Archive | March, 2014

Quinoa bowl!

6 Mar

Lunch today:

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Quinoa bowl tossed with Sliced Avocado, Kale cooked in tomato/onion sauce, Parmesan cheese and Onion sprouts. Taste was OK but I think it packs a nutritive punch!

Food experiments

5 Mar

My only goal these days is to make food quickly. I find that if there is batter at home then my family can subsist on idly,dosa,paniyaram and idly upma for dinner for a LONG time. Thankfully we ran out this past weekend and I’ve had to make proper food. Other than our usual sambar and rasam I’ve been enjoying some culinary experiments. 

Successes:

Per Mk’s suggestion I tried oats dosa (this is SO TASTY and easy to make!). I chopped onions and grated a carrot to give it a different texture/color. It worked out great! Also once in a while I make her fig milkshake (I add original maple syrup to this instead of sugar) with strawberries, for color again, and this is so delicious. 

I tried a new channa recipe and was determined to not do any blending in the steps and the gravy was not chunky. 

I made the orzo soup again with yellow squash,asparagus, kale, tomato, onions and cannelloni beans. This time I skipped the broth/bouillon cubes completely and instead fried some Herbs de Provence in garlic roasted olive oil. Suffice to say I will be making this again.

Also tried a version of the summer vegetable curry. This is a KEEPER ! Seriously impressed and its so easy to make. I only had squash,yellow pepper, green beans and carrots in hand but it was still amazing! 

Failures:

Before the IL’s left I attempted to make persimmon pie. It was a disaster. The crust came out well but it was far too creamy, tasted like burnt fruit and I shudder to think of the wastage. Bottom line, persimmon is probably best consumed as a fruit. 

An attempt at a Hot and Sour soup recipe turned out sour.