Vegetarian Sri Lanka – Photos and Recipes From the Spice Island

March 25, 2014
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My recent trip to Sri Lanka was a dream come true. My grandfather as well as my husband’s grandfather had business ties in Sri Lanka. When he was a young man, my grandfather worked in Colombo. I grew up hearing stories about this beautiful island – stories of colonial bungalows, lush tea estates, Hindu temples, [...]

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Tomato Coconut Stew. Remembering my grandmother through her favorite recipes.

March 18, 2014

My paternal grandmother passed away a year ago this month. My grandmother raised me, and taught me a great deal. In her memory, I will be posting a series of her favorite recipes. The first in the series is this tomato stew with coconut milk. My grandmother relished this dish, often eating it with steaming [...]

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Rice and Coconut Crepes (Neer Dosa) Recipe

March 11, 2014

Neer dosa is a savory rice and coconut crepe from southern India. I first had neer dosa when my mother’s best friend Jayanthi Aunty, took me to Mathsya, an Udipi style restaurant in Chennai, India. She insisted I get these delicate, coconutty dosas. But I was hesitant at first. I like my dosas big, golden [...]

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Homemade Date Cardamom Almond Milk and a Vitamix Giveaway

March 6, 2014

Making almond milk at home is super easy. The total amount of work involved is less than 10 minutes and the benefits of homemade almond are numerous. For one, you get to control what goes into the almond milk. You control the sweetness and flavoring. And there are no chemical additives in home made almond [...]

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An Amtrak Foodie Adventure and a Portobello French Dip Recipe

February 26, 2014

I’ve lived in America 11 years and up until a few months ago I hadn’t taken a train journey in this country. I’ve been on an amazing coast to coast road trip, I’ve visited about 25 states of this great country, but I’d never been on a train. And then Amtrak called. They wanted to [...]

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Almost Instant Noodle Soup in a Jar

November 21, 2013

With this recipe, you can make your own tasty (almost) instant noodle soup with very little effort. You can prepare this recipe the previous day, and you have the perfect, quick office lunch – just add boiling water! And you can customize and make this recipe your own by adding different vegetables. See my suggestions [...]

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My Go-To Vegetarian Gravy Recipe

November 15, 2013

Nutritional yeast is the secret ingredient to this fast and easy vegetarian gravy recipe. Nutritional yeast is a dried and deactivated yeast that comes in flake and powder form. It has a deep umami taste and is a perfect flavor enhancer for vegetarian dishes. You can sprinkle it on popcorn, use it in soups, or [...]

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Thanksgiving Vegetarian Wellington with Fennel Braised Seitan, Thyme Roasted Mushrooms and Kale

November 14, 2013

Make this vegetarian wellington recipe for Thanksgiving and the turkeys of America will love you! And so will your guests. This welling is a puff pastry wrapping, stuffed with orange and fennel seed braised seitan, thyme roasted mushrooms and kale. All served with the best vegetarian gravy ever (recipe coming up next)! You can make [...]

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