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My Participation in IVU’s 42nd International World VegFest (Dubai)

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London’s “Real Food Market”: Gourmet Vegan and Vegetarian Goodies

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Healthy Pumpkin Cake (Gluten-Free)

Healthy Pumpkin Cake (Gluten-free, dairy-free) I borrow a line or two from my literary background and bring it into the kitchen from time to time. One that I found particularly useful the moment it fell on me came from W.B. Yeats (who, I’m sure, was completely unaware of his line’s bizarre culinary future):  “If there is a […]

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Beets ‘n’ Bean Veggie Burger (Vegan)

My love for exploring the world of veggie burgers is a culinary adventure in itself–a practical kind of navigation, that is. The practicality of making/eating veggie burgers comes in two ways: first, I always happen to stumble upon new veggie burger recipes in my kitchen when I am trying to be a little more creative […]

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Vegan Cashew Cheese

Without cheese, wine may not really be your cup of tea (pardon the pun), but before finding yourself in the rut of a pining, craving vegan, it might be worth dishing out some other options–as an homage to fromage, of course. But this is no culinary doppelganger. There have been numerous attempts at making vegan […]

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake (Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake (Gluten-Free) Perhaps this isn’t exactly a most-welcome treat for the fat-phobic, as it is loaded with fats–fatty goodness, that is–the benign, good-for-your heart MUFA and PUFA (mono and poly-unsaturated) fats. With all the cashews, almonds, pecans, and avocado oil, you can almost literally go nuts with this not-so-skinny deal! But we love […]

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Hey Pumpkin!

“Hey, pumpkin!” What’s in a name? Those which we call pumpkin by any other name would taste as sweet? Ok now, Shakespeare didn’t really say that, but to answer his (pretend) question: As a matter of fact, yes! There’s more to your Jack-O-Lantern than meets the eye this fall, when everything around you all of a sudden becomes […]

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Meghli: A Cinnamon/ Anise/ Caraway-Infused Dessert (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

For some reason, I have always associated the smell of cinnamon with autumn (thinking pumpkin pie), but a stronger bond between spice and season arose with the birth of my daughter (who was also born during autumn). However, the association of cinnamon with the scent of October was not because of pumpkin pie, but it was because of Meghli, […]

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Chocolate Banana Bread (Gluten-free, dairy-free, no added sugars)

Ok, so there may be a blessing in disguise here… While countless kitchens feature their own versions of killer banana breads, I find this version one good reason to go bananas–literally! I made a slight variation from my original gluten-free banana bread recipe, which turned out to make a whole world of difference–especially for ardent […]

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Lentil Loaf (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This must be one of the best savory vegan creations in the kitchen–a crispy surface hiding a soft, chewy texture within amidst a herbaceous, nutty steam. One bite and you know that with the nutritional benefits equaling the taste in greatness, it must be too good to be true. But it’s a real deal! And what’s […]

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Vegan Baked Falafel

  Bursting with flavor and brimming with nutrients, this is the tastiest, healthiest alternative to deep-fried Falafel. You can still fry them, of course, but not while you’re opting for the healthier version! There are numerous ways of making Falafel, as it is a very popular dish in the Middle East, made according to various […]

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Stir-Fried Molokhia

So what’s in a leaf? Well, technically, we all know that leafy greens are good for us, and we end up grooming them up for salads, stews, and stir fries. But how exactly is this particular leafy green beneficial? But first, let’s identify this leaf. In the Middle East, it is known as “Molokhia” or “Mloukhieh”, which […]

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