Vegan Creamy Bell Pepper Soup

Creamy soups are usually made with heavy cream or whole milk. I have made soups with almond milk since almond milk does not have strong taste or smell. This time I wanted to get the thick creamy taste for my soup and almond milk does not give that texture. When pureed, silken tofu is something…

Spicy Curried Couscous with Kidney beans and Vegetables

Today I thought of making some thing simple – meaning cooking couscous is so easy, just boil the water and add couscous and let stand.  This is kind of a one pot meal that can be eaten for lunch or dinner.  Also a good recipe to pack in a lunch box for office. Ingredients: ¼…

Pasta with in Roasted Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: For the pasta 4 oz cork-screw pasta (or any other pasta) 8 oz asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium red bell pepper cut into thin slices 1 medium sweet potato peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes cooking spray 2 teaspoon olive oil generous 1/2 cup cherry tomato halved 1/2 cup black…

Vegan Corn Cakes

Ingredients: 2 teaspoon oil 1/4 cup finely chopped button mushroom 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1/2 cup corn kernels 1 scallion chopped 1/2 cup finely ground corn meal 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon oil 1 cup thin coconut milk 1/4 cup water 1/4…

Soba Noodles with Aromatic Almond Sauce

I am starting to love noodles the fact it is quite easy to cook and you can mix and match different vegetable you want.  So this time I thought of trying it with arugula.  Yes, arugula – some thing so different that I wanted to try.  To mask the strong taste of arugula I thought of…

Couscous with Black Beans and Zucchini Ribbons

After coming home from work, I will be so tired and some times I don’t even want to step into the kitchen.  Today is one of those days and once I walked in, I was thinking whether to get some frozen food from the refrigerator or cook some thing that is quick and simple.  I browsed…

Spicy Bulgur with Broccoli and Kidney Beans

Ingredients: For the Bulgar: ½ cup Bulgar 1½ cups water 1 teaspoon oil 3 cardamom pods 3 cloves 1 inch piece of cinnamon salt to taste Vegetable mix: 5-6 oz mushroom (portabella or button) 4 oz broccoli florets 1 small red bell pepper cut into thin strips Cooking spray ¼ cup dried kidney beans soaked…

Potatoes and Eggplant in Fried Onion

Ingredients: 4 small potatoes 4 small eggplants 1 small red bell pepper 1 tablespoon oil 1 small onion strand of curry leaves  ½ teaspoon coriander seeds ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds 3 cloves garlic ½ inch piece of ginger 1 teaspoon crushed red chilies Salt to taste Method: Bring water to boil in…

Thai Style Soy Chunks (TVP) Curry

Soy chunks especially the big ones have a real meat texture.  When cooked they even taste somewhat like meat (per my friends since I am vegetarian).  When I saw the original recipe in WebMD  for Thai style chicken recipe, I immediately thought I can use soy chunks instead of meat.  Original recipe also had fish…

Quinoa with Kale and Black Beans

Quinoa is a grain that does not have any smell or flavor.  That’s why dry roasting it gives a nice nutty flavor.  Also when cooking quinoa, I like to add salt since it gets absorbed into quinoa and gives a mild taste.   You can even add any other spices while cooking quinoa Ingredients: 3/4…