Global Veg » A Culinary Journal

Biscuits with Caramelized Apples

I am not really sure what the difference is between biscuits and British scones. Furthermore, with the caramelized apples on top these biscuits actually kind of taste like apple pie. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

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

A Small Batch of Italian Almond & Honey Cookies

When I first saw this recipe, what attracted me was the tiny quantities of ingredients required- everything in teaspoons and tablespoons, instead of cups. The method of preparing the batter, in a small saucepan on the stovetop, is also different. No need to bring out the  Kitchen Aid or any fancy

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

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)

Strawberry Cake

To say that my family loves strawberries is an understatement…an extreme one. We still reminisce about the best strawberries we ever had- Dublin, Ireland,  seven years ago. My then four-year old loved the strawberries so much he refused to share them with us. We are jealous of other parts

Almond and Cherry Dark Chocolate Crisps

Three ingredients. Four steps. Endless variations. Roast, melt, mix and set. Make sure you taste and like the chocolate before you use it in this recipe. The darker the chocolate you use, the healthier the chocolate crisps. The variations are unlimited: 1. Roasted Almonds + Dried Cherries 2.

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