For Thanksgiving, instead of the familiar green bean casserole, this easy to make green bean and potato sautéed dish is a great substitute for something different, delicious, nutritious, and healthy.
Smoked eggplant is one of my favorite Indian dishes, and is fun to make, although it might make a small mess on your stove! This dish can be served as an appetizer along with lightly toasted wedges of pita bread.
Quinoa Cashew Pilaf
This tiny, nutritious, gluten-free protein-packed grain is all the rage, especial among mothers of vegetarian children. I cook it with tempered cumin seeds, vegetables and cashews and often pack it for my daughter’s school lunch.
Rice and Lentil Porridge (Kichidi)
To this day, if I complain of a tummy ache, my mom will suggest a light and nutritious meal of kichidi and a side of plain yogurt. In India, this rice and lentil porridge dish is also a common choice for older people and babies, both of whom need light meals that don’t require chewing, go down easily and are light on the stomach.
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