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Spicy Baked Eggplant Parm

To be completely honest, this is my second time EVER making (or attempting to make) eggplant parmigiana. When I was thinking of how I wanted to make it, I initially had ideas of adding some masalas here and there but as I started to make it, I realized I wanted to keep it a bit more traditional with just a TEENY bit of the chutneylife flare. If you're ordering eggplant parmigiana at a restaurant it is usually breaded and fried but I really wanted to avoid all of that extra work (yes I wanted to avoid the messy dredging in

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup

SO let me start by saying that I don't use the slow cooker often at all. Meaning, I don't go out of my way to look for slow cooker recipes but I DO know that for people with busy lives, it is incredibly convenient, and often results in something delicious- like this mexican chicken soup!! When I first started using the slow cooker, and making chicken in it, it was a complete game changer for me. I could not believe how TENDER and juicy the chicken was. More so, when you add a ton of vegetables to the slow cooker,

Sun Dried Tomato & Mushroom Rigatoni

It's been a while since I've shared a good stick to your bones kind of PASTA recipe. Many of you have been asking for healthy vegetarian dishes lately but I decided to spoil you guys today with some creamy dreamy rigatoni!! I love creamy pasta sauces and especially ones with the "blush" color. Many creamy pasta sauces call for heavy cream but I lightened this up by mixing vegetable broth and half & half for the sauce. The sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms add such a wonderful earthy flavor and stand up great next to the rigidness of the rigatoni.

Kimchi Fried Rice

One of my favorite restaurants in Philly has the most amazing kimchi fried rice. When I first tasted it, it reminded me of "vagharelo bhaat" which is the gujarati version of fried rice, and a comfort food to say the least. Since I can't get to Philly all the time, I decided to take a chance and make this at home. This recipe comes together so quickly especially if you have some plain rice sitting in your refrigerator like I did. If you don't eat eggs just leave the fried egg out, but if you do-- definitely take the extra