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

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

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

Rainbow Vegan Taco Lettuce Wraps | Summer Lunch

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

Spaghetti with Pesto and Green Beans | A Classic Ligurian Pasta

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

Tofu Steaks | How to Make Tofu Taste Good

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

Nutty Chocolate Buckwheat Granola

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

Mediterranean Salad Wrap | Healthy, Vegan Option!

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!