bowtie-bolognese

Bowtie Pasta in a Light Bolognese Sauce

-+*This is my new favorite sauce to eat pasta with, and I never thought I’d say that about a bolognese. I have never been a huge fan of bolognese sauces because of the heavy tomato base. As much as I adore il pomodoro, I do not like pasta sauces that tend to be even slightly acidic….

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Tofu Egg Curry, an Indian style curry

Tofu Egg Curry

-+*In my childhood home, egg curry was a perennial favorite. My father, whose family hails from India’s Konkan coast, had a very special and flavorful recipe he’d make for us occasionally, and I can still remember its rich, deep flavor. He’d add to it some onions, a few spices and lots of coconut — an ingredient…

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Methi Tomato Rice, an easy and tasty pilaf

Methi Tomato Rice

-+*Here’s a quick weeknight recipe that’s healthy and sure to delight just about anyone, especially if that anyone likes methi or fenugreek leaves: My Methi Tomato Rice. If you think methi is too exotic, or have never tried it for whatever reason, I am about to evangelize you. Methi leaves are quite easily available here…

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Filo Lasagna #vegan

High Protein Filo Lasagna With Roasted Veggies

-+*Winter is slamming the northeast these past couple of weeks, and holed up in the house on stormy nights — trying to ward off a stubborn cold for more than three weeks now — I have been trying to think of the perfect recipe to make the both of us feel all warm and gushy…

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Caribbean Black Eyed Peas Stew

Caribbean Black Eyed Peas Stew

-+*So I am up to my eyeballs in a dreadful, miserable, head-numbing cold that just refuses to go away. But it’s exactly at times like these that I start dreaming of spicy, hot, steaming bowls of stew, like this Caribbean Black Eyed Peas Stew. I am a true fan of Caribbean cuisine. I could eat some…

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Crisp savory Pancakes with Lentils, Brown Rice and Veggies

Savory Indian Pancakes with Lentils, Brown Rice and Cabbage | Sanna Polo

-+*Sanna Polo, a superhealthy Indian-style pancake packed with lentils, brown rice and veggies is a complete meal in itself. And if that sounds incredible to you, skip over and read the recipe. In Konkan along India’s west coast, where my dad’s family hails from, “polo” is local for dosa: a food most of you are no doubt familiar with….

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Dal Bukhara

Dal Bukhara

-+*Since I’m majoring in dals right now, I am trying to make the experience about as much fun as my waistline — and Jay’s tastebuds — can handle. Therefore, this deceptively luscious Dal Bukhara. There are many stories woven around India’s famous restaurant foods and how they originated, but Dal Bukhara comes with a true…

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Chickpea Quinoa Burgers

Chickpea Quinoa Burger

-+*Winter’s perhaps not the most intuitive time for a burger, unless, of course, it happens to be a vegan burger. And when it’s a hearty, juicy one like my Chickpea Quinoa Burger served over a whole wheat bun on a bed of sauteed greens, well, you’re talking comfort food that will put a spring in your step…

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Vegan Chili. http://holycowvegan.net

Chipotle and Cumin Spiced Chili

-+*What can be better than huddling by the fireplace on a night so cold that the  roofs and sidewalks are still blanketed in two-days-old snow and even my cold-seeking pooch refuses to step outside for a walk? Huddling by the fireplace with a bowl of my belly-warming Chipotle and Cumin Spiced Chili, of course. Things have been rather…

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Pasta with Broccoli and Beans

Garlicky Pasta with Broccoli and Beans

-+*Here’s a pasta recipe for weeknights that’s delicious, packs a healthy wallop, and takes very little time to put together– in fact, no more time than it takes you to cook up that pasta to al dente perfection. My Garlicky Pasta with Broccoli and Beans. I used wholegrain spaghetti for this recipe, but feel free…

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Quinoa Lentil Salad

Quinoa Lentil Salad

-+*It was a busy Fourth of July weekend this year, but it was also a fun one. Desi and I took a day trip to one of our favorite places here in the Washington area, Harper’s Ferry, a national park on the West Virginia border. Harper’s Ferry is just an hour’s drive from Washington but perhaps the…

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Grilled Burger

Veggie Burgers for the Grill

-+*There’s nothing more delicious you can throw on the grate than a veggie burger. Just slather some hummus or vegan mayo on a whole-wheat bun, and you have got a party going. Here are five veggie burgers from Holy Cow! that are sturdy enough to stand up to the grill and delicious enough to have your…

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Pasta with bell peppers

Pasta with Roasted Peppers

-+*Bell Peppers. Glorious, gorgeous, round, rotund bell peppers in all colors of the rainbow. They are just about everywhere right now, and I can’t get enough. Especially when I can add them to some wholegrain pasta for a delicious, summery, fresh meal that I know is good for me. I got some green, orange and yellow…

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Curried Lentil Hand Pie

Curried Lentil Hand Pies

-+*These Curried Lentil Hand Pies, with their crispy, crackling, golden crust and creamy, meaty, spicy lentil filling, are all about healthy comfort. And if you thought that term was an oxymoron, well, you’d better think again. You know I’m always looking for easy recipes I can make on a weeknight and brown bag to work…

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