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25 Best Vegan Iron Rich Recipes

yesterday 13:55 Vegan Richa 

25 Best Vegan Iron Rich RecipesLearn all about iron-rich vegan foods and how to incorporate them into a real-world, everyday meals for optimal absorption in this round-up of delicious iron-rich recipes.  Iron deficiency is quite a common nutrient deficiency in the world and affects vegans and omnivores alike. The good news is that you can get all the iron your body needs from Plants. When we think about iron, our minds wander to red meat etc. But there are lots of plant-based foods containing good amounts of this essential mineral as well. Iron Absorption Now, one thing is choosing iron-rich foods. The other thing is making sure your body can absorb that iron.  You can enhance your body’s absorption of iron by drinking citrus juice or eating or adding other foods rich in vitamin C at the same time that you eat high-iron foods. Another little trick: Use a cast-iron skillet. Cooking in a cast iron skillet can add significant amounts of iron to your food and into your body. It’s often really surprising foods that contain a lot of iron. Like Blackstrap molasses 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses has 3.6 mg. You can add molasses to vegan baked beans, any baked oatmeal recipe, or add some to salad dressings. Mix and match lentils and beans or beans and spinach to make an iron packed meal. If your readings are consistently low even after eating thoughtfully, consult your doctor about it. People can have absorption issues and will need supplementation even with an iron-rich diet. For high protein options, check this collection! Without further ado, here are some hearty vegan meals to try that combine iron-rich foods with ingredients that help to absorb it well. Best Vegan Recipes using Iron rich foods Lentils 1 cup of lentils has 6.6 mg iron. Paired with other iron sources such as spinach, tomatoes and that bit of lemon for the vitamin c that helps iron absorption and you are all set. Lentils are so easy to incorporate into your everyday like. Try them in lentil soups, tacos, pasta sauce, and even brownies Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil Apple Filling Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil & Apple filling is a hearty and satisfying plant-based main course for any winter dinner and makes for a showstopping holiday meal! Easy to make ahead of time! TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Red Lentil Sweet Potato Curry This creamy Thai inspired Vegan Red Lentil Sweet Potato Curry features healthy coconut milk and plenty of veggies. It's all made in just one pot, gluten-free and perfect as a quick weeknight dinner! TRY THIS RECIPE Instant Pot Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes Instant Pot Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes! 1 Pot, 30 min, freezer friendly tangy flavorful sloppy lentils. Serve in sandwiches with slaw or over tater tots or baked potato. Vegan Glutenfree Soyfree Nutfree Recipe TRY THIS RECIPE Lentil Curry Casserole Make this easy Vegan Curry Lentil Casserole whenever that craving for restaurant-style creamy Indian lentil dishes hits. Brown lentils simmered in a fragrant coconut curry broth, served over rice! So easy, so delicious. Gluten-free, too.  TRY THIS RECIPE Lentil Bolognese With Spaghetti This Lentil Bolognese Sauce is hearty with Red lentils and Mushrooms, flavors with herbs, sauce and great with Spaghetti or other pasta.  22 Gm of Protein. Vegan Soyfree Nutfree Recipe. Can be gluten-free with glutenfree pasta TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Lentil Quinoa Loaf This Lentil Quinoa Loaf with a Spicy Ketchup glaze is nut-free, vegan and can be made gluten-free. Perfect addition to a holiday meal. Makes 1 loaf, serves 3 to 4 TRY THIS RECIPE Turmeric Lentil Fritters Tomato Bowl with Tahini Dill Sauce Turmeric Lentil Fritters Tomato Greens Bowl with Tahini Dill Sauce. Baked Seedy Golden Lentil fritters with greens, tomatoes and a tahini sauce make an easy Lunch bowl. Vegan Nut-free Soy-free Recipe. Easily Glutenfree. Makes 16 to 18 fritters TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Enchiladas Recipe with Lentils and Black Beans Vegan Enchiladas Recipe. Easy Enchilada Recipe with Blender Enchilada Sauce, soft tortillas filled with black beans, spinach and lentils. Vegan Soy-free Recipe. Can be Gluten-free. Ready within 1 Hour. Makes 1 rectangular pan (8 by 12). (Pictured in 9 by 9 pan. You might have some leftover filling and sauce depending on how many tortillas you fit in). . TRY THIS RECIPE     Tofu High in protein and iron – 4 oz has 6.4 mg. Tofu paired with greens or beans makes for a satisfying and nutritious meal Sheet Pan Veggie Dinner with Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Tofu, Chickpeas & Miso Maple Dressing Sheet Pan Veggie Dinner with Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Tofu, Chickpeas, Sunflower seeds dressed with Miso Maple Dressing. Vegan Glutenfree Nutfree Recipe. Can be soyfree with chickpea miso. 23 gm of Protein! TRY THIS RECIPE Malai Tofu ( Vegan Malai Paneer) Malai Tofu - a simple Indian weeknight curry with tofu in a thick spiced tomato coconut milk sauce. Serve with naan and/­­or rice for a delicious plant-based dinner. Soy-free option included. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Creamy Cajun Pasta with Breaded tofu. Vegan Creamy Cajun Pasta with Crisp Breaded tofu. Nut-free Creamy Cajun Spice Sauce with Farfalle and Breaded Tofu. Vegan Nut-free Recipe. Soy-free option. Easily oil-free TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Gluten free Zucchini Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta Vegan Gluten free Zucchini Lasagna with creamy Tofu Herb Ricotta and Red Lentils! Grain-free, can be nut-free. 15 G of Protein. Can be made ahead. Makes a 9 by 9 inch baking dish. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Tofu Katsu Curry Curb your Japanese take-out cravings with this easy homemade vegan tofu katsu curry recipe! Crispy panko breaded tofu in a creamy mildly spiced curry sauce. Nutfree, GF option soyfree option TRY THIS RECIPE     Spinach Spinach is another excellent source of iron. 1 cup has 6.4 mg. Spinach in combination with chickpeas, lentils or tofu makes for an iron rich meal. Spicy Tofu Spinach Stir fry (15 Minute 1 Pan) An easy Spicy Spinach Tofu Stir-fry that can be made in 1 pot within 15 minutes. This recipe is a lifesaver come dinnertime. weeknight Indian spiced Tofu Spinach curry with almost no chopping! Gluten-free, Nut-free, soy-free option.  TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake You will love this delicious vegan spinach and artichoke pasta bake recipe. It's like having spinach and artichoke dip, but for dinner! TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Spinach Pie with Berbere Spice Chickpea Spinach Pie with Berbere Spice. Easy Chickpea Spinach Pastry for holidays and company with vegan puff pastry. Use spices or blends of choice. Use lentils for variation. Vegan Soy-free Nut-free Recipe.  TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Lentil Quinoa Spinach Stew This chickpea Lentil Quinoa Spinach Stew is easy, filing, full of protein and delicious. Free of dairy, egg, corn, soy, gluten TRY THIS RECIPE     Chickpeas and Kidney Beans Great sources of iron and you can easily combine them. 1 cup of chickpeas has 3.6 mg 1 cup kidney beans has 5.2 mg Instant Pot Vegan Chili - Oil-free Kidney Bean Red Lentil Chili Instant Pot Vegan Chili - Oil-free Kidney Bean Red Lentil Chili. Easy Flavorful Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Chili. Vegan Glutenfree Nutfree Soyfree Recipe. Saucepan Option TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Coconut & Peanut Stew with Kidney Beans This deliciously creamy and rich coconut-based Vegan Peanut Stew makes for a warm and comforting easy weeknight meal thats super quick and simple to make using just one pot. Packed with healthy vegetables and plant-based protein from kidney beans and peanut butter! Gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and plant-based!  Serve over rice  TRY THIS RECIPE Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry Vegan Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry - a one-pot wonder made in one casserole dish. So easy to make, so perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. No standing around and sautéing needed. Glutenfree, soy-free, nut-free option. TRY THIS RECIPE Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich This Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich is the ultimate vegan lunch sandwich with a spicy chickpea salad that has all the flavors of buffalo wings! 100% plant-based perfect for a summer picnic or as an office lunch! TRY THIS RECIPE Jalapeno Popper Chickpea Salad Sandwich This Jalapeno Popper Chickpea Salad Sandwich recipe combines two favorites into a new exciting lunch sandwich! Protein-rich chickpeas and veggies tossed with a creamy tofu based jalape?o popper dip, with a bit of a kick thanks to both pickled and fresh jalapenos!  Soyfree option Glutenfree option TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Veggie Loaf - Vegan Meatloaf Recipe Chickpea Veggie Loaf with spices and a spicy bbq glaze. Chickpea Cannellini bean Veggie meat loaf for Thanksgiving and the holidays. Easy and delicious. Vegan Recipe. Makes 1 loaf. I use 9 by 5 inch pan, Nut-free, Soy-free, Can be gluten-free TRY THIS RECIPE Ethiopian Berbere Chickpea Pizza Recipe with Tahini Garlic Dressing Ethiopian Berbere Chickpea Pizza with Tahini Garlic Dressing. Amazingly flavorful pizza. Dress with tahini dressing, vegan ranch or other creamy dressing. Vegan Soyfree Nut-free Recipe. Gluten-free Crust option.. Makes 1 large pizza TRY THIS RECIPE   Beans and soycurls Most beans are good sources of iron. Combination of beans with other beans or lentils, or soycurls adds a boost of iron to the meal. Soycurls with cashews which are also a good source of iron adds up! Skillet Enchiladas with Soy Curls Everyone will love these unconventional vegan skillet enchiladas made in one skillet with soy curls, black beans, sauteed veggies, queso, and crunchy tortilla chips. Garnish with your favorite Mexican toppings like cilantro, vegan shredded cheese, and avocado. A great recipe for 5 de Mayo TRY THIS RECIPE Dragon Chicken Soycurls (Indo-Chinese Recipe) Dragon Chicken Soycurls  - a vegan twist on Indo-Chinese restaurant classic. Soycurls are Marinated and baked then tossed in a fiery spicy sweet cashew pepper sauce. Glutenfree. TRY THIS RECIPE Hemp Seeds and Chia Seeds Add some iron to your favorite bowls and breakfast treats. 3 tablespoons have 2.5 mg Seedy Chocolate No Bake Granola Bars Seedy Chocolate No Bake Granola Bars with candied ginger and gingerbread spices. These bars filled will nuts and seeds make a tasty snack. substitute nuts with more seeds to make them nut-free. Vegan Gluten-free Recipe. Easily made into protein bars. Makes 10 to 12 bars TRY THIS RECIPE

onion tikki recipe | pyaaz ki tikki | wheat flour onion pockets

January 16 2022 hebbar's kitchen 

onion tikki recipe | pyaaz ki tikki | wheat flour onion pocketsonion tikki recipe | pyaaz ki tikki | wheat flour onion pockets with step by step photo and video recipe. tikki recipes are super popular across india and are generally served as snack or party started appetisers. in other words, these are purpose-based snacks and are served for particular occasions and events. yet there are certain other tikki and pyaaz ki tikki is one such variant which can also be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner as an addition to evening snack. The post onion tikki recipe | pyaaz ki tikki | wheat flour onion pockets appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

One Skillet Vegan White Lasagna with Tofu Bechamel

January 15 2022 Vegan Richa 

One Skillet Vegan White Lasagna with Tofu BechamelFor an easy comfort food dinner make this One Skillet Vegan White Lasagna with Vegan Bechamel & Wine caramelized Mushrooms. High in protein and low on prep work. Nutfree recipe. Soy-free & gluten-free options included. Lasagna will always be the ultimate comfort food dinner for me, and when it involves a creamy, cheesy vegan bechamel sauce and tasty umami-packed balsamic mushrooms, I am in heaven. For this vegan one skillet white lasagna recipe, I used Baby Bella mushrooms but you could use porcini, cremini, or shiitake or any combination. You all halve been loving my 1 Skillet Lasagnas and this is another creamy dreamy delicious Nutfree option! Now, making vegan white lasagna does not have to be a time-consuming job, because who has the time for time-consuming? Not me, for sure and, I’m guessing, not you either. So you’re going to love hearing that prep work can be done in minutes and there is no need for complicated layering. Serve this vegan one skillet white lasagna with a fresh, green salad and you’ll be the hero at your dinner table. An easy high protein nut free vegan pasta dinner that the whole family loves. MORE LASAGNAS FROM THE BLOG - Vegan Veggie Lasagna - Lasagna Soup - Cauliflower Alfredo Spinach Artichoke Lasagna - vegan meat sauce skillet lasagna - Vegan French onion skillet lasagna  Continue reading: One Skillet Vegan White Lasagna with Tofu BechamelThe post One Skillet Vegan White Lasagna with Tofu Bechamel appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Dragon Chicken Soycurls

January 12 2022 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Dragon Chicken SoycurlsVegan Dragon Chicken Soycurls  – a plant-based twist on a Indo-Chinese classic that is easy to make with simple ingredients. Continuing with fabulous and interesting Indian fare with this vegan spin on Dragon Chicken – chewy soy curls in a sweet and spicy sauce that is deliciously good. A mouth watering Indo-Chinese vegan dinner that is rich in flavor and taste and unique. Indo- Chinese is an extensive subcuisine of Indian cuisine with various fusion dishes like meat or cauliflower manchurian, Chili paneer or meats,  Indo Chinese styles of fried rice, noodles, chopsuey, veggie stir fries and more. Yes there are Indian restaurants dedicated to just this fusion cuisine. There are more vegan versions coming to the blog this year! This dish can be served as a starter but I usually serve it for lunch or dinner. It can be easily made at home when you crave a restaurant-style take-out. Like many Indochinese restaurant-style dishes, this one is uses fairly easily available ingredients to make at home. It’s mostly the garlic, the bell peppers, and cashew nuts, soy sauce, black pepper, chilies and ketchup that deliver unique sweet and spicy notes to this dish. what is dragon chicken ? Dragon chicken is a fusion dish usually made with battered chicken that is fried and then tossed in a spicy sauce. For the vegan version we use soycurls that are marinated then battered and baked or panfried then tossed in the fiery sauce. More Stir-fries: - Sticky Ginger Sesame Tofu Veggie Stir fry - General Tso’s Soy Curls - Hoisin Noodles and Tofu stir fry - Cashew Tofu and veggies - Soy-free tofu Stir fry with Sunbutter Sauce - Lemongrass Tempeh with Sesame Noodles - Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Continue reading: Vegan Dragon Chicken SoycurlsThe post Vegan Dragon Chicken Soycurls appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Peanut Butter Noodle Casserole Vegan

January 8 2022 Vegan Richa 

Peanut Butter Noodle Casserole VeganThis Thai-inspired peanut butter noodle casserole with tofu and a sweet and spicy creamy peanut butter sauce makes for the perfect easy one pot weeknight dinner. Gluten-free. If you thought I was just making curry casseroles, well here is a noodle casserole! After I made this chickpea sweet potato curry I decided I needed another format for a delicious weeknight dinner that literally cooks itself in the oven. Baked Peanut Butter noodle Casserole. Its almost hands free like most casseroles! No standing around sautéing or boiling noodles needed. Rice noodles and tofu in a rich and creamy, sweet and spicy peanut butter sauce. Let’s just say I took a takeout-style noodle stir-fry where its never been before. This rice noodle dish trades in the wok for the casserole treatment, resulting in one of the easiest yet most flavorful weeknight dinners youll ever make. And by easiest, we mean you dont have to bother pre-cooking the noodles or use more than one dish from start to finish. Tofu gets baked with ginger and garlic then add the rest of the ingredients, water and noodles. Make sure noodles are submerged then bake. I use thick rice noodles such as brown rice pad Thai or Thai rice linguini. You can use regular linguini as well. Bake time will be longer 35-40 mins More noodle Dishes - 1 pot Peanut Butter Noodles and Veggies GF - Lo Mein Noodles. GF option - Sweet And Sour Chickpeas and Broccoli GF - Kung Pao Lentils GF - Lentils & Veggies in Thai Peanut Sauce GF Soy-free - Sticky Sesame Ginger Tofu and Veggies. GF - Curry Ramen with Miso Maple Lentils. GF Continue reading: Peanut Butter Noodle Casserole VeganThe post Peanut Butter Noodle Casserole Vegan appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Spiced Spinach Tofu Stir fry 1 Pot 15 Minutes

January 3 2022 Vegan Richa 

Spiced Spinach Tofu Stir fry 1 Pot 15 MinutesAn easy Spicy Spinach Tofu Stir fry that can be made in 1 pot within 15 minutes. This recipe is a lifesaver come dinnertime and leftovers taste great the next day. Try this Indian spiced Tofu Spinach curry Gluten-free, soy-free option. 1 Pot and 15 minutes is all you need to make this Spicy Spinach Tofu Stir fry! Think of this as an easy, spicy take on the restaurant favorite Palak Paneer. Tofu simmered in a rich spinach yogurt and spices that is made spicy by adding cayenne pepper or Indian chili powder and crushed red pepper. So good. The perfect weeknight dinner on a cold night and leftovers make an amazing lunch the next day. I love serving this curry with flatbread, roti or naan but rice would be another great option. For low-carb, serve it with cauliflower rice. Press the tofu Open a package of firm or extra-firm tofu and drain the liquid. Cut the tofu width-wise into slices -- four times should do it. Now, lay some paper towels on a sheet pan and spread your tofu slices in a single layer on top. Put more paper towels over the tofu, then place another sheet pan over them. Place some heavy objects on top of the sheet pan ( cookbooks or cans). Or use your handy tofu press. Leave the tofu to press for at least 15 minutes. You can leave it like that for hours if you have room for it in the fridge. More Indian Dishes from the Blog - Baked Madras Curry Tofu - Baked Balti Veggies - Veggie curry casserole  - Indian Butter Tofu  - Bombay Potato and Peas - Tofu Pasanda - Vegetable Jalfrezi  - Gobi Broccoli Makhani - Tempeh Tikka Masala Continue reading: Spiced Spinach Tofu Stir fry 1 Pot 15 MinutesThe post Spiced Spinach Tofu Stir fry 1 Pot 15 Minutes appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse

December 27 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Peanut Butter MousseThis Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse makes a wonderful dessert to end a special meal. Sweet, salty, creamy and light with a decadent chocolate layer on top! It looks impressive but is very easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.  Gluten-free and refined sugar-free. Aquafaba-free Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse – salty, sweet, creamy, and rich yet light and airy!  Don’t be put off by the term mousse  – this is a special treat that is VERY easy to make with simple ingredients. Peanut butter lovers, this dessert can be ready in about 20 minutes. Does that sound good to you? Oh, and did I mention that there’s a chocolate peanut butter mousse layer on top that only takes an extra minute to whip up? Yes, for the chocolate topping we use the same base as for the peanut butter mousse with the addition of cocoa powder. You will love the texture of this vegan peanut butter mousse. Its soft, creamy, and light but still has some firmness to it making it very satisfying to eat. Each spoonful literally melts in your mouth! I served these with some crunchy chopped peanuts but I will list some more options below. For lightening the texture from a creamy pudding to mousse, I use some club soda. You can also use aquafaba (see recipe notes) . Whipping the aquafaba for 10-15 minutes is not my cup of tea(too noisy) , so I find this alternate club soda much easier. You can also whip up the mixture once cooled to make it even more airy. Try this next time you have a pb craving or need a decadent and delicious dessert to end a fancy dinner party. MORE VEGAN MOUSSE DESSERTS: - Almond Butter Chocolate Mousse - Vegan Pumpkin Mousse Cake - Almond Butter Mousse Parfaits  - Triple Layer Chocolate Mousse Cake  More peanut butter desserts - Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark - Snickers peanut butter cups - Peanut butter chocolate Marble cake - Chickpea peanut cookie pie  Continue reading: Vegan Peanut Butter MousseThe post Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Our 24 Best Cranberry Recipes for Sweet and Savory Holiday Bites

December 23 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Our 24 Best Cranberry Recipes for Sweet and Savory Holiday Bites The cheeriest winter berry brightens up these recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert The post Our 24 Best Cranberry Recipes for Sweet and Savory Holiday Bites appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Curried Chickpeas and Rice in a Jar (Instant Pot)

December 15 2021 Vegan Richa 

Curried Chickpeas and Rice in a Jar (Instant Pot)This Curried Chickpea Fried Rice in a Jar is the perfect homemade food gift that can be made with pantry staple ingredients you might already have! This One Pot recipe be made in the Instant Pot in less than 10 minutes. Gluten-free & refined sugar-free. Need a homemade gift but don’t want to resort to the old hot chocolate or chocolate chip cookie mix? For a creative and different homemade gift, make my  Curried Fried Rice in a Jar. These cute mason jars filled with rice and a special spice blend are amazing for gifting and especially great for those who don’t love sweets. This is a dump and done recipe. Dump everything in the instant pot with water/­­stock and salt and close and pressure cook! The best thing? You might already have most ingredients in your pantry. Just fill your jar with some basmati rice, then grab a small empty spice dispenser and layer the spice mix in it. Then place the little jar with the spice mix into the big mason jar with the rice. With the jar, you want to include a list of ingredients that are needed to be added along with the instructions for making this Dump and Done Instant Pot Recipe.  If you want, you could even include a can of chickpeas in the gift bag. There you are: you basically just gifted an amazing dinner or easy lunch that comes together in minutes. Trust me, people will call to let you know how delicious it was. You can copy and paste the instructions from the blog or, write them out yourself. Handwritten always feels more special. About the recipe: This curried chickpea fried rice can be made within minutes using an Instant Pot. You can also make it in a saucepan. Instructions are in the notes. If you like this Dump and Done Instant pot recipe, Pre-Order my Instant Pot cookbook! If you already Preordered, then claim your Bonus #1 that dropped yesterday. It includes a Sneak Peak inside the book, 2 recipes with videos on how to make them, and Instant Pot COOKING TIME CHARTS! You need these extensive charts for quick reference for cooking beans, grains or veggies. To get the bonus, enter email and order number on the email sign up box on the Book page here and instantly get bonus materials. You need to do this only once. Other bonuses till release will keep dropping into your email automatically. More Rice Recipes: - instant pot teriyakj fried Rice - Instant pot Kitchari – Indian lentil and rice porridge - Instant pot pumpkin chipotle rice  - Peanut Sauce Fried Rice - Masala Fried rice with Turmeric Raita - thai basil fried rice - Springroll Fried Rice Continue reading: Curried Chickpeas and Rice in a Jar (Instant Pot)The post Curried Chickpeas and Rice in a Jar (Instant Pot) appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers

December 11 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Stuffed Bell PeppersFor an easy vegan comfort food dinner make my Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers filled with rice, chickpea mushroom spaghetti sauce and topped with crispy breadcrumbs and melty vegan cheese. These vegan stuffed bell peppers are filled with rice, chickpeas, mushrooms and leftover marinara or spaghetti sauce, which makes this is a great recipe for using up leftover pasta sauce. The recipe is so simple yet super delicious and also wholesome and healthy. So, if you’re looking for a new go-to, easy and delicious lunch or weeknight dinner option, this recipe just might be the one for you. Plus, the leftovers reheat well, so you can pack them for lunch the next day! When it comes to dinner time, I find that keeping things simple is key.What I love about this stuffed bell peppers recipe, is that is uses simple ingredients that are packed with flavor, which brings me to the topping! Bread crumbs and shredded cheese! Crispy, cheesy, YUM! The bell peppers are baked until tender and the filling is just pure yummy… the rice mixed with cheese and marinara sauce. Everything is just so well-balanced. More recipes like this: - Vegan Butternut Stuffed Shells  - Stuffed Butternut Squash with lentils and pecans - Chickpea Stuffed Acorn Squash - Pepper Nachos with 10 min cheese sauce - Roasted red pepper Pasta with herbed chickpeas Continue reading: Vegan Stuffed Bell PeppersThe post Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Gluten free Focaccia (vegan gum-free)

November 22 2021 Vegan Richa 

Gluten free Focaccia (vegan gum-free)Skip the dinner rolls and. make this easy Gluten free Focaccia made with almond flour, oat flour, and potato starch. Topped with herbs, garlic, and olive oil, it makes for the perfect side for soups and salads. Gum-free & vegan. Try this easy recipe for Gluten Free Focaccia Try this easy recipe for gluten free focaccia topped with olive oil, garlic and rosemary. An easy Italian bread that is the perfect side along with a salad or a bowl of soup. Gum-free, dairy-free, eggless and vegan. Traditional Italian Focaccia is both chewy and crispy in texture. The top and bottom of the bread are crispy thanks to a layer of olive oil we apply to the top, and the inside of the bread should have a squishy and airy texture. To achieve this with a gluten-free flour blend, I use a blend of oat flour, almond flour, and potato starch and not only add yeast but also some baking powder and club soda for creation. More Gluten free bread recipes from the blog - Gf Dinner rolls  - GF burger buns - Yeast Free GF Lentil Sandwich Bread - Sweet potato flatbread - GF Pizza crust. For regular with gluten rolls, see these 100% Whole Grain Rolls., or these white Dinner Rolls.Continue reading: Gluten free Focaccia (vegan gum-free)The post Gluten free Focaccia (vegan gum-free) appeared first on Vegan Richa.

How to Nail a Holiday Dinner Party Without Meat--or Alcohol

November 17 2021 Vegetarian Times 

How to Nail a Holiday Dinner Party Without Meat--or Alcohol Who says you need either to enjoy a meal with your loved ones? The post How to Nail a Holiday Dinner Party Without Meat--or Alcohol appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

The Best Wine to Pair with Your Thanksgiving Dinner

November 12 2021 Vegetarian Times 

The Best Wine to Pair with Your Thanksgiving Dinner These vegan-safe, naturally-produced wines will enhance everything youve got going on The post The Best Wine to Pair with Your Thanksgiving Dinner appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Mini Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie – Date Sweetened

November 8 2021 Vegan Richa 

Mini Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie – Date SweetenedSurprise your Thanksgiving dinner guests with a mini gluten free vegan pumpkin pie for each! An individual dessert that is naturally sweetened with dates, easy to make and perfect for fall-themed dinner parties or the holidays. GF refined sugar free Oilfree. Serve your Thanksgiving crowd individual-sized vegan pumpkin pies for dessert Individual Glutenfree Vegan Pumpkin Pies – how cute would these be on your Thanksgiving table this year? The pumpkin pie filling is silky-smooth thanks to soaked blended cashews and packed with flavor thanks to the winning combination of pumpkin and warming pumpkin spices. I am sure these individual vegan gluten-free pumpkin pies will become a new, welcome addition to your holiday table. The pumpkin pie filling is naturally sweetened with dates! This is a less sweet pumpkin dessert so make sure to use pure unsweetened pumpkin puree, not sugar-laden pumpkin pie mix. While traditional pumpkin pie recipes rely on cream, sweetened condensed or evaporated milk, our vegan pumpkin filling gets its thick creamy texture from raw soaked cashews blended with some plant-based milk. These mini pies are SO GOOD. Honestly, it’s probably for the best to make these individual tarts or you would probably eat the whole pie all by yourself! More vegan pumpkin desserts: - Pumpkin Bars GF - Pumpkin Mousse Layer Cake - Pumpkin Carrot Bread  - Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread  - Pumpkin Cinnamon rolls - 1 Bowl Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins - Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal  - Pumpkin Chocolate Marble Cake Continue reading: Mini Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie – Date SweetenedThe post Mini Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie – Date Sweetened appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Spicy Urad Dal (Black Gram Lentil Dal)

January 10 2022 Vegan Richa 

Spicy Urad Dal (Black Gram Lentil Dal)Spicy Urad Dal – a simple but delicious vegan Indian daal recipe with black gram lentils in a fragrant Indian gravy that makes for the perfect comfort food dish to add to your weeknight or weekend dinner rotation. Gluten-free. This spicy urad dal is the perfect dish to spice up a simple weeknight or weekend dinner. You will love this dish not just for the mouthwatering blend of spices and depth of flavor but also for its heartiness. Serve it with roti, flatbread, brown rice or white rice or cauliflower rice and a simple plant-based curry or a spices veggie side for a nutritious meal that will have everyone licking their plates clean. Let’s talk about dal for a moment. Most Indian chefs have a half a dozen or so lentils in their pantry, each with a distinct flavor and texture. But types you’ll find most commonly used in dal recipes are chana dal (Bengal gram dal(split brown chickpea)), tuvar dal (split pigeon peas), masoor dal (split red lentils), moong dal (split green mung beans), and urad dal (split black gram/­­split black lentils). You can see all the Indian and English names and pictures of the Dals here Like many dal recipes, this spicy urad dal starts with boiling the lentils to the preferred tenderness (I do this in a pressure cooker but you can do it on the stovetop as well, see notes). To get the flavors going we incorporate a method called tempering, or tadka, the process of heating oil and adding a few spices to it. Here, we add whole cloves, cumin and bay leaves. What is Urad Dal? Urad dal are split, black urad or black lentils (vigna mungo) . These are not the same as the beluga lentils you might have at home. You can use urad dal without skin or a with skin in this recipe, but you definitely want to use the split kind. White/­­beige is the type without skin, the other will be black on one side. Urad dal is also lower carb among the dals. Whole Urad or whole black gram is used to make Dal makhani. You can use those here as well, just make sure to co them long enough. (40 minutes in instant pot). You can also use the petite yellow lentils – moong dal which is split green mung beans. Or use red lentils. The naming in various stores varies and yellow lentils can be round or the long ones. The long ones are moong dal. See pictures on myDals post to find the right dals. This year I plan to make a lot more Indian food and introduce you to variety of dishes that you wont always find in Indian restaurants. Restaurants keep a limited popular items menu but theres so much more in Indian cuisine! If you try any of these recipes do leave a review on the recipe post! More Vegan Dal Recipes: - Punjabi Dal Fry -  Lentil Curry Casserole - Easy Chana Dal - Kashmiri Dal - Dal Tadka Mix in a Jar - Oil free Lentil Soup. Spicy Garlic Dal Hubbs Dal fry - dal makhani  Continue reading: Spicy Urad Dal (Black Gram Lentil Dal)The post Spicy Urad Dal (Black Gram Lentil Dal) appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry

January 5 2022 Vegan Richa 

Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato CurryBaked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry  – a one-pot wonder made in one casserole dish. So easy to make, so perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. No standing around sautéing needed! Glutenfree, soy-free, nut-free option. Ive been loving making curries in a casserole dish. Its hands free and less active time! Today is this creamy Chickpea Sweet Potato curry. Unbelievably easy to make, comforting, and 1 Pan! Are you loving these casserole dishes?! The chickpeas’ meaty texture really shines in this baked curry – all tender and enveloped in the rich, creamy sauce. Baked cubed sweet potatoes add substance and act as sponges to soak up all the delicious curry gravy. The gravy of this baked curry is made with coconut milk and enriched with peanut butter. Peanuts in savory dishes are amazing, trust me!  And don’t worry. It won’t be too overwhelmingly sweet but perfectly balanced by the hum of garlic and ginger, the fragrant spices and the acidity of the tomatoes. MORE INDIAN COMFORT FOOD - Baked Madras curry Tofu - Baked vegetable Curry Casserole - Baked Balti Veggies - Butter Tofu - IP Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce - Tofu in Spinach Curry - Vegetable Jalfrezi Continue reading: Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato CurryThe post Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Best Easy Vegan Recipes of 2021

December 31 2021 Vegan Richa 

Best Easy Vegan Recipes of 2021The best easy vegan recipes of 2021 from breakfast to dinner. These reader favorites are so good you’ll be making them in 2022 and beyond. It’s a wrap – the best recipes of 2021 are in.  From tofu wings to teriyaki fried rice down to hot & sour ramen soup, these are the best recipes I have shared this year. Trust me, these recipes are so good you’ll be making them in 2022 and beyond. This recipe roundup includes many modern vegan takes on classic dishes, like my skillet lasagna or my apple pie baked oatmeal. Delish recipes that everyone will love, whether you are in your 20s or 50s. Now is the time to mix up your old routine and add a variety of new foods and recipes and maybe even incorporate some different cooking techniques. Cooking at home is healthier but also more affordable than ordering take-out and you may even discover a new favorite dish. Youve got this in 2022! Pick an unknown recipe from this collection of vegan favorites and start preparing a delicious plant-based meal! What were your favorites from the blog ! Best Easy Vegan Recipes of 2021 Restaurant Style Aloo Gobi An easy healthy spin on restaurant-style aloo gobi that has all the flavor of the authentic Indian potato and cauliflower curry we love ordering at our favorite takeaway but is way lower in fat.  TRY THIS RECIPE Lentil Curry Casserole Make this easy Vegan Curry Lentil Casserole whenever that craving for restaurant-style creamy Indian lentil dishes hits. Brown lentils simmered in a fragrant coconut curry broth, served over rice! So easy, so delicious. Gluten-free, too.  TRY THIS RECIPE French Onion Skillet Lasagna Vegan French Onion Skillet Lasagna - thats sweet and savory caramelized onion, spinach, and vegan bechamel cooked on the stove alongside lasagna sheet pasta! No baking required! An easy one-skillet dinner your family will love! TRY THIS RECIPE Pakora Waffles - Savory Chickpea Flour Waffles Pakora Chickpea Flour Waffles are a fun savory vegan breakfast treat or snack! Veggie Pakora fritters are a staple at most Indian restaurants and now you can have them for breakfast - unfried! Gluten-free too! Soyfree Nutfree. Makes 8-9 mini waffles or 4-5 regular size TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal This easy Vegan Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal features a layer of baked oatmeal with crunchy nuts, chia seeds, and warming spices topped with delicious homemade apple pie filling.  Plenty of cinnamon, and some maple syrup for sweetness - this baked oatmeal is perfect for a cozy morning TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Firecracker Tofu Wings Sweet and Spicy Crispy Baked Firecracker Tofu Wings - an addictive vegan appetizer that will leave you wanting more. This is a super easy and delicious Asian-inspired tofu recipe that's perfect for Game Day, parties, movie night, or any occasion that calls for crowd-pleasing snacks. TRY THIS RECIPE Baked Onion Pakora/­­ bhajji These Baked Pakora are every bit as crispy and delicious as restaurant-style Onion bhajis just baked instead of fried! Make them as an appetizer for an Indian dinner or as a party or TV snack. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Instant Pot Teriyaki Fried Rice This Vegan Instant Pot Teriyaki Fried rice is packed with colorful veggies, sesame seeds and a sweet and salty teriyaki sauce. It makes a delicious Asian one-pot dinner! An easy Japanese restaurant-style fried rice that is ready in 20 minutes making it family-friendly for busy weeknight dinners. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Caramelized Onion Butternut Squash Lasagna This Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Caramelized Onions and Spinach features a creamy tofu cashew bechamel sauce and lots of melted vegan cheese. A vegan lasagna recipe perfect for feeding a crowd during the fall holidays. Soyfree option Nutfree option TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Spinach Alfredo Skillet Lasagna Vegan Spinach Alfredo Skillet lasagna makes the perfect weeknight dinner ! An easy vegan pasta recipe that is family-friendly, uses just 1 skillet, and is ready to eat in about 45 minutes! TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil Apple Filling Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil & Apple filling is a hearty and satisfying plant-based main course for any winter dinner and makes for a showstopping holiday meal! Easy to make ahead of time! TRY THIS RECIPE Vegetable Balti This easy Vegetable Balti is a really delicious way to get the family to eat healthy veggies like bell pepper and cauliflower, as the Balti Spices add a fantastic Indian flavor to them. 1 Pan, Baked Balti Casserole. A wonderfully rich and hearty Indian Balti sauce that is packed with veggie vitamins . Glutenfree Soyfree and Nutfree. TRY THIS RECIPE Mushroom Stroganoff This Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff recipe is packed with earthy flavor and umami from mushrooms and so creamy you wont believe its dairy-free. Made in just 1 skillet! Paired with pasta or mashed potatoes, its the ultimate vegan comfort food. TRY THIS RECIPE Baked Vegan General Tso Cauliflower You will love this Baked Vegan General Tso Cauliflower  - it is so quick and easy to prepare even on a weeknight and the flavor is better than anything from a Chinese restaurant or take-out joint!  TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Almond Burfi Keep this vegan almond burfi recipe at hand for whenever you need an easy yet special treat for the holidays! This 4 ingredient Indian Almond Fudge is totally fool-proof to make within minites and makes for a great gift too. Gluten-free, soy-free.  TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Eggs Benedict Casserole This Vegan Egg Breakfast Casserole is loaded with veggie goodness baked in one pan along with an easy vegan "egg" sauce made from tofu. Mushrooms add a touch of earthy flavor and savoriness to this vegan breakfast casserole. TRY THIS RECIPE Easy Vegan Almond Flour Crust This easy Vegan Almond Flour Pie Crust is naturally gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free and dairy-free, and made with just a few simple ingredients. No chilling needed! No shortening. The perfect healthy pie crust for practically any pie or tart! Allergen Information: Free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy, gluten, grain. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Butter Chicken Lasagna Bake Vegan Butter Chicken Lasagna Bake - an easy Indian Italian Fusion recipe the whole family will love! This easy vegan lasagna bake is made in one pan with simple pantry ingredients. Can be made in the skillet, too. TRY THIS RECIPE Baked Veggie Curry Casserole Up your weeknight dinner casserole with this easy vegan vegetable curry casserole loaded with Indian spices and creamy tomato gravy! All in 1 dish! TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Hot and Sour Soup with Ramen For a hearty Indo-Chinese meal full of veggies and tofu try my Vegan Hot and Sour Soup with Ramen! The perfect Asian-inspired comfort food thats ready in under 30 minutes! 1 Pot No added Oil! TRY THIS RECIPE   For more recipe round-ups, check out my Vegan Spring Dinner Recipes or my for65 Beginner recipes for veganuary! The post Best Easy Vegan Recipes of 2021 appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Roasted Golden Beets, Fennel & Leek – Roasted Root Vegetables

December 23 2021 Vegan Richa 

Roasted Golden Beets,  Fennel & Leek – Roasted Root VegetablesMake my Roasted Golden Beets, Fennel & Leeks as a simple side for your holiday meal or use it as a stuffing for your holiday roast. Gluten-free. Looking for a side for your holiday dinner? Make these roasted root vegetables. I like a mix of roasted golden beets, leeks, sweet potatoes and fennel – the perfect blend. The roasting process caramelizes the natural sugar of the root vegetables so after roasting they taste amazingly sweet and delicious. The stars of this side dish are the golden beets. Roasting concentrates the natural sweetness of the beets and the golden beets take so beautifully to herbs. Also, they combine easily and naturally with the fragrant aroma of the whole roasted garlic cloves, which enhances their earthy flavor. I love to serve these roasted root veggies as a simple side or use it as a stuffing for my holiday roast.    More recipes for the holidays: - Lentil Quinoa Loaf  - Lentil Shepherds Pie - Chickpea Veggie Loaf - Shepherds Pie with Chickpeas - Cauliflower Alfredo, Spinach, Artichoke Lasagna - Easy Vegan Veggie Lasagna - Grilled Portobello with Garlic Sauce Continue reading: Roasted Golden Beets, Fennel & Leek – Roasted Root VegetablesThe post Roasted Golden Beets, Fennel & Leek – Roasted Root Vegetables appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Christmas Menu 2021 – 40 Recipes for your Holiday Dinner

December 20 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Christmas Menu 2021 – 40 Recipes for your Holiday DinnerThe 40 best recipes for your Vegan Christmas Menu. Whether youre looking for a vegan spin on holiday classics, healthy vegan sides, or fun baked goods, here are modern and unique recipes with a twist. The holiday season can be challenging for vegans, between the dairy- and meat-rich family reunions and holiday spreads at the office. But fear not, theres actually a HUGE variety of vegan Christmas menu ideas that are perfect for your Christmas dinner. Whether you are hosting the holiday dinner at home or are invited and want to bring your own food, I got you covered with 40 vegan Christmas dinner ideas. Here, youll find a mix of classic Christmas main dishes, side dishes and desserts with a vegan twist, along with creative and inventive dishes that are not typical Christmas recipes but would be perfect on any holiday table. Whether youre looking for a vegan roast, roasted cauliflower, pot pie or a vegan Christmas treat for dessert, this list has you covered! Vegan Christmas Mains Vegan Gluten-free Holiday Roast This holiday season, try my glutenfree holiday roast! It's made with chickpeas and tofu, comes filled with roasted vegetables and features a sweet and sticky glaze. Gluten-free, nut-fre TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil Apple Filling Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil & Apple filling is a hearty and satisfying plant-based main course for any winter dinner and makes for a showstopping holiday meal! Easy to make ahead of time! TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Stuffed Shells with Butternut Alfredo Vegan Stuffed Shells with Butternut Squash Alfredo is the best comfort food casserole to feed a big crowd! Filled with spinach and creamy tofu "ricotta," this stuffed shells recipe is an all-time family favorite. Can use pumpkin or other wint squash. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Mushroom Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crust Vegan Mushroom Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crust. Easy Mushroom Gravy Pot pie with mushrooms, cannellini or white beans, chard, topped with sliced sweet potato. Vegan Nut-free Recipe. Can be made gluten-free, Soy-free and oil-free TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Pot Pie with Biscuit topping Vegan Pot Pie with Black Pepper Biscuit topping. Veggies in Savory herbed sauce topped with easy No Oil Black Pepper Biscuit topping. Classic flavors, easier and simpler! Vegan Soy-free Recipe. Option for Nut-free Gluten-free TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Meatloaf - Nut Loaf Recipe This Vegan Meatloaf is flavorful, decadent, nutty and great for anyone wanting a no bean/­­lentil loaf. Use nuts of choice in this Nut Roast. Vegan Recipe. Can be Glutenfree Soyfree TRY THIS RECIPE Baked Whole Roasted Cauliflower Whole Roasted Cauliflower. This Baked Whole Roasted Cauliflower is marinated in flavorful of herbs and spices and baked to perfection to make a fabulous Holiday table option. Vegan Glutenfree Nutfree. Can be soyfree TRY THIS RECIPE Cauliflower Steaks with Mushroom Gravy. Vegan Glutenfree Recipe Cauliflower Steaks with Mushroom Gravy. Easy Roasted Cauliflower Slices served with mushroom thyme gravy. Vegan gluten-free Festive Main for the holidays. TRY THIS RECIPE Spicy Miso Peanut Butter Whole Roasted Cauliflower This Asian-inspired Miso Gochujang Peanut Butter Glazed Whole Roasted Cauliflower is a veggie-forward show-stopper perfect for the holidays, whether youre having it as a vegan main course of a vegetarian meal or serving it as a side dish or appetizer. Gluten-free and refined sugar-free. TRY THIS RECIPE Broccoli Cauliflower Masala Pie This Savory Cauliflower Broccoli Pie is full of flavor from the garam masala and has a delicious potato black eyed pea crust. gluten free and grain free. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Caramelized Onion Butternut Squash Lasagna This Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Caramelized Onions and Spinach features a creamy tofu cashew bechamel sauce and lots of melted vegan cheese. A vegan lasagna recipe perfect for feeding a crowd during the fall holidays. Soyfree option Nutfree option TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Lentil Shepherds Pie - Mushroom Lentil Shepherdless Pie Vegan Lentil Shepherds Pie - Mushroom and Lentil Shepherdless Pie with Gravy and Garlic mashed potatoes. Vegan Gluten-free Nut-free Recipe. Can be soy-free oil-free. Vegetarian Shepherds Pie. Makes 1 9 by 9 inch dish TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Jalapeno Chili Cornbread Casserole Jalapeno Cornbread Chili Casserole is an easy vegan comfort food casserole recipe with a quick jalape?o cheddar cornbread crust baked right on top of the lentil chili. Its warm and savory and comes together in one dish.  Nutfree soyfree. Glutenfree option. TRY THIS RECIPE Continue reading: Vegan Christmas Menu 2021 – 40 Recipes for your Holiday DinnerThe post Vegan Christmas Menu 2021 – 40 Recipes for your Holiday Dinner appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Old-Fashioned Vegan Stew

December 11 2021 VegKitchen 

This Old-Fashioned Vegan Stew is thick, hearty, and comforting. Its loaded with tons of veggies and smothered in a thick, creamy broth base. This vegan stew is great for dinner and tastes delicious reheated the next day.  This vegan stew is loaded with carrots, celery, potatoes, mushrooms, peas, and more. Give it a try and... Read More The post Old-Fashioned Vegan Stew appeared first on VegKitchen.

burnt garlic fried rice recipe | how to make burnt garlic rice | garlic fried rice

December 8 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

burnt garlic fried rice recipe | how to make burnt garlic rice | garlic fried riceburnt garlic fried rice recipe | how to make burnt garlic rice with step by step photo and video recipe. fried rice recipe is a popular indo chinese cuisine recipe prepared and served for lunch and dinner. generally, it is prepared with just rice as a hero ingredient and other seasonings and herbs for flavour. yet there are so many variants to this simple fried rice and one such simple and easy flavoured fried rice is the burnt garlic fried rice recipe. The post burnt garlic fried rice recipe | how to make burnt garlic rice | garlic fried rice appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas

November 18 2021 My New Roots 

North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas Most lovers of North Indian cuisine widely available in North America are familiar with Butter Chicken – the iconic dish that has captured the hearts and bellies of people the world over. In fact butter chicken is likely the most popular and recognizable Indian dish in our neck of the woods, and without a doubt my own personal gateway to the unique flavours of Indian cuisine. This dish was the inspiration for these North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas! When I was 13 or 14, my best friends mother, Annie (who Ive mentioned before in my sushi post – a woman who truly opened my eyes to the world of food beyond hot dogs and hamburgers!), took the three of us to The Host, a famous, Toronto institution that has been running successfully for 24 years. I can still remember the feeling of walking into the space, the air absolutely swollen with mouthwatering scents I had never experienced before. We sat down at the table, covered in a crisp white tablecloth, and a basket of seed-flecked, paper-thin crackers was dropped off along with the menus. Papadam Annie said. I took one bite and the entire thing shattered into my hands, which made us all laugh, and the taste was delicious, even if completely unfamiliar. I had just tried my first cumin seed! This primed my palette for what was to come, and Annie confidently ordered for the table. There were things I recognized, like rice, and flatbread (naan), but most of the dishes were alluringly mysterious, arriving in copper bowls, with colourful sauces and chutneys. Once she explained to put some rice on my plate as a bed for the curries, she handed me a bowl whose scent made my mouth water instantly. Butter chicken she told me. Well, I knew both of those ingredients very well, but not looking like this! Is it spicy? I asked. Not spicy hot, she replied. There are plenty of spices in there, but Id describe it flavourful. I had trusted this woman to guide me through Japanese, Korean, Ethiopian, Greek, Macedonian, and Moroccan restaurant experiences so far, so I took a heaping spoonful of the butter chicken and spread it over the rice.  It was love at first bite. The combinations of flavours, commingling in a sauce that was beguilingly rich and creamy, with huge chunks of perfectly tender chicken throughout was absolutely divine. It was tomato-y, but not overpoweringly so, and deeply aromatic with spices that I had certainly never tasted before. I savoured every bite of that butter chicken, along with chana masala, palak paneer, aloo gobi, and dal makhni. We ate naan, and samosa, and pakora and bhaji. It was a veritable feast that began my love affair with Indian food. Little did I know every corner of the continent, every family, every household brings a diversity and a uniqueness to what we generally label Indian food -- theres so much to explore!     Butter chicken was invented in the 1950s, by a man named Kundan Lal Gurjal, who operated a restaurant called Moti Mahal in Delhi, the capital territory of India. Kundan had settled here in this Northern region of the country and started his business after escaping from political upheaval in another region of India. Moti Mahal was a success, and it served several delicious tandoori dishes, that came from their tandoor oven – a circular clay oven central to Punjabi cuisine.  As the story goes, Kundan didnt want his leftover tandoori chicken to go to waste, but he also didnt want it to dry out, so he mixed leftover marinade juices with tomato and butter, added the chicken to it, and let it all stew – butter chicken was born! Although necessity was the mother of this invention, he likely had no idea that he had created an internationally-loved delicacy that would stand the test of time.  I started eating a vegetarian diet when I was 16, and butter chicken was one of the foods I missed the most. Ive cooked a lot of Indian-inspired food at home over the years, but Id never taken a crack at a plant-based butter chicken until my mom served me a version with chickpeas...brilliant! It was a serious why-didnt-I-think-of-that moment.  One of the things that makes butter chicken so good, is that the chicken is marinated in yogurt and spices before cooking. This step accomplishes two things: one, it tenderizes the meat, and second, it seasons it. Because I was aiming for a weeknight dinner, I decided to skip this step with the chickpeas and just make sure that they were properly cooked and well seasoned before adding to the sauce. I also smashed about half of the legumes. This helped to increase their surface area, break up their tough skins, and allow the flavourful sauce to penetrate to the inner, absorbent centers. I also appreciated having the texture variation in the dish, making it more similar to the OG version. Chickpea Party Tricks We all know that chickpeas are fiber all-stars, providing 50% of your RDI in just one cup, (whoa!) but they have another party trick up their sleeve that I bet you didnt know about. Two-thirds of the fiber in chickpeas is insoluble, meaning that it doesnt break down during digestion, but instead moves through our digestive tract unchanged until it hits the large intestine. The fun starts here, where friendly bacteria (think probiotics!) go to town on said insoluble fiber and actually break it down to create short-chain fatty acids, including acetic acid, propionic acid, and butyric acid. These short-chain fatty acids can then be absorbed by the cells that line the wall of our large intestine and used for energy! How rad is that?! Butyric acid is in fact the preferred source of energy for the cells lining our colon, and with this bonus fuel comes greater potential for optimally active and healthy cells. This translates into a reduced risk of colon problems including colon cancer. So friends, invite chickpeas to your next dinner party - theyll feed you and your colon cells. Can your pot roast do that? Now lets get cooking! For this dish I highly recommend cooking your own chickpeas from dried (I mean, have I ever NOT recommended that?! haha). For one, if you make the entire batch, youre looking at around 4 cans of chickpeas, which is a lot  of waste produced. Second, if you cook the legumes yourself, you can control the amount of salt that you use, as high sodium levels are a concern for some people. Third, they taste way better. Trust me. And fourth, it costs a lot less – I likely dont have to elaborate on that for you If youre not sure how to cook beans from scratch, the full instructions are in this post, and a full video tutorial is up on my membership site, My New Roots Grow. If youre especially interested in this dish, Id love to invite you to the live, online cooking demo on Saturday, December 18th. Part of the Winter Radiance Retreat alongside Mikkala Marilyn Kissi, this recorded, one-day virtual retreat has so many wonderful seasonal goodies planned for you. Check it out and sign up here!  The ingredient list for this recipe may look long, but half of them are spices, and the remaining ones are primarily pantry staples, making this the perfect thing to cook up when you dont have a ton of fresh produce around (Im looking at you, late fall, winter, and early spring!). Cilantro is optional, but such a delicious addition if it’s available to you. And I like to serve the dish with rice or naan, or both. A simple kachumber salad, made with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and lemon juice is a great accompaniment to butter chickpeas when those ingredients are in season. Pro tip: measure out two or more portions in separate containers of the spice mix when youre making it the first time so the next time all you have to do is grab the blend instead of all your individual spice jars!   And what about the butter?! Well, there isnt any classic dairy butter here (although there is no shame in adding it!), instead I used cashew butter to achieve that crave-able creaminess. Some recipes for butter chicken call for whole cashews, which may in fact be easier for some of you to find than cashew butter. If that is the case, sub the cashew butter with whole, raw cashews that have been soaked for 4-8 hours, and add them to the pot with the tomatoes and coconut milk in step 3. If you’d like to know more about soaking and activating nuts, check out my article here. Get a load of that 2008 photography! Print North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas  Author Sarah Britton Ingredients2 Tbsp. coconut oil preferably expeller-pressed or ghee 1 Tbsp. ground cumin 1 Tbsp. ground coriander 2 tsp. ground turmeric 2 tsp. ground ginger 1 Tbsp. garam masala 1 tsp. smoked paprika 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/­­2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper pinch cayenne to taste 1 large yellow onion diced 2 tsp. fine sea salt 5 cloves garlic minced 28 oz. /­­ 796ml whole or diced tomatoes 1 large can 3 Tbsp. tomato paste 1 cup /­­ 250ml full-fat coconut milk 1/­­4 cup /­­ 60ml cashew butter 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice 6 cups /­­ 900g cooked chickpeas from 2 cups dried /­­ approx. 4 cans cilantro for garnish if desired rice and /­­ or naan for serving if desired InstructionsIn a large stockpot over medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Add the cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger, garam masala, smoked paprika, cinnamon, black pepper, and cayenne. Stir well to mix with the oil, and stir frequently so it doesnt scorch.   Add the onion and salt, stir well to coat, let cook for 5-10 minutes until the onions have softened slightly. Add the garlic, stir well,  and cook for 2-3 more minutes.  Add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and coconut milk, stirring well to incorporate. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes.  While the sauce is simmering, take about half of the chickpeas and smash them flat with the bottom of a drinking glass. This step is optional, but it changes the shape and texture of the chickpeas (see headnote). Transfer the sauce to a blender, add the cashew butter and lemon juice, then blend on high until completely smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired (if youd like it spicier for example, add more cayenne).  Add all of the chickpeas to the sauce and fold to combine. Bring a very light simmer, and let cook for 5 minutes, up to an hour, making sure to stir every so often so the bottom doesnt scorch.  Serve the butter chickpeas over rice with lots of fresh cilantro, and naan if desired. Say thank you and enjoy! NotesServes 8-10 I hope you love this recipe as much as I do, and find the same satisfying coziness with each bite you enjoy. As we head into the darker, colder months of the year, I know Ill be turning to these butter chickpeas to keep me warm and grounded, while picturing us at our stoves, connected in spirit over steaming pots and nourishing bowls. All love from me to you, Sarah B  The post North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas appeared first on My New Roots.

Miso Peanut Butter Whole Roasted Cauliflower

November 15 2021 Vegan Richa 

Miso Peanut Butter Whole Roasted CauliflowerThis Asian-inspired Miso Gochujang Peanut Butter Glazed Whole Roasted Cauliflower is a veggie-forward show-stopper perfect for the holidays, whether youre having it as a vegan main course of a vegetarian meal or serving it as a side dish or appetizer. Gluten-free and refined sugar-free. This Asian-inspired miso & peanut butter whole roasted cauliflower recipe is incredibly easy and requires just about 15 minutes of active kitchen time but delivers a healthy vegan main that’s impressive enough for entertaining during the holidays. I like to make this whole miso glazed roasted cauliflower as the main dish but you can also serve it as a shared side for dinner parties or weeknight meals! An umami-rich sweet and spicy peanut butter miso gochujang glaze with fresh ginger adds tons of flavor to the cauliflower. It has miso peanut butter and Korean gochujang to make up a deep complex flavor profile! Serve this whole roasted cauliflower with veggies, some steamed rice, or a side salad. This is really the best roasted cauliflower head I have ever tried and I cant wait for you to try it out! If you like the concept of whole roasted cauliflower, but with more traditional flavors, you might also want to try my simple oven-roasted herbed cauliflower. More Cauliflower recipes on the blog: - Cauliflower in Double Onion Sauce - Baked Gobi Manchurian - BBQ Cauliflower Wings - Diwani Handi Vegetables - whole Roasted curried cauliflower  - Sticky Sesame cauliflower  Continue reading: Miso Peanut Butter Whole Roasted CauliflowerThe post Miso Peanut Butter Whole Roasted Cauliflower appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Stuffing with Chickpea Sausage Crumbles

November 10 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Stuffing with Chickpea Sausage CrumblesThis Vegan Stuffing is made with homemade chickpea sausage crumbles and is hearty, wholesome, and packed with flavor! Serve it for your vegan Thanksgiving Dinner. Gluten-free option. No Thanksgiving Dinner without Stuffing! This vegan stuffing is my current favorite! It is made with bread and homemade vegan chickpea sausage meat. Its hearty, moist and flavorful on the inside, and perfectly crisp on the outside - just like any good Thanksgiving stuffing should be. Comforting, flavorful, loaded with veggies and studded with nutrient-rich chickpeas. This is a vegan stuffing recipe that is wholesome and satisfying. A simple vegan side dish that is perfect for holiday gatherings. This would be the perfect side dish to serve alongside my Vegan Thanksgiving Roast Or my Lentil quinoa meatloaf  or Nut Roast , along with some vegan gravy and mashed potatoes.  And for Thanksgiving dessert - Pumpkin Pie Bars - Glutenfree Vegan Pumpkin Pies - Classic Baked Pumpkin Pie with Rustic Crust - Sweet Potato Pie Bars with Cinnamon Crust - Apple custard bars - Chocolate Pecan pie  Continue reading: Vegan Stuffing with Chickpea Sausage CrumblesThe post Vegan Stuffing with Chickpea Sausage Crumbles appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Caramelized Onion

November 6 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Caramelized OnionThis Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Caramelized Onions and Spinach features a creamy tofu cashew bechamel sauce and lots of melted vegan cheese. A vegan lasagna recipe perfect for feeding a crowd during the fall holidays. This vegan caramelized onion butternut squash lasagna is a fall-tastic twist on a classic lasagna with layers of creamy roasted butternut squash, spinach, caramelized red onions, and a creamy cashew bechamel. Simple yet impressive, the ideal pasta dinner to serve during the fall and winter holidays. There’s something soul-satisfying about the concept of layering vegan cheese sauce and pasta noodles and baking it all in a casserole dish. Don’t you think? Our vegan bechamel sauce is a tried-and-tested combination of blended tofu and cashews to create that perfect silky creamy texture. Miso paste and nutritional yeast are added for cheesiness. A bit of lemon juice helps to reduce the cashew flavor so it won’t taste like nuts at all. Layers or roasted butternut squash and Caramelized onion adds so much flavor and texture. This lasagna is the perfect easy fall dinner for a crowd. Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 4 days or frozen. More Vegan Pasta Recipes - French onion skillet lasagna - Spinach Alfredo skillet lasagna - Butter Chicken lasagna bake or skillet  - Vegan Lemon Asparagus Pasta - Creamy Mushroom Spinach Pasta  Continue reading: Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Caramelized OnionThe post Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Caramelized Onion appeared first on Vegan Richa.


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