All posts tagged: Gluten-free

Vegan MoFo: Sweet Potato Dosas

The Vegan MoFo prompt of the day is: Make (or eat) a traditional local dish. Since I live in a town with one of the largest Indian populations in America, we have an array of Indian cuisine at our disposal. In particular, the South Indian food sticks out to me the most, as I feel like most Indian restaurants in America specialize in North Indian cuisine. North Indian cuisine is different than South Indian in a myriad of ways. Below are just some of the variations between the two: North Indian focuses on breads, such as roti and paratha, whereas South Indian is more rice-based  North Indian is more dairy-based, using cream in sauces, as well as paneer, yogurt, and ghee quite often, whereas South Indian employs coconut South Indian often uses tamarind and curry leaves, whereas North Indian does not (or at least, not as frequently) North Indian is often less spicy than South Indian South Indian meals usually include a preparation of sambhar or rasam, which are types of soups As I mentioned, …

Spicy Thai Eggplant with Mint

Summer is here in all its glory. This is truly the time of bounty, the time where I spend all of my money on heirloom tomatoes, and hobble back from the farmer’s market with heavy bags of stone fruit, corn, and peppers. Me being a farmer’s market fiend (along with a veg fiend, but of course) adores ogling all the vibrant colors of the produce, and I also dig that everything is grown locally. When I am up at the stand making my choices, I can actually chit-chat with the farmer who grew these very same fruits and veggies! Crazy, right?! Sadly, it is pretty crazy in our day and age. But let’s keep the farmer’s market love going. Try to support your local farmers- whether by attending a market, or even just by shopping at the grocery store. I’ve noticed Wegman’s, Whole Foods, Stew Leonard’s, and Trader Joe’s have had local produce available, with signs detailing where the fruits and veggies are grown. Bravo 🙂 Hopefully, more grocery chains will start to incorporate locally …

Summer Lovin’ Rolls

I have something to admit. I am one of those terrible people who love Valentine’s Day. I am a total mushball, someone who squeals over all things pink and heart-shaped, someone who goes into CVS purposely to browse the copious amount of consumerist love goods. Those over-priced three course dinners for two? Roses? Teddy bears with “I love you” written on their little red shirts? I’m a total sucker. Don’t hate me. Yes, I know all the arguments about why Valentine’s Day is a ridiculous holiday and the person who you’re with should show their love for you all the time, blah blah blah, and if you’re single, how Valentine’s Day is isolating and a stab to the gut, blah blah blah. I know all this. But I still am entranced by our yearly celebration of all things romantic. So, in honor of this gracious holiday, I have cooked up a series of V-Day themed recipes. Brace yourselves: there will lots of fuschia and chocolate. That’s all I’m saying. For my first recipe, I thought …