Food · Vegetarian Cooking

Baked Eggplant Parmesan Stacks 

Folks, I've tried to make eggplant parmesan a few times in my life, but last night I finally succeeded making THE best version; it's finally something I feel comfortable serving to other people. I don’t know what it was, but when I went grocery shopping last night, the eggplant was calling to me, and since… Continue reading Baked Eggplant Parmesan Stacks 

Food · Vegetarian Cooking

Curried Carrot Soup

Wednesdays are my favorite day of the week to cook because I have more time since I work from home. Over the last few months, I've even created a series on Instagram featuring all the dishes I've prepared on these "wifey #workfromhomewednesdays." Working from home right in the middle of the week allows me a chance… Continue reading Curried Carrot Soup

Food · Vegetarian Cooking

Satisfying Salads: Keeping You Healthy, Happy, and Far From Hangry

Salads don't have to boring, and they don't even have to be entirely raw either! (Think:  roasted vegetable salad) I eat a lot of salads, and I make a lot of salads for potlucks, simply because I know most people bring heavy foods for shared meals, and I like to balance the table out with… Continue reading Satisfying Salads: Keeping You Healthy, Happy, and Far From Hangry

Food · Vegetarian Cooking

Positively Pranic: Sautéed Cabbage with Coconut

Cabbage is one of those vegetables that some people just can't stomach, particularly because of its smell when it's cooked. However, including cabbage into your diet has many benefits: Like its relatives broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and kale, cabbage is packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber that helps in digestion, and which has… Continue reading Positively Pranic: Sautéed Cabbage with Coconut

Food · Vegetarian Cooking

Ground Spinach with Seasoned Coconut

I mentioned in a previous post that making some simple south Indian dishes has proven to be useful for my 21-day health challenge, which is focused on a strict vegetable-rich diet that cuts out grains, fatty dairy and processed sugars. One of the dishes I'm relying on is this south Indian spinach dish that my… Continue reading Ground Spinach with Seasoned Coconut

Food · Reflections · Vegetarian Cooking

21-Day Challenge – Relying on My Roots for Comfort

It's Day 3 of my personal 21-Day Challenge, and I must say, my Indian roots have helped keep me satisfied and sane. On Day 2, Tuesday, when I came home from work, I had to restrain myself from inhaling a box of Hot & Spicy Cheez-Its. The thought of eating another raw salad after all the raw… Continue reading 21-Day Challenge – Relying on My Roots for Comfort

Food · Vegetarian Cooking

Hearty Black Bean Burger Two Ways: Vegan & Vegetarian

One of my favorite easy and filling dishes to make (and eat!) is a black bean burger. This has quickly become a hit with my friends and a staple weeknight dinner at our house. I think it works so well because it’s quick to make and hits the spot for both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Plus, you… Continue reading Hearty Black Bean Burger Two Ways: Vegan & Vegetarian