Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen

Based in London, Ontario, a veteran vegetarian for 22 years serves up a collection of delicious culinary creations from her kitchen, with an emphasis on spicy Indian dishes and whole foods. If you want to know what sensible vegetarians eat, Lisa's Kitchen is the place to be.

Goat Cheese Biscuits

I'm certain one of the reasons I am not vegan is creamy goat cheese, and oh yes, paneer cheese too. I adore buttery biscuits with cheese in the mix. Surely an indulgence, once in a while comforting biscuits are in order ....more

Millet and Chickpea Flour Crêpes with Spinach

I've often noted that millet is an under-appreciated grain. And that's strange, because it has a unique and nutty texture that is a bit lighter than rice and a fine accompaniment to any meal requiring a grain side. In addition, it works well as part of a main entrée too ....more

Raw Pistachio Cashew Halva

After the indulgences of the holidays, many of us move away from decadent treats and desserts. But that doesn't mean a sweet tooth need be denied, especially when it's as easy and healthy as this homemade halva. If you've ever had the opportunity to experience the unique texture of fudgy and grainy halva, chances are you won't forget it ....more

Drumstick Sambar with Seared Eggplant

When I first began cooking Indian food, most of my dishes were inspired from classic north Indian cuisine. As I became more comfortable with spicing and my curiosity expanded, southern Indian creations soon became a passion. Sambars are a signature part of south Indian eating, typically serving as the first course of the meal along with rice, followed up by a brothy rasam and other vegetables dishes, such as poriyals ....more

Eggplant, Mushroom and Cheese Quiche

I'm rather off and on again when it comes to eating eggs, but when an egg dish is done well it can be a real treat. So when I saw an egg recipe in Yotam Ottolenghi's latest cookbook, Plenty More, I knew it was time to interrupt my latest break from eggs … especially when eggplants are involved. But it's not just the eggplants or the mushrooms — which I added to the recipe — or the sheep's milk feta cheese, baby plum tomatoes or jalapeños that I also added for a little kick that make this quiche such an attractive and tasty dish ....more

Avocado Blackberry Smoothie

The holidays are often a time of indulgence. Larger meals and more sweets. Once the festivities are over, many of us turn to healthier and cleansing solutions for meals ....more

10 Most Popular Recipes in 2014

Top 10 lists seem to be all the thing at the end of each year, so I thought it might be fun to see what the 10 most popular recipes I've put up this past year have been. Not as easy as I thought it would be, but after stumbling around in Google Analytics for a while — does anyone else find this tool as unintuitive as I do? — I finally figured it out ....more

My Legume Love Affair #79 - January 2015

I am happy once again to be hosting My Legume Love Affair, an event celebrating the ever popular legume that so shines in our meals. Thanks to dear Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook, who is the brainchild behind this event. She passed the baton to me and thanks to all of the other bloggers who keep the engine rolling with their creativity and support ....more

No Croutons Required Soup and Salad Challenge - January 2015

Let me begin by wishing my family, friends and followers a happy and prosperous New Year. No Croutons Required, a monthly event celebrating vegetarian soups and salads is still going strong, because, how can you ever have enough recipes for nourishing soups and salads? Thanks to everyone over the years for the support and recipes ....more

Spicy Portobello Mushroom Chili

It might seem strange to call this chili, as it contains neither meat nor beans. Nevertheless, the portobellos add a meaty texture to this spicy dish that is reminiscent of traditional chilies. The mushrooms are simmered in a rich and spicy tomato base, along with some red bell pepper, resulting in a comforting dish that will heat you up and satisfy any cravings for spiced up food ....more