Chicken Tandoori with Mint Chutney

Ingredients for Tandoori Chicken: Whole Chicken Yogurt (1/2 cup; for Keto diet use Greek Yogurt) Ginger-Garlic Paste (2 tablespoons) Chili Powder (2 tablespoons) Turmeric Powder (1 teaspoon) Lemon Juice (1/2 lemon) Dried Fenugreek Leaves (2 teaspoons; optional) Salt Ingredients for Mint Chutney: Yogurt (1/2 cup) Lemon Juice (1/2 lemon) Mint Leaves (1 cup) Cilantro (a…

Maqluba

Ingredients: Chicken (2 pounds; whole chicken cut into pieces) Onions (2 onions; one finely chopped and the second one cut into circles) Green Bell Pepper (1; chopped) Garlic (1 tablespoon; minced) Green onions (2-3; diced) Red Bell Pepper Eggplant (1) Tomato (1; cut into circles) Cauliflower (cut the florets in half) Potatoes (1-2 medium size…

Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto

Ingredients: Zucchini Noodles (10 oz) Avocado (1; peeled, pitted and diced) Basil Leaves (1/2 cup) Walnut (1/4 cup) Garlic (2 cloves) Lemon Juice (1/2 lemon) Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup) Olive Oil (1/4 cup) Salt (to taste) Pepper (to taste) Directions: In a blender, add the avocado, walnut, basil leaves, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper…

Butternut Squash Spaghetti with Smoked Salmon and Asparagus

Ingredients: Butternut Squash Spaghetti (10 ounces) Smoked Salmon (1 fillet) Asparagus (6-7 stalks) Lemon Wine (1/4 cup) Crème Fraîche (1 tablespoon) Directions: In a dry pan place the smoked salmon skin side down and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat. Meanwhile, using a peeler strip the top tender half of the asparagus stalks into…

Coconut Lemon Chicken

Ingredients: Chicken Thighs (Boneless, skinless; 2 pounds) Garlic (1/2 tablespoon; minced) Onion (1 medium; sliced) Coconut Milk (13 ounces; 1 can) White Wine (1/2 cup) Lemon Juice (1/2 lemon) Cilantro (chopped) Chili Powder (1 tablespoon; optional if you want a spicy flavor) Dried Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi) (1 teaspoon; optional) Salt (to taste) Pepper (to…

Pride Smoothie

This smoothie is 4 different smoothies layered into one to celebrate and show my support to the LGBTQ+ community. We are in an age where we should have the simple understanding of the fact that Love is Love and we don’t choose to fall in love with someone but it just happens and we should…

Chicken Pesto with Olives and Feta Cheese

Ingredients: Chicken Thighs (boneless & skinless; 2 pounds; cut into bite size pieces) Basil (2 ounces) Garlic Cloves (2 large cloves) Walnut (1/4 cup) Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup; grated) Lemon Juice (2 tablespoon) Salt (to taste) Pepper (to taste) Olive Oil (1/4 cup) Butter (2 tbsp) Feta Cheese (1/2 cup) Olives (8 – 10; pitted)…

Mushroom Stuffed with Artichoke and Cheese

Ingredients: Mushrooms (1 1/2 pounds) Artichoke Hearts (Canned 14 oz; finely chopped) Onion (1 medium; chopped finely) Garlic (2 cloves; finely chopped) Cream Cheese (8 oz) Shredded Cheese (Any kind; I used sharp cheddar) Parmesan Cheese (for garnish) Cilantro (chopped finely; for garnish) Salt (to taste) Pepper (to taste) Olive oil Directions: Preheat the oven…

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients: Brussel Sprouts (Cut into halves; if the sprouts are small leave it as is) Red Wine Vinegar (2 tablespoons) Paprika (2 teaspoons) Salt (to taste) Pepper (to taste) Olive Oil Feta Cheese (optional; for serving) Directions: Add brussel sprouts into a bowl and then season it with salt, pepper, paprika, olive oil and add…

Wings of Fury

Ingredients: Chicken Wings (3 pounds) Chili Powder (1 1/2 tablespoons) Turmeric Powder (1 teaspoon) Ginger-Garlic Paste (1 tablespoon) Garam Masala (1/2 tablespoon) Vinegar (2 tablespoon) Salt (to taste) Directions: In a bowl, add all the spices, salt and vinegar and mix it all together. Add the chicken into the bowl and rub the spices well…