CaponataThis robust Italian salad is equally enjoyable as a sandwich filling, a topping for veggie burgers, or spread on crostini as an appetizer for your next gathering.Chana MasalaTo highlight a special dinner, serve this easy rendition of Indian-style chickpeas with rice and plain nondairy yogurt.Chia Pudding ParfaitHealthful, smooth chia pudding is a perfect match for crunchy granola and flavorful fruits. This parfait is beautiful to serve, as well!Chocolate Banana Almond SmoothieCreamy, Chocolatey Goodness!Chocolate MousseDon’t let the prunes fool you – this is a rich, velvety-smooth pudding.Churros with Hazelnut Chocolate Sauce (Vegan, Gluten-free)Violeta Patiño prepared these vegan, gluten-free Churros with Hazelnut Chocolate Sauce at our February 9th, 2019 “Valentine Lunch Mexican Style” cooking demo held at the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center in Lisle, Illinois. Churros are a mouthwatering, popular treat in Mexico, and when dipped into vegan hazelnut chocolate sauce, you can easily see why! Citrus SpritzerCool, slightly tart, and so refreshing!Cold Brew Lemon BalmLemon balm is digestive and calming.Cooking Under Pressure: Mung Beans with Veggies SoupWith the aid of a pressure cooker, this nourishing and satisfying soup cooks in just 20 minutes. Be sure to follow manufacturer instructions because different generations of pressure cookers require specific techniques. Linda Scotti prepared this recipe at our January 5, 2019, Learn to be Vegetarian talk, held at the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center in Lisle, Illinois.Cream of Tomato Soup with Indian SpicesRahul Mendiratta prepared this delicious Cream of Tomato Soup with Indian Spices at our January 12, 2019 Indian Cuisine cooking demo, held at the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center in Lisle, Illinois.Creamy Pickled “Herring”You’ll find great taste and texture in these eggplant “filets” which are marinated in a tangy cream sauce with onions. We haven’t tried a vegan version with nondairy sour cream and milk. If you do, please let us know how it turned out!Cucumber and Mint RaitaThis refreshing yogurt salad is often served with spicy Indian dishes. It typically features dairy
yogurt, but for a vegan version, experiment with unsweetened alternatives..