Sweet potato and black bean quinoa chili

When it’s chilly outside – I always want chili! I love a good vegetarian chili that is full of fiber and incredibly filling.  This recipe inspired by the Roasted Root is becoming my go-to vegetarian chili recipe. I like to add a bit of tumeric and oregano to the spices because I think they go very… Continue reading Sweet potato and black bean quinoa chili

Garden vegetable curry in a hurry

One night I had a lot of vegetables from my garden and needed to eat them all before they went bad. I had eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, and peppers and was feeling tired of making Italian inspired dishes with those ingredients. Having some potatoes and onions on hand, I thought I’d make a quick curry. It… Continue reading Garden vegetable curry in a hurry

Lentil and swiss chard stew with lemon parsley sauce

As I’ve mentioned before, I love lentils. I find them extremely hearty and comforting. I’ve also recently discovered that I love a green sauce. Parsley or cilantro (or both!), olive oil, something acidic, – blend it all together and it takes a dish seriously up a notch! So put lentils with a green sauce and… Continue reading Lentil and swiss chard stew with lemon parsley sauce

Bangla Aloo Sem – Bengali green beans and potatoes smothered in mustard oil

If you’ve never tried mustard oil, go out and buy some right now! You can buy it at an Indian food store for not very much. It’s tangy and complex. I can’t wait to try more recipes with it. This is a great, simple side dish that I think would go well as a side… Continue reading Bangla Aloo Sem – Bengali green beans and potatoes smothered in mustard oil

Gobhi Masallam – Stuffed cauliflower with tomato-cilantro sauce

I have another delicious Indian food post for you from the awesome book, Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking by Julie Sahni. Of the dishes I’ve made, this is probably my favorite. It’s a whole cauliflower, lightly steamed, covered in this delicious crust made of almonds, onions, garlic and jalapeños that is baked to perfection.… Continue reading Gobhi Masallam – Stuffed cauliflower with tomato-cilantro sauce