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Vegan kitchen basics – Hot chocolate with cocoa and almond milk

I am on a short holiday from work and it is a different sort of bliss. I wake up to the opening strains of Aerosmith’s,  ‘something’s wrong with the world today’, dig into the crisper for a quick assessment of vegetables available, and decide upon the menu. Packed lunch for my son includes steamed rice read more

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Roasted cherry tomatoes, baby carrots & red bell peppers soup

  My roasted cherry tomatoes, baby carrots and red bell peppers soup brings me closer to my favourite Season.  The red and orange of the ingredients, the freshness of tender vegetables, and the aroma of sweet pepper as it roasts is enough to whet my appetite, the way only Autumn, Winter and Spring can. It’s read more

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Cream of cauliflower soup ~ Vegan

Cauliflower soup is not in keeping with my chosen theme for ‘veganmofo 2012’, i.e, cooking and posting an Indian dish everyday all October. However, I made it specially for Simone’s photography event #5.  We had to style and photograph the soup as it appeared in DH’s magazine while keeping the recipe the same.  The original read more

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Carrots, sprouts and pine nuts salad, with an oil-free dressing

Day 3 of Veganmofo had me stumped. Since a year, I have been wanting to write a cookbook celebrating Indian vegan recipes, and to this goal I have been hoarding recipes and photographs. Today I delved into that reserve, and am sharing a simple and quick traditional Indian salad with my touch. The recipe is read more

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Broccoli and pea soup with sour cream

This year saw surprisingly long Winter and Spring, which set the mood for soups, starters, and more-than-regular-quota of fried snacks in the TT household. We had abundant supply of fruits to see us through breakfast – oranges, more oranges, grapes, strawberries and bananas.  I am not sure why, but Winter is one time when dinner becomes read more

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Steamed pumpkin soup with shallots

It came as a pleasant surprise when my friend Sanjeeta, invited me to share my thoughts on her blog – Lite Bite.  Hop over to Lite Bite for a simple but warm, delicious, Winter soup and to know more about Lite Bite and to read the full article.  If only shallots were easy to peel, I would read more

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A Thai Pistou soup (Soupe au pistou)

A bit of confusion there, isn’t it? A Provencal soup or a Thai soup?  Well, both! I am more a thyme person than basil but these days our markets do not seem to be stocking thyme, so I picked up a bunch of basil the other day thinking – Thai! Sometimes I have this terrible read more

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Carrots, leek and zucchini soup

Me: “H, do you know where your pink jacket is?” Jr.H: “I gave it you to store it somewhere till the next Winter.” We try to flaunt our winter wear as much as possible in that one week of chill that December provides and then store them neatly till the next year.  Officially we do read more

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