Friday night I made three new dishes from my new fave cookbook "At Home with Madhur Jaffrey" and WOW! - what a meal! It was such a flavorful dinner that everyone had huge second helpings. This entire meal was 100% Vegan and 100% delicious. We all commented that you don't miss meat or dairy when you're eating food that's this good. Can't wait to try more from Madhur Jaffrey.
The three dishes I made from her cookbook on Friday were:
Rice Pilaf with Almonds & Raisins
Pan Grilled Zucchini
Red Lentils with Ginger
All three were great and complimented each other well. The red lentils with ginger were the star of the show. I also made grilled asparagus and broccolini which couldn't be easier. Toss both with olive oil, salt and pepper. I like to toss the broccolini with a few red pepper flakes as well. Throw on a hot grill for 3-10 minutes (depending on thickness) and you have a delicious veggie course in minutes. I especially love when the broccolini gets a little charred on the grill. It makes for some great flavor.
Eating vegan doesn't have to feel like you're depriving yourself. It all depends what you put together. Try it once a week and see what you think!