Thursday, April 10, 2014

Salad, nuts, parathas, dal, pasta, side dish, a cup of hot almond milk and fruit

                                         Fresh green spinach salad to start with.

                                         Nuts for the extra crunch.

                                          Persimmon, oranges, guava.

                                          Avocados, kiwis

                                          Almond milk


                                          Dal with parsley, ginger, tomatoes and onions.

                                         Organic wheat pasta with tomatoes, spinach and herbs.

                                          Cauliflower, broccoli, green peppers

                                                      Ate peanuts, they are a good source of Vitamin E.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Vegan Bhaturas

We are in Daljit Athwal's kitchen and she is making some yummy bhaturas for us. You can skip the yogurt all together or substitute soy yogurt while making the dough, to make them vegan. Eat them with chick peas and some salad.

                                         A great cook, rolling the bhaturas

                                                     In Daljit Atwal's kitchen, frying them.

                                                    Soft and puffed bhaturas.

                                                     Hot, out of the pan and on the plate.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Vegan Thanksgiving

Celebrating Thanksgiving with a bunch of friends who eat vegan, raw, and vegetarian. I am grateful for all the wonderful friends and family in my life.

                              Vegan turkey made with grapes, cantaloupe, pear, red bell pepper.

                                         vegan pasta

                                        Mix veggies broccoli, cauliflower, squash and carrots

                                         Salad, mangoes, vegan patte, lentils dip

                                         Truffles- all vegan, by Alisa; they just melted in the mouth.

                                         Vegan mud-slide pie by Deanna Steinwand was yummy.

Oompa Loompa Truffles made by Andrew Chin (no picture, as they were gone so quickly, simply delicious)
He suggested that the name was inspired from 'Willi Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' movie.
Andrew's recipe.
3 oz or (3/5th cup) cacao beans with skin ground
1/4 cup coconut butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup cacao powder
5 1/2 tbsp maple syrup grade B
2 tsp vanilla powder
1 tbsp lucuma (dried fruit from Peru, resembling an avocado)
pinch quantum pink salt

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Vegan hazelnut barfi and cashew barfi

Hazelnut barfi with ground hazelnuts, roasted, crushed, add enough water to soften then cut into square pieces. Made by Mugdha Lakhani. Photo credit Mugdha Lakhani.

Vegan Cashew barfi made by Mugdha Lakhani. Photo credit Mugdha Lakhani Out of the two the cashew barfi was awesome, really soft and melted in the mouth.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Rice pulav with cashews, pooris, main dish, papad and lastly vegan tea

                                           Rice pulav with cashews



Poori preparation

                Potato and tomato curry with condiments, chutney and cut lemon for added tanginess.

  Vegan tea

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bitter gourd with cumin

A good way to get rid of toxins is bittergourd. A great addition to any meal.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Thai Cuisine

Araya's is a great place to entertain guests with vegan cuisine. Their Brussels sprouts, mango salad, spring rolls and soups are exemplary. I usually take my guests to this place if they opt to eat outside and they enjoy it.