Main Dish – Vegetarian

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Breaking the Granola Bar Habit

| March 11, 2013 | 9 Comments
Breaking the Granola Bar Habit

Many years ago, I dated a chef. During his stint in culinary school, he would come home from nutrition class every day and ask me what I had eaten. I was always proud to tell him of the nutritious meals I had packed for work. That was when I was single and childless, and I […]

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Increased Prices = Universal Veganism?: Vegetarian California Rolls

| August 20, 2012 | 3 Comments
Increased Prices = Universal Veganism?:  Vegetarian California Rolls

Recently, CNN reported on the highly unusual weather patterns that the United States has endured during the past year.  For instance, they noted that the U.S. has experienced its warmest 12 month period since 1895 and that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is calling 2011 a year of ‘extreme weather’. Whether or not […]

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Bengali Omelette Curry

| July 23, 2012 | 12 Comments
Bengali Omelette Curry

There are a number of Indian recipes which never find their way to the restaurant menu. Omelette curry is one of them. This is a very easy dish and it can be cooked in a jiffy. When the omelette boils in the gravy, it swells up a little, absorbs the flavors of the gravy and […]

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Crisp and Crunchy Empanadas Fritas

| July 9, 2012 | 10 Comments
Crisp and Crunchy Empanadas Fritas

Every one knows what an empanada is. It is a half moon fried pocket that may be filled with queso blanco, ground beef, sautéed shredded chicken, really anything savory, that is fried to a golden crisp. Many people remember their first time having an empanada. I don’t remember my first, as I grew up eating […]

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Pancharattan Dal (A Mixture of Five Kinds of Lentils)

| June 18, 2012 | 8 Comments
Pancharattan Dal (A Mixture of Five Kinds of Lentils)

Dal is a stew made with lentils, which is very common in every traditional Indian household. When a baby starts eating solids, an Indian mother will most likely give him mung dal, as lentils are extremely nutritious. It is rich in proteins and thus, an essential component in a balanced Indian vegetarian diet.

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Falafel Fa’Life

| June 7, 2012 | 2 Comments
Falafel Fa’Life

What’s the first thing you think of when I say Arabic food? Chances are, falafel and hummus are in the mix. Nowadays we can add shawarma, tabouleh and kebab to the list. The West is becoming more adventurous when trying Middle Eastern cuisine. But falafel remains an old standard as a savory, cheap, semi-healthy, vegetarian […]

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Alarming Truth About Sugar & Obesity: Five-Alarm Vegan Chili

| May 24, 2012 | 12 Comments
Alarming Truth About Sugar & Obesity: Five-Alarm Vegan Chili

A couple weeks ago, I watched, like many others, the HBO documentary on The Weight of the Nation. While there wasn’t anything particularly new in the documentaries, they did a solid job sounding the alarm about the extremely horrific path we are heading on in terms of obesity and health (i.e., half of Americans are […]

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Calling (Meat) Eaters: Vegan Ma Po Tofu

| April 5, 2012 | 13 Comments
Calling (Meat) Eaters: Vegan Ma Po Tofu

Have you heard of the New York Times contest? This contest challenges people to submit essays arguing why it is ethical to eat meat – and the winner gets published. What I find fascinating are the discussions surrounding this – I admit, I am one that loves to read comments. I like reading what people […]

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Excess and Balance: Sweet Potato Naan

| March 15, 2012 | 8 Comments
Excess and Balance: Sweet Potato Naan

I am so un-sexy. I went to Vegas this weekend for the first time. I’ve never really been the “Vegas”-type, so figured a mini-reunion with two dear college friends would be the perfect excuse to get there. I had to first ask, what do people in Vegas wear? Well, it quickly became evident that the […]

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Sassy Sweet Potatoes: Melissa@Market

| February 21, 2012 | 11 Comments
Sassy Sweet Potatoes: Melissa@Market

Oh, lord, this is a rough time of year. Yes, yes, I know I spent my last M@M post complaining about winter, but this precipice where the weather is just barely clinging to cold and appears thisclose to tipping over into spring leaves me clawing towards the light. It seems I can’t wish sunny days […]

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