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Samosa: Indian Spiced Pastry

Samosa: Indian Spiced Pastry

Samosas are a favorite food of Krishna. As an Hors D'Oeuvre or as a course in themselves, these spice-filled pastries are always a sure delight.…

“Thou Shalt Not Kill” — Meat Eating is Bad

“Thou Shalt Not Kill” — Meat Eating is Bad

Meat-eating is bad for many reasons. For health reasons: "The inherent cholesterol, toxins, uric acid, high bacteria count, general indigestibility, and lack of fiber in the flesh of an animal…

Pakoras, Coconut Honey Balls, Poppers

Pakoras, Coconut Honey Balls, Poppers

Coconut Honey Balls will fill your mouth with bliss.The famous "tempoura" of Japan actually originated in India as Pakora. Be careful to make a liberal portion of this dish. You'll…

Shopping With Krsna In Mind

Shopping With Krsna In Mind

If you've decided to be a vegetarian, and to take the further step of offering all your food to the Lord, sooner or later you'll face the task of changing…

Nut-and-Raisin Halava

Nut-and-Raisin Halava

Preparing and eating these foods for our own pleasure is not the same as preparing and offering them to Lord Krsna for His pleasure, because food that's material when unconnected…

Chapatis, Dal, Subji, Rice: The Standard Yoga Diet

Chapatis, Dal, Subji, Rice: The Standard Yoga Diet

The simple and tasteful way to translate your eating into spiritual bliss, according to the teachings of the great sages of India. This is the Vedic method of conducting the…

Khicari — A Poor Man’s Feast Fit for a King

Khicari — A Poor Man’s Feast Fit for a King

"A poor man's feast fit for a king." That's what Srila Prabhupada called the meal in this photograph—khicari, fried potatoes, yogurt, and fresh fruit.…

Sweet Rice: Good Enough to Steal

Sweet Rice: Good Enough to Steal

If you've ever been to a Sunday Love Feast at a Hare Krsna temple, it's more than likely that you've tasted sweet rice—that cool, thick, milky dessert with rice in…

Simply Wonderfuls, Halavah, Puris and Molasses Bread

Simply Wonderfuls, Halavah, Puris and Molasses Bread

For this issue we've chosen a few nice sweet preparations for you to enjoy. Simply Wonderfuls, Halavah, Puris and RichMolasses Bread.…

Spiritual Fasting

Spiritual Fasting

Fasting for some political purpose my help us reach some political goal. But the Vedic teachings direct us beyond such goals. Fasting, say the Vedic scriptures, is meant to help…

Tikkis or Tiny Taters? — Lord Krsna’s Cuisine

Tikkis or Tiny Taters? — Lord Krsna’s Cuisine

For 79 cents get a one-pound package of Bird's-Eye Tiny Taters. Or, for 19 cents, you could get a pound of fresh potatoes instead and make tikkis (pronounced "teekees"), pan-fried…

Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul

Krishna eats the food and then we take the remnants. The good taste of the food is thus enhanced, and the body and mind become healthy while the soul remains…

Cooking for Krishna

Cooking for Krishna

How can a twentieth-century woman simply stand there cutting a cauliflower, with the Middle East in crisis, millions going hungry, and the national economy tottering?…

Healthy Vegetarian Food

Healthy Vegetarian Food

The typical Vedic lunch consists of capatis (unleavened whole-wheat breads) rice, dal (bean soup), cooked vegetables, and salad. "The best health insurance of all seems to be a well-chosen vegetarian…

The Best Health Food

The Best Health Food

By whom are you being taught what is healthy and what is not healthy? What is you authority? Actually this 'healthy' and 'unhealthy' is a material consideration. We are simply…

Remembering How Srila Prabhupada Cooked

Remembering How Srila Prabhupada Cooked

"I learned to cook by watching others—my mother, my aunt, and even the 'walas' [restaurant and street-stand cooks] in Calcutta," Srila Prabhupada said. Later on, in his householder days, he…

The Karma Free Diet

The Karma Free Diet

The Sanskrit word karma means "action" or, more specifically, any material action that gives us a material reaction and thus binds us to the material world. So a karma-free diet…

The Chapati: Bread Fit for the Lord

The Chapati: Bread Fit for the Lord

The most popular of all unleavened breads, chapatis are traditionally made with stone-ground whole-wheat flour. Thus they're rich in fiber, vitamins B and E, protein, iron, unsaturated fats, and carbohydrates.…

Dahl: An Answer To the Protein Question for Vegetarians

Dahl: An Answer To the Protein Question for Vegetarians

Beef-, fish-, and chicken-lovers take note: There's a cheaper, tastier, healthier, saintlier way to meet your protein needs -- dhal. Besides being a good source of iron and B vitamins,…

Ghee: The Golden Essence of Milk

Ghee: The Golden Essence of Milk

Milk, the miracle food, yields cheese, cream, yogurt, butter, and ghee. The essence of milk and the consummate cooking medium, ghee imparts such a refined, irresistible flavor that it's earned…

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