Longevity Noodles

Longevity Noodles Ingredients: 2 cups soybean sprouts 1/4 pound snow peas, strings removed 4 oz bamboo shoots 4 oz carrots, cut into matchsticks 1/2 pound long, thin egg noodles 4 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon shao hsing or sherry 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1/4 cup vegetable […]

Mushroom Pullao (Khumbi Pullao)

Ingredients: 2 cups long grain rice 4 cups water 16 oz mushrooms, sliced 1 small onion, sliced 3 tablespoons of oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1 teaspoon garam masala Directions: In a large saucepan, heat the oil. Add onion and garlic and saute until they […]

Cauliflower with Mustard and Fennel Seeds

Ingredients: 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets 2 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons fennel seeds 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric Directions: Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add mustard and fennel seeds. When the mustard seeds begin to pop, 2-3 […]

Green Gram Dal (Payatham Paruppu Masial)

Green Gram Dal (Payatham Parippu Masial) Ingredients: 3 cups water 1 cup green gram dal (mung dal) 1 cup hot water 4 oz tamarind pulp 6 green chiles, halved 1/2 teaspoon ground tumeric 1 bunch fresh coriander (cilantro) 1 teaspoons oil (or ghee) 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds 1 red […]

Spice Dusted Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients: 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin 1 tablespoon hot paprika 2 tablespoon olive oil Directions: Preheat oven to 400. In a large pan, place cauliflower. Dust with spices and toss with oil. Rearrange florets so they are in a single layer. Roast for 15 […]


FalafelIngredients: 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained1 tablespoon baking powder1 medium onion, quartered4 cloves garlic, smashed1/4 cup self rising flour1/4 cup fresh parsley1 teaspoon cumin1 teaspoon coriander1/2 teaspoon saltfreshly ground pepper oil for frying Directions:Place all ingredients EXCEPT the oil and flour into the food processor or blender. Pulse on high […]

Classic Hummus

Ingredients: 16 oz canned chickpeas 2 cloves garlic juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons tahini 1 tablespoon garlic powder 2-3 tablespoons olive oil salt to taste Directions: In a large saucepan, heat the chickpeas (in their liquid) until warm. Drain chickpeas, reserving liquid. Place chickpeas, tahini. garlic, olive oil, lemon […]

Minestrone Soup

Ingredients: 64 oz vegetable broth 24 oz crushed tomatoes 14 oz kidney beans, drained 1 cup onions, chopped 1 medium eggplant, chopped 2 small zucchini, chopped 4 carrots, cut into coins 4 stalks of celery, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 cup fresh basil 1/2 cup fresh spinach 1/2 cup […]

Madras Curry Powder

Ingredients: 2 1/2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1/2 tablespoon dry mustard 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon tumeric 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon cayenne powder 1/2 teaspoon allspice Directions: Combine all ingredients and grind into a smooth powder using a food processor, coffee grinder (that […]

Mustard Seed Potatoes with Carrots and Peas

Ingredients: 4 potatoes, boilled then diced 1 onion, diced 1 shallot, diced 1 cup carrots, diced 1 cup frozen peas 2 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon mustard seeds 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon garam masala pinch sugar Directions: In a large shallow pan, […]