Lemon Pepper Tofu

Great with any protein or potato as well VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE Citrus flavors are very appetizing and here is a dish where a combination of Lemon juice and orange peel gives it a beautiful aroma and a tangy taste. Protein is best absorbed by the body when it is combined with Calcium. This is something… Continue reading Lemon Pepper Tofu

Appetizer, Asian

Baked Cauliflower n Broccoli manchurian in sauce

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE Cauliflower Manchurian was a hot favorite appetizer at Chinese restaurants while growing up in India. I truly don’t know if such a dish actually exists in China 🤷🏻‍♀️ This dish takes florets of cauliflower; coats it with aromatics such as onions, garlic and fresh green chillies; dredges it in corn flour… Continue reading Baked Cauliflower n Broccoli manchurian in sauce

Appetizer, Mexican

Easy Tacos with UNMEAT Burger Style ‘meat’

UNMEAT collaboration VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Here is our 3rd presentation of one more UNMEAT product - Burger Style meat. This product was edible right out of the can and tasted quite delicious. It was more chewy than the Luncheon style and much better suited for a Taco.  It was a Tuesday night and what better… Continue reading Easy Tacos with UNMEAT Burger Style ‘meat’


VEGAN Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE Here is an easy appetizer which is also a crowd pleaser. We love mushrooms in our house. Use good hardy mushrooms such as cremini or baby Bellas. You could also do this recipe with large portobello mushrooms and serve it as a side.  This dish is cheesy and full of flavor,… Continue reading VEGAN Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms


Chickpea kabobs – grilled, baked and pan-fried

VEGETARIAN, VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Our Thanksgiving or ‘friendsgiving' (as we celebrate it with friends) is always a big feast hosted in our home. The spread is completely vegetarian mostly vegan infact!  One of the appetizers I prepared from scratch this year was chickpea kabobs. Chickpea is one of the tastiest dried beans. It is super… Continue reading Chickpea kabobs – grilled, baked and pan-fried


Tuna cutlets – VEGAN and BAKED!

UNMEAT Collaboration VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Continuing on my journey of trying out UNMEAT products, the next product to experiment is Tuna flakes. I used the one packed in water and salted.  I have heard a lot about Tuna cutlets made Indian style but have never tasted them myself. Vegetable cutlets in India are a very… Continue reading Tuna cutlets – VEGAN and BAKED!

Appetizer, Fusion, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Street foods of India – Episode 3

Kothu Roti or Kothu Parotta - Srilankan special  VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Kothu parotta is a delicious one-pot dish - it can be an appetizer, a main course, or even a midnight snack for those hangover days 🤪 Think of kothu parotta as a stir-fry of leftover thick curry and a variety of flaky bread. Although… Continue reading Street foods of India – Episode 3


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… Continue reading New Series – Street foods of India