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“Green” Hummus

"Green" Hummus | The Full-time Foodie

Late last year, I had purchased a brand new electric pressure cooker for one main reason:  to cook chickpeas from scratch.  For one thing, I’m a little wary of eating canned foods on the regular.  No scientific reasoning behind this, but it was just a matter of eating fresh food as often as I could.   After I pressure cooked my first batch of chickpeas from scratch- I was hooked.  It was so much more affordable to buy dried beans in bulk and I don’t know if it’s a psychological thing but everything I make with freshly cooked chickpeas tastes so much better!   This hummus recipe was inspired by, well I should actually say the main reason I made this hummus was because I have a super sweet co-worker who grows a ton of vegetables and herbs and regularly brings me things from her garden.  This past week she gave me, no joke, a 13 gallon bag filled with mint.  I had mentioned to her that my local grocery store has a weird shortage of mint i.e. they …

Quick Rice Dosa with Garlic-Coconut Chutney

Quick Rice Dosa with Garlic-Coconut Chutney

Ok.. do I even need to go there? Maybe a little so I can feel better: it’s summer + I’ve traveled every weekend + I have had MANY MANY fails lately.   Phew, that felt better  On to today’s post! So this recipe might raise a lot of eyebrows of the seasoned dosa chefs, but what I was after was a quick dosa recipe that did not require fermentation or waiting for the batter to be done overnight.  I have never made a traditional dosa and the batter-making process seems pretty intimidating.  Luckily I found this recipe, authentic or not, and it was pretty darn delicious and QUICK.  Most dosas are made with a combination of rice, lentils and dal.  But this one uses just uses rice and shredded coconut.  So for those days where you’re really craving dosa and don’t want to go through the pains of fermenting and what not- this one will do the trick šŸ˜‰  The chutney recipe I found is equally quick and suuuuuper delicious!  Perhaps the only “catch” in this …

No Bake Nut & Chocolate Granola Bars

No Bake Nut & Chocolate Granola Bars | The Full-time Foodie

“I’m aliiiiiiiivvvvvvveeeee!!!”, says I while imitating Frankenstein.  My facebook page tells me it’s been 22 days since I last posted.  Wow that’s kind of crazy, because in my head it feels much shorter than that.  In my defense, I spent one week being a total nerd- migrating site files from one host provider to another.  Don’t worry if you don’t understand this!  It’s just a lot of technical gobbeldygook.  Then I had this no big deal trip to Iceland-   Instead of writing a looooooong post on how amazing Iceland is (which it SO is), I hope the photos I chose for the slideshow above can showcase the amazingness. If you love the great outdoors, hiking and camping- Iceland is for you.  You’ll enjoy the gorgeous changing landscapes made up of mountains, waterfalls, black sand beaches and so so much more.  It is one of the most breath-taking countries I’ve had the pleasure of visiting so far.  I also tried to share most of our food/drink experience to keep with the theme of my blog and in all …

Dry Chili Tofu & Veggie Hakka Noodles

Dry Chili Tofu & Veggie Hakka Noodles

Happy (belated) Easter everyone!  My social media feeds have been filled with super cute photos of friends’ kids with the easter bunny.  I never had a chance to participate in Easter events growing up, because I guess I was a little too old to do so by the time I moved to the country.  My parents were also likely too busy trying to make a life for us to do things like easter egg hunts etc.  But it looks like so much fun!  Definitely something I plan to do with my kids in the future Today’s recipe is not Easter related whatsoever!  I randomly craved Indo-Chinese recently so I began to scour the interwebs for some ideas.  I was lucky enough to grow up in India where we had the opportunity to try authentic Indo-Chinese.  If you’re curious about the history and origins, here is an article that gives you a quick rundown!  Indo-Chinese is always on my must-eat list when I make the occasional trip to India.  A warm bowl of sweet corn or manchow soup, …

Vegan Cardamom Shortbread Cookies

Vegan Cardamom Shortbread Cookies

Hello hello! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend/start to the week! I had a particularly spectacular weekend celebrating our first wedding anniversary! It’s so hard to believe that a little over a year ago, I was in a completely different state of mind, re: wedding planning chaos mode. It’s funny how that happens right? You spend a whole year obsessing over little details and just like that, in a blink of an eye, the big day is over. What a wonderful day it was though! I would totally re-live just that one amazing day again Suril planned our celebratory trip this past weekend (which is now turning into a yearly pilgrimage) to Charlottesville, Virginia. We stayed at Arcady Vineyard Bed & Breakfast, a quaint b&b surrounded by nature and a stone’s throw from Monticello.  Our hosts were terrific and the breakfast they made for us everyday was top notch! They took us on a wine tour and thankfully we had only been to one of the four vineyards they took us to. We’ve been to the area so many …

Quick Fridge JalapeƱo Pickles

Quick Fridge JalapeƱo Pickles | The Full-time Foodie

Picklessssssssss!!!!!!!!!   Can you tell I love pickles?  I love pickles of all kinds, I hardly discriminate unless they’re sweet (I’ll spare you yet another rant on my lack of a sweet tooth with certain things).  I grew up on Indian pickles and most specifically my mom’s deeeeelish Konkani and Andhra style pickles! When I moved to the U.S., I was introduced to a whole new world of pickles.  I grew to love dill pickles, pickled olives and peppers, kimchi, sauerkraut etc.  If we have a jar of those at home, they wouldn’t last more than a few days.  Yeah, I kind of have a problem! A couple of years ago Suril tried his hand at homemade dill cucumber pickles and they were actually pretty yummy!  He even succeeded in canning them at home (something that still scares me).  But for some reason we didn’t attempt pickles after that time.  Then recently, at Rooting DC, we attended a pickle-making session and my interest in pickling was renewed.  I also discovered that some of my favorite kinds of pickles …

Tortilla Samosas with Green Chutney

Tortilla Samosa and Green Chutney | The Full-time Foodie

Happy Spring Forward!!! Just kidding, this is probably the worst part of daylight savings.  I woke up this morning to my alarm feeling quite exhausted and realized it was because my internal clock was still an hour behind.  Yes, I’m one of those people who feels like even an hour of sleep is precious!  But on a happier note, it was a beautiful day out today!  I can’t remember the last time I was outside and felt like my jacket wasn’t necessary.  Very soon it’ll be down to cardigans and light jackets- can’t wait!!!!! On to today’s recipe!  Samosas!!!!!!  Who doesn’t love samosas?  Seriously if someone tells me they hate samosas, I will give them a weird look.  How can you not love a fried flaky dough filled with a spicy potato filling?  The only thing about samosas I’m not a fan of is how tedious they are to make at home.  I’ve actually failed at making samosas in the past because something went wrong with the dough and they were impossible to eat.  Perhaps if I attempt again …