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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Black Split Lentils (Urad dal Chilkha) from "The Indian Slow Cooker Book" by Anupy Singla. We love you Nobu. Kitties in East St. Louis.

Black Split Lentils (Urad dal Chilkha) from "The Indian Slow Cooker Book" by Anupy Singla. Her next book is going to be ALL vegan, but not all slow cooker.  You really need the slow cooker book.  It is nearly all vegan, and about the easiest book on the planet.

This is Anupy's latest project & you can pre-order it on Amazon!

Well, it's winter.  Which means not only do we keep our house at 60, don the polartec, and still have massively large heating bills (old homes may have character, but you can usually see your breath as well)-but it also means to put all of your slow cookers on the counter for the next several months.  Okay, so mine are out all year......

All your "Zero Point" foods! I guess Weight Watchers considers fruits & veggies zero points.  So if you are a raw foodist, a fruitarian, or a truly plant focused vegan, you  have got it going on!!

Red Chili, Turmeric, Cumin.

Urad Dal.  If anyone knows of truly Gluten Free Indian style legumes, then please let us all know!! Seems that most are difficult to find from a truly gluten free facility.  Most are made on the same lines as wheat, sigh.  So for the 99 percent of you, is great, and fine, & dandy.  But for the Vegan Celiac.......well, just another reason you want to bang your head on a wall, or just eat bananas!!

Seriously.  You put the ingredients in, add water, and push a button.  

This is one of my favorite dishes because it is one step.  Not lots of ingredients, and super delicious.  If you don't have this book, you need to run out and buy it.  Or run to your computer and buy it, since there are not many places to buy books left.  :(

Check out the sidebar to right for lots of other Indian Slow Cooker Posts!

Cilantro Infused Black Eyed Peas From Anupy Singla's "The Indian Slow Cooker " Book.
Aloo Gobi  from Anupy Singla's "The Indian Slow Cooker" Book.
(Curried Cauliflower and Potatoes)

Dad's Rajmah (Curried Kidney Beans)

Kala Chana "Black Chickpea Curry"
Recipe from The Indian Slow Cooker.
And 30 seconds of kitties living on the streets of East St. Louis. Surely someone needs a Siamese kitty, I mean, doesn't everyone?  They need fosters!

Nobu passed away in our arms just before noon December 28th, 2011, at home, on his own. We are heartbroken and miss him much. Thank you to Randy at Stray Rescue of St. Louis for having us "foster" him. We feel so grateful that Nobu chose us to be his mommy & daddy and he will always be with us. Kale & Carrot juice got him through the holidays............I know his body no longer served him, but we will all miss it greatly. And happy Birthday to Pj at Gateway Pet Guardians. It is all the people that fight, continuously, daily battles for the animals that give me hope. We are all reducing just a little bit of suffering by every kind action we take. By every animal we take in, by every plant based meal we eat, by recognizing that all sentient beings feel. And often they are far more enlightened then we could ever hope to be......


  1. I'm so, so sorry about Nobu. It sounds like he was very much loved and passed on in the gentlest of ways, which can make such a huge difference.

    I hope that 2012 treats you well.

    1. Thanks Molly. I know you "know" how it is. It just sucks and only time heals it a bit. I am thankful he died naturally, and in my arms.

  2. My thoughts go out to you. Nobu looks beautiful, I can tell my dog Toby and Nobu would have really liked each other.

    Happy New Year,
    Sasha from Kale With Love

    1. Yes, Nobu liked everyone and every dog!! Happy New Year Ms. Kale with Love!