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Pinki’s Palate on BBC | Vegan Sheera

Happy Diwali and Sal Mubarak to all who celebrated this week! I hope that this year brings you much love, joy, and happiness. For those who don’t know, I wanted to recap a little about Diwali, aka the Festival of Lights. It is celebrated by many Indian faiths including Jains, Hindus, and Sikhs. While each religion has their own perspective behind the occasion, they all share the common commemoration of the victory of light over darkness, spiritual prosperity, and the start of a new year. In Jainism, Diwali signifies the anniversary of Lord Mahavir’s attainment of moksh (liberation from the cycle of reincarnation). Apart from the colorful celebrations, Jains use this day to reflect on Lord Mahavir’s teachings of ahimsa (nonviolence), aparigrah (non-posessiveness), and anekantvaad (non-absolutism) through prayer, charity, meditation, and fasting. Growing up in the US, I still have so many special memories of celebrating this day—decorating our home with deevos (lamps), my mom teaching Diwali crafts in my elementary school class, creating rangoli designs, doing choreographed dances at the temple, dressing up in …

Masala Cream Nachos

Craving the ooey-gooey warmth of those movie theater nachos? Well, give it a savory twist with half the calories! This recipe makes a savory afternoon snack, or party appetizer. Jain Masala Cream Nachos To make the nachos, begin by collecting the ingredients: For the Jain Taco Masala: Combine the following ingredients to taste: Salt, Cumin, Paprika, Oregano, Chili pepper powder, black pepper, black salt I mostly eye-balled the masala measurements, but feel free to try what tastes best to you, you can’t go wrong! The masala is totally versatile and up to your creativity! You can even use this masala for toppings on pizza, tacos, in burritos, etc. For the Masala Creamy Cheese Sauce: 1-1.5 Tbsp Butter/Ghee 1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons Dried Oregano 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream 1/4 cup Milk (I used 2%) 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Cracked Black Pepper 1 tbsp Red Pepper Flakes 1/4 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese-Grated ( You can experiment with other types of cheeses–white, parmesan, goat cheese?) 1-2 tbsp Jain Taco Masala (depending on how you …