The Best Hummus I’ve Ever Eaten and Other Stories from Jerusalem. A Vegetarian Journey Through Israel – Part 1

February 10, 2012

When I left for Israel late last year, I had no idea I would return so in love with the cuisine of this country. The fresh fruits and vegetables, amazing range of grains, and the huge markets are a vegetarian’s paradise.  Israel will easily rank in the top 5 of my best countries for vegetarians [...]

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Ghee and Curry Leaf Pasta Recipe

January 26, 2012

In my last post  I showed you how to make home made ghee. In this post, I share how to use all that delicious ghee – pasta with curry leaf and ghee! I am a pasta lover and a ghee lover, and this is the recipe I created to get my pasta fix and ghee [...]

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How to Make Ghee

January 13, 2012

Ghee is used widely in Indian cooking. Not only is it deeply flavorful, ghee also has a higher smoke point, so its great for sauteing or frying. Indian herbal medicine (Ayurveda) uses ghee as a base for many of its medications. I spent some time at an Ayurvedic retreat in India last summer and my detox concoction [...]

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Easy Carrot Mint Soup and a Great Tip for Flavoring Milk Based Soups

January 3, 2012

Let’s start the New Year with a simple, yet delicious carrot mint soup recipe, shall we?! This is my go to recipe when I’m feeling like a soup laden with the freshness of herbs and vegetables. This soup is very easy to make and pantry friendly since it uses only carrots, fresh mint, and milk. [...]

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Baba Ganoush Recipe – a Guest Post from Shulie of Food Wanderings

December 29, 2011

Hello from Tel Aviv! I am traveling in Jordan and Israel on a business trip, and have taken a few days off to explore the amazing food scene here. I will be posting lots of photos and recipes from my trip when I get back! But right now, please enjoy this Baba Ganoush recipe guest [...]

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Dal Fry Mix in a Jar. Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas for Vegetarians

December 20, 2011

Dal fry is a typical Indian lentil dish (and popular on restaurant menus) made with cumin, turmeric, onion, tomato, garlic and lentils. I’ve simplified the recipe and turned it into a holiday gift mix in a jar. If you have friends and family who are vegetarian or Indian food lovers, they will be delighted to [...]

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Cajun Dirty Rice Mix in a Jar. Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas for Vegetarians.

December 15, 2011

Do you love giving homemade holiday gifts? Do you have friends or family who are vegan or vegetarian? If you answered yes, this is the perfect vegetarian friendly, homemade Christmas food gift idea for you! This cajun dirty rice mix in a jar takes just minutes to put together, and is very affordable too! I [...]

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Indian Coconut Rice. A Guest Post for 6Bittersweets

December 12, 2011

I’m at the airport, about to board my plane to India (and then I’m going to Jordan, Dubai and Israel). I wanted to quickly tell you about my coconut rice guest post over at my lovely friend Xiaolu’s blog 6bittersweets. While I was busy packing and finishing up work before I leave for my trip, [...]

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