Savory Pancakes

Color Me Healthy: Savory Wholegrain Pancakes

  Love pancakes as I do, I keep trying to come up with new ways to make and enjoy them. My latest venture were these incredibly nutritious and delicious savory pancakes that make even the healthiest regular pancakes doused in syrup look– dare I say the word?– fatter. As usual, I made these with whole-wheat…

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Vegan Wholegrain Pancakes

Wholegrain Tofu Pancakes

Okay, so I am guilty of posting many, many pancake recipes, but what can I say? I get out of bed every weekend, dreaming of a stack of steaming pancakes that I can eat without feeling awful a minute after I have. I hit the jackpot with these. My very vegan Wholegrain Tofu Pancakes are…

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Avocado Brioche

Butterless Avocado Brioche

Brioche used to be my favorite bread once upon a non-vegan time and, I admit, I’ve never quite gotten over it.There is something magical about a bread with a melt-in-your-mouth texture and a crust that’s perfectly flaky and brittle. So much so that you cannot but forgive and forget all those calories crammed inside of…

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Banana Oat Scones, vegan

Banana Oat Scones

Each time I bake scones, I wish myself back to my childhood in India when I’d feed voraciously on book after Enid Blyton book. I don’t know how many of you are old enough to have read those, but my friends and I pretty much lived vicariously through the adventures of the Famous Five, the…

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Mango bread

Mango Bread

I don’t think there’s a fruit in the world that can compare, even distantly, with the luscious mango. I am not talking about the sorry, hard, pale-yellow approximation available here in supermarkets. What I mean is the radiantly golden, deliciously juicy mango that makes an appearance in Indian markets at the beginning of summer. There…

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Applesauce Muffins

Applesauce Muffins

Others may have brunch, but at our home we have pre-breakfast. Pre-breakfast is a word coined by the imaginative Desi to describe a small meal he likes to have each weekend after waking up and before walking the dogs. It is not in any way to be confused with breakfast which is a more elaborate…

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Dosa: Lentil-and-Rice Crepes

When my sister-in-law, Padmavathy, or Paddu, who lives in Madras, spent a few days with us recently, I was thrilled to bits, partly for a selfish reason. Paddu is one of the best cooks in our family, and I was eager to learn as much as I could from her in the kitchen.This dosa recipe…

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Recipe for Pompoms

Soymilk Pompoms

I love making dinner rolls of all kinds, and one of my favorites are these chubby little pompons which I adapted heavily from a Joy of Cooking recipe. The original recipe calls for milk, butter and an egg. I replace them with my preferred substitutes: soymilk, canola oil plus a little transfat-free shortening, and some…

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LemonyPancakes, vegan

Lemony Vegan Pancakes

I make pancakes very, very often because they are a favorite breakfast food of Desi’s and also of my doggies who cannot get enough of the under-the-table handouts he sneaks out to them. I think it’s quite flattering – and promising- that these canines love pancakes that have no animal products in them whatsoever.To keep my pancakes…

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Tempeh Crabcakes

Vegan Crab Cakes

Tempeh “crabcakes,” vegan of course, are a perfect snack for any time of the day or night. What’s more, they are beautiful to look at and taste much better than any crabcake ever did, at least to my tastebuds. Tempeh, which has a chewy texure, is a perfect substitute for crabmeat. It is also protein-rich…

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Gajar Mooli Paratha

Gajar-Mooli Paratha

One of my constant pursuits in the kitchen is to find as many ways as possible to add vegetables to our diet without allowing things to get too in-your-face. After all, even die-hard vegetable-lovers like Desi and I could get a little fed up on too many greens (not that it’s happened yet!). I try…

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Vegan Banana Nut Muffins

Banana Nut Muffins

This recipe is perhaps going to forever brand me as an incorrigible slave to banana breads– after all, I’ve blogged before about my banana nut bread and banana corn bread. But hear me out: banana breads are, after all, the easiest quick bread to throw together. There always is an overripe banana or two sitting…

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Sheera: A Vegan Twist on an Indian Classic

One of my favorite childhood memories is of the days when we would have a pooja at home. The long rituals were quite tedious, especially for a kid, but the fun part was getting together with all my cousins and the amazing vegetarian food one we got to eat at the end of it all….

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Banana "Cornbread"

One of the cakes that is most popular in my home is also one of the easiest to make– banana nut bread. While I love making this delicious bread which my hubby craves more often than he’ll admit, I also like to make little changes to the recipe to make the experience of both cooking…

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