Vegan Vietnamese Pho

*Vegan Vietnamese Pho Recipe:*Spices:1-2 Bay leaves1 star anise4-6 cloves1 inch cinnamon piece1/8 tsp whole black pepper1/4 tsp fennel seeds1 inch fresh ginger, roughly chopped If using ground spices: 1 teaspoon ground star anise, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp black pepper powder, 1/4 tsp fennel seed powder, 2 teaspoons groundContinue reading “Vegan Vietnamese Pho”

Poha Upma/Hash

Time: 15-20 mins including prep timeServes: 2 Ingredients:Vegetables of your choice: 1/2 C each:Onions, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, baby lima beans, peas, corn, carrots, edamame, red cabbage, cabbage, peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, greens (spinach, collard greens, chard etc.) 1 C thick Red poha (flattened rice, available at any Indian grocery store)1/8 tsp or a pinchContinue reading “Poha Upma/Hash”

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Healthy Sugar free cookiesMakes 6 cookies Ingredients:2 very ripe bananas, mashed1/2 C Oat flour, homemade or any other type of flour1/2 tsp Baking powder1 tsp Vanilla/fresh ginger/cardamom/chai masala/your choice of flavoring1/4 C raisins2 TBS chopped walnuts, optional1 TBS choc chips, optionalNote: If dough is too runny add1/4 C Rolled Oats, old fashioned, add 1 TBSContinue reading “Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”

Healthy Apple/Berry Crumble

*Healthy Apple/Berry Crumble*This no-sugar version of Apple or Berry Crumble is delicious and sweet and juicy all the at the same time. *Fruit muxture*3-4 Apples grated, with skinOr Apple pear mixture, gratedOr apple-berry mix1 TBS Maple syrup or 2 finely chopped dates or any dried fruit like raisins, or chopped figs, prunes, or apricots etcJuiceContinue reading “Healthy Apple/Berry Crumble”

Amazing Key Lime Pie

Ingredients: Crust:1/2 C unsalted raw cashew + 1/2 C Rolled oats (use any proportion to make 1 C) (For nut free option use 1 C rolled oats)6-8 large dates (10 med sized dates)Juice of 1/2 a lime and zest Process together in a food processor until dough ball forms. Place into a pie dish orContinue reading “Amazing Key Lime Pie”

Oats Upma/Hash

Ingredients:1 C Old fashioned rolled Oats1 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger1 TBS Lemon juice2 TBS chopped cilantro1 TBS dry roasted peanuts or seeds of your choiceSalt to taste Vegetables of your choice: 1/2 – 1 C each:Onions, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, baby lima beans, peas, corn, carrots, edamame, red cabbage, cabbage, peppers, zucchini, yellow squash,Continue reading “Oats Upma/Hash”

Cranberry-Ginger Pickle/Relish/Tokku

Cranberry Ginger Pickle/Relish/Tokku, No Oil, No Sugar or Jaggery (A variation on Allum Pachadi a favorite in many homes) Ingredients:1/2 Cup water1 lb or 2-3 cups washed fresh cranberries or frozen no sugar added cranberries2 C finely chopped organic ginger or minced in food processor1 C very finely chopped dates or date paste Spices:1 TBSContinue reading “Cranberry-Ginger Pickle/Relish/Tokku”

Nut free no-cheese Cheese

This recipe curtesy ‘Cooking With Plants’. This nut free cheese is very simple to make and is creamy and delicious! It can be used for Mac No-Cheese as well as a dip for steamed or oven roasted veggies. Enjoy!! Ingredients:1 cup rolled, oats1/2-1 medium head cauliflower steamed till soft, or oven roasted1 whole red bell pepper roasted, skip forContinue reading “Nut free no-cheese Cheese”

My Amma’s Vanghibhat Powder recipe

Ingredients:1/4 C Chana Dal1/4 C Urad dal1/2 C Dried Red chilies1/2 C Bedgi Red Chilies1 C Coridander seeds1 C Copra or dessicated coconut1 TBS poppy seeds2 in. piece Cinnamon1/2 tsp Aesofotida1 tsp Salt Dry roast dals separetely.Dry roast red chilies and coriander seeds together.Powder coarsely without coconut. Add coconut in the end and powder. StoreContinue reading “My Amma’s Vanghibhat Powder recipe”

Lemony Lemon Bars (Pie) Sugar free

Ingredients: Crust:1/2 C unsalted raw cashew + 1/2 C Rolled oats (use any proportion to make 1 C) (For nut free option use only rolled oats)8 large dates (10 med sized dates)Juice of 1/2 a lemon and zest Process together in a food processor until dough ball forms. Place into a pie dish or spingContinue reading “Lemony Lemon Bars (Pie) Sugar free”