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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Hummus

This hummus recipe comes at the request of my wonderful friend, Rita. Hummus is one of those superfoods that makes it quite easy to eat vegan, eat healthy, and eat delicious, all at the same time. Combined with pita bread it makes a perfect protein, and the chickpeas (garbanzo beans) have loads of fiber, iron,…

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pumpkin soup

Golden Winter Squash 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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Potato Soup with Greens

There is nothing better on a cold, snowy night than a hearty bowl of hot soup. Yesterday, the Washington area was hit by a heavier-than-expected snowfall and by late evening everything looked picture-postcard perfect. Of course, it took me 45 minutes instead of 15 to drive home from work, but that’s another story. Desi spent…

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