Veg Friendly Indian Food

A reader suggested I try putting together a list of veg friendly recipes inspired by Indian cuisine. My dad LOVES Indian cuisine so this was a fun task to undertake. Here is a list of veg friendly recipes. There are some calls for milk, yogurt, and cheese. I would like to recommend cashew milk, coconut yogurt, and any vegan cheese.

Frankie from Feasting At Home

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Vegan Chickpea Curry from Hurry the Food Up

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Dahl from Gourmet Gateways

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Coconut Chickpea Curry from Jessica in the Kitchen

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Sweet Potato Bhel from Vegan Richa

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Chickpea Tikka Masala from Foodie with Family

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Creamy Indian Vegetable Korma from The Wanderlust Kitchen

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Dum Aloo from Cilantro and Citronella

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Garlic Naan from Chef de Home

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Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite and send me your Instagram pictures @TheGenFem. If you enjoyed this post, please consider commenting, subscribing, sharing on social media (tag me and the recipe authors), and making a contribution to my Patreon.

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15 Comforting Veg Friendly Soups

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been pretty much over this dreadful thing we call winter since December 26. Although I have lived in the Chicago suburbs my entire life, I have never adjusted to the 6 month winter season. With the onslaught of global climate change/global warming/the fictional thing made up by and for the Chinese, winters are more…confusing. If you caught today’s vlog, you will see a little tangent about global warming. Tuesday it was 17 degrees out, yesterday it was 47. Thank you meat and dairy industry, your excessive production of livestock has done wonders for our carbon footprint.

More to the point, there are plenty of ways to stay warm during those week long seasons of below zero weather. One of my favorites is warm soups. First of all, they make the house smell amazing, the make the soul feel cozy, and they warm the body from the inside out. Here are a few of my favorite veg friendly soups from around the internet. Most are vegan. The ones that aren’t, use vegetable stock instead of chicken broth and skip the cheese or choose a vegan cheese.

Chickpea Noodle Soup from Umami Girl

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Italian Orzo Spinach Soup from Gimme Some Oven

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Quick One-Pot Veggie and Wild Rice Soup from Where You Get Your Protein

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Healthy Cream of Broccoli Soup from Watch What U Eat

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The Best Vegan Tortilla Soup from Vegetarian Gastronomy

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Best Lentil Soup from Cookie and Kate

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Vegan Irish Stew from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

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Potato Soup with Beans and Kale from Cookin’ Canuck 

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Vegetable Soup from Our Best Vegan Recipes

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Spicy Vegan Black Bean Soup from The Glowing Fridge

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Gluten-Free and Vegan Slow-Cooker Minestrone Soup from Sabrina’s Sinless Secrets

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Instant Pot Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup

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Turmeric and Coconut Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque from Emily Kyle Nutrition

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Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder from Crazy Vegan Kitchen

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Easy Vegan Split Pea Soup from Umami Girl

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Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite and send me your Instagram pictures @TheGenFem. If you enjoyed this post, please consider commenting, subscribing, sharing on social media (tag me and the recipe authors), and making a contribution to my Patreon.

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15 Delectable Quinoa Recipes

Quinoa is a top tier food. It has been considered a superfood, but I’m not really sure what that means. I don’t know who votes on these “superfoods,” but after a friend recommended a quinoa recipe, I determined quinoa is definitely a personal superfood. It’s a grand staple to keep in your pantry all the time, you can add so many amazing things with it to give it amazing flavor. I use it as a foundation to build amazing bowls for lunch.

There are a ton of reasons to love quinoa, not just the fact that it makes an amazing canvas to your culinary artistry. The health benefits are fabulous. My favorites are:

  1. High in fiber
  2. Helps with weightloss
  3. Keeps me full
  4. Lowers blood pressure
  5. High in iron
  6. Natural laxative
  7. High in protein
  8. Has essential amino acids
  9. Low fat
  10. Packed with vatimins and minerals

To prepare, have a 1:2 ratio for your seeds (yes, quinoa is a seed) and liquid. Although it is considered and is housed with the grains, it is actually a seed. I prefer to use vegetable broth as my liquid most of the time, it adds nice flavor. Water and chicken broth can also be used for those who aren’t plant based. Bring your liquid to a boil, in the meantime thourghly rinse the quinoa. These little seeds are coated with saponins which can be bitter if not washed off. Dump your quinoa in, cover, and reduce heat to low. Once your liquid is all absorbed, fluff with a fork. You can pile all sorts of delicious vegetables on top. If you need some recipe ideas, below are some of my favorites from around the internet. They’re all veg friendly but you can just omit the feta cheeses or replace chicken broth with veg broth.

1. Green Goddess Bowl from Spinach for Breakfast

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2. Greek Quinoa Buddha Bowl from Emilie Eats

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3. Superfood Quinoa Bowl from Two Raspberries

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4. Balsamic Tempeh and Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls from Simply Quinoa

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5. Warm Quinoa, Sweet Potato, and Kale Salad from Not Enough Cinnamon

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6. Detox Quinoa Bowl from Two Raspberries

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7. Crispy Chickpea, Sweet Potato, and Kale Bowls with Garlic Tahini Sauce from Eat Spin Run Repeat

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8. Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Black Bean Salad from Well Plated

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9. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad from Foodie Crush

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10. Best Ever Quinoa Chili from Kim’s Cravings

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11. Quinoa Black Bean Pumpkin Soup from Avocado Pesto

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12. Easy Almond Apple Quinoa Salad from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

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13. Quinoa Taco Bowls from Lemon Tree Dwelling

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14. Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Lime Vinaigrette from Port and Fin

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15. Red Quinoa with Roasted Squash, Cranberries, and Pecans from Gluten-Free Goddess Recipes

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