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Vegan Lemon Quinoa Bean Salad

Spring has sprung and along with frequent showers, blooming flowers and warm weather it has also brought back my craving for salads. Throughout the cold months of fall and winter, I crave soups and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by Veg Inspirations on May 12, 2015

Aloo Baingan Sabzi ~ Vegan Eggplant and Potato Curry

Every time I travel, I find that  food choices at airports or rather the lack of choices quite frustrating.  I mean yes,  I do find the occasional salad at some restaurant, but for most part the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by Veg Inspirations on Dec 3, 2014

Rajasthani style Aloo ki sabzi ~ Dahiwale Aloo ~ Potatoes in yogurt gravy curry

Rajasthani cuisine has  been on my " to try" list for some time now. When we travel to India, our family likes to frequent a restaurant that serves Rajasthani food and we always enjoy the experience.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my w...
by Veg Inspirations on Nov 18, 2014

Kaddu ka Bharta ~ Vegan Butternut squash / Pumpkin curry

Fall is officially here, although some days it is so warm here that it feels more like summer than fall. But the vegetable section at our local grocery definitely feels like fall with the variety of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by Veg Inspirations on Oct 14, 2014

Penne pasta with veggies

Ever since the first time I tried this pasta sauce, I have been wondering how it would turn out if instead of processing the veggies into a sauce, I sautéed the veggies and tossed them with cooked... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by Veg Inspirations on Oct 8, 2014

Quinoa Pulao ~ Spinach quinoa

The newest healthy ingredient in my kitchen is avocado oil. Have any of you used it yet ?  I found it in a local health food store at first and purchased it, then noticed even my regular grocery has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by Veg Inspirations on Sep 5, 2014

Bhindi ki sabzi ~ Okra curry ~ Vendakkai Curry

Okra is one of my favorite veggies and this easy and simple curry is one of my favorite curries to make with it. Every few weeks  I make this at least once, yet surprisingly I never got around to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi...
by Veg Inspirations on Aug 26, 2014

Onion Spinach Roti ~ Indian Wheat Flat bread ~ Pyaaz Palak Roti

One of my favorite food combinations is roti or phulka with some kind of curry and/or dhal. This simple,  humble combination never fails to satisfy.  Since I like a little variety in rotis though,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by Veg Inspirations on Aug 14, 2014

Lemon vegetable quinoa

About once a week if not more often, I try and include quinoa in our diet.  One of the traditional rice dishes that was often made in our home when we were growing up is lemon rice or limbu saadam as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my w...
by Veg Inspirations on Jul 30, 2014

Spring Onion Roti ~ Hare pyaaz ki Roti ~ Indian wheat and spring onion flatbread

When I plan my menu for the week, I usually have a rough idea of what I would make on each day, though there are times when I switch out my plans at the last minute. But there is one thing that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by Veg Inspirations on Jul 15, 2014

Dudhi/ Lauki sabzi ~ Bottlegourd in peanut gravy curry ~ With Stepwise Pictures

Here's the thing I like most about bottle gourd/ calabash or lauki/ dudhi , it is a great veggie to consume when counting calories. This gourd has one of the lowest calorie counts,  100 gms of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by Veg Inspirations on Jul 1, 2014

Kadai Mushroom ~ Khumb ki Sabzi ~ Vegan Mushroom Curry ~ With StepwisePictures

It fascinates me how slight variations in some ingredients can alter the taste of a recipe so much. I have noticed this many times in cooking, most recently when I made this Gujarati style... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for f...
by Veg Inspirations on Jun 4, 2014

Quinoa Pulao ~ Cilantro Flavored Quinoa ~ With Stepwise Pictures

For a while now I have been wanting to try making some kind of pulao with quinoa. Finally a few weeks back,  I decided I had to stop thinking about it and actually make it. At first I was leaning... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi...
by Veg Inspirations on May 22, 2014

Quinoa Khichdi ~ Peanut Flavored Quinoa ~ With Stepwise Pictures

This sabudana/ sago pearls khichdi is something I make about once a month, usually for weekend breakfast. The last few times I made it,  it struck me that it would be awesome if I could make... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo...
by Veg Inspirations on May 8, 2014

Easy Cauliflower Potato Curry ~ Gujarati style Gobi Aloo Curry ~ Cauliflower batata nu shaak ~ With Stepwise pictures

Some of the curries or dishes that I try in my kitchen are ideas that I get from family or friends and sometimes I get the ideas from friends of my family :)  The latter is applicable in this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f...
by Veg Inspirations on Apr 22, 2014

Bell Pepper Curry ~ Capsicum masala ~ With Stepwise pictures

Bell pepper or capsicum is one of my favorite vegetables. I love the taste, flavor and color of these beautiful vegetables. I also love that it is so versatile and can be combined with so many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f...
by Veg Inspirations on Apr 2, 2014

Tomato Coconut Curry ~ Thakkali Kozhambu ~ With Stepwise Pictures.

On some days I feel like deciding what to make for lunch or dinner is much more challenging than actually making the food. Especially when the vegetable tray in the refrigerator is beginning to get... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by Veg Inspirations on Mar 11, 2014

Easy Vegan Black Eyed Peas curry- Maharashtrian style Chawli/Lobia curry. With Stepwise Pictures

The other day I was on the phone with my sister in law Anu and she mentioned that she makes a Maharashtrian curry with vaal that she learned from her Maharashtrian neighbor. When she ran through the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by Veg Inspirations on Feb 19, 2014

Carrot Roti ~ Wheat flat bread with carrot and spices ~ With Stepwise pictures

Adding some vegetables to rotis is my favorite way to add additional flavor and to sneak in some extra veggies into our diet. I usually make rotis with either avocados, spinach, tomatoes, cabbage,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi...
by Veg Inspirations on Feb 5, 2014

Carrot Roti (Wheat flat bread with carrot and spices)-With Stepwise pictures

Adding some vegetables to rotis is my favorite way to add additional flavor and to sneak in some extra veggies into our diet. I usually make rotis with either avocados, spinach, tomatoes, cabbage,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi...
by Veg Inspirations on Feb 5, 2014


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