Honoring Dad: Creating Father's Day Feasts and Moments Together

May 30, 2024 6 min read

Honoring Dad: Creating Father's Day Feasts and Moments Together

Spending time with fathers is universally yearned for, particularly in today's fast-paced world where busy schedules often hinder family bonding. As the saying aptly puts it, "A father is someone who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be." Father's Day presents the perfect opportunity to pause and reflect on his efforts, express gratitude for his guidance and support, and treasure every shared moment.

Celebrating Father's Day with heartfelt conversations and cooking easy recipes adds an unforgettable touch to the occasion. Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, these shared meals allow families to connect and savor their time together. Preparing a Father's Day feast brings an additional layer of significance to the celebration, fostering lasting memories. Recreate Dad’s favorite recipes or try new ones as a heartfelt expression of appreciation. Fire up the grill, make that secret sauce, and spend the day laughing, loving, and enjoying delicious food—a perfect way to shower Dad with love for all he means to us.

From the early morning's charm to the peaceful evening's embrace, let's create Father's Day feasts to show our love and honor for Dad's dedication. Together, let's savor each moment with easy, tantalizing breakfast and brunch recipes. And let's find simple yet delicious lunch ideas and amazing dinner recipes for surprises, each dish a thankyou gift sure to make him smile, all measured with a teaspoon of love.

1. Easy Breakfast Veggie Frittata

Start the day with an unforgettable Father’s day breakfast recipe featuring a Vegetable Frittata Bursting with the flavors of tomatoes, zucchini, and garlic, this frittata promises a memorable and delicious start to Dad's special day.

Ingredients

For vegan breakfast fritatta

  • Replace eggs with 1 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tbsp water per egg

  • Replace Parmesan Cheese with a vegan cheese alternative for a cheesy flavor.

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, salt, and pepper until well combined.

  3. Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add sliced zucchini and cook until tender, about 3-4 minutes.

  4. Add cherry tomatoes to the skillet and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

  5. Gently and evenly pour the egg mixture over the vegetables in the skillet. Cook for 23 minutes, allowing the edges to set.

  6. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the frittata is set and golden brown on top.

2. Brown Rice Flour Banana Pancakes

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, lets move on to a light yet fulfilling brunch with Brown Rice Flour Banana Pancakes. Rice flour provides a nutty flavor and a light, airy texture that perfectly complements the natural sweetness of bananas.

Enjoy this fun, easy pancake recipe topped with fresh strawberries will make a delicious Father's Day brunch.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine brown rice flour, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In a separate bowl, mash the banana until smooth.

  3. Add coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the mashed banana. Mix well.

  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, stirring until just combined to avoid overmixing.

  5. Then, heat a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat, lightly greasing it with oil. Proceed to pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet for each pancake.

  6. Cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges start to set, about 23 minutes.

  7. Flip the pancake and cook for an additional 23 minutes until golden brown.

  8. Repeat with the remaining batter, greasing the skillet as needed.

3. Blissful Lentil Chia Soup

Bring joy to Dad with the comforting goodness of superfood red lentil soup with chia. This perfect Father's Day lunch will warm hearts, combining simplicity with Dad's involvement in preparing the broth and selecting his favorite vegetables for sensational flavor. With its rich taste, it's one of the healthy, simple recipes that Dad will appreciate.

Ingredients:

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Sauté onion well till 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in minced garlic and ginger, and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add cumin and turmeric, stirring constantly for 1 minute for flavor release..
  4. Pour in vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Rinse lentils under cold water, then add to the pot.
  6. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  7. Stir in chia seeds, and let the soup sit for a few minutes to allow the chia seeds to expand and thicken the soup.
  8. Serve the savory red lentil chia soup hot, garnished with fresh cilantro if desired.

After a day of chatting and joyful activities with Dad, let's enjoy the surprise dinner recipes featuring the luscious chicken kebabs and indulgent butter Chicken! Indulge in the aromatic spice blend of these dinner meals for a delightful family evening.

4. Easy Grilled Chicken Kebabs

Treat Dad to a mouthwatering and easy to make chicken kebab recipe, bursting with aroma and perfect for a dinner celebration that honors him in style.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix together olive oil, yogurt, lemon juice, and the chicken kebab spice blend.
  2. Add the chicken cubes to the bowl and toss until they are evenly coated with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for an hour, or overnight, to allow the flavors to meld.

  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

  4. Then ,thread the marinated chicken onto the skewers, leaving a little space between each piece. Feel free to add seasoning and Dad’s favorite veggies between the chicken pieces on the skewers for added flavor and color.

  5. Once hot, lightly oil the grill grates to prevent sticking. Place the chicken skewers on the grill and cook for about 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally, or until the chicken is cooked through and has a nice charred exterior.

  6. Remove the chicken kebabs from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.

  7. Serve the chicken kebabs hot with your favorite side dishes, such as rice, salad, or grilled vegetables. Enjoy the burst of flavors from the aromatic spices.

5. Easy Butter Chicken Delight

Indulge in the ultimate delight of an easy Butter Chicken recipe, elevated with the superb flavor of butter chicken masala. Pair it with extra long basmati rice for Dad’s dinner surprise and a delightful experience.

Ingredients

For Vegan butter chicken recipe

  • Replace chicken with tofu or chickpeas.
  • Use a plant based yogurt (such as coconut or almond).
  • Use a plant based butter.
  • Use coconut cream or a cashew cream (blend soaked cashews with water until smooth).

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the yogurt, red chili ground, and lemon juice. Add the chicken pieces to this marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or preferably overnight.
  1. Take oil and 1 tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until they turn translucent, about 57 minutes.
  1. Stir in the butter chicken spice blend . Cook the spices for a minute or two to release their flavors.
  1. Add the marinated chicken pieces along with any remaining marinade to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is browned on all sides, about 8-10 minutes.
  1. Pour in the tomato puree and stir well to combine. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  1. Stir in the heavy cream and then simmer for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly.
  1. Garnish the butter chicken with fresh cilantro leaves before serving.
  1. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of butter. Serve the Butter Chicken hot, garnished with fresh cilantro, alongside steamed Pride of India’s white basmati rice.

Embrace the warmth of Father's Day with every spoonful of this Indian cuisine. Known for its creamy texture, robust spices, and zing, Butter chicken alongside the fluffy grains of basmati rice make the gathering an indulgent pleasure, making Dad feel extra special. Let the flavor of these easy food recipes  bring deep happiness and satisfaction.

In life's tapestry, Father's Day reminds us to honor Dad’s unwavering dedication and love. As we gather around the table with food dishes ,including vegan options made from Pride of India Groceries, we cherish his profound impact. Let's always celebrate fathers as the eternal wellsprings of love, making every meal a heartfelt tribute to their devotion, not just today, but every day.

Happy Father’s Day!


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