All posts filed under: Vegetarian

**There may be some vegetarian recipes with eggs involved**

Quick Fridge Jalapeño Pickles

Quick Fridge Jalapeño Pickles | The Full-time Foodie

Picklessssssssss!!!!!!!!!   Can you tell I love pickles?  I love pickles of all kinds, I hardly discriminate unless they’re sweet (I’ll spare you yet another rant on my lack of a sweet tooth with certain things).  I grew up on Indian pickles and most specifically my mom’s deeeeelish Konkani and Andhra style pickles! When I moved to the U.S., I was introduced to a whole new world of pickles.  I grew to love dill pickles, pickled olives and peppers, kimchi, sauerkraut etc.  If we have a jar of those at home, they wouldn’t last more than a few days.  Yeah, I kind of have a problem! A couple of years ago Suril tried his hand at homemade dill cucumber pickles and they were actually pretty yummy!  He even succeeded in canning them at home (something that still scares me).  But for some reason we didn’t attempt pickles after that time.  Then recently, at Rooting DC, we attended a pickle-making session and my interest in pickling was renewed.  I also discovered that some of my favorite kinds of pickles …

Beet Orzo Risotto

Beet Orzo Risotto | The Full-time Foodie

There are some vegetables I have made peace with never loving, like eggplant or sweet potatoes.   Beets were also part of this group, until very recently.  They always seemed a bit too (naturally) sugary for me.  Growing up, my mom used to make beets Indian style- sauteed with Indian spices, chili peppers and salt.  I just could not get myself to enjoy that and trust me I TRIED but the sweetness just got in the way.  Beets have amazing health benefits so I was a little bummed that I couldn’t get myself to love them. Thankfully I got into a morning smoothie regimen since last year and through that beets made a comeback.  They are amazing in smoothies!  Which makes sense since they have a little sweetness and go perfectly well with fruits.  But there are times when I have too many beets and mostly the kind that have beet greens attached to them.  So I thought- what else can I make with them that I won’t hate?  Thanks to a leftover box of orzo pasta, I had a brain wave: Why not make a faux …

Tortilla Samosas with Green Chutney

Tortilla Samosa and Green Chutney | The Full-time Foodie

Happy Spring Forward!!! Just kidding, this is probably the worst part of daylight savings.  I woke up this morning to my alarm feeling quite exhausted and realized it was because my internal clock was still an hour behind.  Yes, I’m one of those people who feels like even an hour of sleep is precious!  But on a happier note, it was a beautiful day out today!  I can’t remember the last time I was outside and felt like my jacket wasn’t necessary.  Very soon it’ll be down to cardigans and light jackets- can’t wait!!!!! On to today’s recipe!  Samosas!!!!!!  Who doesn’t love samosas?  Seriously if someone tells me they hate samosas, I will give them a weird look.  How can you not love a fried flaky dough filled with a spicy potato filling?  The only thing about samosas I’m not a fan of is how tedious they are to make at home.  I’ve actually failed at making samosas in the past because something went wrong with the dough and they were impossible to eat.  Perhaps if I attempt again …

Baked Apple Crisp

Baked Apple Crisp | The Full-time Foodie

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and to those who live around the DC area- hope you got through yesterday without slipping on the side walk.  I really think I’ve hit my limit with winter.  Spring needs to get here already!  Despite the blah end to the weekend, I had a rather wonderful one!  I attended Rooting DC this past saturday and it was such a great experience! If you don’t know what it is, it’s an annual gathering where you can learn more about urban agriculture, community gardens in the DC area, growing and eating locally and much more.  The workshops and sessions were informative and engaging.  It was so enjoyable being around like-minded people and those making a difference in our community by combating hunger in schools and shelters.  My description probably doesn’t do as much justice, so if you’re in the area and interested in volunteering, gardening and DIY-ing, you should check out their website.  I definitely plan to go next year! Now for today’s post!  It’s funny how literally a post ago I mentioned how I …

Dalithoy (Konkani Yellow Dal)

Dalithoy | The Full-time Foodie

I’m not going to lie to you, this was not my intended recipe for the post after Valentine’s day.  I had an elaborate plan to share a sinfully delicious yet guilt-free version of churros with melted chocolate.  The guilt-free aspect being baked vs. fried and whole-wheat vs. all-purpose flour.  But the churros ended up tasting more like dinner rolls and lets face it, dinner rolls with melted chocolate is not really a sinful dessert… it’s not dessert at all.  Sigh.  I still have a long ways to go with dessert skills, but I hope to be able to share some successful recipes in the coming weeks/months.  I also wanted to note that my sweet husband still ate the failed churros. He’s a keeper So today I’m going in a completely different direction and sharing one of the most staple recipes in the Konkani world- Dalithoy.  My Konkani peers, no matter how much they associate themselves with our culture or know the language, certainly recognize Dalithoy.  I swear if there was a Konkani flag of some sort, a picture/illustration of …

Roasted Masala Chickpeas

Roasted Masala Chickpeas || The Full-time Foodie

“Same same but different” is what I use to describe my husband and I in our love for snacking.  (By the way, points to anyone who knows where that phrase is originally used) We are the same in our love for snacking, but different when it comes to the KIND of snacks we love.  He loves sweet snacks like cookies or brownies and I’m more of the savory snacks like chips or snack mixes.  Regardless of the flavor we love snacking and for the longest time they would  be pretty terrible snacks- high in sugar, sodium and other nasties.  Controlling our snacking habits is still a work in progress even at this time, but I think we’re doing so much better than say.. 3 years ago?   My goal has become finding ways to replace the terrible snacks we eat with the not so terrible ones.  So naturally I turn to Pinterest and all my favorite cooking websites to find some healthy substitutes.   Suril is very lucky because there are a number of healthy snack recipes …

Harissa

Harissa | The Full-time Foodie

As promised in my last post, I’m sharing the recipe for Harissa that I found in Marcus’ book, ‘Marcus Off Duty’.  I don’t know if I’ve ever had harissa, it’s possible that it was mixed into a dish I’ve had.  But this was the first time I truly had harissa and it was amazing!  I googl-ed harissa and realized that there are a number of variations.  I think that’s kind of the best part about this condiment, you can have different kinds of harissa and tailor it to your taste-buds.  The biggest key to any recipe though is to use a mild chile powder, else it can be quite difficult to incorporate into a dish or use as a condiment.  I didn’t have aleppo pepper and the only true chili powder I did have was an Indian one my mom gave me that is insanely spicy. So I decided to use a mix of cayenne and paprika.  Cayenne is pretty spicy, but mixing it with paprika was actually perfect.  It had a little kick but didn’t overwhelm …