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Spinach Whole Wheat Parathas (Vegan Flatbread) with Minty Cucumber Raita (Yogurt Dip)

Are you looking for an energy packed alternative to sugary breakfast cereals and pastries? Let me introduce you to Spinach Parathas. Parathas are a variety of flatbread from India made with whole wheat flour and ghee. They are layered ,flaky and of course very tasty. In this version, I have

Black Bean Empanada- Galician Style

There are core combinations of ingredients in every cuisine that are constantly repeated in recipe over recipe. In Spanish cuisine, one such combination is bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and garlic. This combination cooked in olive oil is known as a “sofrito.” It is the foundation for

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

Pizza Margherita

Making the perfect homemade pizza has been a 25 year obsession work in progress  for me. I have been constantly fine tuning my method based on the tastes of those I make it for, as well as on some pretty amazing pizzas I have eaten in the US and Italy. You know you are obsessed with pizza

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

Vegetable Noodle Stirfry

With India and China being neighboring countries, it’s only natural that Indo-Chinese cuisine developed and is one of the most popular cuisines in India. According to an article in CNN Travel, it was created in India by Chinese immigrants who realized that Indians loved Chinese food cooked

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

Pasta e ceci

Pasta e ceci is a very simple, tasty Italian dish that happens to be vegan. Ceci, or chickpeas, give this pasta robustness. The garlic and rosemary, sautéed in olive oil, add amazing flavor and fragrance. An interesting story on the role chickpeas played in an event in Italian history: Sicily was

Lemon & Coconut Brown Rice Noodles (“Sevai”)

Whole grain, gluten free, vegan… All important criteria in trying to be healthy, but can be time consuming to make. These two tasty dishes, from Southern India, can be prepared in under 20 minutes. Traditionally, white rice noodles are used, but these whole grain brown rice noodles I found

Fresh Corn Tortillas with Spicy Blackbeans

From hole in the wall places to upscale restaurants, the Mexican cuisine in Texas (“Tex-Mex”) can’t be beat. We lived there for many years and really enjoyed this amazing cuisine. My favorite restaurants in Dallas for Tex-Mex if you are ever there- Via Real and Blue Mesa. Here