Wholegrain Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake with Chocolate Orange Glaze

Low-Fat Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake (and it’s whole wheat too!)

I had been craving — deeply, darkly, intensely craving — something chocolate-y. I woke up in the mornings thinking of a rich, moist chocolate cake drowning in frosting. I went to bed at night and dreamed of plates stacked high with fudgy brownies. And in between all I wanted to do was dig my teeth into a…

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Sprouted Bean and Quinoa Pulao. Vegan. http://holycowvegan.net

Sprouted Bean and Quinoa Pulao

A quick introduction today to a recipe that’s going to gladden the hearts of those among you who call yourselves health nuts: my Sprouted Bean Quinoa Pulao. I cook healthy most of the time, but I honestly can’t think of the last time I made a recipe that made me feel like trotting around in…

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Savory Cucumber Pancakes

Savory Cucumber Pancakes, Fat-Free and Gluten-Free

Cucumber. Now here’s a vegetable that knows how to give and give and give for very little in return. Each spring, I plant a cucumber vine because there’s nothing as potent as a fresh, cooling, absolutely refreshing slice of cucumber to beat the humid summer blues we endure in D.C. Each year, it rewards me with armfuls…

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Mushroom Ragout. http://holycowvegan.net

Mushroom Ragout

This vegan Mushroom Ragout is the perfect accompaniment to pasta or grilled tofu steaks.  It’s rich and creamy and full-bodied and will be adored– I guarantee — by herbivores and omnivores alike. I made this ragout during our trip this past week to Ocean City, Maryland, a gorgeous beach that’s just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Washington, D.C…..

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Creamy Cauliflower Curry. Malai Gobi http://holycowvegan.net

Creamy Cauliflower Curry (Malai Gobi)

I have for you today a creamy, luxurious, delicious Cauliflower Curry that’s going to make you lick your fingers, then the plate, and then the serving bowl. Because it’s that good. In India, cauliflower is cooked in a million different ways, although outside India its identity is usually narrowed down to a few restaurant dishes like…

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Pretzel hot dog buns. #vegan #wholegrain

Hot Dog Pretzel Buns

Hot dogs. Don’t even get me started on them. I have an intense love for down and dirty street foods and when I moved to the United States, hot dogs fast became one of my favorites. On outings, I’d make a beeline for carts selling hot dogs to get one or even two. Friends would…

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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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