Posts Tagged ‘Vegetarian’

Green Pea, Baby Potato, and Cauliflower Curry

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Green Pea, Baby Potato, and Cauliflower Curry

When it comes to Indian spice mixes, I have to admit that curry powder typically isn’t on my list of favorites; instead, garam masala spice mix is my much-preferred go-to. (Garam masala makes a perfect dish of Lamb Tikka Masala or Dal Makhani/Butter Lentils!) (more…)

No-Noodle Zucchini Lasagna {Vegetarian; Lactose-Free}

Friday, August 29th, 2014

No-Noodle Zucchini Lasagna

So, here it is, friends…

A pasta-free meal for pasta lovers that’s sure to satisfy even the most hardcore carb cravings. (more…)

Mediterranean Pasta Salad {Vegan}

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Most of us already have a favorite pasta salad in our cooking repertoire, but do you have the perfect vegan pasta salad that you can whip up for any summer party, picnic, or BBQ?

I know I didn’t before this. (more…)

Tri-Color Quinoa, White Bean, and Bell Pepper Salad {And a $50 Bob’s Red Mill Gift Card Giveaway}

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Tri-Color Quinoa, White Bean, and Bell Pepper Salad

When I don’t feel like cooking and I ask Mike to cook for us, we inevitably end up with one of two things for dinner: eggs or foul m’demmas (an Egyptian dish of mashed fava beans with garlic, tomato, parsley, cumin, lemon, and olive oil).

Now, I love eggs in all their incarnations, and Egyptian food is always a favorite. But sometimes I wish the hubby would whip up something different, like, oh I don’t know, say a roast chicken with gravy or beef bourguignon. (Wishful thinking, right?) (more…)

Falafel-Spiced Roasted Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Falafel-Spiced Roasted Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

Like spring cleaning for the house, I know quite a few people who do an annual detox every spring. I’ve done one for the past three years, usually around the beginning of April, but this year I’m a little late (yeah, oops). Being in Kuwait and having the weather already feel like the hottest part of summer back home, it just doesn’t feel like it’s time for a spring detox. (more…)

Falafel-Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Falafel-Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

I remember the first time I bit into fresh falafel.

Mike and I were in Amman, Jordan on our honeymoon, out and about just strolling along arm-in-arm, the way you’d expect people on their honeymoon to do. We passed a guy frying up falafel on a street corner; simultaneously, Mike’s stomach growled and I inhaled deeply, asking what that amazing smell was.

You know we had to stop and get some. (more…)

Garlicky Red Quinoa Patties with Mango Black Bean Salsa

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Garlicky Red Quinoa Patties with Mango Black Bean Salsa

One of the perks of living in Florida is that when fruit trees bear fruit, people suddenly have more than they know what do with, and the wealth inevitably gets shared. I remember waking up to a huge box of mangos on my front porch one morning when I lived there during law school…

One of my friend’s parents’ had a mango tree in their backyard (along with a grapefruit tree, those lucky ducks) and I was absolutely certain the fruit was from her family (who also frequently dropped off oranges and avocados that they got from a friend who also had fruit trees). (more…)

Apple-Walnut Rainbow Chard Salad

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Apple-Walnut Rainbow Chard Salad

I swear, if you hop backwards 11 times facing the sunset every Sunday, you won’t be sick all week!, a friend told me. Hmm…I guess I can see how that would work, I replied with a smile on my face. (Not so much, really, but who am I to judge?)

Anyway, I have my own ideas too…I try not to skip workouts (because they clean out my lungs) and I religiously take a Vitamin C pill every day. (more…)

Dal Makhani (Indian Butter Lentils)

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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I’m no stranger to Indian food.

In fact, ever since one of my very best friends introduced me to the cuisine in college it’s been a favorite of mine. She started me off on Chicken Tikka Masala (of course thinking that it would be the most certain dish to win me over), but not long after first trying it, my affection for Indian food branched out to any Indian-spiced dish I could get my hands on.

My friend’s father offered to set up a daily food delivery for my friend from a local Indian restaurant. My eyes widened in jealousy and then narrowed in disbelief when she said she turned him down flat. I can’t eat Indian food from a restaurant every day!, she exclaimed. After spending time with her, cooking together, and later visiting home with her where we feasted on her mom’s cooking nightly, I understood what she meant.

Like most cuisines, restaurant-made Indian food doesn’t hold a candle to homemade Indian food. (more…)

31 Fast, Healthy Dinner Recipes for Busy Nights {And Food Blogger Cookbook Swap Announcement}

Monday, January 13th, 2014

31 Fast, Healthy Dinner Recipes for Busy Nights

In the collage above, on the left: Seared Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce; on the right, top to bottom: Sautéed Kale with Sausage and White Beans, Two-Bean Vegetable Soup, and  Stovetop Tuscan Mac and Cheese.

In the spirit of getting good food into your family fast on a harried weeknight, here is a one-month collection of quick, nutritious meals. Most of them come together in under 30 minutes, some of them use a slow-cooker to help get dinner on the table with minimal effort, and others help you remake leftovers into a delicious and completely different new meal. (more…)

Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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