Global Veg » A Culinary Journal

Category Archives: Main Course

Homemade Ricotta Cheese with Cherry Tomato Tartines

We went to Paris for a few days last summer and had an amazing time. The weather in Paris in August is beautiful. We stayed in a nice hotel in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area, walking distance from the Louvre, Eiffel Tower  and wonderful cafes. The cuisine was one of the highlights of the trip for

Tomato Rice

Italian, Spanish and Indian cuisines have a lot in common. They use a lot of similar spices, like cumin and saffron. They are known for amazing rice dishes- risotto (Italian), paella (Spanish), biryani/pulao (Indian). They also all use the triumvirate of vegetables in some form in their cuisine-

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe

A few weeks ago I tried Broccoli Rabe for the first time at a local restaurant and was pleasantly surprised by its slightly bitter taste. It was very simply cooked but quite addictive. Cooking geek that I am, I came home and immediately googled it. I figured it would be healthy as most

Grown Up Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese sandwiches seem to be the “in” thing right now. Innovative versions are all over the web. Restaurants focusing on just customized grilled cheese sandwiches are popping up everywhere too. Many years ago when I was a child, I despised grilled cheese sandwiches. The thought

Lentil Crepes

There are many varieties of crepes (thin pancakes) in Indian cuisine. “Adai” (pronounced like “UH DAY”) is a pretty healthy lentil crepe from southern India. It’s vegan and gluten free. As you have probably read, lentils are high in protein and nutrients. They are

In Honor of “National Kale Day”

Did you know today is National Kale Day? According to the founders of this celebration: “National Kale Day celebrates kale’s incredible health benefits, highlights kale’s culinary versatility, and promotes eating, growing and sharing kale throughout America. National Kale day is the first

Mixed Greens Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce

I love cuisines that have a robust selection of innately vegetarian cuisine. Italian is one of them. There is an unbelievable amount of amazing choices in Italian cuisine for vegetarians-  pastas, pizzas, salads, soups, etc. However, one dish hard to get vegetarian in restaurants is lasagna. I

Tandoori Vegetables

Here is a dish we make in our house whenever we entertain.  It’s basically vegetables  marinated and cooked in a  tandoori style sauce. A key ingredient in the tandoori sauce is garbanzo bean (chickpea)  flour. This flour is used extensively in Indian cooking- in sauces, crispy fried snacks,