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by Kajal Dhabalia Fall is here and soon Navratri will be upon us as well. I’ve always loved the 9 holy days of the divine mother. Anandi Ma and Dileepji have always recommended taking advantage of these high energy days to do an anusthan—setting aside time everyday to do a dedicated set of practices for our […]

A Winning Dish for Winter

Baigan Bharta is an eggplant dish that is perfect for potlucks — even the non-vegetarians in the crowd will enjoy its rich flavor.

Focaccia (GF & Vegan!)

by Kajal Dhabalia The last time our Washington DC group got together for a potluck after meditation, Rohini Didi made  some amazing Focaccia (gluten-free and vegan!) and I made my pesto. The focaccia was so delicious; it melted in my mouth and definitely hit the spot for this gluten-less girl. I can’t wait for you to try it…it is definitely […]

Zucchini Hummus

by Kajal Dhabalia The other day I had a huge amount of Zucchini on hand, so I made Zucchini Hummus. It was much lighter than traditional garbanzo bean hummus, however it was just as tasty. I served it with warmed pita wedges and some tortilla chips and it was a big hit. Best of all, the […]

Spiced-Up Rice Patties

I LOVE these rice patties! If you’ve got leftover rice from the night before, this makes for a quick meal the next day. Spiced with ginger, green chillies, turmeric and other goodies, it pairs deliciously with my favorite Shaved Fennel & Zuchinni Salad….perfect way to spice up a weeknight dinner. Rice Patties (4 ppl) INGREDIENTS 4 […]

Yogic Fasting & Spring Quinoa Salad

By Kajal Dhabalia Every year in the Vedic calendar there are two, 9 day periods of time called Navratri (one falls in the spring and one happens in the fall); both are considered to be high spiritual energy days. During these periods, yogis recommend doing extra japa practices, meditation and really just spending as much […]

Sunday Morning Hash

by Kajal Dhabalia My Dad LOVED brunch! Sunday mornings would arrive and he’d say….”Let’s make brunch!”…..pancakes, tofu scramble, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches….it was always different, but the one thing that he always made were his hash potatoes….sometimes shredded, sometimes just round…but always delicious. Well these days, I’m trying to get in more veggies, so I gave […]

Cannellini Bean & Kale Bisque

By Kajal Dhabalia This dish was inspired by my craving for something creamy, yet healthy. I knew I wanted greens for dinner, but I didn’t feel like pairing it with a grain. So, I decided a soup of some sort would taste good. I wasn’t sure what to call this delightful dish…soup, chowder, bisque, stew….so I […]

Blackberry Apple Crumb Pie

BY KAJAL DHABALIA

This recipe is a twist on the most delicious pies that my mother-in-law makes. I decided to combine her Apple Crumb Pie with her Blackberry Pie…and then make it all gluten-free.

Curried Greens

By Sue Rama This variation on a Kashmiri recipe is surprisingly delicious and quite nutritious. It makes a great fall dinner with the addition of a grain and beans or dal. We like to make this with collard greens, but it works equally well with other greens like kale, mustard greens, spinach, dandelion greens, or […]