Vegan Recipes

The goodness of CHUTNEY…and COOKING PARTIES!

It's been 70 degrees here this week; really loving the warm weather! Last weekend I gave my first Cooking Party Cooking Class; inspired by my friend Bruce who wanted to give a dear friend of his a special birthday present. Instead of going out for dinner I gave him...

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Chole-Palak and cooking the afternoon away!

  This past Sunday I gave my first cooking class, in conjunction with Dhyanyoga Centers, and I'm happy to report to went GREAT! I have to say I was pretty nervous, but 15 minutes into talking, I warmed up and before I knew it three hours FLEW by! We had 12 lovely...

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Walnut, Coconut & Cream Cheese Shortbread

melt-in-your-mouth goodness. These are one of my favorite shortbread cookies; they are just pure-simple-beautiful-melt-in-your-mouth bites of holiday goodness. The best thing about these cookies is that the dough can be shaped into logs and frozen for up to two weeks...

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Pistachio and Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

I learned how to make these little gems in college from one of my work study supervisors. They melt in your mouth, look beautiful and taste delish. The cookie part is like shortbread with a hint of pistachio...and the chocolate (of course) compliments it...

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Baked Butternut Squash

 Butternut Lovin' What a week it's been....it's definitely starting to feel like the holidays now. Foggy mornings, chilly evenings...and that great smell of a fireplace burning somewhere. I love baking sweet and/or savory things on evenings like this....where the...

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Soba Noodle Soup

Light and Hearty. I love this soup....especially during the holidays when there's so much rich and over-the-top goodies that we can find ourselves surrounded by. I made this right after Thanksgiving and it tasted it like nectar. Also, as the sickies (flu, colds, sore...

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Soup Season has officially begun.

Broccoli- Cauliflower Cheddar Soup It's that time of year....gray, foggy, drizzly and damp----PERFECT weather for a cup of soup! I usually like brothy soups....but every now and then a thick-creamy-total comfort soup fits the bill. And last night was definitely one of...

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Soupy Rice with Zucchini: cold day comfort food.

Soupy Rice is something my mother-in-law made my husband and her other kids on cold days, sick days and days when they just want something comforting. It's super simple and super de-lish...it's just rice, milk, butter and dash of seasoning...definitely a meal that's...

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Bhajia: rainy day comfort food.

This post is for all my friends and family on the East Coast that are hunkered down as Hurricane Sandy brings heavy rains and strong winds to their neck of the woods....may you all stay SAFE, dry and protected. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. My...

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sunday morning HASH.

a twist on a classic...  Right now in the Indian lunar calendar there's a period called Shraddh going on...this year it falls from Sept 29- Oct 15. Shraddh is a two week period dedicated to remembering and honoring our ancestors because the energy of these two weeks...

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end of summer small batch JAMS & SMOOTHIES.

A great way to use up the end of summer fruits.... Peaches are one of my favorite fruits....last week I went on little overboard buying our fruit for the week...so my peaches had gotten a little overripe :). I hate throwing food away....so whenever my pitted fruits or...

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Vegetable Garden Quinoa Bowl

great weeknight option...  This is a great weeknight meal....it's fast, easy and tasty...and it's even quicker and easier if you have leftover  Quinoa-Rice Pilaf or plain Quinoa already in the fridge. Did you know Quinoa has up to 12 grams of protein in just a 1/2 cup...

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PASTA a la summer

...summer in each bite. I just LOVE fresh veggies &  herb pasta dishes in the summer....they say SUMMER with every bite! My favorite combination is fresh corn, red bells, zucchini, tomatoes and LOTS of fresh basil! It's even better when some of these delectables can...

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asian pear FRIED RICE.

asian pear FRIED RICE. We've been having fun experimenting with our harvest of Asian Pears.... a few days ago I had some leftover rice I wanted to use it up. So I made a fried rice with baked tofu, edamame, carrots, broccoli and ASIAN PEARS instead of water...

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ASIAN PEARS kissed with salt and red chili powder.

De-lish! I LOVE Asian Pears....they're perfect! Crisp, refreshing, not overly sweet....yum! We have two trees in our backyard that are completely full...if you live in the Bay Area, drop me a note and we'll figure out a way to get you some. One of my favorite ways of...

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WAFFLE mornings. WAFFLE evenings.

WAFFLE mornings. WAFFLE evenings. WAFFLE mornings. WAFFLE evenings. I'm always looking for quick and easy breakfast ideas....Trader Joe's now carries egg-less, Gluten Free Waffles :)! Yippee! I just pop one in the toaster, add a little maple syrup, a dollop of greek...

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PLUM jelly LIME spritzer’s….

great on a HOT summer's day.... It's plum season! A friend of ours has a plum tree that gives, gives and gives more all summer long. Last weekend they dropped off a big bowl of  SUPER ripe ones...so my husband, the AMAZING jam maker that he is made some plum jelly....

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ONE-pot cornbread: a complete meal.

ONE-pot cornbread: a complete meal.  (9 pieces) ONE-pot Cornbread is a great wholesome meal! I take my favorite cornbread recipe...and then add a bunch of goodies from different food groups to make it a complete meal...black beans for protein, red bells, zuchinni,...

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baked TOFU: great to have on hand.

Baked tofu is great to have on hand....especially when you have a tasty marinate; they really soak up the flavor. I like baking tofu verses pan frying for several reasons....1. it's easier :),  2. they all cook to the same consistency,  3.) it requires less constant...

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Quinoa and Black Bean CAKES.

Quinoa and Black Bean CAKES. These are similar to the RICE PATTIES that I LOVE....but a little different :). These little cakes are great to eat with a side of veggies, salad or  soup...as an alternative for a veggie burger patty or just by themselves. They cook...

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