All posts tagged: 10 Ingredients or Less

Recipes that contain 10 ingredients or less

Beet Orzo Risotto

There are some vegetables I have made peace with never loving, like eggplant or sweet potatoes.   Beets were also part of this group, until very recently.  They always seemed a bit too (naturally) sugary for me.  Growing up, my mom used to make beets Indian style- sauteed with Indian spices, chili peppers and salt.  I just could not get myself to enjoy that and trust me I TRIED but the sweetness just got in the way.  Beets have amazing health benefits so I was a little bummed that I couldn’t get myself to love them. Thankfully I got into a morning smoothie regimen since last year and through that beets made a comeback.  They are amazing in smoothies!  Which makes sense since they have a little sweetness and go perfectly well with fruits.  But there are times when I have too many beets and mostly the kind that have beet greens attached to them.  So I thought- what else can I make with them that I won’t hate?  Thanks to a leftover box of orzo pasta, I had a brain wave: Why not make a faux …

Baked Apple Crisp

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and to those who live around the DC area- hope you got through yesterday without slipping on the side walk.  I really think I’ve hit my limit with winter.  Spring needs to get here already!  Despite the blah end to the weekend, I had a rather wonderful one!  I attended Rooting DC this past saturday and it was such a great experience! If you don’t know what it is, it’s an annual gathering where you can learn more about urban agriculture, community gardens in the DC area, growing and eating locally and much more.  The workshops and sessions were informative and engaging.  It was so enjoyable being around like-minded people and those making a difference in our community by combating hunger in schools and shelters.  My description probably doesn’t do as much justice, so if you’re in the area and interested in volunteering, gardening and DIY-ing, you should check out their website.  I definitely plan to go next year! Now for today’s post!  It’s funny how literally a post ago I mentioned how I …

Mustard Glazed Lamb Rack

A word of caution: Today’s post may not be suitable for those who cringe at the sight of meat or those who have drooling tendencies from reading about delectable lamb dishes- extreme salivating has been a reported symptom of posts like this one.  You have been warned! 🙂 Sorry I couldn’t resist the intro!  Lamb is one of those meats that is kind of a treat in our household i.e. we probably have lamb once a month or even less than that.   It’s mostly because I’m cautious about how much red meat I eat and honestly it’s more enjoyable that way because it’s something we save for the occasional splurge.  I don’t know why but when I eat lamb- I feel fancy.  I’m serious!  Doesn’t a plate of lamb chops or lamb lollipops just scream “fancy” to you?  I would feel guilty eating lamb chops on the couch by our coffee table like a slob a.k.a. a regular dinner night at the Mehtas.  If we have lamb I make sure we sit at the dining table, get the …

Dalithoy (Konkani Yellow Dal)

I’m not going to lie to you, this was not my intended recipe for the post after Valentine’s day.  I had an elaborate plan to share a sinfully delicious yet guilt-free version of churros with melted chocolate.  The guilt-free aspect being baked vs. fried and whole-wheat vs. all-purpose flour.  But the churros ended up tasting more like dinner rolls and lets face it, dinner rolls with melted chocolate is not really a sinful dessert… it’s not dessert at all.  Sigh.  I still have a long ways to go with dessert skills, but I hope to be able to share some successful recipes in the coming weeks/months.  I also wanted to note that my sweet husband still ate the failed churros. He’s a keeper 🙂 So today I’m going in a completely different direction and sharing one of the most staple recipes in the Konkani world- Dalithoy.  My Konkani peers, no matter how much they associate themselves with our culture or know the language, certainly recognize Dalithoy.  I swear if there was a Konkani flag of some sort, a picture/illustration …

Roasted Masala Chickpeas

“Same same but different” is what I use to describe my husband and I in our love for snacking.  (By the way, points to anyone who knows where that phrase is originally used) We are the same in our love for snacking, but different when it comes to the KIND of snacks we love.  He loves sweet snacks like cookies or brownies and I’m more of the savory snacks like chips or snack mixes.  Regardless of the flavor we love snacking and for the longest time they would  be pretty terrible snacks- high in sugar, sodium and other nasties.  Controlling our snacking habits is still a work in progress even at this time, but I think we’re doing so much better than say.. 3 years ago?   My goal has become finding ways to replace the terrible snacks we eat with the not so terrible ones.  So naturally I turn to Pinterest and all my favorite cooking websites to find some healthy substitutes.   Suril is very lucky because there are a number of healthy snack recipes …