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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

A Simple Rice Pudding

Creamy, warm, comforting. A simple dessert after a complex meal. There are so many variations of rice pudding around the world. This version is lightly spiced with saffron and  cardamom. Roasted cashews provide a little crunch. Give it a try. Continue Reading (recipe follows)

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,

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

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus with Halloumi Cheese and Green Olives

Ok. I am going to be honest with you. I made this recipe for three reasons: 1- Everyone needs an easy butternut squash recipe this time of year to add to their repertoire. 2- Roasted butternut squash + roasted garlic + grilled halloumi + tangy green olives…. what’s not to love about

Crispy Potato Patties with Cilantro Chutney

Pomegranates are in season now in North America.  I love the taste of these amazing fruits, as well as the memories they invoke of the pomegranate tree in my grandparent’s backyard in India. Everytime we would visit as children, my wonderful aunt would select some from the tree and peel them

Honeycrisp Apple Flatbread

When my son was in kindergarten, he came home from school one day talking about Honeycrisp apples. Apparently, they were his teacher’s favorite kind of apples and he wanted to try them. I had never heard of them, but we went to the store and bought a bunch. They were the most amazing apples