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Super Speedy Chana Palak (Indian Chickpeas with Spinach)

Today  we’re going to do a non-traditional, slightly subversive take on an Indian dish – Chana Palak (chickpeas and spinach). My partner maintains chana palak is not traditional Indian cuisine anyway.  He swears he never ate it in India and first learned about it when he dined in Indian restaurants in the US.  He claims it’s an… Read More ›

Eureka! Homemade Vegan Yogurt!

I did it!  I did it!  I DID IT! As some of you may remember from a previous post, yogurt has been the hardest thing for me to give up.  I tried a number of alternative yogurts – soy yogurt, almond milk yogurt – before finally discovering a yogurt compatible with savory, not sweet dishes… Read More ›

Chilly Weather, Chickpeas, and the Crown of India

It was a miserably cold winter day in Garden City, Michigan when we discovered the Crown of India restaurant.  It was no longer snowing but no doubt that was only a temporary situation.  The skies were gray, the air was damp, and two-foot high drifts of snow were piled to the sides of the roads…. Read More ›

From Devil’s Dung to Tamarind – More Indian Spices for Vegan Cooking

I’ve already shared a list of my “essential” Indian spices for vegetarian and vegan food. This is my “very nice but non-essential”  list.  Acquire these spices after you’ve acquired the essentials. As I compiled this list, I realized there were several reasons these spices are on my “non-essential” list. Some of these spices are already… Read More ›

Indian Grocery Shopping 101

If you’re a vegetarian or a vegan – or even just veg-curious – and have never gone shopping at an Indian grocery, you should!  Not only does Indian cuisine have an enormous variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes, but you can find so many inexpensive staples at an an Indian grocery – like rice, beans,… Read More ›

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