Vegetable Biryani and Roasted Spiced Potatoes

Vegetable Biryani and Roasted Spiced Potatoes

Over the weekend we made two dishes that turned out so well, that we wanted to share them as part of our contribution to the Meat free Monday selections. The idea was not really to serve them together, although I suppose you could, but to allow for two new meal ideas. The biryani can be used as a main course meal with a salad, and the potatoes could turn into a side dish for another meal. The possibilities are endless. Continue reading

Indian-style Eggs

Indian-style Eggs

We found the inspiration for this recipe in the “Eat Well Cookbook,” by Jan Purser and Kathy Snowball. We adapted the recipe somewhat, allowing us to use up the red bell peppers we had in the house. The resulting meal is delicious and got a very emphatic ‘thumbs up’ from everyone. The combination of coriander, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and peppers adds a sweet and savory taste to the dish which we enjoyed. Continue reading

Carrot Pasta Sauce

Carrot Pasta Sauce

A few days ago, we came across a beautiful website called Meatless Mondays (see our link to it under Blogs We Love). This non-profit organization’s goal is to reduce meat consumption by at least 15%. Quite a few celebrities such as Paul McCartney, Gwyneth Paltrow (check out her new website “goop” in our Blogs We Love link) and Alicia Silverstone, have joined this campaign so far. Having embraced a complete vegan lifestyle for about 12 years in the past, this campaign really spoke to our hearts. Although we are no longer vegan, we still overall try to eat mostly vegetarian. We rarely eat meat, and if we do, we take great care to only select meat from animals that have been treated humanely. Our recipes do include some dairy and eggs, but always from organic sources, and farms that still embrace the values of raising their animals ethically and humanely. In our own case, the healing from the damaging effects of gluten intolerance, has necessitated many changes. We learned to be open-minded about our food choices, but always  have and still feel strongly about organic foods, and especially the humane treatment of farm animals (and all animals for that matter). Continue reading