by Pallavi Purani

Ingredient: zucchini

Roasted Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Roasted Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Minestrone is traditionally a thick Italian Soup with pasta. It is such a lovely bowlful of joy that one can lick every last drop from the soup bowl. I use left over pasta bits and those that get left behind after making a measured pasta dish. Dry roasting the vegetables brings out a beautiful sweetness in them. The charred bits add smokiness to the whole dish. This gorgeous one pot meal is ready in 20 minutes, if you have the basic things at hand.

Faux pasta

Faux pasta

I have been trying my hands on healthy food at home for a while. It has been a really lovely journey where I am trying to eat clean and portion the meals.

Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a pheasant dish from France.  Ratatouille is usually served as a side dish, but also may be served as a meal on its own. A very successful motion picture was also made with the same name where a rat is a master chef at a popular restaurant.

Bok Choy-Zucchini in Lettuce cups

Bok Choy-Zucchini in Lettuce cups

I am in love with Iceberg lettuce but I had never done anything interesting with it, apart from tossing a sweet mustard dressing on it and munching with some soup and toast.