• Snake Gourd Pasta Sauce - Tomato free!

    Snake Gourd Pasta Sauce - Tomato free!

    Serves 2

    Did you know that a fully ripened snake gourd vegetable transforms into a wonderful tomato replacement? The pulp surrounding the seeds are a bright red color and have a sweet flavor. The orange creamy pulp that is on the skin has a very nice mild pumpkin flavor and has the texture of very creamy mashed potatoes. These two pulps blended together create a smooth sauce and when adding yogurt whey (the sour flavor) it creates a perfect tomato sauce! So delicious!

    Here is the wonderful dish I put together together today. Mostly all ingredients came from the garden!

  • Fried Taro Root Chips

    Fried Taro Root Chips

    Serves 3

    If you live in the tropics, taro root is a great vegetable to grow on a self sufficient farm. It gives a lot of food and there are so many different ways of preparing dishes with it. Try these fried taro chips. They're crunchy and delicious!

  • Magical Pink Tulsi Infused Lemonade

    Magical Pink Tulsi Infused Lemonade

    Serves 4

    It is spring time and the Tulasi Manjaris are blooming by the hundreds. We have lots of her to offer to Kṛṣṇa. What to do with all the mahaprasad manjaris after offering them to Kṛṣṇa? Here is a lovely and magical drink that is sure to increase your devotion for Tulasi! Tulasi Maharani ki jaya!

    "Lord Hari has personally declared that even after committing thousands of sinful activities in the early part of his life, if one eats tulasi leaves, he will be freed from the reactions to all his sins."

    Hari-Bhakti-Vilasa 9.218

Decorate your altar with a cow dung floor!

"One should smear cow dung on the floor of My temple. By doing so, he will reside with Me as My devotee for as many thousands of years as he takes his strides while smearing the cow dung inside the temple and on the grounds surrounding it. While smearing cow dung in My temple, as many steps one takes, he will enjoy life in heaven for that many thousands of years." [Hari Bhakti Vilāsa - Fourth Vilāsa Text 15-16]

How to make the pictured cow dung floor:

Use pure "fresh" cow dung and add a little powdered lime (not the fruit) and a little water to make a paste. I added the lime to lighten up the color and give strength. Then apply the paste to the altar floor using a plaster spatula in a very thin coat. Not too thin that you see the floor below, just thick enough to cover the floor completely. Then allow it to dry. It is rainy season here and very humid and it took a week to fully dry. So depending on your local weather the drying time may be different. Also while it was drying I would rub the cow dung floor in a circular way with my fingers to even out the color and any lumps or lines from the spatula. In the end you have a nice and natural floor that is really strong and will last along time.

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  • Snake Gourd Pasta Sauce - Tomato free!
  • Curds and Whey Soup with Pumpkin and Drumstick leaves
  • Fried Taro Root Chips
  • Easy Homemade Whey Powder
  • Magical Pink Tulsi Infused Lemonade
  • Easy Banana Bread Cupcakes
  • Prabhupada's Prasadam Cookies
  • Steamed Vegetables in a Coconut milk and Chickpea broth
  •  Buttery Lemon Spaghetti with Chickpeas
  • Moist Oatmeal Breakfast Cake served with Homemade Roselle (Jamaica) Jam
  • Orange Sweet Cinnamon Rolls
  • Green Bean and Paneer Stir-fry with a Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • Fluffy Baked Powdered Sugar Donuts
  • Gourmet Pizza with a Creamed Sweet Potato and Carrot Sauce
  • Sweet Spice Pumpkin Bites

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