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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)

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,

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

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,