Cream of Tomato Soup (Vegan)
In early summer I bought several tomato plants from our local nursery. I had been hoping to have a variety of different types of tomatoes to enjoy through out the summer.
Sautéed Zucchini and Tomatoes
Last year I picked out an unusual herb plant from our local nursery. The name of the plant is epazote and it’s a perennial aromatic herb used in cooking. Both the fresh leaves and tender stems are used in soups, stews, making teas, among other things. Check out the link above for more information!
My Mom’s Lentils with Potatoes
As a kid I ate lentils everyday and never got tired of them because my mom was good with many different recipes. Lentils are nutritious, cheap and filling and I want to share a favorite recipe with you today.
Lentils with Butternut Squash
Growing up we ate lentils pretty much every day as they were nutritious, cheap, and filling. I didn’t appreciate lentils as much back then but now crave it often and miss my Mom’s cooking. My Mom tried to change things up so we didn’t get too bored with the lentils. She would find different kinds…
Pico De Gallo
Pico de gallo is a type of salsa. While it may seem similar to regular salsa, they both have their share of differences! Pico de gallo contains less liquid and it’s much more chunky. It’s commonly used in tacos and fajitas. I like to put pico de gallo on lots of things like omelettes, quesadillas,…
Hearty Vegetable Soup
We recently took an awesome trip to Central Oregon and visited the beautiful High Desert Museum. We stopped for a bite to eat in their café and I discovered an unusual minestrone soup that I really enjoyed. The flavor of the soup was really unique as it contained asparagus, artichoke hearts, and garbanzo beans along…
Dal with Zucchini
Growing up I ate masoor dal (red lentils) virtually every day and loved it for its taste. Now that I’m older I also realize it’s great because it’s affordable and very nutritious as well. Another thing that I love is zucchini, which I never tasted before coming to the U.S. Dal and zucchini are not…
Awesome Chili That Happens To Be Vegan
I have been trying to incorporate more beans, lentils, and vegetables into our daily meals. With the right combination of spices, you can turn boring canned beans into something really spectacular. In my university job I was tasked with creating new and exciting vegan and vegetarian recipes for college students. One of the dishes that…
Begun Bhaji (Fried Eggplant)
I love eggplant for its delicious taste and smooth and velvety texture. It doesn’t hurt that it’s healthy too. Growing up, my Mom used eggplant in many dishes. She would either deep fry it in a chick pea flour batter, stir fry it, or pan fry it in a skillet. The pan-fried version of this…
Saag Bhaji (Spinach fry)
Saag bhaji is a spinach dish widely eaten all over Bangladesh. This is probably the easiest Bengali dish you’ll ever make. If you don’t have any spinach, you can substitute in other greens like mustard, swiss chard, beet greens. The taste may differ from regular spinach, as spinach has a very mild flavor. I like…