Here I am!

I don't believe that a vegetarian diet consigns you to a life of salads and greens. Au contraire, vegetarian food is rich, flavorful, nutritious, and oh-so-satisfying. And yes, there is more to vegetarian cuisine than a bunch of salad greens and a bowl of insipid soup.

Think spiced cucumber yogurt raita, think fresh pasta salads with olives and peppers, think rich lentil dals flavored with cumin, ginger and green chillies, think platters of pulao garnished with caramelized onions, think crisp pita chips and red pepper hummus, think semolina halva cooked with ghee and raisins, think.... you get the picture!

And I'll bring you more pictures, literally. Join me as I tell you what's GREAT vegetarian food for all of us living in GA, AL, TN, SC, NC... and maybe a few other states here in the South East. I'll tell you about great restaurants, amazing preparations, resourceful caterers, hole-in-the-wall stores... anything and everything that I believe will be of value to a vegetarian in this part of the world.