Eggplant Vindaloo Curry Recipe

I am adding eggplant vindaloo curry full of healthy fats, carbs, protein and potassium to my meatless dinners rotation. I am always on a lookout for simple and affordable plant based dinners and quick curry dishes like green lentil curry and Thai mango curry are great candidates. I grew up in a family where a meal without meat is considered not a meal. Until this day when my mom visits, I can see she is kind of uncomfortable with my fridge. On one occasion, she asked me to pick up a steak because she…
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Frozen Vegetables Stir Fry

I might as well call this recipe “Costco stir fry”. It is about time Costco pays me for 1,000 times I said “Costco” on my blog. Unfortunately, I think Costco is doing pretty fine without me. Sigh. So, no free coconut oil, Dave’s killer bread or PEI medley. What on Earth is Prince Edward medley anyways? Is that a Canadian thing? Is it sold in the US? Enlighten my Ukrainian brain please. Anyways, I grabbed this humongous Costco size bag of frozen vegetables for 4 main reasons: Organic. Cheap. It…
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Garlic Butter Shrimp, Quinoa and Asparagus

I made this shrimp quinoa with asparagus and garlic butter last Thursday before Easter and it was a big hit even among the kids. Who doesn’t like garlic butter or shrimp?! This recipe is large so if serving 2 people cut in half because I wouldn’t freeze the leftovers. However, for 4 of us it was so nice to have lunch leftovers on a day off. The stir fry also can be refrigerated for up to 3 – 5 days (lunches for work!). Easter really marked the beginning…
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Vegan Kale Pesto

Lots of foliage in this vegan kale pesto to kick off 2016 right! And it is vegan not because I’m vegan but because I do not like Parmesan cheese in a pesto. I would rather sprinkle it on top of pesto noodles. And eating less dairy and more vegetables is a plus anyways. Pesto sauce is a tough food item in my clean eating books. It is impossible to find organic or at least non-GMO in my neck of the woods. I have tried a few homemade versions…
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