Scrambled Tofu Stuffed Portobellos

Makes two servings

I whipped up these stuffed mushrooms to share with my friend Kumars before we dove into a marathon of The O.C., his favorite show. Before you judge us as dimwitted, I’ll have you know that Kumars, an NYU masters student, heard tonight that he was admitted to UC Berkeley. Seeing as 90% of our seven-year friendship’s foundation is firmly based in overeating together, I am pretty sure I know how we are going to celebrate…

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Acorn Squash with Berbere Wild Rice Stuffing

Makes two servings 

The cost of living in New York City hasn’t left me with the most robust food budget. Combine this with my schedule, which often has me home from work at 10PM, and it’s an understatement to say I have been gravitating towards easy and cheap meals (hello, pasta!).

Somehow I think I am eating more like a college student now that I have graduated college. But, I must do better! It turns out that acorn squash is really cheap and healthy, so this recipe was born, bringing a bit of color into the greyest weeks I’ve witnessed so far in Brooklyn. Acorn squash is rich and earthy, wild rice is chewy and flavorful, portobellos are juicy, silken tofu is creamy, and Berbere is, hands down, my favorite spice blend ever. The result is a lavish and filling dish that goes easy on your wallet…alway a plus in NYC!

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Sweet Potato Curry Burgers

There exists this magical place in the City of Chicago that is an old authority on all tasty things vegan and vegetarian. A land of mouth watering vegan shakes, buffalo “wings,” seitan steaks, and the best vegan rueben I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating. This place is called The Chicago Diner. You might have heard of it. Maybe not. Either way, it’s good and if you’re ever in the windy city you should check it out.

There’s this burger on the menu that is my younger sister Sindha’s favorite burger called the Buddha’s Karma burger. Last time I was at The Chicago Diner I wanted to order the Karma burger to rub it in my poor studying-abroad-in-Paris sister’s face but to my horror, they had taken it off the menu! What to do?! Well I ordered a vegan Dagwood sandwich instead and it was pretty darn good so that was alright.

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Ruby Red Bean Burgers

Summer is here, 4th of July weekend (my 3rd favorite holiday) is coming up, and barbecues abound. What better way to celebrate Independence day than with delicious red burgers?

I got beets at the farmers market last weekend, and being a big beet lover, I can eat them pretty much anyway. I love them roasted, pickled, in soups, in salads, sauteed, or any other way you could possibly think of! Roasting beets is of course the easiest way to prepare them, but I wanted to do something more exciting! I have a barbeque coming up at work which I will be providing my own burgers for, and as the prepackaged burgers don’t always interest me that much (good in a pinch, but homemade are so much better), I thought I’d make my own. I have a couple of go to black bean burger recipes, but I don’t want to be that girl, you know, the one who always eats the same food. Continue reading