Kale Crepes, Gluten-Free

Kale Crepes

These gluten-free Kale Crepes are delicious, protein-rich eats perfect for a weekend brunch or a weekday dinner.I always have some organic baby kale sitting in the refrigerator that I can throw handfuls of into salads, smoothies, pestos, and even curries. This time, as I pondered a quick dinner I … [Read more...]

Arbi Paratha, a Gluten-Free Indian Flatbread

Arbi Paratha

Every month, for the last year or so, Opie -- and we-- have been making a trip to an acupuncturist in Northern Virginia. Opie has had osteoarthritis since he was just four. He is now pushing 11 and as he ages we are trying to ensure that he remains healthy, pain-free, and mobile. I was rather … [Read more...]

Dhabay ki Daal

Dhabay ki Dal

Dhabas are north India's greasy spoons-- tiny roadside shacks that dot highways and mostly cater to weary truckers who pull in for a hearty, hot meal before heading over to the petrol pump (as gas stations are known in India) next door. Outside each dhaba are rows of charpoys, small Indian cots, … [Read more...]

Kashmiri Rogan Josh, a Vegan Version

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There are few dishes that evoke the tempestuous passion of the land they spring from as perfectly as Rogan Josh does. Rogan Josh, which roughly translates to "red heat," is a classic meat dish from the belly of Kashmir, an exquisite land infused with both sublime romance and turbulent … [Read more...]

Quinoa and Bean Burger: Great-to-Grill Vegan Recipes

Quinoa and Bean Burger

Most of my grilling happens with vegetables because nearly any veggie can be transformed into smoky deliciousness with a simple turn on the grate. Think mushrooms, eggplant, bell peppers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, asparagus, and even broccoli. But to get the summer really going, I need a … [Read more...]

Vegan Quinoa Biryani

Vegan Quinoa Biryani

A biryani may be the ultimate indulgence, food-wise, but truth is that it can also be transformed into a super-healthy-- and decadently delicious-- weeknight dish. All you need to work that magic is your imagination. My Quinoa Biryani with Kala Chana has all the flavor of a traditional biryani … [Read more...]

Sprouted Moong Chilla

If you've eaten my Besan Chilla, an eggless, protein-rich "omelet" from northwest India, you will love my Sprouted Moong Chilla, an even more nutritious version made with-- you guessed it-- sprouted mung (or, as we Indians pronounce it, moong) beans. Sprouting beans, if you've never done it … [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...]