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March 29, 2017
March 25, 2017 lesson
Nice easy grain-free bread recipe by Colorful Canary using mainly one ingredient, flax seed meal. Filed under Seeds.
March 18, 2017 lesson
Nice easy recipe by Bella Sky using two ingredients, cauliflower and flour (lots of spices).
March 12, 2017 lessonNice easy video using two ingredients, sweet potatoes and wheat flour, to make some flatbread by Veganlovlie.
February 26, 2017 lesson
Sunday's musical treat. Ernesto, NurtureLove88's, The Storm
February 25, 2017 lesson
Saturday's musical treat. Listen to Ernesto, NurtureLove88, playing our favorite song.
February 13, 2017 lesson
Here's another clear and easy video on how to make falafels and tahini sauce by Chloe at TheOfficialHungry. Tahini sauce starts at 3.56.
February 12, 2017 lesson
Here's a clear and easy recipe to make falafels by Bella Sky.
February 4, 2017 lesson
Here's a clear and easy black gram recipe with a cooking demo by Aneela Maharaj on YouTube. Her video captures many of the things we teach here. 1) She shows a way to use a pressure cooker. (If you don't have a pressure cooker, just do what she does in a large pot. 2) Urad dal aka black gram is one of the best ever lentils. Learn more about black gram on the black gram recipes link right of here. Buy a bag online and get ready to make several staple meals shown here like rice cakes (idlies) and fried balls (vadas). 3) Aneela uses garam masala as one of her spices. She makes the point that garam masala is a mixture of various spices. As you start cooking more, you're going to start experimenting with various "prepared" spices. This can be one of your first ones. Lastly, this dish will taste just fine with the first set of ingredients she uses as you probably don't have the powdered spices she includes towards the end. Go for it.
January 18, 2017 lesson
Slice and pan fry.
January 11, 2017 lesson
Here's a wonderful lesson on making pongal. Pongal is a staple South Indian meal consisting of mung beans and rice. Substitute the ghee (clarified butter - #NotMyMomNotMyMilk) with your favorite oil. Use as many of the ingredients you know and/or add your own favorite spices to make this appropriate for your own tastes. This dish can be made as a dessert as well by changing some of the spices. You can make this in a regular pot on the stove top. You don't have to use a pressure cooker.
January 2, 2017 lesson
This video of besan (garanzo bean) flour sweet balls aka boondi laddu, shows how the besan laddu balls recipe below is made en masse on the streets of India. See January 1st video first.
January 1, 2017 lesson
This easy dessert video shows you another recipe using besan (garbanzo bean) flour. It also shows you how to cook sugar to the right consistency for a dessert. Many recipes use ghee. As vegans, we would never use ghee (clarified butter). #NotMyMomNotMyMilk (She mentions that it's a "baajji batter" that's the same batter as our garbanzo bean fritter batter: garbanzo bean flour and water. )
December 28, 2016 lesson
Make your first dosa. Buy whole mung bean online and make it the way Anushruti is showing in her video. Learn more about whole mung bean by going to the mung bean link. It's a regular part of the South Indian vegan diet. Skip any ingredients you don't recognize. It'll still be a delicious meal.
December 25, 2016 lesson
Beautiful song by Ernesto. Sing this song to everyone you meet today. It's beautiful. After you sing this song, no other words will be necessary.
December 24, 2016 lesson
Fast forward through this very interesting video. It shows how cashews come to market in India. I never knew how much work was involved. I appreciate them so much more now.
December 23, 2016 lesson
Green pepper fritter. The batter is made with besan flour, water, salt. Besan flour is chick pea flour. See the recipe and easy instructions on how to make the batter under the Chick Peas tab. The besan flour is the meal's protein.
December 22, 2016 lesson
Tomato fritter. The batter is made with besan flour, water, salt. Besan flour is chick pea flour. See the recipe and easy instructions on how to make the batter under the Chick Peas tab. The besan flour is the meal's protein.
December 21, 2016 lesson
Frying pans catch on fire quicker than you'd think. (I speak from experience!) Here's a good video on how to prevent and stop a pan fire.
December 17, 2016 lesson
2016 was called The Year of the Pulses by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Learn more about the ways we can end hunger and save the earth just by eating pulses. Do plants!
December 13, 2016 lesson
Jackfruit is a great pork-replacer. Its texture is very much like pork. Learn about jackfruit in this video. I hope to provide some lessons on how to make it pork-like in the near future.
December 6, 2016 lesson
The video shows in the first few minutes
1) How to DRY ROAST your lentils. This technique is referred to in many recipes.
2) Pongal, the recipe in this video is one of our staple meals. As with nearly all recipes we need to switch out the animal products for plant-based products. In this case, replace the GHEE (clarified butter) with one of your favorite oils. Don't worry that you don't understand what she's saying. It's mostly about watching the cooking techniques over and over. Then copying it to your own satisfaction.
December 3, 2016 lesson
The video shows meals we've learned here. They include mung dal stew with green papayas and garbanzo bean fritters. This is a vegan's complete meal.
December 2, 2016 lesson
The recipe for this garbanzo bean flour fritter is under the chick pea page. This is a vegan's bacon.
December 1, 2016 lesson
The recipe for this dosa (like a crepe) is under the black gram page. This is a vegan's meat.
November 26th lesson
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Have you seen the United Nations' International Year of the Pulses challenge? It's very cool.