Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

Much like popular Italian baked pasta dishes such as cannelloni or lasagna, this vegan Mexican baked tortilla dish is wonderfully rich despite the total absence of meat and dairy. There is only one drawback to this meal — it’s so absurdly delicious and wholesome that it presents a challenge to …

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Spiced Teff Cakes with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

With my recent forays into Ethiopian cooking, I’ve become interested again in revisiting teff for the first time in many years. Teff has been the staple grain of Ethiopian cooking for thousands of years but is relatively unknown to the rest of the world except through the sourdoughed teff flour …

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No Croutons Required – Early Autumn Edition

Welcome to the September 2015 edition of No Croutons Required, a monthly event featuring vegetarian soups and salads, alternately hosted by my good friend Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes and myself. This month we have 9 recipes to share. Perhaps because September was warmer than usual, we have a good selection …

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My Legume Love Affair #88 – October 2015

I’m pleased once again to be hosting My Legume Love Affair, a long running event celebrating all of the goodness of legumes. We are at edition #88 and I hope fellow bloggers will submit a recipe this month. This event was started by my dear and loving friend Susan of …

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Urad Dal Tomato Soup

A longtime favorite soup of mine that I often make when I don’t want to fuss and want something warming and easy to digest, this attractive and gently spiced ural dal and tomato soup is always worth another share. And another taste too. Creamy mild urad dal combines so well …

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Millet and Brown Rice Patties with Tahini and Tamari

Sometimes the easiest dishes are the most satisfying, especially when you are pressed for time but don’t wish to sacrifice flavor or nutrients. Take these deliciously nutty baked millet and brown rice patties with creamy tahini and salty tamari sauce. With hardly any ingredients at all, they need little adornment …

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Mushroom Tikka Masala

One of my favorite ingredients, I scarcely like to go a week without eating mushrooms and will often incorporate them into rice or dishes that don’t ordinarily call for them. But sometimes I like to make a dish in which the mushrooms shine as the starring ingredient. That and my …

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Quinoa with Almonds and Mixed Vegetables

Quinoa is a perfect meal accompaniment just on its own or with a little seasoning, just as rice is. And just like rice, the nutty flavor of quinoa is easy to dress up to take the grain experience to a whole new level. It’s a delicious and simple vehicle for …

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Olive Oil Almond Cake

Sometimes the most elegant desserts are the easiest ones. Take this cake for example. An ideal accompaniment for tea or coffee if you please, almonds are the shining ingredient here, along with olive oil and a bit of citrusy burst from freshly grated orange zest. It’s not too sweet, and …

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Quinoa Potato Patties

I’ve been cooking my way through one of my new favorite cookbooks. Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen is a creative twist on traditional Indian recipes designed for the home cook. It’s beautiful to browse through, with plenty of mouthwatering photos and ideas for little bites and meals, breakfast, sides, vegetable and …

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