Dhal + Rice

Traditional Indian food served in households around the food.

If you talk to a kid raised under in an Indian family, dhal and rice is a familiar sound.

It’s the smell of geera cooking and the taste of comfort. It’s moms slipping vegetables into their kids meals without them knowing. It’s the taste of home.

Typically, my dhal and rice growing up was filled with ghee (processed butter) so I switched it out to a nice coconut oil as an easy vegan fix.

This meal is very low cost and is what I get down to making on that last night before I get paid or on those nights where I simply don’t feel like cooking.

Add in things such as whole coconut milk, different curry powders, tomatoes and veggies to really switch up the taste of you like!

Here is a base recipe to get you started!


Enjoy a piece of my childhood,

-D 

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Scratch Ketchup! 

Woohoo!

Ketchup.

Ketchup is one of those items in your fridge that you never really question- it’s just always there.

When I ran out of my standard plastic bottle of Heinz, I decided to make my own.

Cue the disappointment when all the recipes online called for “can of tomato paste”. I wanted the real deal. The fresh from the market tomatoes so ripe they were bursting with juice.

So, here we are. I’m picking out tomatoes with all my spice jars open- smelling which spice would go well with ketchup and comparing the options until I came up with the beauty.

It’s very high on the apple cider vinegar to give a nice bite to it, but feel free to lower it down to 1/4 of a cup of you prefer a sweeter condiment!


Spread this on any sandwich and happily dip your fries into it!

Let me know how it turns out and what modifications you made to make it your own below!

-D 

Mac ‘n Cheese: Vegan

Last Friday, I made the greatest discovery: Bulk pasta.

It has long been a trouble of mine to justify purchasing boxes of past, but no more! Our local Soulard Farmer’s Market has a stand that sells bulk homemade pasta!!

Bring on the comfort food!

There are plenty of vegan mac and cheese recipes floating around out there, so through trial and error I created what I believe to be the simplest, healthiest, and most Zero Waste version!!

Currently I am in love with sketching, so you’ll be seeing a few more recipes pop up in picture format from my personal notebook!

Enjoy while  cozied up watching Netflix!

-D

Vegan Potato Leek Soup

Lately, ive been quite obsessed with doodling and have drawn several of my recipes up on notebook paper! 

After putting them up on my personal Facebook page with much success- I decided to post them one by one on here! 

This particular recipe was inspired by an overcast day and a sick boyfriend. To really clear up sinuses with it, get black peppercorns and ground them yourself with a mortar and pestle or in a blender for a few seconds and then add a heaping to teaspoons worth to the soup! Your nose will be runny and un-stuffed three bites in! 


Stay warm and healthy! 

-D