Tag Archives: vegan

Magical Mung Bean Salad

A relative of the pea and lentil family, mung beans are magical because they are nutrient powerhouses! Rich in fiber, protein, potassium, iron, zinc, folate and B vitamins they have been a staple in the cooking traditions of Ayurveda for many..many years. I love bean dishes because they make for a simple, nutritious and cost-effective […]

Coconut Curry Split Pea Soup

When I think comfort food, especially on a cold day nothing beats a warm bowl of soup. Add coconut curry in front of “soup” and you get the ultimate hug in a bowl! For this recipe I used split peas and added kale for  extra nourishment and plant-based phytonutrients. Each spoonful contains a treasure trove […]

Heart-Healthy Indulgence: Avocado Cacao Pudding

If you ask me, orange and chocolate (dark) are a match made in foodie heaven! I am quite proud of this recipe which I like to call my “heart- healthy indulgence,” and here is why. Avocados are probably not the first foods that spring to mind when a sweet craving strikes. However, avocados take on […]

Smashed Avocado Olive Spread

One of my favorite foods on the planet is the creamy and luscious avocado. While it is an excellent source of monounsaturated fat, folate, potassium and vitamin E, it is actually a single-seeded berry. Who knew?! In addition to being a tasty superfood, I love how versatile it is. You can eat it alone or […]