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Category Archives: Autumn

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

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

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

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

Mini Pumpkin Cardamom No Bake Cheesecake

It’s pumpkin season in my part of the world. Pumpkin pies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin scones,  pumpkin lattes… you get the point. Here’s my “little” contribution- mini pumpkin cardamom no bake cheesecake. I do like the usual spices in pumpkin sweets- cinnamon, nutmeg,

Tasty Sides: Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan & Lemon

When my son was little, we spent a lot of time watching the cartoon Franklin (the Turtle). Franklin could “count by twos and tie his shoes.” Unfortunately, Franklin also hated brussel sprouts. Remember that episode where Franklin can’t find his blanket? He had actually stuffed