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

Sofritas Recipe

Sofritas Recipe

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Sauteed
Make your own homemade sofritas! These spicy tofu crumbles are the perfect vegan addition to fill your tacos, quesadillas, burritos and more.
Instant Pot Pav Bhaji Recipe

Instant Pot Pav Bhaji Recipe

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Pressure Cooker
Love trying exotic street food? Pav bhaji is a popular Indian street food made of spicy mashed vegetables served with hot buttery bread. Make it in your Instant Pot for an easy tasty meal.
Easy Vegan Queso Recipe

Easy Vegan Queso Recipe

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Dips
This easy vegan queso is just as tasty as the real thing and comes together in just 5 minutes. It’s perfect as a dip or for drizzling over tacos, nachos, burritos and more!
Pear and Goat Cheese Tart Recipe

Pear and Goat Cheese Tart Recipe

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Tarts
This savory pear and goat cheese tart can be made in no time at all. Perfect for when you need a quick appetizer dish.
Grilled Halloumi Strawberry Salad Recipe

Grilled Halloumi Strawberry Salad Recipe

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Salads
Vegetarian grilling options don’t have to stop at veggie burgers. This grilled halloumi strawberry salad makes the perfect vegetarian summer side dish.
Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Side Dishes
Turmeric and spices turn your plain cauliflower into a vibrant side dish or snack. Deliver delicious turmeric roasted cauliflower to your table with this easy recipe.
Instant Pot Dal Dhokli

Instant Pot Dal Dhokli

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Instant Pot
This easy Instant Pot Dal Dhokli recipe can be ready for you in a snap. Store bought noodles make this sweet and spicy traditional Indian lentil stew easier than ever.
Fresh Tomato Pizza Sauce

Fresh Tomato Pizza Sauce

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Vegan
Homemade fresh tomato pizza sauce is made with simple ingredients but has all the full flavor. You’ll feel so good after trying this that you won’t ever go back to sauce in a jar.
Cucumber and Mint Cilantro Chutney Tea Sandwiches

Cucumber and Mint Cilantro Chutney Tea Sandwiches

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Indian
Tea sandwiches are perfect for luncheons, tea time or any snack time. These creamy crunchy cucumber and mint cilantro chutney sandwiches are an irresistible Indian twist on traditional English cucumber tea sandwiches.
Spinach and Tofu Stuffed Shells

Spinach and Tofu Stuffed Shells

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Vegetarian
These spinach and tofu stuffed shells are healthier alternative to traditional stuffed shells. It’s perfect for your next meatless Monday too.