Kanjivaram Idli – Canadian Thanksgiving

Kanjivaram Idli – Canadian Thanksgiving I’d like to celebrate Canadian thanksgiving with Kanjivaram Idli. Fluffy, studded with jeweled spices that add vibrant color to your thanksgiving table, try my take on Kanjivaram Idli. As always I’ve deviated from the norm by reducing gluten content to offer you yet another delectable yet healthy meal. Before I…

Thanjavur Broccoli and Chutzpah

Thanjavur Kootu is made with veggies cooked in milk. I tweaked the original recipe to use broccoli & made a dairy free sauce of coconut milk and no oil. In the past 2 days I’ve been admired for my chutzpah by a couple of people in different contexts. This post is on how to cultivate…

Festive baby kale Christmas salad

Vegetarians –check, Vegans – check, Rawtarians – check, meat eaters – check. Everyone will be happy with this colourful festive baby kale Christmas salad. I wanted to make this layered salad for a Christmas potluck & really, really wanted to capture the festivities of the holiday season. My neighbourhood is so bright and sparkly with…

Chickpea Basmati Pulao – One pot dish

When it gets cold and all you want to do is snuggle up to warm tastes with least effort.  Its time for one-pot meals to make their appearance. No fuss, easy to make, spicy, warming, comforting – hope you enjoy my take on classic pulao You need 4 tbsp. roasted chickpeas 2 tbsp. fresh spinach 2…

Garlicky Beet greens with Quinoa pasta

Stop! Don’t throw those beet greens away.. They are really tasty & awfully good for you. And I’m going to share with you exactly how you can put them to good use. Its been ages since I shared a food recipe. You might be tempted to believe that I haven’t been cooking. Far from it….

Farmer’s market apple beet avocado chickpea sprouts salad

The best things in my life are the simplest, don’t you agree? Recently my friend invited me to her home in the country in Belleville, Ontario. Knowing how much of a nature lover I am, she took me to the farmer’s market. I feel in love with everything there. Ended up buying way too much…

Mung dal puree for Iqaluit hunters and gatherers

‘You and I take vegetarian food for granted’, said my friend Connie. She was sharing her experience while helping the native Inuit of Iqaluit. ‘They find the texture of lentils unfamiliar. Its not part of their culture. They are hunters and gatherers’, she said. Connie is right. I’m fortunate I was raised in a country like…

Power up with Protein rich yard beans stir fry

Protein! That ever important ingredient. If you are a vegan, I’m sure you have spent a fair bit of time trying to get more protein in your diet.  So how do the vast majority of Indians manage to get protein in food without going stir crazy, without reading food labels or without trying too hard and without…