Avocado Tomato Salad | Fresh & Simple

This avocado tomato salad is quick and easy to make but looks and tastes impressive! Herbs take center stage in this fresh, summery salad that could work as a side to pita chips or a flatbread, or even as an add-in for a falafel sandwich.   Reminiscent of a caprese salad, this avocado tomato salad is packed with healthy fats that’ll fill you up. Despite … Continue reading Avocado Tomato Salad | Fresh & Simple

Miami’s Best Vegetarian Restaurants and Cafes

We spent a few glorious days in South Beach, Miami recently. If you’ve been reading The India Edition for a while, you know about my pre-travel Excel sheets with itineraries and lists of must-go restaurants, cafes and sights to see. As it was a last-minute trip, I didn’t have a chance to do as much research as I usually do. With some reading, old-fashioned discovering and … Continue reading Miami’s Best Vegetarian Restaurants and Cafes

Creamy Chickpeas | Goes With Everything

It’s easy to run out of ideas for what to eat for lunch and dinner, especially when you don’t have anything prepped already (mentally or physically). I try to avoid this problem by always keeping a few essentials ready in my kitchen that I can “mix and match” to suit my mood. Chickpeas and spinach are always on my essentials list – I created this recipe … Continue reading Creamy Chickpeas | Goes With Everything

Spicy Garlic Roasted Green Beans and Tofu

You know those delicious green beans you get at pretty much every Chinese restaurant? They’re usually doused in oil or actually fried (not stir-fried like they claim). They happen to be one of my favorite dishes just because you can’t go wrong with crushed red pepper and garlic together. I tried recreating a healthy version at home several times – the beans were either over-cooked … Continue reading Spicy Garlic Roasted Green Beans and Tofu

Protein-rich Bean and Tofu Chili | A Nourishing Soup

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted here on The India Edition – I’m sorry for being away but I assure you, I’m back! We made the move to Chicago earlier this fall – six oversized bags in tow, with pretty much none of my kitchen essentials. Over the last year and a half I had built a sizable collection of beautiful crockery, pots … Continue reading Protein-rich Bean and Tofu Chili | A Nourishing Soup

Easy Homemade Granola | Vegan Option

Granola is one of those things that you can eat just about anytime – I keep a jar on hand and go between eating it plain and on top of my breakfast oatmeal. In its crunchy cluster form, it’s also one of my favorite travel snacks. There’s a reason it became so popular as a “hippie health food” – hate it or love it, you … Continue reading Easy Homemade Granola | Vegan Option

Buckwheat Crepes | A French Classic Made Easy

Buckwheat crepes always seemed too difficult to make at home – I imagined that there was some secret method that brought out the best of that toasted nutty buckwheat flavor. I tried to make them a few times, but they never tasted quite like the ones I’ve had at small French cafes in New York or even at Suzette, the well-known creperie in Bombay (and … Continue reading Buckwheat Crepes | A French Classic Made Easy

Zucchini Spaghetti with Red Pepper Pesto | Vegan

Zucchini has my nomination for vegetable of the season – if you’ve been following my recent recipes, you’ll see that I’ve used it in everything from taco lettuce wraps to double chocolate zucchini oat muffins. And because it’s so easy to cook with and has the lightest flavor, it really does work in anything. For this healthy dinner of zucchini spaghetti with red pepper pesto, … Continue reading Zucchini Spaghetti with Red Pepper Pesto | Vegan

Healthy Zucchini Chocolate Oat Muffins | Gluten Free

Zucchini’s mild flavor makes it a prime candidate for including it (or for some, hiding it) in cakes, muffins and sweet breads. It takes on the other flavors that it’s paired with beautifully and in turn shares its juicy qualities to make a rich, moist and soft texture. These healthy zucchini chocolate oat muffins wrap up good-for-you ingredients like oat flour, yogurt, cocoa and zucchini into a … Continue reading Healthy Zucchini Chocolate Oat Muffins | Gluten Free

Tofu Veggie Lettuce Wraps | Vegan

The third and final post in my summer series is a recipe for these delicious, crunchy tofu veggie lettuce wraps. I was inspired by the classic lettuce wraps at P.F. Changs, an Asian-themed restaurant that is found across the U.S. and now also in other parts of the world. I used tofu and green beans (which are in season) and complemented them with a ginger-garlic sauce … Continue reading Tofu Veggie Lettuce Wraps | Vegan