Vegan Posts

Crispy brown rice crackers

Ah…to make crackers that are crisp, that need so few ingredients, is nutritious and tasty…that’s what these rice crackers are. It’s pretty difficult to find cracker recipes without the need for gluten free flour. I’ve tried the chickpea one and I’m not a huge fan. So...

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Chutney puddi (powder)

Gun powder or chutney puddi (or powder) is a South Indian condiment served with idlis, dosas or mixed in with plain rice. You add some ghee with it. There are more than a 100 varieties of chutney puddi in Bangalore. I’m sure there are much more around other parts of...

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Aunty Prema’s sambar powder

Aunty Prema is my mum’s friend – she isn’t my mum’s sister though - we call everyone aunty in India! Everyone is like family. Every time we visited her, she would cook us some amazing food. I distinctly remember her bisi-bele-bath. This is a lentil, veggie and rice...

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Simple dhal (lentils)

This dhal reminds me of holidaying at my aunt’s home in the hills in a place called Ooty. This was the place where the British went to when it got too hot in India. She would make this style of dhal and serve it with rice. She would bring out the steaming hot rice and...

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Apple cinnamon oat bars with allspice

I started making these oat bars last winter. I liked to wake up to a warm breakky already made for me (sometime J makes me something if he wakes up first). Maybe it was time to find something that was ready for all of us when we woke up? That’s where these bars come...

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Sumac hummus

There are days I don’t feel like cooking. Or I fancy a change, or the kids want finger foods…these are the days of an impromptu picnic on the grass, or sitting around the coffee table and eating. It doesn’t have to be skimp-on-the-veggies-day though. So I thought I...

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Almond garlic green beans

Garlic is one of my all-time favourite flavours. I think it tastes awesome in almost any dish (which is why I add fresh garlic in almost every dish!) If I'm ever stuck for inspiration, I first reach for the garlic. Garlic is an amazing medicinal food. There are so...

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Superfood chocolate bark

When I was little, I loved Cadbury's fruit and nut chocolate. The crunchy nuts, the chewy raisins...I don't eat Cadbury's anymore, but I wanted to recreate that memory and taste. The superfood chocolate bark was born. Toasted almonds and cranberries or rainsins in...

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