Baked Pumpkin Falafel with Tahini Lemon Sauce

I positively adore falafel. That's not surprising as I adore little bites. I've experimented with many different kinds, including...

Buttered Lime Rice

There's almost no end to the variations in flavors that can be added to white basmati rice, but there really couldn't be anything...

Lentil Salad with Walnuts, Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

As much as I enjoy summer, the heat waves at times can be unbearable. Weather that has you melting into a puddle calls for simple salads t...

Tarka Dal With Tomato and Spices

A feature on many North Indian restaurant menus is Tarka Dal. A creamy dish consisting of yellow or red lentils, tarka dal is actually a g...

Quick and Easy Spelt Tortillas

Now that I've learned to make my own tortillas at home, there is no going back. Goodbye to those rubbery things that are offered at t...

Classic Dal Makhani with a Vegan Twist

Creamy and rich dal makhani — literally "buttery lentils" — is probably one of my husband's very favorite dishes on those r...

Chickpea Flour Fudge

This might indeed be the easiest and tastiest fudge I've ever made, and it's not your typical fudge. This delicious confection is...

Lentil Salad with Rye Berries and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Canadian winters are cold, but there is always room for a salad to brighten up the table. Especially when you balance the earthy goodness...

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Wraps with Crispy Chickpeas

Wraps are always a favorite in my kitchen, and this time around I wrapped up some slightly spicy roasted sweet potatoes and chickpeas ser...

Chickpea Flour Bread with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach

There is a new cookbook in my kitchen — I know, I'm already buried in them — but it's an interesting and inspiring one. It's...

Chocolate Quinoa Ricotta Bread

For years found only in natural food specialty stores, quinoa can now be found in every supermarket thanks to its growing reputation as o...

Curried Black-Eyed Peas with Mushrooms and Coconut Milk

This is an easy weekday black-eyed pea dish that is mildly spiced. The creamy coconut milk goes so well with earthy black-eyed peas and t...

Raw Peanut and Coconut Butter Fudge

This raw fudge is healthy enough to enjoy for a quick bite or two for breakfast on the run or as a snack whenever the need for a boost of ...

Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza with Olives and Cashew Cheese

I think it safe to assume that pretty much everyone enjoys pizza once in a while. And there is nothing quite like making your own at home...

Stove-Top Baked Beans with Apple and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

These are not your average baked beans. In fact, I suppose that these are technically not "baked beans" at all as they are made...

Jamaican-Style Jerk Chili with Chickpeas and Quinoa

As far as I am concerned, a cook can never have enough ideas for a hearty chili, especially during the frigid winter months. It's a n...

Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk, Curry Leaves and Spices

Serving black-eyed peas with collard greens is apparently good luck for the New Year. It's a tradition in the American South and arou...

Paneer and Spinach in a Spicy Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas (Paneer Palak)

I have cut most dairy from my diet these days, but if there is one dairy item that I cannot resist, it would be succulent creamy paneer c...

Quinoa and Chickpea Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Dried Cherries

It has been a dark winter here in London Ontario, but this salad is pretty nonetheless and packed with lots of protein. So that might che...

Chickpea Avocado Bites with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

I adore little bites and these filling little appetizers could surely be a meal without any other adornments — at least for me! I don'...

White Bean and Parsnip Vegetable Soup

Several months of winter starts to induce a degree of laziness in me. Fortunately, this coincides with cravings for simple soups that tak...

French Lentil Soup with Mushrooms, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Kale

It's that time of year when soup is so often on the menu. Craving mushrooms, I came up with this nourishing soup that includes pepper...