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

Fennel Orange Salad Recipe

Fennel Orange Salad Recipe

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Winter
This Fennel Orange Salad is sweet, crunchy and full of flavor. Orange and mint come together with fennel to make this vibrant winter salad.
Bean and Cheese Taquitos Recipe

Bean and Cheese Taquitos Recipe

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Spicy
Black bean and cheese taquitos are the perfect game day appetizer. These crispy filled tortillas are a breeze to make.
Roasted Beet and Carrot Quinoa Salad Recipe

Roasted Beet and Carrot Quinoa Salad Recipe

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Quinoa Salads
This festive colorful Roasted Beet and Carrot Quinoa Salad is perfect for fall and winter. Quinoa, roasted beets and carrots, spinach and goat cheese are topped with a delicious cranberry dressing.
Tamarind Date Chutney Recipe

Tamarind Date Chutney Recipe

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Dips
Tamarind Date Chutney is a sweet and sour sauce that’s perfect for dipping or drizzling. Use it on samosas, pakoras, paneer tikka and all your favorite Indian street foods.
Ragda Recipe

Ragda Recipe

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Curry
Ragda is a spicy green pea curry used in many chaat dishes. This Instant Pot version makes it so easy. Homemade Mumbai street food can’t get better than this!
Lentil Burger Recipe

Lentil Burger Recipe

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Lentils
This Lentil Burger recipe will become your new vegetarian favorite. All the flavors of the Mediterranean in one amazing burger!
Kung Pao Cauliflower Recipe

Kung Pao Cauliflower Recipe

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Cauliflower
Looking for a tasty bite with some spice? Tickle your taste buds with this sweet, sour, garlicky, spicy Kung Pao Cauliflower.
Spring Vegetable Quiche Recipe

Spring Vegetable Quiche Recipe

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Vegetables
Asparagus, leeks and and peas make this the perfect spring vegetable quiche. This vegetarian quiche is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Italian Farro Salad Recipe

Italian Farro Salad Recipe

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Salads
Italian farro salad is packed full of nutrients and colorful veggies. It makes a delicious side dish or lunch bowl.
Sofritas Recipe

Sofritas Recipe

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Vegetarian
Make your own homemade sofritas! These spicy tofu crumbles are the perfect vegan addition to fill your tacos, quesadillas, burritos and more.