This recipe is mainly fresh fennel. There is no gluten or cream even though it is a creamy soup. Delicious hot or cold and less than five ingredients.
Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup
Full of mushroom flavor, creamy with no cream, gluten-free, and so comforting. It is fast food taking less than 20 minutes and less than 5 ingredients.
Cauliflower Peas with Mint
Cauliflower with peas is a classic Indian combination. In our home, we like cruciferous vegetables to be cooked without water. The twist here is the addition of lots of fresh mint. We think it goes well with the cauliflower and peas. Even though it has Serrano peppers, the dish is not spicy. Cauliflower Peas with... Continue Reading →
Hira’s Tomato with Crispy Chickpea Noodles
This vegetable dish (sev tamaata nu shaak) is eaten as part of a regular Indian meal and has no garlic or onion and is gluten-free. It is perfect with whole wheat roti or gluten-free millet roti (bajra na rotla).
Hira’s Cilantro Chutney
Gluten free, vegan, this low carb chutney is a flavor pop and summer fresh. It resembles pesto but there is no oil and it is incredibly versatile.
Orange Fennel Salad
Delicate fennel and sweet oranges go well together to make a very refreshing, light salad. If you like onions, go ahead and add some thinly sliced red onions or some chopped scallion greens. We prefer ours without onions. Chill for 2 to 8 hours hours for the flavors to blend and the fennel to become... Continue Reading →
Hira’s Cabbage Tomato Salad
Cabbage is a wonderful vegetable in a salad. Many children and adults who do not eat the cooked vegetable end up loving it in this crunchy, tender salad. Lettuce was not available in India until recently, and is still not widely available. So cabbage is used in salads that are eaten in small portions, almost... Continue Reading →
Fava Bean Salad
Dried fava beans are widely used in Middle Eastern cooking and this recipe is our version of ful medames. The beans may not look as attractive as other more neat-looking beans but these fava beans have a delicious, nutty, buttery texture and flavor. It is a refreshing dish in the summer with the Mediterranean flavors... Continue Reading →
In this very fresh, herby, flavorful dish, the traditional tabbouleh becomes a little more substantial with more bulgur and chickpeas. It makes for a perfect, light, summer meal, or a healthful snack. I prepare it in the morning for the evening meal and make extra for a weekend lunch. The flavors deepen with time, and... Continue Reading →