Vegan Butter Tofu

When I say “Vegan” butter tofu, it sounds really funny. But I adopted the name from the Indian recipe butter chicken.  For the original chicken recipe, a lot of ghee or butter is added with heavy cream to make a very rich and tasty dish. However, I wanted to make it a vegan dish since… Continue reading Vegan Butter Tofu

Arugula Salad with Strawberries and Grape Tomatoes

  It is summer and farmer’s market and groceries are full of fresh vegetables.  In this 90 degree temperature, I don’t think any one would enjoy standing in front of a hot stove or oven and cooking something for dinner.  Especially I don’t.  So I have been trying different salads and this came out to… Continue reading Arugula Salad with Strawberries and Grape Tomatoes

Black Eyed Peas and Potato Curry

Ingredients: 1 ½ cups cooked and drained black eyed peas ¼ cups sliced red onion 3-4 cloves garlic 1 medium tomato 1-2 teaspoons canola oil Pinch of hing (Asaefotida) 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon coriander seeds ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 3 green chilies 1 medium potato ¼ cup coconut milk Salt to taste Oil… Continue reading Black Eyed Peas and Potato Curry

Rice with Kidney Beans and Veggies

Ingredients: ¾ cup uncooked brown rice 2 tomatoes 1 small onion 1-2 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic ¼ cup dried kidney beans ½ cup Brussels sprout 2 medium carrots 1 cup string beans sliced 2 teaspoon canola oil 2 green chilies split lengthwise 2-3 dried red chilies broken into 2-3 pieces ½ teaspoon fennel… Continue reading Rice with Kidney Beans and Veggies