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Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup

When you crave a nice spicy warm soup and do not want to go through the hassle of making curry, my Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup does the trick! This is one of my special recipes, it is an Indianish recipe and is vegan. Cauliflower and Potato curry is quite common in India. In Hindu temples, when they serve food, you will find a thin curry to be had with roti bread that is made with these vegetables. You can use as little or as much water you want to make this soup style or a thicker drier curry. Based on your preference, you can switch the vegetables, if you want to make it sweeter, try substituting cauliflower with carrots...

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Clear Tomato Soup

Traditional south Indian soup 'Rasam' is made with lentil stock and tomatoes. This is a simple soup and can be enjoyed during cold winter nights. Special warming ingredients such as curry leaves, black pepper, turmeric, and ginger help with digestion and provide natural warmth to our bodies. If you cannot find curry leaves (only to be found at the Indian store), then squeeze a tablespoon of lemon, and that should do the trick. Curry leaves are quintessential to south India, and every family grows their own curry leaf plant. Back home, my mom has a huge curry leaf plant, it is almost a tree, and just rubbing your fingers on the leaves oozes essential oils from these delicious curry leaves....

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Turmeric Latte

This Turmeric Latte, although wonderful to drink anytime during the year, is a great comforting drink during cold nights. Addition of nutmeg will help you to sleep better, and honey, turmeric, milk, and ginger are all natural medicines in our kitchen. This is a great drink for all ages. Milk provides strength, nutmeg helps to sleep better, turmeric is anti-inflammatory and anti-septic, honey is rich in anti-oxidants and improves heart health. Ginger is the doctor of all foods - helps clean our mouth, helps with sore muscles, helps reduce nausea and arthritis are some of the many benefits of ginger.    Serves: 2 Ingredients 1 cup water 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon...

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Winter Kitchari

This is a recipe based on the principles of India's ancient traditional holistic lifestyle - Ayurveda. Kitchari (a rice and lentil porridge) is even more comforting during these cold months of winter. Cooked with warming spices and seasonal vegetables, this recipe yummy for your tummy! Serves: 2 Ingredients 1/2 cup white rice (preferably short-grain OR parboiled rice) 1/2 cup split mung beans Seasoning:  2 Tablespoons ghee 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 3-4 cloves 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger root, peeled and minced 1/2 jalapeno, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon sea salt (or as required) 1 cup peeled and chopped carrots 4 1/2 cups boiling water 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed   Instructions Using a colander, rinse lentils and rice under...

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