Vegetarian Burgers/ Sweet Potato & Chickpea Burgers

I’m constantly on a relentless quest for a good vegetarian burger and by “good”, I mean, a healthy (read “medium healthy!), pure vegetarian, a light, soft bun & positively deprived of mayonnaise. To be honest , and at the risk of sounding too critical, I have to say that at times, it feels like a Sisyphean task. At a popular joint,  a vegetarian burger signified, a sliced bun with some butter & a single slice of tomato. As you can imagine, that didn’t satiate my stomach nor my soul. Back home in India, we also have our own little burger that is loved & worshipped by every Indian there is , aka the humble Vada Pav. Back when the husband & me were in Mumbai, be it notorious hunger pangs or just a rainy monsoon day, these spicy, potato filled Vada Pav’s were the ideal snack. Continue reading “Vegetarian Burgers/ Sweet Potato & Chickpea Burgers”

#Baby Carrot Salad

My love for salads has led me to experiment on the myriad options that avail themselves in the store aisles. Rocket leaves or lettuce or spinach? Berry dressing or a simple lemon one? Walnuts, almonds or pecans for that extra crunch? I’m like a hyperactive child when it comes to salad shopping! Like I mentioned, my love for salads began fairly recently when I decided to explore the world of healthy eating. Not that I don’t indulge in high calorie foods ( take a look at my recipe index for proof!) but I’ve also begun to seriously indulge in healthy options. Another realisation that came to light was that salad making & eating is far from boring. It’s so much more than torn lettuce leaves & tomato slices topped with spoonfuls of mayonnaise. Continue reading “#Baby Carrot Salad”