My creations

Curried Tuna Linguine

Curried Tuna Linguine

A great fusion of western and eastern cuisine on my other blog. Sharing it here for those who don’t usually visit Malliga Masala


broiled cauliflower

1 small head of cauliflower broken into little flowerettes
1 large ziplock bag
3 Tbsp olive oil
seasoned salt to taste

Mix well together the oil and salt in the ziplock bag. Add cauliflower, zip up and shake really well. Spread over foiled tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Broil on high for about 3 minutes.

ranch mushrooms

So easy, even a toddler could make this with a play knife and a chair to reach the microwave :)

4-6 cups of thickly-sliced mushrooms
1 Tbsp  Ranch dressing
1/4 tsp pepper
parsley (optional)

Chop the mushroom and place in a wide microwave-safe bowl.

Add dressing, pepper and a bit of finely chopped parsley.

Mix well. Microwave for about 4-5 minutes.The natural juices of the mushroom and the dressing create a flavorful sauce. Save the leftover sauce for gravy for another meal.

5 vegetarian burger recipes

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Jez found these for me in the New York Times.

Beet, Rice and Goat Cheese Burgers: Make these ahead for quick meals through the week and reheat in a medium oven or a frying pan.

Curried Lentil, Rice and Carrot Burgers: Indian spices liven up these burgers. The turmeric offers bonus antioxidant health benefits, but even without it, they’re in abundance in this recipe, with all the carrots and ginger.

Quinoa and Greens Burger: Rainbow quinoa is a great choice for this recipe — because it’s pretty, and because the red, black and golden quinoa grains all have slightly different textures.

Quinoa and Vegetable Burgers With Asian Flavors: This vibrant burger is made with both cooked and uncooked vegetables.

Mushroom and Grain Cheeseburgers: Barley is a traditional hearty partner for mushrooms, but brown rice is just as tasty in this burger.

grapenuts and cottage cheese loaf

Yeah, I know, this looks like dog food. But it tastes really good. My meat-eating friend, Nicole, verified its deliciousness too. (Remembered to take a picture only after we all dug into it!)

2 cups Grapenuts cereal
2 cups cottage cheese
1 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
2 eggs
1 tsp Italian seasonings
2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup oil
1 cup spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup grated cheese (optional)

Mix everything together, except the sauce and the cheese. Spread into greased casserole dish. Cover with foil. Bake 40 minutes, 350 degrees. Remove cover. Spread sauce. Sprinkle cheese. Bake another 10 minutes.