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

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Cauliflower
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
One Pot Meals
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
Italian
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
Spinach
These spinach and tofu stuffed shells are healthier alternative to traditional stuffed shells. It’s perfect for your next meatless Monday too.
Tofu Vegetable Lo Mein

Tofu Vegetable Lo Mein

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Vegan
Tofu Vegetable Lo Mein is quick and tasty! It’s loaded with colorful vegetables and a spicy Sriracha kick. Simple enough for any weeknight dinner.
Restaurant Style Mexican Rice Recipe

Restaurant Style Mexican Rice Recipe

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Mexican
Restaurant style Mexican rice doesn’t have to come from a box. You’ll love this flavorful side dish for everything from taco night to stuffing breakfast burritos!
Spicy Tofu Quesadillas

Spicy Tofu Quesadillas

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Tex Mex
Spicy tofu quesadillas are packed with flavor, delicious, easy and filling. Perfect for your next meatless Monday or busy weeknight.
Fall Arugula and Apple Salad

Fall Arugula and Apple Salad

Urvashee Patel
Urvashee Patel
Dessarts
Salads
This simple fall arugula and apple salad is the perfect addition to your fall menu planning. Nutty manchego and sweet cherries paired with spicy arugula come together to create a salad that will leave you craving for more.