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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Gluten-free pasta puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca, Gluten-Free

I am not a big fan of tomato-based pasta sauces, but there is one — just one– dish that makes me feel like I’ve died and gone to Italian food heaven: Pasta Puttanesca. Perhaps that’s largely because the tomato flavor in Pasta Puttanesca is not overriding. Instead, it has the olives and the capers and…

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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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vegetable kurma

Vegetable Korma

My cat Pie does not want me to write this post for you. No, really, I am not kidding. In the time that I put down these first few words for my Vegetable Korma post, she has prised my fingers off the keyboard with her little head at least a half dozen times, insisting that…

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Sweet Potato Skins

Sweet Potato Skins with Indian Spices

These Sweet Potato Skins have a delicious Indian twist to them. They have in them a touch of garam masala, the warmth of ginger and garlic, and a luscious drizzle of cinnamon cashew cream that goes on at the very end. Perfect, if you’ve been looking for a side-dish to serve up this Thanksgiving that’s…

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Pumpkin and Brown Rice Pudding, vegan and gluten-free recipe

Pumpkin Brown Rice Pudding

My Pumpkin Brown Rice Pudding is a super-fun way to sneak “healthy” into your Thanksgiving dessert. But wait, let’s not start with healthy. Let’s start with delicious because that’s what this dish is– absolutely, mindblowingly delicious. So delicious in fact that you might have a hard time sharing it. And as for the healthy part–…

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Kaju Katli

Kaju Katli

It’s Diwali, everyone, and hope yours is warm and fuzzy with family and friends, and filled with all the joy in the world. Diwali is the time of year when most of us transplanted Indians, so far from the motherland, long to be back at least for a day. Or two or three or five,…

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Baingan Methi sabzi nutrition information

Baingan Methi Subzi

If you  read this blog, you know I love eggplant. And if you eat my Baingan Methi Subzi you will too. Baingan– which you might call eggplant or aubergine or brinjal depending on where in the world you are — is easily one of the most versatile vegetables around. This rotund wonder pirouettes across regional…

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Sweet Potato Patties

Sweet Potato and Kale Patties in a Spicy Chickpea Sauce

Before I dive into today’s recipe, a quick word about Diwali which is right around the corner (this weekend, in fact). If you’re looking for some delicious and dairy-free sweets to make yours a little more special, don’t miss the collection of vegan Diwali sweets from Holy Cow!’s archives. These are tried and tested recipes…

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Gluten-free Multigrain Rolls, vegan

Gluten-Free Multigrain Rolls

I set out to make some gluten-free rolls and then, because I couldn’t help myself, I decided to make them multigrain too. And just like that these adorable little Multigrain and Gluten-Free Cloverleaf Rolls were born. Eating a variety of grains every day is one of the best things you can do for your body…

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Vegan Mujadara

One-Pot Mujadara with Leeks and Kale

Mujadara, a Lebanese medley of onions, rice and lentils, is delicious proof that the simplest of recipes can sometimes be the most satisfying and flavorful. I came across a recipe for a one-pot version of this already easy-to-make dish in the New York Times while looking for dinner inspiration the other night. I was captivated….

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Bean Stew

Mushroom and Bean Stew with Rosemary

As the weather cools down here in my corner of the world, my belly starts craving some hearty comfort food. Like this steaming pot of stew. I wanted to make a mushroom stew and came across this recipe which sounded perfect because it included beans. I started and then the devil in me started to…

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Besan Kaju Halwa

Besan Cashew Halwa

In India, right now, ’tis the season to be holy. Everyone’s just winding down from a birthday bash for Ganesh the elephant-headed god, Dussehra’s already at the doorstep, and Diwali will be here before you know it. All of this festival fever is accompanied by, quite naturally, a whole lot of food. A lot of…

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Fruit Nut Barfi

Fruit and Nut Burfi, an Indian-Style Fudge

Desi has a monster sweet tooth and I try as much as possible to keep it happy with homemade goodies like this Fruit and Nut Burfi. Made with no added sugar and with the wholesome goodness of dry fruits and nuts, this is a treat that’s not just delicious but also as healthy as a…

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