Chocolate chunk bars, whole wheat and with no refined sugars #vegan

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chunk Bars

These Chocolate Chunk Bars are crispy on the outside, chocolaty and gooey in the middle, and just perfect all around. Even better, they’re whole wheat. And nutty with one of my favorite baking nuts, pecans. Oh, and wait. Did I say they were chocolaty?

Raspberry Jam

Raspberry Jam

We’ve been having a lot of fun, Desi, Jay, and I, picking raspberries in the backyard. A few summers ago, soon after we had moved into this house, Desi and I planted a tiny little raspberry shoot because it is my favorite berry hands-down. In the years since, with minimal to zero maintenance, it’s grown and grown…

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Rajma. Kidney Beans in a Curry Sauce. Vegan. http://holycowvegan.net

Rajma. Kidney Beans in a Curry Sauce

Yes, yes, I know. You haven’t been waiting with bated breath for me to post my Rajma recipe. Or have you? It’s incredible that after nearly seven and a half years of food-blogging– mostly about Indian food — I wake up and find that I never got around to posting this really popular Indian restaurant…

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Sprouted Mung Bean Burgers #vegan #glutenfree

Sprouted Mung Bean Burger with Mint-Cilantro Chutney

It’s hard to be prepared for summer in Washington, no matter how long you’ve waited for it through the cold, dark days of winter. The days can be so humid and sticky, I am almost reminded of being back in Bombay– almost. Opie — looking rather puppy-like in his summer haircut — sits around the…

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Baked Keema Samosas, vegan meat pies, Indian-style. #vegan

Baked Keema Samosas (Indian-Style Meat Pies)

These Keema Samosas are not just crispy and savory and all of those other good things that make the tastebuds scream, gimme more! They’re also comforting and soul-satisfying and kid- and adult-pleasing. There’s hardly anyone in the world today who does not know a samosa, or love one. It’s the perfect snack, crunchy on the…

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Golden Roasted Curry Mustard Potatoes

Golden Roasted Curry Mustard Potatoes

Here’s a love story for you. Picture me, my head fogged up with a horrible summer cold, in a kitchen without an air conditioner or even a fan, on one of the hottest, humidest days you can imagine in Washington, D.C. I have the oven turned up to a screeching 425 degrees, and, standing right next…

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Tofu Egg Biryani, vegan

Egg Biryani, with no eggs

There is so much that’s wrong with eggs today. I am not going to bash egg-eaters here: I have two in my home, despite my best efforts, because there’s something about eggs that some people seem to just love. Jay came to us rather addicted to eggs which he calls his favorite food, and Desi…

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Mango Kulfi

Mango Kulfi

Summers in Bombay are a delicious time to enjoy one of the city’s most beloved street foods: an ice cream that goes by the rather cute name of Kulfi. Kulfi can be found nearly anywhere in the city, and most often on its beaches. When I lived in Bombay, the kulfi would be sold by vendors wandering the…

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Pasta with Vegan Sausage and Greens

Pasta With Sausage and Greens

Pasta with Sausage and Greens is a creamy, veggie-filled, high-protein weeknight pasta recipe that comes together in minutes and is so tasty, you’ll come back for more. It is absolutely impossible not to fall head over heels in love with this pasta. I did. As I licked up the last bit of it from my lunchbox at work today,…

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Chana Masala Veggie Burger

Chana Masala Veggie Burger With Mint Chutney Mayo

If you’re looking for THE veggie burger recipe to make your summer sizzle and swelter all the more — in a good way — you need look no more. Because I have for you my favorite veggie burger recipe ever, and that’s saying a lot, given all the burgers I make (and devour). My Chana…

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Strawberry Bread, a whole-wheat, low-fat, vegan bread

Strawberry Bread

Spring is almost synonymous with rich, red strawberries bursting with tart-sweet flavor and more goodness than anything so delicious oughta have. Desi, who loves berries, is always coming home with armfuls of them, and although neither he nor Jay can get enough of them, there are always more to use up before they go bad. That’s…

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Cabbage Thoran, a Kerala-style side of cabbage with coconuts and a few simple spices

Cabbage Thoran

Take a peek into my refrigerator on any day, and you’ll probably find some things you expected (like tofu, chipotle chilies, and an embarrassing quantity of Indian pickles), some you didn’t (like Opie’s not-vegan homecooked meal), and some you’ll wish you’d never seen (like the month-old lasagna that everyone but the mold forgot).  And amidst the assortment…

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bowtie-bolognese

Bowtie Pasta in a Light Bolognese Sauce

I have found my new favorite sauce to eat pasta with. And, guys, it’s a bolognese. A meaty one. In my pre-vegan days, the only kind of sauce I’d eat when we ate out at an Italian restaurant, or ordered a pizza, was the creamy, cheesy kind that’s still hugging my waist after all these years, no…

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Tofu Egg Curry, an Indian style curry

Tofu Egg Curry

In my childhood home, egg curry was a perennial favorite. My father, whose family hails from India’s Konkan coast, had a very special and flavorful recipe he’d make for us occasionally, and I can still remember its rich, deep flavor. He’d add to it some onions, a few spices and lots of coconut — an ingredient…

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