Simmering is usually a rapid and efficient method of cooking. It is a food preparation technique in which foods are cooked in hot liquids kept at or just below the boiling point of water (which is 100 °C or 212 °F at average sea level air pressure). To keep a pot simmering, one brings it to a boil and then reduces the heat to a point where the formation of bubbles has all but ceased, typically a water temperature of about 94 °C (200 °F).
Simmering ensures gentler treatment than boiling to prevent food from toughening and/or breaking up.
Spinach Lentil Soup Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 70Fat per serving: 1.8g You won't believe how great this tastes until you actually make it. Aside from the fact that it's packed with iron and protein this soup is so versatile it can be made as a meal served with hot brown rice on the side Continue Reading
Zingy Tomato Cabbage Soup Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 47Fat per serving: 0.6gms Super easy, super healthy - this recipe is my go-to recipe for all the cabbage and the few (on the brink of becoming unusable) tomatoes that always linger around in my fridge. You can substitute the ingredients for any leftovers you may Continue Reading
Mushroom Barley Risotto Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 366Fat per serving: 11.2gms Filled with the delectable aroma of Shiitake mushrooms and white wine, this risotto is a staple in my house, especially in the fall and winter months. The barley makes it super healthy with its high protein content and complex carbs. Also the Continue Reading
Edamame Leeks Soup Serving Size: 2Calories per serving: 176Fat per serving: 7.0gms What I love about this soup is that I can have it hot or cold. Its deliciously smooth and creamy (without the cream) and full of phytonutrients from the green edmame and leeks. Slightly sweet and boldly flavored, I could have this time Continue Reading
Chipotle Deviled Eggs Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 132Fat per serving: 13.2 Welcome to breakfast Southern style! This super duper easy recipe is a prime example of how to take something mundane like hard-boiled eggs and turn them into something fun and fancy. Everyone loves eggs and their creamy yolks but this recipe adds some Continue Reading
Huevos Rancheros Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 354Fat per serving: 18.1g This Cinco de Mayo I decided to surprise my hubby with a Mexican breakfast in bed. Huevos Rancheros are a common breakfast plate served on farms in Mexico and have become so mainstream here in NYC. I decided to make a healthier version of Continue Reading
Moroccan Fish Tagine Serving Size: 2-4 peopleCalories per serving: 379Fat per serving: 16.2gms Ever since we came back from Marrakesh last year, this dish has been on the menu agenda. This fish Tagine will make you experience the tastes and sights of walking down the souks of Marrakesh. It's filled with bursts of flavors and Continue Reading
Chicken in a Spicy Sauce Serving Size: 4-6Calories per serving: 273Fat per serving: 11.1g What can you say about chicken cooked in a spicy, zesty sauce....nothing but delicious! It’s a staple in every Indian home because it brings back those flavors right from the Homeland. Everyone’s chicken curry tastes different - try mine out, I’m Continue Reading
Farro Salad Serving Size: 4-6Calories per serving: 136Fat per serving: 1.5gms While ordering brunch at one of the popular San Diego spots my sister in law happened to notice a peculiar but rather enticing looking plate on the table next to us. Last minute order changes for me are almost always a bad idea but Continue Reading
Tangy Salmon Serving Size: 4-6Calories per serving: 284Fat per serving: 17.8gms I tried this melt in your mouth dish at my aunt’s place in Bangalore, India but with hard boiled eggs. As a fond seafood eater I substituted the eggs with salmon and it was equally delicious. Feel free to use whatever protein you like Continue Reading