Borscht

Posted in Recipes, Soups
Borscht

This recipe came about when I was on a $5 Dollar a Day challenge. I had some potatoes, cabbage and beets, and a limited number of spices. In the end it turned out to be a delicious and warming soup! I think it was the unusual combination of pizza seasoning and ginger that did it. […]

Whole-Food, Plant-Based on $5 a Day—Day 8

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Whole-Food, Plant-Based on $5 a Day—Day 8

Today is  day–8 of my 10–day vegan on a budget challenge. Where every day, for 10 days, I spend no more than $5 a day on food. You know how there are certain days when food has to take a backseat to other tasks when you’re on a busy schedule? Today was one of those […]

My Favorite Veggie Taco Recipe

Posted in Grains, Recipes, Vegetables
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.

Peanut Salad

Posted in Recipes, Salads
Peanut Salad

Salads aren’t served in large portions in Indian cuisine, but a standard salad found in many regional cuisines of India is the kachumbar, and typically consists of chopped cucumber, onion and tomatoes. Usually the seasoning is just lime juice, salt and pepper. This peanut salad recipe is my take on the kachumbar. I’ve used a […]

Mixed Lentils & Beans Dal

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Mixed Lentils & Beans Dal

I love to use spice blends when making quick meals and like to try out ones from various cuisines from around the world. They help to give a distinct flavor to a dish without having to gather a lot of spices. Of course, curry spice blend is my favorite! Which is perhaps why I like […]

Baked Delicata Squash

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Baked Delicata Squash

This baked Delicata Squash is a favorite dish of mine. I like to bake vegetables whenever possible as they get a nice roasted flavor. Plus you don’t have to stand in front of the stove and watch them cook!

Roasted Sweet Potato & Cabbage with Cilantro Cashew Dressing

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Roasted Sweet Potato & Cabbage with Cilantro Cashew Dressing

Roasting the vegetables in the oven with the basic spices and then topping with the dressing right before serving makes this roasted sweet potato dish a whole lot more interesting.

Chickpea Salad

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Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas are one of my favorite additions to lunchtime salads, but you can substitute with any other beans, like great Northern, Black-eyed peas.

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.

Potato Chickpea Stew

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Potato Chickpea Stew

I like to add leftover chutneys and sauces into stews as they have the concentrated flavors just like spice blends. This recipe uses celery chutney.

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