Deliciously Vegan: No-Cheese Pesto

-+*I have been out of circulation lately because I’ve been swamped at work with two marathon conferences, running through two weekends. I’ve also been busy with blogging of another kind, for work. Let me confess: I enjoy blogging about food much, much more.While busy like this or on the road, one of the things I…

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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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Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

-+*Pasta is a lifesaver on busy weeknights, and when I want to make it just a little more special without any extra effort, I mix up a pesto sauce. I like playing around with pesto, a lot. I make it with all kinds of herbs and leafies, including spinach, cilantro, and mint, and sometimes even…

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Edamame Pesto

Pasta with Edamame Pesto

-+*Two foods I long ago fell in love with – irrevocably- are pesto and hummus. I play around a lot with each, and usually just a slight tweak of ingredients throws up new and delightful flavors. And then there is edamame. The crunchy soybean is so delicious, so versatile and so pretty, I am always…

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Mushroom Barley Risotto

Mushroom Barley Risotto

-+*Risotto is a labor of love. Cooking rice, in my kitchen, usually means bunging it into a pressure cooker or a saucepan with liquid and letting it steam away all by itself for a few minutes until it emerges all cooked and ready to eat.But a risotto, while not really difficult, can take an hour…

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Sweet Potato Paratha, Cabbage Subzi, vegan recipes

Sweet-Aloo Paratha with Dill-Flavored Cabbage Subzi

-+*When I cook, nutrition is as important to me as taste: I am a big believer in food as medicine. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian art of holistic healing, holds it that every meal you eat should have all the six tastes in it: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. When that’s the case, not…

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Fusilli with Dill and Artichoke Pesto, Vegan Recipe

Pasta with Dill and Artichoke Pesto

-+*With a unique flavor that dances on your tongue hours after a meal, Dill is perhaps one of the most potent herbs out there, and one of my favorites. In Bombay, where I grew up, we ate it as a vegetable. I remember my mom buying huge bunches of fresh dill from the vegetable market…

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Spaghetti with Sundried Tomatoes and Meatballs

Spaghetti with Meatballs

-+*Who doesn’t love pasta? After all, there’s so much to love. The slippery, satisfying bite of the noodle, the tangily tantalizing tomato, those heavenly herbs and their ethereal aromas…Simply made or put together with a bazillion ingredients, pasta is always a meal to look forward to. Last night, I wanted to throw something together quickly…

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Tofu Parathas

Tofu Paratha

-+*Time was when I was afraid of tofu. In the past, my experience with tofu was limited to the times I had it in restaurants, usually Thai or Chinese, where it was typically served up in deep-fried chunks smothered in a sauce. After one dinner spent chewing endlessly, it seemed, on huge chunks of tofu,…

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