Mexican Molletes with Mango-Basil Salsa

Molette

One of my favorite places in Mexico is the charming town of Morelia where we once spent a few days doing almost nothing. Nothing, except taking lazy strolls on streets dotted with devout Mexicans and students.Morelia is packed with beautiful churches and colleges, and if you're not inclined to … [Read more...]

Garlicky Pasta with Broccoli and Beans

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, … [Read more...]

Moroccan Chickpea Burger

Veggie Burger

You can have too much of a good thing -- like all of this beautiful snow we've been digging ourselves out of in the Northeast -- but that maxim just doesn't apply when it comes to my Moroccan Chickpea Burger. With this one, you are allowed to eat all you want and then some more. I am a huge fan of … [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...]

Sweet Potato and Vaal Dal Curry

sweet potato curry

I am dropping out of oblivion for a quick moment to share an easy and delicious weeknight recipe: Sweet Potato and Vaal Dal Curry.Vaal is a beloved legume on India's west coast. A small bean that's more round than oval, it has a hard beige coat that is pretty much inedible, unlike the coats of … [Read more...]

Mushroom Lima Bean Stew, Indian-Style

I've long refrained from writing about ex-vegetarians-- yes, those who go back to eating meat -- because I do believe that a sustainable and lifelong commitment to vegetarianism can only be born of a deliberate, conscious and, above all, ethical choice. Clearly, there was something about the ethics … [Read more...]

Bean and Oats Burgers

veggie burgers

The New York Times' food section last week ran a story on the rising popularity (and quality) of veggie burgers in local restaurants and the half-page picture of a sesame seed bun cradling a patty, tomatoes, and lots of lettuce really got my juices flowing. But the article didn't offer any recipes, … [Read more...]

Moong Dal Dosa, and Mayberry

Moong Dal Dosa

Mount Airy is a gorgeous, sleepy town nestled in the valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains right near where North Carolina meets Virginia. Once you've driven into town past the inevitable neon-lit fast-food restaurants, gas stations and strip malls, the landscape becomes kinder and gentler. The houses … [Read more...]