Peanut Powder

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When I was growing up, my grandmother would make a spiced peanut powder, which I could eat as a side dish to dosa or idli, or more likely, just by itself. Considering that companies like PB2 make something similar, I thought about how hard can it be to make some at home.

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Macaroni Salad

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This salad works great as a side dish and is super easy to make. Sliced onions, chopped tomatoes and a balsamic vinaigrette give this salad an incredible flavour and texture.

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Carrot & Celery Soup

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A few months back, I was on a soup fix – making myself all kinds of soups. Not only is it super simple to make, but it is quite filling and works well when you don’t want to make a traditional meal. Toast a couple of slices of bread and you have yourself a quick dinner.

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Baked Spaghetti with Vegetables

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If you like pasta, and you like cheese, you might like this layered baked pasta. Simple sauteed vegetables, layered with spaghetti and white sauce, and topped with a layer of mozzarella cheese and breadcrumbs gives this baked dish a whole new meaning.

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Breadcrumbs

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Regular breadcrumbs work fairly well for baked dishes, and serve to give a nice crunchy topping to your dish. These are very easy to make on your own, and you don’t need to buy those fancy shmancy brands.

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