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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


Orzo ‘fried’ rice with Asparagus

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE Here is a gorgeous fusion recipe mixing Asian flavors with Italian pasta. It was nutty, smoky and crunchy - the whole wheat orzo’s chewy texture and crisp stir-fried asparagus married so well. Orzo is one pasta which always baffled me, it is not like regular pasta which has nooks and crevices to hold the… Continue reading Orzo ‘fried’ rice with Asparagus


Sesame Teatime cookies

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE These cookies are my adaptation of the famous Tahini cookies. This recipe has only 7 ingredients and takes 30 minutes total. These cookies are very mildly sweetened, have a very distinct sesame flavor, and are also covered completely in sesame seeds. It pairs perfectly with afternoon Chai. They have equal taste… Continue reading Sesame Teatime cookies


Dark chocolate quinoa bars – NO BAKE VEGAN

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE These bars only need 6 ingredients and is a no-bake recipe. Just melt and mix..... press and chill...... cut and devour!! In fact there is no use of stove either. It's melted using only the microwave. Absolutely kid friendly recipe 😄.They are gluten-free and can be made nut-free as well. These bars are… Continue reading Dark chocolate quinoa bars – NO BAKE VEGAN


Parfait – My Favorite Indulgence

Parfait is easily one of our favorite snack, dessert, 'pick-me-up' treat - call it all of the above. It is fun to put together; extremely satisfying with the various layers; obviously healthy and above all absolutely delicious 😇 Recently I was pleasantly surprised by a incident on Instagram. A person reached out to me and… Continue reading Parfait – My Favorite Indulgence

Indian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Paanch (five) dal

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE Paanchmeel dal is a combination of 5 dal used commonly in India. These 5 dals are Masoor (pink lentils), Channa dal, Toor dal, broken green moong (with skin), and broken whole Ural (with skin). This unique combination of dals bring a good mix of textures - urad and toor dals gives… Continue reading Paanch (five) dal

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

Tomato (three ways) dal

So what’s up with the name and the three ways? Dal is a staple and comforting dish in India. We have all seen many varieties of dals, each of them unique and “warmly-hugging inside-out”; each in its own way. 🤗Today’s recipe enhances the humble Tomato dal to a new level by incorporating 3 types of tomatoes… Continue reading Tomato (three ways) dal


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


Sumptuous creamy mushroom soup – VEGAN

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE ‘LIGHT yet RICH SIMPLE yet AROMATIC DELICATE yet WHOLESOME’  As we all await the onset of splendid Spring season, lets enjoy the last days of Winter by relishing this amazing soup.Here's a very simple and wholesome soup that just takes 6 ingredients and comes together in under 30 minutes using the… Continue reading Sumptuous creamy mushroom soup – VEGAN