Easy Biryani with Madras Sauce

Easy Biryani with Madras Sauce

You know I love my spices as much as I love fresh, wholesome, nutritious food. Marrying the two to arrive at a deeply satisfying meal can sometimes require the kind of time you may not always have though. That’s when a little cheating is in order!

Ever since I discovered spicemode, my spice game found new heights. I mentioned them before, because having a consistent source of fresh and fragrant spices and expertly crafted spice blends can make a world of difference in the kitchen. Recently I starting trying their cooking sauces and my mind was blown. Highly recommended!

I used their madras cooking sauce for this dish and the result was extraordinary. Read more for the full recipe and a short recipe video 🙂

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Curried Red Lentils

Curried Red Lentils

I love spicy food and that  very much reflects on my cooking. I just think spices hold almost magical powers to absolutely transform recipes, develop deeper lingering tastes and open up entirely new possibilities. But that potential is only realized when you come across a flavorful batch of spices. That, in my experience, has been very hard to find consistently.

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Curried Pumpkin Soup

Curried Pumpkin Soup

I love the fall season and everything seasonal, including pumpkins everywhere! But I must confess I do struggle with the sweetness of pumpkin in a soup sometimes. That is unless it is curried! The depth and the heat of the spices pair so well with the coconut cream and pumpkin combination. In love with this one! The recipe is below:

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Harissa Vegballs

Harissa Vegballs

This is a pleaser! Hearty, spicy, smoky vegballs with a ton of high quality plant protein. I make this and similar variations often for dinners, entertaining and potlucks. First thing people notice when they bite into one is generally the texture, followed by a rich variety of flavors thanks to, in large part, Mina‘s spicy harissa sauce.

You can also make extra and freeze for a great lunch option later, alongside pasta, rice, a salad or even in sandwiches. Delicious, nutritious and versatile, like any favorite dish should be. The recipe is below.

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Spicy Sunflower Burgers

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Summer is about to be in full force – meaning there are bound to be one or more food-oriented parties in your future. Whether they’re graduations or cookouts, if you’re following a plant-based diet or just trying to eat a healthy, you probably have the desire to switch up the standard summer vegan-friendly menu of fruit-salad, veggie plates, and store-bought veggie burgers. Luckily, we’ve got other options.

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Spicy Lentil Polenta Flatbread

Spicy Lentil Polenta Flatbread

This was definitely a fun project. It is a big recipe but so super yummy and an absolute treat for when you want to entertain guests. This was our contribution for a local potluck and we also took a bunch of videos of us making this. You can find those over at the Dreamy Leaf Facebook page. The recipe is here:

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Falafelled Sweet Potato Salad

Falafelled Sweet Potato Salad
I often crave creaminess in dressings and dips, but I am no longer willing to tolerate the cholesterol-laden egg and milk based ingredients that are typically in those types of products. Essentially, I want the flavor and the velvety feel without the consequences that go along with over-processed spreads and dressings. So I’m constantly on the lookout for healthier, vegan-friendly products that offer that same type of texture and taste. This is why I was super excited to partner with Best FoodsFeedFeed to create a new recipe.
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