String Beans with Soy Chunks

Ingredients: ½ lb string beans ¾ cup dry soy chunks 1 tablespoon canola oil ½ cup sliced red onion 3-4 garlic cloves 1 cup chopped tomato ¼ cup coconut milk 1 cup water 1 teaspoon chili powder ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder Spice powder: 1 teaspoon coriander seed ½ teaspoon cumin seed ¼ teaspoon fennel seed…

Crunchy Almond Crepes with Orange Sauce

Ingredients: Pancake: ½ cup all purpose flour 1 egg white 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon sugar ¾ cup 2% milk/soy milk 1 teaspoon orange peel Filling: ¼ cup generous whole almonds toasted ¼ cup almond meal/almond flour 2 tablespoon 2% milk/soy milk 1 teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Sauce: 1 cup fresh orange…

Bulgur with Shitake Mushrooms and Bok-Choy

Ingredients: ½ cup bulgur 1 ½ cups water 1 teaspoon oil 8-10 dried shitake mushrooms 1 red bell pepper 1 cup button mushroom 2 small bunch bok-choy 4-5 garlic cloves 2 teaspoons canola oil ½ teaspoon chili paste Salt and pepper to taste Method: Wash bulgur thoroughly In a covered saucepan, bring water to a…

Creamy Fruit Oatmeal

Ingredients: ¾ cup old fashioned rolled oats 2 cups water 1 cup milk ½ cup diced fresh apples ¼ cup raisins ¼ cup dried cranberries Pinch of salt Cinnamon 4 tablespoons agave nectar Method: Boil water in a saucepan and once water starts boiling add oats, chopped apple, raisins, cranberries, and salt. Cook for about…

Baked Bitter-Gourd Curry (பாவக்காய் கறி)

Ingredients: 6 bitter gourds 3-4 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoons canola oil ½ cup red onion thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic 3-4 dried red chilies 2 teaspoons chili powder ½ cup chopped tomato ½ cup thick coconut milk ¼ cup coconut water 1 cup water ¾ teaspoon tamarind paste (more if needed) Salt to taste…

Oatmeal with Dried Fruit Compote

Ingredients: 1 cup old fashioned oats 2 cups water ½ cup milk Pinch of salt ½ cup chopped dried fruits (such as pear, apple, plum, apricot etc.) 1 ½ cups water 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut toasted 2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts Method: To prepare oatmeal, bring water…

Wheat Berries with Mixed Beans and Water Cress

Ingredients: ½ cup wheat berries ½ cup cooked mixed beans such as kidney beans, Navy beans ½ cup cucumber chopped into cubes 1 large radish thinly sliced ½ cup water cress 2-3 cloves garlic ½ teaspoon cumin seed 1 teaspoon cooking oil Salt and black pepper to taste Lemon juice Extra Virgin Olive oil Method:…