Cabbage Kootu

Cabbage Kootu

My husband, Desi, was born and raised in Madras (or Chennai, although he insists on calling it Madras still) in a very traditional family. But when we got married, his parents and six siblings were more than welcoming to the new daughter-in-law even though she had short hair, didn’t wear saris and didn’t speak a… 

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Golden Winter Squash Soup

pumpkin soup

Lazy, comfortable Sunday evenings often put me into a soup mood. A creamy soup mood. When I first became vegan, I stayed away from recipes that called for the addition of cream. But eventually, I started experimenting with coconut milk (Whole Foods has a great store-brand light coconut milk) and nut milks. The results were… 

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Dal with Greens, Brown Rice Pilaf and Oven-roasted Sweet Potatoes

Dal with greens

A friend, Navami, recently asked me to post some Indian vegan recipes that are quick and easy to make. One of the first dishes that jumped to my mind was an old standby that I cook very often, especially when I find a bunch of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves, in the market.Methi leaves, like the… 

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