THAI FRIED RICE WITH BASIL & TOFU

Thai Fried Rice, Vegan with crispy tofu
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Fluffy rice flavored with fresh, fragrant basil tossed in with veggies and crispy tofu bites, this Thai fried rice recipe is truly, a vegetarian’s (or a vegan too!) delight. No hidden fish sauce, or oyster sauce that is synonymous with flavorful Thai food here. A bold flavor created with simple ingredients is what you have in store for you. Say bye-bye to take-out Tuesdays because this Thai fried rice recipe is all you need to cook yourself a happy meal! 🙂 Continue reading

THE WORLD’S BEST VEGGIE BURGER

The world's best veggie burger
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Whoa! Hold your horses, please! Before you could say anything about the recipe name, hear me out. Being an almost vegetarian, currently living in the burger capital of the world (not LA, but USA); having been brought up in the almost immigrant city of India (Bangalore) and having done a wee bit of world travel (part, airport stopovers 😛 ) , I have had my fair share of  veggie burgers. Does this one, knock the socks off all of them? Hell Yeah! So, yes! I will be calling my recipe, The World’s Best Veggie Burger. Hands Down! I have this… Continue reading

TOFU STICKS AND CHIPS

Crunchy Tofu Sticks, A crisp crust and a soft centre just like the best person I know :)
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Crunchy “tofu sticks” is a sure-shot way to win anybody over! If they are a tofu lover, you are soon going to become their favorite chef, if they are a tofu hater, they will soon believe you have supernatural powers of transforming yucky into yummy! 😀 A crust that is so crisp that you can hear a crackle when you bite envelops a center so soft, you would think it is a marshmallow! Add a well-balanced seasoning to these complementing textures and you will be making tofu sticks every other day! Continue reading

BROCCOLI TOFU SALAD WITH POMEGRANATE

Broccoli Tofu Salad
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Fiber and protein and a liberal dose of juicy red pomegranate deliciousness is what you get from this Broccoli Tofu Salad. Whether you are trying a new detox salad diet or you want to eat salads because the summer heat makes the thought of heavy food revolting, this broccoli tofu salad is just the thing for you! The other day, I received an email from a reader thanking for a cauliflower recipe and how she had never cooked a cauliflower before. Like ever! Growing up, we had so much cauliflower at home, ate them as street-food from hawkers, ate them… Continue reading

GOLDEN ROAST TOFU

Roast Tofu
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Golden Roast Tofu is basically a method of roasting Tofu to that crisp restaurant-perfection. I decided to share it a post/recipe because of its versatility. You are super hungry, and are willing to eat just about anything (Remember, you threw all the junk food out of your house when you were in one of those goody-two-shoes, I will eat only healthy food moods 😛 ), don’t worry! Roast Tofu comes to your rescue Golden roast tofu doubles as a gourmet appetizer? (especially when u have unannounced guests just before dinner time). Add this to your Salads, Entrees (like the famous Mapo… Continue reading

TOFU SCRAMBLE WITH VEGGIES

Tofu Scramble
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Make this Tofu scramble recipe your go-to, for a lazy breakfast-in-bed kinda weekend or for the upcoming Mother’s day special brunch. Either way, I promise it will be a winner with you and your family.  But of course! Right? It uses a minimum number of ingredients,it gets done very quickly, it is as creamy and soft like regular scrambled egg, and it is super healthy! This recipe did not start off being a Mother’s day idea in particular but as I was making this the other day, my thought process went something like this: “Oh boy! This is turning out… Continue reading

QUINOA CRUSTED TOFU

Quinoa crusted Tofu
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This recipe for Quinoa crusted Tofu is dedicated to you. Yes, to you (Why?!) Read on. There are two kinds of people:               a)      Health freaks               b)      Those who have resolved to be health freaks this year If you clicked on this title, then you surely belong to one of the two categories. Right? 🙂 So, yes, this recipe for quinoa crusted tofu is dedicated to you. I must tell you the truth. It has taken me a while to get onto the quinoa bandwagon. It is… Continue reading

THAI COCONUT SOUP – A SHORTCUT TO TOM KHA

Thai Coconut Soup
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I find myself craving for Thai Coconut soup (Tom Kha) every once in a while. If you follow me on Facebook, you might know that I am a sucker for soups and I also crave for Sweet Corn soup. And Wanton Soup. And Manchow soup. And… forget it guys. Let’s face it. I am a sucker for soups. Listing names like this is doing me no good. I might just abandon my recipe writing and dash into the kitchen to make myself some soup! Especially, now, that I have shortcut method to Thai coconut soup and I have a can… Continue reading