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Spicy & Creamy Asparagus Soup (Vegan)

When I think about the first eight years of my life, growing up in the suburbs of Toronto, Canada, a few things come to mind: Snow (which we have had too much of this winter in Virginia) St. Patricks Day (I went to St Patricks School- so this was an important day.) Asparagus… My parents

Red Lentil and Lime Soup

I always gravitate towards making soup when the forecast calls for really cold weather (remember the vegan Creamy Potato Soup I made when we had snow here in early January?) Well, snow is on the way again tomorrow for my area. Here’s my answer: a red lentil and lime soup. This simple and

Sprouted Moong, Rainbow Carrot and Meyer Lemon Salad

I have been wanting to make something with Meyer lemons for a long time. They are only available on the east coast for a few short months during winter. When I found them the other day at the grocery store next to a bunch of beautiful rainbow carrots, I knew exactly what to make-  a cool, crisp,

Oven roasted tomatoes filled with wild rice and mushroom pilaf

Wednesday evening is always kind of a conundrum. On the one hand, we’re midway through the week, exhausted and ready for the weekend. On the other hand, we are hit with the realization that- wow the week is going by fast. The prior weekend is a distant memory and it’s time to start

Purple Kale and Ground Lentil Sauté

If you are looking for a new way to get more greens and protein into your diet, this dish accomplishes both. Finely cut kale is sautéed with protein rich ground lentils to create a vegan dish of substance. This is a curry style from Southern India called “Paruppu Usili”. It works

Creamy Potato Soup

Winter holidays started two weeks ago with unseasonably warm weather (more than 70°F in December in Virginia)- hence the summery Strawberry Cake post. Now at the end of winter break, the weather has gone completely the other direction. We woke up this morning to a blanket of snow and unseasonably

Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpeas, Olives and Red Pepper

No matter how much I try to be organized, I am usually pretty rushed and stressed when preparing to head out of town. A few weeks ago before we headed out of town for the holidays to visit family, I was determined that preparation for this trip would be different. We did get the house cleaned, dry

Almond and Cherry Dark Chocolate Crisps

Three ingredients. Four steps. Endless variations. Roast, melt, mix and set. Make sure you taste and like the chocolate before you use it in this recipe. The darker the chocolate you use, the healthier the chocolate crisps. The variations are unlimited: 1. Roasted Almonds + Dried Cherries 2.

Sambar (a spicy lentil gravy)

Sambar is the quintessential South Indian dish. It was traditionally part of most household’s daily main meal. Consequently, there are quite a few variations. It is vegan, gluten free and full of protein and vitamins. It’s really just cooked dal (lentils) + tamarind water + vegetables

Stir Fried Cabbage with Coconut

If I was writing a menu blurb for this dish, this is what I would say: “Shredded cabbage with coconut, lightly sautéd in the style of Southern India.” Sounds fancy right? This is actually a very simple dish.  You can replace the cabbage with almost any vegetable (sweet potatoes,