Thursday, June 28, 2018

Spinach Dal Soup in the Instant Pot (or Not)

palak dal at

Spinach Dal, known in India as Palak Dal, is a hearty soup made with channa dal or yellow split peas. Dal (also spelled as daal or dahl) is a Hindi word for dried split lentils, dried peas, or dried beans. Dal may refer to the legume itself or the finished recipe.

toor dal

I made this vegan soup in a 6 qt. Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt. It cooked for 16 minutes, I let the pressure release naturally, and it was delicious. It can also be made in a soup pot on the stove top.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Instant Pot Aloo Gobi ( cauliflower recipe)

Bowl of Aloo Gobi Cauliflower

Aloo Gobi is a simple cauliflower and potato recipe that is exotically spiced and an absolutely delicious side or entree. It is a Punjabi Indian dish that is a cinch to make in the Instant Pot! #vegan

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Instant Pot Mushroom Soup in 8 minutes

Asian soup

I love mushroom soup, but I prefer mine broth-like and not creamy. This wonderful Asian style recipe can be cooked in 8 minutes in the Instant Pot and will not disappoint. (Of course experienced Instant Pot users know that it requires a little time to heat up and release steam as well as cook).
If you don't have an Instant Pot it can cook on the stove top covered for about an hour.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Broccoli Parmesan- one skillet dish

broccoli and Parmesan cheese in a skillet

One skillet broccoli parmesan is one of those recipes that follow the rule that necessity is the mother of invention. 

I went out with my family one night to a local Italian restaurant. Although they had gluten free pizza and gluten free pasta on the menu, I just didn't want to eat a high carbohydrate meal. Being a vegetarian, there was little else I could eat. I asked the chef if he could make me a dish with broccoli, marinara sauce, and cheese. He did and it was delicious!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oatmeal

Looking for a healthy breakfast ? 
Overnight oatmeal can be highly nutritious, absolutely delicious and extremely convenient, and it doesn't even need to be cooked. You eat the oatmeal cold and creamy right out of the refrigerator- a plus during the summer when the weather is so hot!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Loaded Vegetarian Black Bean Nachos Are A Meal

Loaded vegetarian nachos makes a quick and easy meal or appetizer any night of the week!
It is easy to assemble and is both nutritious and delicious!

It calls for simple vegan ingredients like black beans, chopped tomatoes, chopped cucumbers, salsa, fresh herbs, and seasonings piled on top of one another on a bed of crunchy nacho chips! Sprinkle generously with grated cheese or vegan cheese and bake for just 10 minutes.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Moroccan Appetizers at Casablanca Restaurant near Doylestown, Pa

We had delicious Moroccan appetizers and dinner that was gluten free at Casablanca restaurant in Warrington/Warminster Pennsylvania near Doylestown, Pa.
Casablanca is neatly tucked away off Route 611

We were looking for someplace different to celebrate my husband's big birthday! The grandkids are ages 2, 7, and 11. I wanted somewhere that was casual and the kids could move around a little, something a little exotic, and something that could accommodate both my vegetarian and gluten free needs. Casablanca seemed to be the perfect place.