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
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
Summer eating is a totally different ballgame in India: keeping hydrated, staying light but still ensuring that you are well-nourished is a careful balance to strike. I’ve been responding to the heat by focusing on eating fresh, in season vegetables as you may have read in my previous post featuring a recipe for whole wheat spaghetti with pesto and green beans. These rainbow vegan taco lettuce … Continue reading Rainbow Vegan Taco Lettuce Wraps | Summer Lunch
I’m biased towards winter vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli, so when the hot Indian summer comes around it can be a struggle for me. Most of the seasonal vegetables available (especially in Calcutta) are ones I have never heard of, let alone know how to cook. The Eastern region of India has its own set of leaves and vegetables, most of which are foreign to me. … Continue reading Spaghetti with Pesto and Green Beans | A Classic Ligurian Pasta
If you’ve been trying to or want to include more tofu in your diet but don’t know where to start, this is for you. A tofu dish doesn’t have to translate to just Asian food – I’ve found plenty of ways to make it taste great, maybe even better than it does in a typical Chinese stir fry or Thai curry (see also: my tofu tacos). … Continue reading Tofu Steaks | How to Make Tofu Taste Good
These last couple of months, I’ve rediscovered the warmth and heartiness of a bowl of oatmeal at breakfast. I ran out of the store-bought Swiss granola I usually top it with and decided to make my own nutty chocolate buckwheat granola this time around. I thought to make a granola that incorporates more of other grains rather than just oats; buckwheat is perfect for this purpose because it … Continue reading Nutty Chocolate Buckwheat Granola
Running out of good, easy, healthy meal options and feeling uninspired? Me too. This has come to my rescue. It’s filled with greens, herbs and olives, so it’s far from boring (which sometimes happens with a wrap or sandwich, especially one without cheese). The herb flavors in this mediterranean wrap take centerstage with the combination of fresh parsley, mint, thyme and olives. Instead of … Continue reading Mediterranean Salad Wrap | Healthy, Vegan Option!
I’ve been meaning to share this recipe for easy healthy baked fries for a long time, but on the brighter side I have successfully tested it several times so you can be sure that this method will work! I’m really not much of a potato person; the only potato-based dish I really enjoy is french fries. Still, I try not to make a habit of … Continue reading Easy Healthy Baked Fries!
A dear reader requested a beet salad so I created this recipe for beetroot parsley salad. It’s an easy, delicious and balanced way to eat beetroot. While I prefer to eat cooked beets, whether boiled or roasted, you could definitely make this Mediterranean-inspired beet recipe with raw beets as well. The parsley topping is actually one of my favorite ways to eat parsley: drenched in … Continue reading Beetroot Parsley Salad | Mediterranean Flavors + Vegan
Two-ish years ago, I remembered the decadent dessert that is brandy snaps: the buttery, sugary caramelized casing with a hint of brandy and ginger. We have a source who home-makes these treats, which are best accompanied by creamy vanilla ice cream and a fudgy chocolate sauce. But somehow, that afternoon we realized that we had no chocolate sauce. I whipped up something with a couple of ingredients … Continue reading Chocolate Sauce | Quick, Easy, Vegan, Multi-Purpose!