Global Veg » A Culinary Journal

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,

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

The Most Amazing Cinnamon Rolls

“The strongest of all warriors are these two- Time and Patience.”  (Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace) You will need both to make these amazing cinnamon rolls (and wait to taste them) but trust me, the end result in this case is well worth it. I was actually looking for a recipe for English

Lemon & Coconut Brown Rice Noodles (“Sevai”)

Whole grain, gluten free, vegan… All important criteria in trying to be healthy, but can be time consuming to make. These two tasty dishes, from Southern India, can be prepared in under 20 minutes. Traditionally, white rice noodles are used, but these whole grain brown rice noodles I found

Kesari- an Indian Semolina Sweet

When I was in 6th grade, we had to do a project in Social Studies class on Greece. For my project, I decided to bring in a Greek dessert to class. Well, looking at the recipe books from the library (sadly no internet back then), I thought that the Greek Semolina Halva sounded a lot like the

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

Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting

While having lunch today we were discussing what colors are the most visually appealing to eat. A lot of colors were thrown out, but in the end we all agreed on purple. Purple fruits and vegetables are amazing to look at and also supposed to be very healthy. They get their color from a high

Fresh Corn Tortillas with Spicy Blackbeans

From hole in the wall places to upscale restaurants, the Mexican cuisine in Texas (“Tex-Mex”) can’t be beat. We lived there for many years and really enjoyed this amazing cuisine. My favorite restaurants in Dallas for Tex-Mex if you are ever there- Via Real and Blue Mesa. Here

Homemade Ricotta Cheese with Cherry Tomato Tartines

We went to Paris for a few days last summer and had an amazing time. The weather in Paris in August is beautiful. We stayed in a nice hotel in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area, walking distance from the Louvre, Eiffel Tower  and wonderful cafes. The cuisine was one of the highlights of the trip for

Vegetable Miso Soup

One of the things we love about Hawaii is its diverse culture. American, Asian and traditional Hawaiian influences blend together for a truly unique experience. A few years ago, on our visit there,  this diversity was very evident in the breakfasts at the hotels we stayed at. In addition to