Penne Pasta with Hot Italian Chicken Sausage

Few months ago I bought some pork sausage meat to make an appetizer to serve the guests I was expecting that day. I cooked the sausage and was going to assemble the snack after the guests arrived. Guests came late and I did not make the snack. Next day I made that into a curry […]

Lentil Sausage Soup

The weather has turned cold all of a sudden and it was very cold yesterday. I guess it is finally time to put away the sandals and pull out boots, ear muffs and woolen wear. My third recipe from Food52 is perfect for this cold weather. It is a lentil sausage soup with lots of […]

American Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it is the least cooked meal in my kitchen. I usually eat cereal or oatmeal & Mr.U skips this meal most of the time. When I do end up cooking, it is usually upma, roti, poori or some sausages, bacon and eggs. When I was […]

Pigs in a Blanket ~ Mini Hot Dog Rolls

Few years ago I saw Paula Dean prepare pigs in a blanket on one of the Food Network shows. Do not ask me why these are called pigs in a blanket! Sausages or links are rolled in dinner rolls dough and then baked. Those were tempting. I finally made those for dinner last night. I […]

Peru – Garbanzo con Acelga ~ Chickpeas Swiss Chard Stew

Today we are traveling to western South American country of Peru to taste Peruvian chickpeas Swiss chard stew. Peru is home to ancient cultures and one of the oldest in the world. It was a Spanish colony until it got its independence in 1821. The capital is Lima. Mining, manufacturing, agriculture and fishing is the […]

Lentil Salad with Mozzarella Prosciutto

Today’s recipe is a salad from Williams-Sonoma Salads cookbook. In this recipe, cooked lentils are tossed with red wine vinegar dressing and served with prosciutto and fresh mozzarella cheese. To make it a bit meatier, I added some hot Italian sausage. The recipe called for French green lentils and these lentils look like whole masoor. […]

BM#4 Day 2: Sausage White Beans & Kale Soup

Couple of weeks ago, I came across this soup recipe and the pictures were very tempting. It had lot of kale in it.  Kale is one of the healthiest green leafy vegetables and since I tasted it just a few days ago, I made it right away and it came out very good! I did […]

Day 4 – Spicy Sauteed Sausages

Spicy sautéed sausages is U’s uncle’s signature recipe. Whenever he visits us and rest of the family in the US, he makes it at least once at each and every nephew and niece he visits and kids love it! Poor athamma (aunt) does all the cutting, sautéing, clean up after the cooking and mamayya gets […]

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