Butternut Squash Muffins

Butternut Squash Muffins, And Travel Through Timeless Lands

-+*These Butternut Muffins were a bit of a gamble. I had some butternut squash puree leftover from making my Butternut Squash Pie, and some blended tofu from making my Mango Pie and I wondered why I couldn’t just marry these two into a blissful breakfast food . And just like that, these delicious muffins were born. Before…

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Carrot Bread: Low Fat And Wholegrain

-+*Spring arrived early this year, like an unfashionable guest. The cherry trees in Washington’s Tidal Basin– gorgeous with their full, pink flowers — have already bloomed, days before they were supposed to. The daffodils have been out for a while, and the tulips are beginning to bud. March is all dressed up in weather that…

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Whole-Wheat Berry Muffins, Fat-Free

-+*Everyone needs something sweet every now and then. And what better way to satisfy that craving than with a delicious whole-wheat muffin filled with the nourishing goodness of fresh berries and free of added fats? I flavored my Berry Muffins with a puree of fresh strawberries and a handful of plump, juicy blueberries that burst…

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Maple And Wheat Germ Waffles

-+*Around here, the very word “waffles” brings a sparkle to Desi’s eyes. Rivaled only by the word “pancakes.” Which explains why I have so many pancake and waffle recipes plastered around this blog. This waffle recipe I have for you today is perfect for the morning after Thanksgiving. You are beginning to get hungry again…

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Sourdough Pretzels, vegan

Sourdough Pretzels

-+*Pretzels may or may not make you thirsty, but the idea of a twisted, chubby, salty cloud of dough baked to golden perfection is enough to make just about anyone hungry. I began a sourdough starter last week for the first time in my life. As much as I love to bake breads, I had…

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Aval Upma

-+*Aval Upma is the Tamil cousin of Maharashtra’s celebrated Kande Pohe, and it makes for some delicious tea-time tiffin (as South Indians call their snacks) or a hearty breakfast. The base of the Aval Upma is aval which is nothing but flattened grains of rice that cook up in no time at all. In fact, it…

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Mango Muffins

-+*These Mango Muffins were born of the ethereal urge for breakfast gluttony combined with a practical need to finish that mango puree in the refrigerator before it went bad. I tweaked my Banana Muffin recipe to make these, replacing the two bananas with two cups of the mango puree that I had left over after…

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Whole-Wheat Saffron Buns

-+*Summer’s arrived, scorching and sweltering, and as much as I longed for it in winter, I find myself now wondering, why? There’s one big bonus, though, for the vegetable gardener– I can see my eggplant, okra, tomatoes, beets, and spinach growing almost daily. If I watched long enough and hard enough, I might just see the…

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Brown Rice and Buckwheat Waffles, Gluten-Free

-+*Brown Rice and Buckwheat Waffles, Gluten-Free My Saturdays start out with tons of plans but very little planning. All through the week I  keep in my head a running list of all the things I just have to do on that glorious day filled, at least from afar, with nothing but time. It’s the day…

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oatmeal

Breakfast With Desi

-+*First things first, this is not really my own recipe, nor is it really a recipe because does oatmeal qualify as one? But it’s a post I’ve been meaning to put up for a while now because someone wise once said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. At our home I…

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Crepes With Orange Cream Cheese And Apricot-Walnut Syrup

-+*Let your sweetie know just how much he or she means to you this Valentine’s Day with these decadent, exquisite Orange Crepes stuffed with a divine vegan cream cheese filling and drizzled with an apricot-walnut syrup. As rich as they sound, these totally vegan crepes are perfect for Valentine’s Day breakfast eats because they also…

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Eggless French Toast

Eggless French Toast

-+* A delicious and easy recipe for Vegan French Toast Even if the nationwide salmonella outbreak from contaminated eggs hasn’t actually made you sick, the horror stories that have emerged from the farms that produced these eggs have surely made you want to throw up your omelet? The ongoing, nationwide recall of more than half-billion eggs…

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Banana-Oat Scones, a gluten-free, vegan recipe

Jaggery Dosa and Barley-Oat Scones

-+*It is possible to have your scone, or your jaggery dosa, and eat it too. And today I’m going to show you how. My Jaggery Dosa is a traditional South Indian snack, and it’s one of the easiest treats to throw together on a busy afternoon. Jaggery Dosa is quite healthy by itself, made as…

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Coconut Muffins with an Orange Glaze

-+*I don’t have a terribly sweet tooth (although I know that doesn’t sound right to those of you who’ve followed this blog for a while and been witness to the vegan baked goodies and Indian sweets I’ve posted here). But it is the truth– I’d pick a savory snack over a sweet one any day. For breakfast, though,…

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