Mixed Vegetable Pakoras

20160123_205108This recipe is a compilation and adaptation of the Mixed Vegetable Pakoras recipe from Manjula’s Kitchen, my favorite food website, and Chubby’s Peckish Pakoras, a recipe from Tarquin Hall’s Case of the Love Commandos, the latest in his series of delightful and engaging novels set in New Delhi featuring Vish Puri, India’s Most Private Detective.

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Vegan Celeriac Remoulade

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Delicious, quick, and easy to make, celeriac remoulade is a lively side dish that is an especially satisfying accompaniment to a sandwich.  Continue reading

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Pissaladiere

16656519386_a9045f479f_z This vegan version of the Provencal tart is as savory and delicious as the classic.  The crisp pastry topped with spinach, onions, olives, and red peppers, is bursting with Mediterranean flavor.

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Curried Butternut Squash Soup

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This spicy and savory soup warms you up from the inside out.  Continue reading

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Vegan Kale Pesto

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The Fabulous Flynn of Roscoe, NY, aka Kale Kat (Photo by E. Ennis)

Vegan KALE pesto.  It’s delicious!

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Vegetable Lentil Soup

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Adapted from Deborah Madison’s Hearty Lentil Soup recipe in her classic cookbook,  Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, this is a flavorful and satisfying soup.  It’s the perfect lunch for cool fall days. Continue reading

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Savory Stuffed Flatbread

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This addictive flatbread, which we have made about a dozen times since we first tried it, was inspired by one of Melissa Clark’s cooking videos on the website of the New York Times.  Her Feta-Stuffed Grilled Flatbread recipe looks amazing but it’s not vegan, so I searched around for dairy free options and cobbled together the following recipe. Continue reading

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Cashew Cheese with Garlic and Herbs

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This delicious vegan cheese is a breeze to make and satisfies that primal craving for cheese and crackers at the cocktail hour.  I have combined several recipies to come up with this one.  My sources were Basic Raw Cashew Cheese from the Blender Girl, Classic Cashew Cheese from NutritionStripped, and Vegan Cashew Cheese from One Green Planet.  Thank you to those sites for the inspiration!  Continue reading

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Farro with Mushrooms, Carrots and Tomatoes

This recipe is a variation on Farro and Kale Pilaf, which is infinitely adaptable.  This version replaces the kale with other vegetables.  The mushrooms give the farro a smoky, earthy flavor and the carrots add sweetness.  Continue reading

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Artichoke Chickpea Fritters

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Artichoke Chickpea Fritters

These savory fritters can be made small and served as an appetizer or made large and served as a main course.  Either way, they are crispy and delicious. Continue reading

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