Gluten-Free Raspberry Chocolate Brownie Bars: Countdown to Valentine’s Day

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

  All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! --Charles M. Schulz Which is why I have for you today the ultimate vegan Valentine: these scrumptious Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Bars. And they are gluten-free. Now everyone knows that chocolate is pretty much … [Read more...]

Vegan Mung and Rice Pudding With Coconut and Saffron

Here's a kheer (an Indian pudding) that my Konkani parents make for Makar Sankranti, a celebration in their part of India that falls on the same day as Pongal.The recipe is very similar to Sakkarai Pongal, except that my parents' version has some coconut milk, a staple of the Konkan region where … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash Muffins, And Travel Through Timeless Lands

Butternut Squash Muffins

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 … [Read more...]

Low-Fat Cucumber Cake, Indian-Style

Cucumber Cake

It's sweltering here in the northeast, and in most of the country. But a steady crop of cucumbers from the vines I planted in my backyard garden this spring are helping us keep our cool. I've been slicing them into pitchers of water, chopping them up into salads and raitas, and just eating them … [Read more...]

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, … [Read more...]