Simple Slow-Cooker Yellow Dal

March 12, 2015

“Dal” is an absolute staple in our house. It is pure and simple, Indian comfort food. Essentially, it is spiced lentil stew. Rich, warm spices like turmeric, cumin, and coriander fill my kitchen when I’m cooking dal. And the husband always loves it. Layla does too! She eats it up with no problems at all. […]

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Palak Tofu: A Healthy Palak Paneer

January 29, 2015

Palak Paneer is a classic North Indian dish. Walk into any Indian restaurant, and you’re almost guaranteed to see “Palak Paneer” or “Saag Paneer” on the menu. It is traditionally a rich stew made with heavy cream, butter or ghee, paneer (which is a type of cheese used in Indian cooking), spinach, and tons of warm […]

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Spicy Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup

September 15, 2014

One-pot meals are definitely on my list of must-haves these days. It’s the easiest and fastest way to get a balanced meal for dinner without a ton of prep work or cooking time. This soup totally fits the bill. You just throw everything into a pot, let it simmer for ~20 minutes, whip out your […]

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Red Lentil Dal

April 8, 2013

Dal is one of my favorite one-pot meals. It also happens to be a powerhouse of nutritional goodness, thanks to the wonderful little lentil that’s at the heart of every dal recipe. With about 30% of their calories from protein, lentils have the third-highest level of protein, by weight, of any legume or nut, after soybeans and hemp. Lentils also […]

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Curried Lentil Soup

January 21, 2013

Lentil soup might be one of the easiest recipes to make at home. I’ve always been a huge fan of lentils: there are so many different types, each with a unique flavor; they’re a lean protein with tons of fiber; and they’re so integral to Indian cooking. For the longest time when I was growing […]

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Curried Cauliflower Soup

December 18, 2012

Winter is the best time for soup. Especially soups with warm spices like turmeric, cumin and cinnamon that just make you feel full and satisfied. This recipe, from Dr. Weil is exactly that type of meal. I decided to make this soup on an especially cold night and serve it with crunchy cashews and crisped up […]

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