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Get-Away!

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, In : Recipes 
       Menus and Memories from Punjab has made its way to Cuba! Kate, an American ex-pat who owns a lovely get-away there, has written me that she and her guests enjoy the recipes from the book. Our son and daughter-in-law spent time there and loved the whole experience! I’ve made a recipe that would be perfect for her to serve her guests before embarking on a tour. I made this dish many times for our out-of-town guests for brunch before they headed into the city for sight-seeing. It is eas...
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Fall for Chard!

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, In : Recipes 
     Fall is my favorite time of year. Love the crisp air and lovely colors of the leaves. The farmer's markets have been featuring the beautiful leaves and colorful stems of Swiss chard. I've seen stems of green, yellow, orange--and my favorite, a bright, cherry red. The taste of the leaf is mild, more like spinach than mustard, and the stems stay bright when you cook them. 
     Here are two recipes featuring red-stemmed Swiss chard. Both use lots of sautéed onion which slightly sweetens th...
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VEGAN MOM BBQ?? Manchurian Cauliflower Rescue

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Saturday, May 9, 2015, In : Recipes 
  It's a challenge to make a dish that satisfies every taste. If you have BBQ lovers and vegans in the same family--here's a recipe for you! Great as an appetizer or side. Our boys love it. 
  

MANCHURIAN CAULIFLOWER (vegan)

Serves 4-6

Many Indian restaurants serve this popular Chinese fusion dish. Yes, it is vegan, but hearty enough for BBQ lovers. It's slightly sweet so kids like it too. It should have at least a tiny kick—the heat is up to your use of red pepper or mild chile p...


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Turmeric—Nature’s Miracle! Mung Bean Recipe

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : Recipes 

Who knew? The ancients knew and now science is just catching up! Attended a conference this week where the great medical anthropologist, Alberto Villoldo spoke about neurogenesis—the body’s process of creating new neurons. Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is essential to this process, the lack of which is found in people with Alzheimer’s, depression, anorexia, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

“Power Up Your Brain”, his book, relates the power of turmeric a...


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Hearty Vegan Soup with Many Health Benefits

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Monday, September 17, 2012, In : Recipes 

Health Benefits of Spices--Back to the Future!

We were privileged to be invited back to Ann Arbor to deliver a lecture at the public library downtown, and absolutely wonderful venue. Next year will be 50 years since my husband and I graduated from the University of Michigan, he with a master’s, me with a bachelor’s. The Health Benefits of Punjabi Spices was the topic, so timely now, as research is just catching up with the knowledge of the 5.000-year old Science of Life-...


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Butter Bean Soup, Ayurvedic Masterpiece

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Monday, September 17, 2012, In : Recipes 

        Scientific research is just catching up with the knowledge of the 5.000-year old Science of Life-Ayurveda. The Health Benefits of Punjabi Spices was my topic, so timely now, when we were privileged to be invited back to Ann Arbor to deliver a lecture at the public library. Next year it will be 50 years since my husband and I graduated from the University of Michigan, and this nourishing soup is typical of the delicious Punjabi fare that has kept us feeling so great all these years.

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Vegan Almond Pudding

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Recipes 
When a vegan friend asked me to prepare a meal for our group, I jumped to the challenge. My version of Almond Pudding (with pistachios and milk) was already published in Menus and Memories, so had fun revising it with vegan ingredients. It got raves!

Vegan Almond Pudding
Badam Fearnee

Yield:10 ½ cup servings

3 cups (25 oz.) coconut milk
3 cups plain or vanilla soy milk, divided
1 cup rice flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond flavor
1 tablespoon coconut oil or vegan spread
1/3 cup sliced almonds
Sugar an...
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Eggplant with Tofu or Paneer

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, In : Recipes 

   Do complete this yummy recipe at least once with tofu, and you will come back to it again and again. Although frying and then stirring is an unconventional method for Punjabi dishes, it tastes quite traditional. Dare you not to eat these morsels straight from the karhai!                                     "Fried-Stirred” Eggplant and Tofu or Paneer* 

Yield: 6 servings                                                                                                                        

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Peachy/Pepper Cabbage

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, In : Recipes 
    Is there any sweeter way to remember summer than the taste of a fragrant, luscious white peach? We've had several weeks of them and, frankly, they have been amazing! How to extend the season? My friend, Marta, solved that problem when she brought a bag of dried white peaches (from Trader Joe's) to our spiritual book club meeting. It must have been the combined grace of friends that gave inspiration to the dish on our table that night. From the pantry came some dried, smoked, brick-red New...
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Healthy "Mutter's" Day! New Recipe for Peas

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Saturday, May 7, 2011, In : Recipes 
"Mother" "Mutter", "Ma" all mean love and nurturing in several languages. How many nurturers are taking good care of themselves? Are you buying organic baby food, but not eating organic yourself? How about starting a program to bring good food to the table that helps you, your family and helps the planet. Here is a recipe for Mutter/Methi//Tofu Peas with Fenugreek and Tofu that balances sweet/ bitter and salty tastes while adding some protein and fighting insulin resistance. Think of it as a ...
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Red Cabbage 'N Apples with Mango Chutney

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Saturday, March 19, 2011, In : Recipes 
The grandgirls and I have been busy cooking up my mango chutney (p. 45 of M+M). And since I had a hankering for Grandma Susie's red cabbage, I decided to blend the two. Wow! Piquant, spicy and gorgeous--and so easy if you use any Major Grey-type chutney from the jar. But as you know by now, home-made is better by far! Did you also know that the jarred mango "chutney" is not technically a chutney but a marubba, a spicy fruit preserve?  This colorful side dresses up the humblest main dish and m...
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"Sunshine Pasta", Spaghetti with Lemon Achaar

Posted by Veronica Sidhu on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, In : Recipes 

      Did you know that both Punjabis and Italians love lemon pickle, "sunshine in a jar"? (See photo below.) Decided to experiment with this Punjabi standby that I usually pair with paurantha, whole wheat flatbreads, or saag, stewed mixed greens, in Menus and Memories. Gave it an Italian setting in honor of the newest member of our extended family, Milo Umberto, born this week in Florence, Italy. It's a perky, fast and flavorful pasta dish. You may “doctor” it in so many ways. Punjabi/It...


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