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Crunchy Coconut Curry Leaf Quinoa

Dear Readers- It has come to my attention that quinoa has been noticeably absent from my blog so far. Let me reassure you that quinoa is a key part of the Global Veg pantry. I love nutrient rich ingredients  ( greens, lentils, and so many other vegetables and spices) like quinoa. There are so many

Kale and Potato Curry

This is the first weekend that feels completely like Spring is here. I’m not sure if it is just the great weather or the thought of a weeklong staycation full of birthdays, family visits and relaxation. We started our weekend with a long walk to the farmer’s market. The only

Spinach Whole Wheat Parathas (Vegan Flatbread) with Minty Cucumber Raita (Yogurt Dip)

Are you looking for an energy packed alternative to sugary breakfast cereals and pastries? Let me introduce you to Spinach Parathas. Parathas are a variety of flatbread from India made with whole wheat flour and ghee. They are layered ,flaky and of course very tasty. In this version, I have

Spicy & Creamy Asparagus Soup (Vegan)

When I think about the first eight years of my life, growing up in the suburbs of Toronto, Canada, a few things come to mind: Snow (which we have had too much of this winter in Virginia) St. Patricks Day (I went to St Patricks School- so this was an important day.) Asparagus… My parents

Red Lentil and Lime Soup

I always gravitate towards making soup when the forecast calls for really cold weather (remember the vegan Creamy Potato Soup I made when we had snow here in early January?) Well, snow is on the way again tomorrow for my area. Here’s my answer: a red lentil and lime soup. This simple and

Sprouted Moong, Rainbow Carrot and Meyer Lemon Salad

I have been wanting to make something with Meyer lemons for a long time. They are only available on the east coast for a few short months during winter. When I found them the other day at the grocery store next to a bunch of beautiful rainbow carrots, I knew exactly what to make-  a cool, crisp,

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 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,