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India: Spice Plantations in Goa & Periyar

One very last India post for you — and this is one of my favourite recaps! We were lucky to go to two different spice plantations when we were in South India: one in Goa, and one in Periyar (Kerala).  The pictures in this post are from both spots. We had two lovely guides, both […]

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India: Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

Our next stop following Chennai on our tour of South India was Mahabalipuram (formerly Mammalipuram) in the state of Tamil Nadu. We needed to power up with a good breakfast for the drive, and so started with an incredible plate (clockwise from the top: masala uttapam, coconut chutney, roasted tomato chutney, sambar (lentil soup), idli, […]

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Ginger Miso Eggplant & Bok Choy Stirfry

Two gorgeously fresh and leafy heads of baby bok choy showed up in my veggie box yesterday, and I immediately knew what was for dinner: Stirfry! One of my all-time favourite Japanese-inspired stirfries involves ginger, garlic, eggplant and a little bit of sweetness (usually from scary refined sugar).  I’ve been craving this stirfry for the […]

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Whole Wheat Eggplant & Kale Pizza with Garlic Scape Pesto

Ohhh, I think that making extra whole wheat pizza dough and freezing it (when I made Whole Wheat Calzones) was a brilliant idea!  I was able to make a divine thin-crust pizza from scratch in about 30 minutes! I took out the dough in the morning and let it come to room temperature to defrost.  […]

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Eggplant, Lentil & Quinoa Casserole

This is a variation on a casserole I’ve been making for the last couple of years whenever I need a week’s worth of something healthy on hand. It combines a balance of protein, grains, and veggies, so it works really well when I have a crazy busy week and need to grab and go! I […]

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Roasted Eggplant Dip

Mmmm, creamy and silky roasted eggplant dip, with lots of garlicky goodness. I absolutely love this dip for an afternoon snack — in fact, I could also have it for dinner.  It’s a great way to get another serving of veggies in, and it’s amazing atop crackers, baked pita chips, or as a veggie dip.  […]

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Baingan Bharta (Roasted Eggplant)

Ah, eggplant, how I love you.  My most favourite of all the Indian dishes is Baingan Bharta, eggplant that is roasted then mashed and cooked with my favourite Indian spices. If I had to give up all other Indian food, this is the one dish I would keep.  (Wait!  Can I also keep dhal, idlis, […]

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