I was introduced to zucchini when I moved to the United States in the year 2000. I was amazed at the versatility of this cucumber-like vegetable. This vegetable has been a part of my diet ever since. Especially helping me with weight loss when I replace rice with zucchini. The only thing that I am not a big fan of is using zucchini pasta. Something feels so wrong about it.
Veggie Chili demystified! This Veggie Chili is vegan, and it is my absolute favorite to take it to a dinner party. It is a crowd pleaser and feel free to share the recipe with everyone :) The key ingredient is chipotle pepper.
Season: SPRING. Asparagus is usually found in grocery stores in March/April. It is a perfect spring vegetable that you can enjoy in many different ways. According to Ayurveda, asparagus is astringent, sweet, and cooling. It is also tridoshic. You can find white, purple, and green asparagus.
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, by weight. Be it sweet or savory, saffron always adds that special touch to any dish. In the east, saffron is widely used in cooking, as a flavoring or a coloring agent, and sometimes, both. This Sweet Saffron Rice is one of my favorite dishes to make with saffron. I serve it to gods on a auspicious occasions and sometimes, even with grilled vegetables or meat.