the classic Italian dish, you think pasta, cheese, and tomato sauce. But with pasta comes a heap of processed carbohydrates. In lieu of pasta, we used spaghetti squash. And we feature unprocessed carbohydrates in the form of lentils and…

Meal Plan – Week 8

This week’s meal plan is full of fall favorites, featuring seasonal vegetables like butternut squash, sweet potato, and spaghetti squash! It’s squash overload in our household, but we are not complaining. We can’t stop and we won’t stop! What’s your favorite squash? There’s so many but I think mine definitely has to be the butternut…

Meal Plan – Week 7

This week we explore Japanese and Indian flavors by learning how to cook with miso paste and making curries. Sometimes, when you eat the same food over and over again, you stop enjoying it! That’s why my husband and I make it a point to go to international food markets to explore different cuisines. Food…

Lentil Dosa (crepe) with Curried Cabbage

As a South Indian, I spent my childhood eating dosas almost every weekend. If you don’t know what a dosa is, you are missing out. A dosa is a traditional Indian crepe made with fermented rice and lentil batter and usually stuffed with a spicy potato curry and served with various chutneys. Sounds delicious, right?…

Miso Soup with Lentils and Mushroom

Fall is here and hence the beginning of soup season. My favorite protein to use in soups is green lentils. The combination of hearty lentils and earthy mushrooms will leave you wanting more. This one pot soup freezes well but I doubt you will have any leftovers of this delicious soup. Ingredients: Green Lentils (2…

Meal Plan – Week 6

This week, we tried something new! We explored Ethiopian cuisine and feature two delicious Ethiopian lentil dishes. The recipes this week are simple to make and also hold well for the next day. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it. Cooking food from different countries really gives us a unique…