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Sides and Snacks

Easy Sides for Thanksgiving πŸ™πŸ

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN Thanksgiving is a great time of the year when Family and Friends get together for food. We enjoy hosting Thanksgiving and always have several friends over for home cooked food. Our Thanksgiving is completely vegetarian, probably mostly Vegan as well πŸ€ Here is a collection of easy Thanksgiving sides that can be put… Continue reading Easy Sides for Thanksgiving πŸ™πŸ

Fusion, Soups

Hello Autumn – Tomato Pumpkin soup

πŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸ VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE Its officially Autumn and with this lovely season comes crisp, cool weather and plenty of pumpkins. Lets kickoff this Fall cooking with a robust and hearty soup.  Tomato soup is always the humble soup which satisfies everyone. Make it spicy, add toppings of choice, dunk your favorite sandwiches or just… Continue reading Hello Autumn – Tomato Pumpkin soup

Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Street Foods of India – Episode 2

Tava Pulav with brown rice and tofu VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE Mumbai street foods are super famous in India for their unique flavors. I have only experienced the copy-cat versions in my local city, but I have heard plenty of stories from relatives and friends. Today I present Episode 2 of my Street Foods series… Continue reading Street Foods of India – Episode 2

Appetizer

Oat VEGAN balls

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE Meatballs or β€˜vegballs' are an extremely versatile β€˜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

Indian, Sides and Snacks

Potato n Purple cabbage easy stir-fry

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Its mid-week and always a struggle to think up lunch ideas for the kids. One item which my kids always enjoy is 'kathi wraps'. The following unique combination of veggies present vibrant colors and taste that will be totally hidden to kids eyes! Today I want to showcase a vegetable which… Continue reading Potato n Purple cabbage easy stir-fry

Breakfast

Ragi Rye uthappam

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Make these easy peasy delicacies for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This is what I would call β€œInstant food”. Just mix and prepare. πŸ‘‰ Ragi is the Tamil name for Finger milletπŸ‘‰ Rye is a grain which is very similar to wheat and barley πŸ‘‰ Uthappam is the Tamil name for Pancakes Both these ingredients are… Continue reading Ragi Rye uthappam

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

New Series – Street foods of India

Episode 1 - Masala vadai with Sundal - Chennai specialΒ  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

Indian, Instant Pot, InstantPot, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

South Indian Black-eye peas kurma

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Here is an easy South Indian kurma with a rich coconut gravy made from scratch. The beans used here, black-eye peas, are readily available in stores. Use any beans preferred. South Indian gravies are always vegan. We do not use any dairy products unlike North Indian curries, which use butter and cream… Continue reading South Indian Black-eye peas kurma

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

Indian, Instant Pot, InstantPot, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Whole Grain Masala bhath

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Everyone needs a β€œreboot” night. It can also be called a β€œcomfort food” night. We need to eat but not in the mood for any heavy cooking. This also means not in the mood for excessive sensitive stimulations πŸ˜† Looking for simple homely meal which will wrap us like a warm… Continue reading Whole Grain Masala bhath