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Pea and Dill Risotto

Here is my latest YouTube video. A wonderful fresh spring recipe to try!

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Pea and Dill risotto is a great stand alone dish but it would also make a great accompaniment to a freshly grilled piece of salmon or chicken.
Dill can be a wonderful herb, but it must be fresh and used judiciously.
Risotto is moreish but I have made this recipe slightly smaller to give you three, tasty, medium-sized portions.

You can find the printed version on my recipe here.


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    Hi there. I am a newly minted vegetarian and all I basically eat is either canned veggies or vegetarian items from restaurants. Does anyone have a favorite tasty vegetarian recipe they would like to share?
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    I've been a Vegetarian since 2009. I'm just now trying to drastically limit my intake of Dairy as well in order to minimize my Greenhouse Gas Footprint, but I love Cheese, so it's hard for me as you can imagine. I'm very passionate about the Environment, Gardening, Art, and Sustainability means a lot to me.
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    Potato and savoy cabbage casserole

    This potato and savoy cabbage casserole is a great dish for the winter time - hearty, savoury and delicious! I have used mushrooms and bell pepper to enrich my casserole a bit, but you can use any vegetable you like. You can find the recipe and more photos here.

    Potato and savoy cabbage casserole gluten free

    ~200 g potatoes
    pinch of salt
    100 g mushrooms
    1/4 of a savoy cabbage
    1 bell pepper (red or orange)
    oil of your choice for frying
    ~100 ml full-fat coconut milk
    1/2 teaspoon paprika spice
    1/2 teaspoon chili spice
    half a lemon

    1. Peel and cube the potatoes and cook in salted water until almost done.

    2. Meanwhile, heat up your preferred oil in a large pan. Chop mushrooms, savoy cabbage and bell pepper and add to the pan. Fry on medium heat until tender.

    3. Add ~100 ml of hot water to the pan and the spices. Add ~100 ml of full-fat coconut milk and stir until well-mixed. Now drain your potatoes and add to the pan, stirring again. Reduce to low heat and add the juice of half a lemon.

    4. Continue to simmer until everything is cooked. Serve warm and enjoy!
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    Or just send me a card and I will send one back at
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    Cabbage and Bengal gram fry - Cabbage and senagapappu fry -Indian Recipe


    • Chopped Cabbage : 2 Cups

    • Chana dal (split bengal gram) : 1 Cup

    • Chopped onion : 1 Cup

    • Green chilli (chopped) : 2

    • Oil : 2 tsp

    • Ginger garlic paste : 1 tsp

    • Tadka ingredients : Bengal gram,black gram,mustard and cumin seeds

    • Red chilli powder : 1 tsp

    • Coriander powder : 1tsp

    • Turmeric powder : ½ tsp

    • Salt to taste

    • 2 curry leaves

    • 1 red chilli

    • Coriander for garnishing


    • Soak chana dal for 30 mins.

    • Heat the oil in a pan.Add red chilli by splitting it in to half. Add tadka ingredients, Next add chopped onions.Add 1-1/2 tsp salt.Add curry leaves.Add chopped green chilli and let all saute for 2 mins.

    • Add ginger garlic paste.Add soaked chana dal and mix well. Allow this to cook for 5 mins.

    • Add ½ turmeric powder and mix it well. Add chopped cabbage and mix it well. Close with lid and cook for 10 mins on medium heat.

    • Next, Add 1 tsp red chilli powder. Add 1 tsp coriander powder. Mix well and cook it for another 10 mins.

    • Add 2 tsp of grated coconut powder. This is optional. Cook it for another 5 mins

    • Next  Switch off the flame and add coriander leaves.

    • Now Cabbage and Bengal fry is ready to serve with rice or roti.

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    5 Amazing Health Benefits of Vegetarian Food

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    1. Improved Mood

    Researchers have proven that arachidonic acid a substance that has low levels found in veggies and more common in meats is linked mood swings and depression.

    2. Decreased Psoriasis Symptoms

    Psoriasis is a skin condition where skin becomes red, scaly, and itchy.

    3. Decreased Risk of Diabetes

    Need I say anymore?  Diabetes is destroying our country.

    4. Reduced Risk of Developing Cataracts

    Eye opening news right here.

    5.Decreased Risk of Stroke and Obesity

    The Number one killer in the world. (Especially in the U.S.)

    Thank you Mondo Tacos for the great article.  Who knew vegetarian tacos could be so delicious and healthy?  If you are ever in the Los Angeles area I recommend giving them a shot!

    Indian Peanut Chutney

    Dr. Olivia Moses - Indian peanut chutney is a wonderful condiment if you would like to add a punch of spicy to your meal! It even works as a great spread for breads and sandwiches! My Mom and I had fun making this video for you! Enjoy!
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