Tag Archives: Ghee

Coconut Curry Lentil and Teff Vegetable Stew

Coconut Curry Lentil and Teff Vegetable StewThis sweet and savory main course stew is even more luscious with ghee drizzled over it as a garnish. Serve with a salad for an enjoyable meal. Continue reading

Creative Vegetarian Cooking with Herbs and Healthy Fats

Madagascar Pink rice with cumin seeds and cashews

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

4 Vegetarian Chanukak Recipes

Falafel Patties are great for lunch or dinner served with a saladWith Chanukah around the corner, here’s some easy to prepare delicious vegetarian recipes to cook up for you and your friends and family this Chanukah. Besides the classic potato latkes, I will also be making other fried foods using organic healthy fats like extra virgin coconut oil and ghee (clarified butter. Sweet potato fries! YUM!  Egg rolls with health enhancing goji berries; gluten-free amaranth corn flat breads, the ones that disappear as soon as they come off the skillet and felafel also add to the YUM! Continue reading

Amaranth and Corn Croquettes

Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Amaranth Corn Flatbreads

Not only is this croquette aka flatbread easy to make, it’s delicious too, especially when cooked in ghee. It’s a great accompaniment for just about any soup or stew. I especially like it with Salsa Salad with Tomatillos and Pinto Beans or Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili with Tomatillos. Because it’s so festive and colorful, it also makes a great appetizer. Continue reading

Good and Bad Fats

Sunflower seeds make great oilWe need a certain amount of healthy fats in our diets for energy, to help our bodies absorb Vitamins A, D, E and K,  keep us well lubricated and enhance our immune system. Some fats are saturated; some unsaturated, some from animals and some from nuts and seeds. Here’s my list of what fats and oils to stock for health and vitality. Continue reading