Kalyani’s Chole

We are thrilled to have this recipe from Kalyani to share with our readers. Like many recipes, this exceptional chole/chickpea dish, came to Kalyani via her cousin Vinita, who adapted her mother-in-law’s recipe. These are not the chole you will find in Indian restaurants. For one thing, there are no tomatoes which are ubiquitous in... Continue Reading →

Hira’s Easy Mung Dal

This is a very simple, delicate-flavored dal, good for everyday cooking. It has very little oil. Hira's recipes are full of flavor (without being very spicy), and light on fat. Mung is considered to be the easiest bean to digest and the dal is even easier than the bean on the stomach. Dals usually require... Continue Reading →

Cannellini Bean Spread

Ingredients 2 15 oz. cans of cannellini beans, rised with cold water 1 medium clove of garlic, grated zest of 1 medium lemon, grated 2 teaspoons of fresh rosemary, chopped ½ teaspoon of salt ¼ teaspoon of red chili powder 2 teaspoons of olive oil 1/3 cup of water Steps Mince together the garlic, lemon... Continue Reading →

Beet Spread

Ingredients 1 cup of steamed, boiled, or roasted beets, sliced or diced ½ cup of walnuts 1 2 in. square wheat cracker 1 teaspoon of orange blossom honey 1/3 cup of good olive oil 1 small clove of garlic, grated 2 ½ tablespoons of lemon juice ¼ teaspoon of salt ¼ teaspoon of freshly ground... Continue Reading →

Blueberry Lemon Muesli

When is breakfast food only a breakfast food? In my mind, never! These false labels deprive us of enjoying perfectly wonderful food any time we want. And that is how I see muesli—breakfast, lunch, supper, snack, lightly sweet and luscious dessert, family food, company food. Fresh, plump blueberries and lemon are heavenly together when they... Continue Reading →

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