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Make Your Own Chickpea Pancakes

Socca, Besan Pudla, Farinata. There are so many varieties of chickpea flour pancakes all around the world.  They are all made almost the same way with variations based on spices and herbs used locally. Rather than limiting yourself to one kind, use my “add-in” guide below to make your

The Many Uses of Chickpeas- Part 1

Chickpeas (aka Chana or  Garbanzo beans) are one of the most versatile beans available- whether used whole, split or as flour. They are important staples around the world. Chickpeas are integral to the cuisines of India, the Middle East and across the Mediterranean regions. For vegetarians and

Curried Beetroot Parfait

Beetroots always seem like Autumn/Winter vegetables to me.  Actually any root vegetables that are great with slow roasting seem that way. To get a more Spring vibe, I decided to change the presentation of these beetroots. The basic recipe is a traditional southern Indian vegan curry served with

Purple & Orange Cauliflower Salad

As I was heading out of the produce section of Whole Foods the other day, a flash of color in an unexpected area caught my eye. The cauliflower bin was full of purple and orange cauliflowers! I love to cook with color but was concerned whether these colorful cauliflowers were genetically modified.

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

Strawberry & Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Balsamic

For many years my son had two birthday parties- “the kids party” with his friends and “the family party” with close family. As he has gotten older, the family party has evolved from a birthday celebration to more of a family reunion. We just finished the 9th year of the

Baked Brownie Pudding

One of my favorite books when I was little was the Better Homes & Gardens Dessert Cookbook. We had a tattered circa 1967 edition that was the source of many of the cakes my mom made for our birthdays over the years. I used to love to experiment with the recipes as well, much to my mom’s

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

Roasted Red Pepper and Avocado Tartines

When we moved from Texas to Northern Virginia about 10 years ago, the seasons were very distinct, starting and ending as expected. We did not have winter extending until April, like this year.  I did not realize the impact of this crazy weather on plants until, like I have done this time every

Couscous with Roasted Broccoli and Baby Potatoes

Broccoli and potatoes are commonly used in an Italian dish with “pizzocheri” pasta. Pizzocheri is a special pasta made of buckwheat flour. It’s pretty hard to find pizzocheri so today’s dish, while still using broccoli and potatoes, is moving geographically from Italy to the