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Roasted Garlic Mushroom

This roasted garlic mushroom is an easy, no fuss delicious dish that pairs best with some rustic bread. It’s a toss-everything-together and forget about it for the next 20 minutes kind of a meal. If you like garlic and mushroom, you will absolutely love this and probably make it on repeat. All it needs is 5 Key ingredients!

Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Brussel Sprouts with Maple Mustard Dressing | Playful Cooking #cauliflower #foodphotography #salad #roastedlink to Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Brussel Sprouts with Maple Mustard Dressing
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Carrot Ginger Soup – 5 INGREDIENTS

Warm and silky to the palate with a hint of heat from the fresh ginger. This 5- ingredients Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup can warm you inside out! I can go for a bowl of soup anytime of the year but on days when I am under the weather, a hearty bowl of soup feels just right.

Fennel Roasted Strawberries Labneh Crostini | Playful Cookinglink to Fennel Roasted Strawberries Labneh Crostini

Fennel Roasted Strawberries Labneh Crostini

Can we ever have enough of appetizers in our party menu? I always lean towards making more appetizers than the main course. You nibble, sip, chat around and then come back for more snacks. It’s a good rhythm. This Fennel Roasted Strawberries with Labneh Crostini is one of those easy appetizers that you could serve at your holiday parties. The Labneh is creamy, mildly sweet from the strawberries. You spread it on tiny crusty bread slices and it’s turns into crostini.

Garlic Chili Roasted Chickpeas | Playful Cookinglink to Garlic Chili Roasted Chickpeas

Garlic Chili Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpea flavored with garlic, chili and fresh mint makes for a light and nutritional snack to kill that odd hour hunger pang. Scattered on plain yogurt or tossed with salad, layered on toast or just plain, accompanied with a chilled fizzy drink. Either way, it’s addictive and guilt free!

Roasted Strawberries Frozen Yogurt | Playful Cookinglink to Roasted Strawberries Frozen Yogurt

Roasted Strawberries Frozen Yogurt

After a heavy lunch and several super tight hugs to all the lovely folks, I left from Carmel Valley Ranch with a bag full of goodies from the CA Strawberries Tour. My chauffeur (yes, I got a fancy ride for the tour) was a very interesting tall lady with grey hair and a very loving personality. What I assumed to be a boring drive, which is why I even carried a book with me, turned out to be quite the opposite. We chatted the whole time! We discussed recipes, seasonal ingredients, cherry picking, strawberry picking and how it gave her…

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Spinach Pesto with Roasted Garlic

These past few weeks have been really crazy. I missed my camera, missed visiting my favorite blogs and there is so much to catch up. In between all the packing and unpacking, I was hardly getting any time to breathe. Yes, we moved to a new apt and we are still settling down. Today, I found some time in hand to share one of our all-time favorite sauce for pasta, favorite spread for bread and favorite dip for the chips - Pesto!

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Baigan Bharta (Roasted Mashed Eggplant) Pizza

Don't get alarmed by the name.. give me a chance to explain. When I was working in Bangalore, every Friday, I and my friend had to work on this boring task of allocating resources to the projects. I am not going to go into a detailed explanation of the task but believe me when I say that for those few months, this was one hell of a friday job that made us go crazy at times.