Black Velvet Fudge Bites

This recipe is a variation of an Indian dessert called besan halva. Cocoa is not a traditional ingredient, but with so many chocolate lovers out there, it seemed like a good choice. I also use coconut oil instead of butter or ghee. They are quite fudgy, reminiscent of brownies. Ingredients ½ cup coconut oil ⅔…

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

I like to  prepare this soup during the cooler seasons. One of the ingredients (garam masala) is a warming spice blend, as in the internal warmth generated by the body when it imbibes certain spices. Garam masala is a popular blend prepared all around the northern, eastern, and western regions of India. Ingredients 3 tbs….

Sweet Potato Patties

This is a variation of my zucchini pancake recipe. You can use various vegetables in this dish; some contain more water than others, so you need to adjust accordingly. It’s another great way to eat your veggies. Everybody loves them! Ingredients 2 cups shredded or grated sweet potatoes ½ cup garbanzo flour ½ teaspoon curry powder ½…

Curry Millet Pilaf with Cashews

This recipe is a variation of my Curry Quinoa Salad. When the price of quinoa increased, I decided to try out some of my recipes with millet instead. This one worked out quite well. Ingredients 1 cup uncooked millet, rinsed 2 cups water 1 vegetable bouillon cube (or 1 tsp. salt) 2 tsp. curry powder…

Cinnamon Pecan Granola

I finally decided that it was time to make my own granola. This is a nice, simple recipe, that is not overly sweet. You can vary the nuts and seeds according to your preference. Ingredients 4 cups whole rolled oats 1 cup raw pecans, chopped ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds 1-2…

Millet Pilaf Curry with Cashews

Millet is a healthy whole grain that is naturally gluten free and easy to digest. It is not often eaten in our country, but is readily available in natural food stores. Millet is very inexpensive and cooks up in less than 30 minutes. I started experimenting with millet when I began working at Mother Earth’s. I wanted to create tasty…