Cloudy, chilly, days call for comfort food like this coconut curry vegetable lentil soup and brown basmati rice. By frying up spices like turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, cayenne, coriander in ghee or coconut oil, you can make this flavorful, satisfying, rich soup. Feel free to mix and match organic seasonal veggies all year long for infinite delicious variations. Simple. Easy. Yummy. Vegetarian. Gluten free. Continue reading
You can go wild in your kitchen mixing and matching a variety of spices, nuts, healthy fats and varieties of rice to make this quick and easy vegetarian Madagascar Pink Rice with Cashews recipe. When I developed this recipe, I researched spices and nuts that come from Madagascar to create an authentic, delicious, quick and easy vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian recipe. I enjoy cooking and eating organic Madagascar pink rice, which has an enticing color and an unusual, almost tropical flavor. And for a whole grain rice, only takes 15-20 minutes to cook. Continue reading
Ancient grains are making a comeback. More and more, I have replaced brown rice, barley and millet with quinoa, teff, and spelt. Rich in protein, amino acids, B Vitamins, calcium and fiber, each ancient grain has its own unique flavor and nutrition profile. Some are also quick cooking (quinoa, amaranth, and teff). Ancient grains expand our choices, and offer new options for diners whose diets demand rotation, not just to escape boredom, but because of food allergies. Ancient grains permit even the most restricted dieter to feast.