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Pancake vs Parantha: Tofu and Almond Meal

September 13, 2012
Written by Anupy Singla

Kids Eat Healthy › Recipes › Tofu › Vegan ›

It took me years to realize -- I'm just not that kind of mom. The seemingly cool mom who manages to whip up pancakes at my kids' whim. The one who has a special pancake flavor for every special occasion, and an even more special one stacked to the sky for that first day of school. Many of my friends ARE that mom. Not me. For one, we rarely had pancakes growing up that were not burned or over cooked (sorry, mom). Two, most of the breakfasts enjoyed in a North Indian household are savory not sweet. And, three, I...

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Mattar Paneer - Spiced Peas with Homemade Cheese or Tofu

May 10, 2012
Written by Anupy Singla

Recipes › Tofu › Vegan ›

Most Hindu Indian families - if they eat meat in the first place - allocate one day in the week a 'no meat' day. Typically a Monday or Tuesday, this day is also dedicated to a Hindu deity, maybe Lord Shiva, Vishnu, or the great monkey God Hanuman. Regardless, the meat is swapped out for another protein, usually paneer, or homemade cheese. Keep in mind, although about 30 percent of Indians are vegetarian, the concept of giving up dairy and going Vegan is a new one. My mother tended to blur the lines of this 'give up' day and expand...

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Masala Tofu Scramble

August 01, 2011
Written by Anupy Singla

Masala › Recipes › Tofu › Vegan ›

The word tofu has a lot of power. It has the power to induce disdain. Nose-wrinkling. Repeated diatribes - especially from hard-core carnivores. Oprah is a famous one that comes to mind. I've never seen someone recoil physically as much as she does even at the mere mention of eating the stuff. Then the audience laughs knowingly. Everyone nods in agreement, and a sacred pact between carnivores is again silently affirmed: nothing - especially not tofu - will threaten the ability of anyone to eat and enjoy their meat. In my mind I liken the reaction to NRA members discussing...

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