Tag Archives: chili

Tara's crispy and delicious vegetable pakoras // thefirstmess.com

Tara’s crispy vegetable pakoras w/ fresh green chutney

I enjoy living with wellness in mind and trying to make-virtuous some of the more indulgent foods from time to time.View full post »

roasted garlic + cauliflower pasta with walnuts (vegan + gluten-free)

roasted garlic + cauliflower pasta with walnuts

We eat a lot more pasta at this house than you might guess from just looking at this blog. Like at least once a week.View full post »

roasted carrot, chickpea + harissa dip // via @thefirstmess

roasted carrot, chickpea + harissa dip

Oh hey there. I posted this on Instagram last year around this time and you know? I’m not as much of anView full post »

ginger sweet potato dal // via @thefirstmess

ginger sweet potato dal with coconut leeks

I’ve been making this recipe forever. Sometimes I change it up with other spices or different types ofView full post »

garlic pepper tofu w/ chili-roasted tofu // @thefirstmess

garlic pepper soba with chili-roasted tofu + my vegetable stock method

If you can believe it, this bowl was inspired by a packet of instant ramen we picked up at Whole Foods a couple weeksView full post »

mango salad with rhubarb ginger dressing + chili almonds

It is surprisingly hard to make a house feel like a home. I’ve been cooking more and actually using our kitchen,View full post »

simple, salty, sweet + nutty broccoli soba

I find it really hard to eat full-stop healthy sometimes, but most especially this time of year. No garden, noView full post »

raw + vegan taco vibes

There’s a gal at work who will jokingly proclaim “My body is a temple!” before predictably reachingView full post »

sticky teriyaki eggplant w/ herbed cashew + coconut rice

Putting food on the table is an obvious highlight point of the day for someone like myself and no doubt someone likeView full post »

chili lime cucumber noodles on salted watermelon w/ mint + basil

IT IS. So hot. We celebrated the first weekend of summer pretty hard, so some raw and fresh fare is much needed thisView full post »

orange + ancho tempeh tacos w/ ruby grapefruit slaw

I say this about so many things, but winter citrus is certain proof that we are loved in this world. January brings usView full post »

the soup that heals

Happy new year to you! Sending all of my big hugs. The time for personal betterment is upon us (as always). But first,View full post »

busy lady bowl + easiest ginger miso gravy

I’ve been a bit of a busy bee lately, but I wanted to give you something good and easy this week. The kind ofView full post »

beans + rice toss with spicy roasted almond salsa

The beans in this recipe are not so typical and neither is the salsa. It’s different. Good-different. IView full post »

vegetable ceviche + chipotle pepita “pilaf”

My friend asked me if I had any ideas for a simple, raw, vegetable-heavy dish (that wasn’t a salad) to make inView full post »