Mango and Coriander Dip with a Hint of Chili

On the days Hindus fast, there is a list of foods that they are “allowed” to eat. The list – often referred to as farali (or farari) food – includes all the fruits and nuts, Read More …

Salad with Creme Fraiche Dressing

Now that the weather is getting warmer, people will start to have make and eat more salads. What salads, raitas and pickles can be served with Indian meals? With the Indian meals, it’s traditional to Read More …

ZENB Veggie Bites and Veggie Sticks and My Impulse Vegan Salad

For the last couple of years, we have been doing Veganuary and, in my case, I eat mostly vegan the majority of the time – except that sometimes when I am busy and get hungry, I Read More …

Stuffed Peppers with Rice, Tomatoes, Mixed Vegetables and Black eyed peas

Stuffed peppers are popular in lots of European and Mediterranean countries and each country has it’s version of stuffing from mild to spicy.  I like to stuff mine with  a variation of rice, couscous or Read More …

Aubergine, fenugreek and dumplings curry – Ringna, methi ne muthiya nu shak

  Aubergine is such a versatile vegetable that can be added to so many different curries.  My favourite is aubergines and potatoes but this week I wanted to make aubergine and fenugreek and dumpling (muthiya) Read More …

Can switching to a vegan diet help tackle obesity?

  Cambridge has a really good choice of vegetarian and vegan restaurants.  The award winning vegan restaurant Stem and Glory in Cambridge is the one I really like to eat at for lots of reasons.  Read More …

Easy Quick potato Curry

Puris and potato curry is a common combination in a lot of Gujarati homes and it gets eaten as breakfast, dinner or lunch.  Now that a lot of children are going to University, a lot Read More …

Spicy Couscous with Fruit, Veg and Kidney beans

Looking for a simple and quick lunch idea? Try couscous with chickpeas, with black eyes peas and now kidney beans.  I usually use  Kidney beans to make a curry so this is a nice change.  Read More …