Pretzel hot dog buns. #vegan #wholegrain

Hot Dog Pretzel Buns

Hot dogs. Don’t even get me started on them. I have an intense love for down and dirty street foods and when I moved to the United States, hot dogs fast became one of my favorites. On outings, I’d make a beeline for carts selling hot dogs to get one or even two. Friends would…

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Pita Packets

Pita Packets With Broccoli and Tofu

Crispy, flaky Pita Packets with Broccoli and Tofu are a health nut’s dream. And a kid’s. And if you thought those two were incompatible, well, think again. It seems almost wrong that something made with leftovers should taste so good, but it does, oh it does. I had a ton of pita dough sitting in the refrigerator after making…

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Molette

Mexican Molletes with Mango-Basil Salsa

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 one or attending the other, the only thing…

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Mushroom Paratha

Mushroom Paratha

One of my favorite times of the day is opening up emails you send me, and over the weekend I got this message from a reader, Ruth.  “I could eat Indian food every day – both northern and southern,” wrote Ruth who learned to cook from Indian friends. “So please post more Indian recipes.” I looked through the…

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Applesauce Sandwich Bread

Applesauce Sandwich Bread

This past weekend just whizzed by in a happy blur of food, fun and friends. On Saturday, it was brunch at my friend Roshani’s. Her parents  are visiting from Houston and her mom, Pratima Kothari, had cooked up a huge feast for us.  I even got a quick lesson in rolling Khandvi, one of my…

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whole wheat loaf

No-Knead Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

In the past I’ve tended to add some wheat gluten or all-purpose flour to my wholegrain bread recipes. That’s because whole wheat flour is low on gluten and without the extra gluten muscle provided by vital wheat gluten or all-purpose or bread flour, it is not easy to produce a loaf that doesn’t taste and…

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Crusty Italian Bread

Crusty breads with soft, airy crumbs are my favorite, and here’s an Italian loaf that I absolutely adore and bake up every chance I get. This bread needs three rises, including an overnight rise, so this is one of those recipes you want to plan ahead for. But all that rising is what rewards you…

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whole wheat bread

Whole-Wheat Atta Bread

The more I bake with whole wheat and wholegrain flours, the more I’ve become a fan of using durum wheat flour– called atta in Indian kitchens  — to bake breads. You have already seen me use it to make my whole-wheat french bread, among other bread recipes. The reason I love durum wheat flour so…

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Whole-Wheat Crescent Rolls

All-Whole-Wheat Crescent Rolls

I love crescent rolls and I can never resist a chance to bake them up. I have had a white flour version on this blog for a few years now and that’s pretty much the recipe I’ve always followed. But this time I wanted to try something different: I wanted to try healthy. Ergo, these Whole-Wheat Crescent…

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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 Multigrain Rolls

Fluffy Multigrain Pull-Apart Rolls

I made these multigrain rolls last Sunday and then, like Pygmalion, I went and fell in love with them. Okay, not really, I mean they are rolls, for heaven’s sake. But they were so fluffy, so tasty and quite so exquisite that they brought out the inner poet in me. Or gourmet. Or gourmand. Whatever….

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Fast Whole-Wheat Bread

Fast Whole Wheat Bread

I am strictly a weekend baker because after a busy day at work the last thing I want is to spend the whole evening in the kitchen. But this week I needed to bake some bread — fast, if I could help it– when I came across this ridiculously simple recipe in the Joy of…

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Maple Sourdough Buns

Whole Wheat Maple Sourdough Rolls

My workplace is vegan and animal-friendly, so every day I get to work in the company of not just people committed to animal rights but also a number of furry, four-legged creatures who make coming in to work a lot of fun. We have four cats who live in the office and dogs who come…

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Arbi Paratha

Arbi Paratha, a Gluten-Free Indian Flatbread

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…

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