Vegan Malai Kofta with Zucchini and Garbanzos: #184 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Malai kofta is a classic Indian comfort food – think of tender dumplings in a creamy sauce. This recipe is a plant-based delight that blends cashews, coconut milk, and spices to create a rich sauce without all that dairy in it. The dumplings have garbanzo beans, almonds, and zucchini in them, and we added someContinue reading “Vegan Malai Kofta with Zucchini and Garbanzos: #184 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Chana Curry Buns: #182 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Chana is the Hindi word for chickpea, a widely used legume in Indian cuisine. These yeasted buns have a curry-scented dough and a filling of spiced chickpeas, coconut milk, raisins, and onions. They were inspired by the Great British Bakeoff cookbook and proved to be a lovely accompaniment to our asparagus leek potato soup. ThisContinue reading “Chana Curry Buns: #182 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Cauliflower Tikka Masala: #176 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

We love the creamy curry-ness of a good chicken tikka, but now we’re eating more of a plant-based diet. What to do? Fortunately Jamie Oliver came to the rescue with the inspiration for this cauliflower tikka masala recipe. Very comforting comfort food, and healthy to boot. This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainableContinue reading “Cauliflower Tikka Masala: #176 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Sensational Baked Samosas: #153 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Here we take the warm healing of a potato curry and add a crisp baked pastry instead of the traditional fried version. Your heart and your mouth will both be happy. The kiddos gobble these down too! This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours. Ingredients ($6Continue reading “Sensational Baked Samosas: #153 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Restorative Coconut Ginger Dal: #104 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

If you’re feeling a bit under the weather, or if you just want an extra healing, nourishing meal for your body and spirit, this is the soup for you. You can leave out the chard if you prefer, but we had some on hand from our farm volunteering, so I threw it in. This dalContinue reading “Restorative Coconut Ginger Dal: #104 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Curried Chicken Salad: #81 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

What to do with all that leftover chicken or turkey from a whole roast? Curried chicken salad is super easy and one of my favorite ways to stretch out leftovers. It’s just chicken, mayo, cranberries, nuts, and curry powder. And everyone gobbles it up! This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals forContinue reading “Curried Chicken Salad: #81 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Savory Fish Curry: #67 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

What happens when you have a bunch of ingredients in the fridge and you don’t know what to cook? Search for a recipe that can accommodate all of the pieces you have! That’s how this yummy fish curry came to be. Feel free to experiment in your own kitchen too. 🙂 This is part ofContinue reading “Savory Fish Curry: #67 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Red Lentil Dal: #40 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

The first spoonful goes into our mouths and immediately all the muscles in our face and shoulders relax. There’s a dreamy “wow that’s good” look spreading around the table and we settle into our bowls as though they hold delicious, precious treasure. Yes, it’s dal night!  This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainableContinue reading “Red Lentil Dal: #40 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Homemade Naan: #23 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Surprisingly easy to make, naan is a flatbread made in a pan to accompany any Indian dish or other dipping-friendly dinner. We had it with Healing Lentil Soup, then drizzled honey over the leftover naan as a snack. This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours. Ingredients ($2.50Continue reading “Homemade Naan: #23 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”