Pav Bhaji (Step-by-Step Instructions, With Video)

Pav Bhaji (Step-by-Step Instructions, With Video)

I recently went to Mumbai to visit my family. It was only a short trip, but while I was there my family and I cooked up some of our favorite Indian street foods and I wanted to share the recipes with you. (This is me at a local market. Like the t-shirt?! My friend Taryn […]

Curried Quinoa & Cabbage

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Curried Quinoa & Cabbage

Whenever I buy a head of cabbage I find there’s always extra leftover, so I try to think of different ways to use it. And this is one of those ways! The cabbage and curry powder give this quinoa dish great texture and flavor. Save

Oats & Dates

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Oats & Dates

A simple and hearty summer breakfast with fresh peaches!

Basic Spinach Shepherd’s Pie

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Basic Spinach Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is usually an elaborate dish with lots of ingredients. Not this one! This is a recipe I came up with when I was experimenting with living on $5 a day (for my 10-day $5-a-day challenge). I made this on Day–1, and in spite of having minimal seasonings and fresh ingredients, it turned out […]

Kale Pasta

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Kale Pasta

I like my pasta to have lots of vegetables, so I like to make this dish when I have a lot of leftover fresh vegetables in the fridge that need to be eaten.

My Favorite Veggie Taco Recipe

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My Favorite Veggie Taco Recipe

I love these vegan tacos!  The beans give them extra oomph, and the cilantro, avocado and tomato give a fresh touch. And because they’re so easy to make they’re a great weekend meal, or a weekday fall-back meal.

Vegetable Pasta with a Mexican Twist

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Vegetable Pasta with a Mexican Twist

This vegetable pasta uses an unusual combination of spices for a pasta dish— garlic, cilantro and jalapeno. They’re more Mexican than Italian. Add some black beans to make this a Tex-Mex Pasta Salad.

Bean & Rice Burger

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Bean & Rice Burger

During my 10–Day challenge, where I lived off $5 a day, I used leftovers to create this burger. You can substitute any cooked grains, beans, and any other starchy vegetables, like sweet potatoes or yams, to bind them together.

Ginger Brown Rice

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Ginger Brown Rice

The addition of ginger and fresh hers is a great way to add a little flavor to a plate of steamed rice or quinoa. Like with this Ginger Brown Rice recipe!

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