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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Vegetarian “Dosas” with Curried Chickpeas and Mint Chutney

November 21, 2012

South Indian food has some of my favorite dishes. My weakness are Dosas, roasted rice crepes served with chutneys made of tamarind, coconut, peanuts, dal, fenugreek seeds, and cilantro, and sometimes with a spicy filling as well. Traditional dosas look like this: They take forever to make, and require some pretty snazzy kitchen equipment. They’re not […]

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Indian Spiced Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”

November 11, 2012

Before last week, I had never made spaghetti squash before. I had never even bought spaghetti squash before. While that was primarily because I was pretty sure the husband would get freaked out at the idea of spaghetti squash (no way would that fly as a pasta substitution – he would make a face and […]

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Moroccan Chickpea Tagine with Quinoa Couscous

October 11, 2012

It’s no secret that the husband and I LOVE to travel. When we were in Sydney this summer, we stopped at a wonderful little Moroccan / Mediterranean restaurant, where we ordered a bunch of our favorite dishes, including a flavorful, traditional Moroccan tagine. A “tagine” is actually a unique ceramic or clay vessel, used to […]

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