Apple Tart

Apple Tart

-+*There’s never a better time than Fall to bake an apple tart. It’s cool enough to get the oven going, and the perfectly wistful memory of summer in the rust-yellow leaves on the sidewalks just makes me crave a warm, gooey treat.More, the temperature is just right for the science of pie-making. While it is…

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Mango cupcakes

Mango Cupcakes With Mango Buttercream Frosting

-+*As Thanksgiving approaches, I know all of you — vegan or not– are looking for great options to the same-old-same-old pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie or whatever tired old orange-colored dessert it is that typically graces your Thanksgiving table.Well, I have one for you and every word of it is like a fresh, sweet, tropical…

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Mango Halwa

Mango Halwa

-+*It’s hard to stay away from sweets during this time of year and now that the season for everything orange is on, I couldn’t help but make one of my quickest and most favorite recipes: Mango Halwa.This vegan Mango Halwa is a variation on my vegan Sheera recipe, but the finished dish tastes really different…

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Badusha For Diwali

-+*It was always the sound of fireworks that woke me up each Diwali morning, well before the sun was up. Powerful Lakshmi bombs that could rip off an eardrum, rockets whistling out of empty glass soda bottles to explode in a shower of lights, zameen chakkars swirling in a moment of frenzied glory before dying…

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Nearly Fat-Free Brownies

-+*Well, almost. The only fat in these vegan and nearly fat-free brownies comes from 2 tbsp of flaxmeal that works as an egg substitute in this recipe and from some wonderfully nutritious walnuts. And since that is all healthy fat rich in Omega-3 fatty acids as well as fiber and protein, who could possibly complain?…

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Mava Cake

-+*A mava cake is a cardamom-scented delicacy popularized and sold almost exclusively by the wonderful Irani restaurants of Bombay. These restaurants, unique little bakeries and eateries opened by Iranian immigrants who came to the city in the 19th century, were usually corner joints housed in grand old British-era buildings. In Andheri, a suburb of Bombay…

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Modaks (Sweet Indian Dumplings)

-+*Celebrations in India often hinge around religious events, but you don’t have to be religious to join in the fun. This week, Hindus celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival so crammed with food and festivities that as a child it used to be my favorite time of the year– more so than even Diwali, the mother…

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Peach Upside-Down Cake

Peach Upside-Down Cake

-+*It must look like I am OD’ing on sugar right now because this is my third sweet and baked recipe in a row, but what can I say? I had these perfectly ripe peaches sitting in my pantry, and I needed to do something about them before they started to spoil. Since I’m not a…

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Vegan Mango Cheesecake

Mango Cheesecake, Vegan

-+*When I first started writing Holy Cow! almost 20 months ago, I was thinking of it as a recipe log for myself. I was always creating dishes and even if I loved something, I’d soon enough forget how I’d made it. Sometimes friends with whom I’d shared a recipe at some time or the other…

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scottish shortbread

Vegan Shortbread

-+*Imagine a cookie that dissolves on your tongue with ravishing yet subtle sweetness. That’s Scottish Shortbread for you, and it is, of course, a classic for all times. Making shortbread vegan poses a challenge because butter is one of the most important ingredients here. Unlike some recipes where butter usually provides mostly the fat and…

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Peach and Berry Cobbler

-+*This might sound strange to many, but much as I love my veggies, I am not a huge fan of eating fruit. At least by itself. Of course, there are exceptions. I can eat Indian mangoes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and any time in between. As a child, a chocolate-brown fruit, chikoo, which is…

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Vegan Zucchini Bread, whole-wheat and low-fat

Low-Fat Zucchini Bread

-+*Zucchini is one of summer’s delicious gifts. This slender, dark-green squash has tender white flesh and a pleasantly bland taste that can adapt to almost any dish, sweet or savory. It’s great even raw, in salads or as crudites.Like other summer squash, zucchini is rich in vitamin C and beta carotene and, of course, fiber,…

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Applesauce Cake

-+*This Applesauce Cake is one of those recipes that you can make in a hurry with stuff that’s presumably sitting in your pantry. But the end result is so delicious, you can even serve it to company– as I have in the past, and trust me, it was gone in minutes. I always have applesauce…

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vegan orange cake

Vegan Orange Cake

-+*Over the years I’ve veganized dozens of recipes for baked goods from the Joy of Cooking, but ironically I had never tried the two cake recipes in this encyclopedic cookbook that are actually labeled vegan. So this week, with a little time to kill and a craving for something sweet and orange-y, I decided to…

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