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Vegan Pupusas

Glorious Vegan & Gluten-Free Pupusas

Pupusas is an ancient and traditional dish from El Salvador. They are essentially stuffed tortillas. While Italians have calzones and Chinese have dumplings, both use wheat flour. Pupusas on the other hand are made with cornmeal flour (also called Masa harina) and sometimes rice flour making them a great gluten-free alternative. There are other variations […]

Scallion Pancakes

Easy Flaky Scallion Pancakes

The first time I tasted scallions pancakes was at a Chinese restaurant by our house in San Jose California. It came with a wonderful sauce that tasted like sweet soy sauce with some hint of fresh ginger and garlic. Wow! We couldn’t believe how flaky and tasty it was, so much that we fought over […]

Greek dolmas

Fresh Dolmas

Every year, our couple grape plants get longer and longer vines covered with beautiful leaves that we end up pruning down after the season is over. So we started to collect young leaves to make dolmas. You have to steam them but it is worth the time and effort because you can make all sorts […]

Baked Mung dal fritters

Baked Mung Dal Fritters

These little crispy fritters are always a hit at parties. They pack spices, protein, and a little heat. In restaurants, they are always deep-fried (think pakora!) but you can also bake them and still get a crisp bite! You can make them ahead of time and keep them warm in the oven until you are […]

Vegetable samosas

Air-Fried Vegetable Samosas

This week, we are making one of our favorite Indian appetizers:  vegetable samosas. I can remember the first time I sank my teeth in one of these crispy spicy little pillows. I thought I had died and went to heaven! And don’t get me started with the mint and tamarind sauces! This is my definition […]

Vegan herb cheese

Quick and Easy Herb Vegan Cheese

I am taking advantage of being in the South of France visiting my parents to try out some new French inspired dishes. While I do not miss any of the cow cheese I used to enjoy when I was a carnivore, goat cheese, on the other hand, was more delicate, naturally low fat and milder […]

Vegan cheese Ball

Dairy-Free Cheese Ball

Cheese spread in the shape of a ball is truly an American party classic but let’s be honest, it is also pretty fattening and artery-clogging! It is a great appetizer everyone enjoys around the holidays, at potlucks and picnics.  What if you could make a dairy-free cheese ball? Warning!  This ‘cheez’ ball will disappear as […]

black olive tapenade

OLIVE TAPENADE

Pronounced “tah-puh-nod”, this olive spread, is usually served as an appetizer on toasted sliced French baguette, crackers or fresh cut vegetables. It originates from the South of France. It is an olive spread, a form of caviar that captures the rich and natural essences of Provence, through the olives, the capers and the olive oil. […]

Polenta fries

Polenta Fries

Pronounced “Po-len-tah”, this native dish of Italy is made with ground yellow  cornmeal. Unlike grits, which is corn that has been soaked and processed to remove the tough outer hull, polenta has the hull and is therefore more nutritious and less processed. If you are tired of rice, pasta, quinoa or other grains, you can […]

eggless quiche

Eggless Mini Pepper Quiche

I found an old black and white photo of my grandmother and I when I was 4 years old. It brought back so many happy memories and especially of being in the kitchen watching her lovingly concocting all kinds of delicious dishes.  The colors, flavors and textures varying with the seasons. I had the all […]

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