Appetizer

Oat VEGAN balls

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE Meatballs or ‘vegballs' are an extremely versatile ‘keep at hand’ food item that can be re-purposed in a variety of ways. It can be served as-is as an appetizer. Or, top it off on a hardy, pasta dish. Both creamy pastas and saucy spaghetti can take a good vegball mixed in.… Continue reading Oat VEGAN balls

Appetizer, Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees, Sides and Snacks

New Series – Street foods of India

Episode 1 - Masala vadai with Sundal - Chennai special  VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE Why are street foods so delicious? My guess: they're made fresh with a few, locally available ingredients. Recently we had a costume party at our place and the theme was Disco/Flower power. Embracing the unique styles of the 70s, all of the… Continue reading New Series – Street foods of India

Appetizer, Mexican

Kale mushroom quesadilla

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Kale is one of the hardiest leafy greens. Some varieties like dinosaur kale are really tough. This is one of the reasons why kale can be cooked well and does not wilt quickly like most greens. This is also the same reason why I am not a fan of kale salad.… Continue reading Kale mushroom quesadilla

Appetizer, Mexican

Tofu Tostadas – pan-fried

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Tostadas are Spanish appetizers which are prepared with deep-fried tortilla shells. I am not a big fan of deep-frying and here is a nice variation of the Tostadas - pan-fried.  This dish is really simple - the toppings are 3 ingredients - corn, black beans and tofu. Toss and cook them… Continue reading Tofu Tostadas – pan-fried

Appetizer

Broccoli n Cherry Tomato flatbread

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Did you have any leftovers from the broccoli bites from previous post? I did not think so ….. toss up some more - it only takes 30 minutes 🤷🏻‍♀️😇 Broccoli bites Here is another great weeknight, easy, kid-friendly meal with broccoli nuggets and cherry tomato. A shoutout to Angelic bake house who sprouted… Continue reading Broccoli n Cherry Tomato flatbread

Appetizer

Buffalo Broccoli Bites

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE A batch of broccoli, some simple breading, even simpler Buffalo sauce to toss - these beauties come together in under 30 minutes. They are super crispy and spicy. The Buffalo sauce is made with at home condiments such as Sriracha sauce, spicy mustard, rice wine vinegar, and maple syrup. I find broccoli to… Continue reading Buffalo Broccoli Bites

Appetizer

Seitan vegan ‘crab’ cakes with Spicy dipping sauce

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Seitan is essentially wheat gluten. It is a vegan protein made by rinsing the starch from the wheat dough. It has a nice chewy texture and works very well as a meat substitute. It is a heavily processed ingredient, so use it in small quantities. Today’s recipe tries to mimic ‘crab’ cakes with… Continue reading Seitan vegan ‘crab’ cakes with Spicy dipping sauce

Appetizer

Gourmet mushroom flatbread

Recently I came across a new flatbread ready-to-bake. It was thin crust and had minimal ingredients. We really enjoyed making a simple flatbread - we want to call it gourmet 🤷🏻‍♀️😜 because we used a gourmet mushroom blend of Shiitake, Oyster, hen of the woods etc. These 3 pizza toppings absolutely make a magical combination -… Continue reading Gourmet mushroom flatbread

Appetizer, Sides and Snacks

Almond crusted Cauliflowers

Dinner time on weekdays can be stressful. Finishing up work, kids pickup + drop-off, sports, homework etc. etc. There are many nights when our dinners are put together spontaneously with leftovers. One thing that I thoroughly enjoy is to rummage my fridge for leftover foods that can be salvaged and made into something new. Put… Continue reading Almond crusted Cauliflowers