Urvashee Patel

Urvashee Patel

Vegetarian Fanatic

I'm a mom, wife, former high school science teacher, and the writer and photographer behind "Dessarts" a blog focusing on the art of dessert. In recent years, my husband and I have become more focused on healthy eating. Yes, sometimes it's hard to love dessert and be a health nut at the same time. I justify eating my sweets by making sure I cook a healthy dinner for my family everyday. As a vegetarian, I used to find it difficult to make a good meal without cheese or pasta. I'm happy to say that a healthier approach has made us more adventurous. Vegetarian food can be packed with nutrients and taste delicious too.

Urvashee's Recent Posts

Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Curry
Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup is hearty and perfectly spiced for the winter chill. This cozy soup is the best way to start your new year.
Mixed Olive Tapenade

Mixed Olive Tapenade

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Snacks
Mixed olive tapenade can be spread on crostini, dipped with your favorite chip, or enjoyed on a sandwich. It’s the perfect dip or condiment for just about any meal.
Warm Spinach Stir Fry

Warm Spinach Stir Fry

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Stir Fry
Warm spinach stir fry makes a quick and easy lunch or dinner that’s also packed with nutrition. Not to mention flavor – there’s so much flavor here!
White Bean Quesadillas

White Bean Quesadillas

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Family Meals and Snacks
White bean quesadillas with a spicy roasted red pepper dip make an easy dinner or lunch, any day of the week. Vegetarian deliciousness, right here.
Tomato Fennel Tart

Tomato Fennel Tart

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Appetizers
Tomato fennel tart is a new take on the rustic tart. It’s a no fuss, simple tart that’s perfect for your next summer gathering.
Mexican Coleslaw

Mexican Coleslaw

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Salads
Mexican coleslaw is the perfect salad in so many ways! It’s a tangy twist on old fashioned coleslaw.
Sesame Tofu Noodles

Sesame Tofu Noodles

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Tofu
Easy sesame tofu noodles are great served hot or cold. Perfect for a meatless Monday supper!
Baingan Bharta

Baingan Bharta

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Indian
Baingan bharta is a delectable vegetarian dish made from eggplant and tomatoes. It’s full of amazing Indian spices and flavor.
Meyer Lemon Kale Pasta

Meyer Lemon Kale Pasta

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Pasta
Meyer lemon kale pasta makes a happy dinner any night of the week. It’s bright and earthy at the same time, and filling too.