Bean Bulgur Salad

Bean Bulgur Salad With Pesto, Fat-Free

I have been really busy which is why you haven’t been seeing me around much, but I wanted to drop in today with a quick, easy and fat-free recipe for this delicious Bean Bulgur Salad with Pesto. This is the perfect brown-bag recipe, and it has so many textures and flavors that you’ll never miss…

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Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Here’s an easy recipe that is perfect for weekdays or weekends, as an appetizer or an entree. It’s packed with protein, incredibly good for you, and — icing on the cake — it’s fat-free. Plus, it has a delicious Indian twist to it. My Stuffed Bell Peppers with biryani masala. Biryani masala is a spice…

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Crockpot Sambar

Fat-Free Crockpot Sambar for Two

Do you ever get tired of those leftovers? I know I do. I cook up a big pot of dal or pasta for Desi and I, and then– many cooking experiments later– I am digging it out of the back of the refrigerator. It is covered in fuzzy gray stuff, smells lethal, and I am afraid…

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Black Bean Black Rice Veggie Burger

Black Bean and Black Rice Veggie Burger

It’s almost Memorial Day guys, and I don’t know what you have planned for your cookout, but I have the perfect burger to slap on the grill and then sink my teeth into. My Black Bean and Black Rice Burger, aka Black Burger. Memorial Day is always a dramatic day around here in the nation’s capital. Friday,…

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Lentil Tacos

Fat-Free Lentil Tacos

Come closer and I’ll tell you a big, fat secret: these are quite possibly the best tacos ever. The filling’s creamy and flavorful, the whole-wheat tortillas are soft and fluffy, and the toppings– roasted red peppers and salsa– take them from simply superb to simply sublime. But here’s the most wonderful part: these tacos are absolutely fat-free….

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Azuki Bean Dip

In My Kitchen, February 2014

February, like all cold months, is when my kitchen sees a lot of me. Perhaps because it’s the warmest, coziest place in the house. Perhaps because there’s never a better time to bake bread, one of my favorite things to do. I love my beans and lentils and this February, in my kitchen, I have…

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Slow cooker black-eyed peas stew

Crockpot Black-Eyed Peas Stew, Fat-Free

After cooking up all of that flavorful vegetable stock this week, I couldn’t wait to use it. But the last thing I wanted to do was spend an hour in the kitchen cooking because, well, sometimes there just are better things to do.  So I did what I do when I want a great-tasting meal…

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Bean Gumbo

Vegan Gumbo, Fat-Free and Gluten-Free

When I was a child, a young woman with a huge straw basket balanced over her head would make the rounds of my neighborhood every week or so. She would knock on doors, peddling fresh fish that her husband had just hauled in that morning from the sea that hugs Bombay’s shoreline. Everyone simply called…

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fat-free vegan crockpot chili

Fat-Free Crock Pot Chili

It’s been a while since I had a giveaway for you, largely because I’ve been simply too busy to take on and fulfill commitments. But I am thrilled to announce today a cookbook giveaway that’s just perfect to ring in the New Year, resolutions and all: Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Eat to Live Cookbook. Dr. Fuhrman,…

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My Dad’s Not-Mutton Mushroom Curry with No Added Fats

My favorite dish to cook and eat has always been My Dad’s “Not-Mutton” Mushroom Curry— a recipe I shared long ago here at Holy Cow! It is a spicy, saucy vegan curry made using the same flavor base my father used when he cooked his very special mutton curry for our family each Sunday, when…

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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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Whole-Wheat Sourdough Baguettes

My dead oven sprang to life last week and I couldn’t wait for the weekend so I could put it to work again. I had the perfect job for it too: baking up a Whole-Wheat Sourdough Baguette. Or two. Baguettes can be tremendously healthy eats, especially when made my way. These crusty hunks of French…

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Fat-Free Tomato Dal

Fat-Free Tomato Dal | Phulkas

Sauteing in water instead of oil might sound strange and even a little yuck to someone who loves delicious food. In fact, right now I can imagine some of you shaking your heads going, oh, come on! But trust me when I say that it makes almost no difference to the flavor of many Indian…

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corn fritters

Corn Fritters, Fat-Free

I first waltzed into Edith Wharton’s deliciously tragic world during a lonely week in New York City. It was over a decade ago and I was traveling with Desi who was at a conference all day most days, leaving me with nothing but time on my hands. When I tired of looking around (yes, there’s…

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