Slightly Un-Hippie Granola

Slightly Un-Hippie Granola

This is one of my first improvised recipes, and I have been using it for years. It’s basic but delicious. Crunchy and crispy. A little bit sweet and a little bit salty. And it stands up well to a bowl of Greek yogurt. I’m pretty sure the crispy goodness comes from the fact that it uses mostly white sugar–and not honey, maple syrup, or brown sugar–for sweetness. Hence the name.   Continue reading “Slightly Un-Hippie Granola”

Greek Style Quinoa Salad

Greek Style Quinoa Salad

This is adapted from an orzo salad recipe that I’ve been making for years. The main difference here (other than the quinoa) is the addition of the cooked shallots, which offer a toasty, savory flavor that’s a delicious counterpoint to the lemon and parsley. So. Freaking. Delicious. Also: gluten free.  Continue reading “Greek Style Quinoa Salad”

Kitchari (A.K.A. Indian Comfort Food)

Kitchari (A.K.A. Indian Comfort Food)

I first discovered Kitchari when I was visiting the Kripalu Center for a day of yoga a few years back. It was delicious, comforting, and filling without feeling too heavy or spicy. I started making it at home and have modified the recipe to suit my tastes. I love swirling in a big spoonful of Swad Coriander Chutney before eating it, but it also tastes good plain and can be very soothing to a sensitive stomach. Some say it has cleansing and healing properties, which you can read about here.   Continue reading “Kitchari (A.K.A. Indian Comfort Food)”

Paneer

Paneer

I made the cheese… I fried the cheese… Then I gave the cheese to B, who put it in his homemade saag, thereby creating saag paneer. It was delicious.

The recipe is simple.   Continue reading “Paneer”