Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Carrot Bean Poriyal

Carrot Beans Poriyal

I used 4-5 small carrots and 1/2 bag frozen beans.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Moroccan Stew

Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Stew
I added 1-2 cups of chopped carrots, halved the cinnamon, and increased the cumin and paprika.  Also added the juice of 1 lemon at the end, and served the stew over couscous.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Recipes to try

I was looking for a side dish to pair with vegetarian jambalaya, and I stumbled upon these recipes from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen.  They sound amazing, and I can't wait to try them!

Iraqi Eggplant Stew

Creole Black Eyed Peas

Also Eggplant Parmesan Casserole from all recipes.com

Monday, December 8, 2014

Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies from Allrecipes.com

Easy recipe that doesn't require the dough to be chilled.  I filled the cookies and baked them for about 15-18mins instead of doing the two-step baking process.  Turned out delicious.

I doubled the recipe and got about 3 dozen cookies.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Oven Pancake

Serves 2:

1/2 c. flour
3 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c. milk
2 Tb. butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix eggs, salt, milk, flour in a bowl. Put butter in a pie plate and put into the hot oven until butter melts.  Remove pie plate from oven and pour pancake batter into the center of the pie plate.  Bake in the oven 15-20 mins until pancake is puffy and edges turn golden.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Best Ever Banana Pancakes

Where has this recipe been all my life?  Now that I've discovered banana pancakes from Allrecipes.com, I have made it too many times to count.  It is hands down the best pancake recipe I've ever tried.

1c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tb. sugar

1 egg
1c. milk
2 Tb. veg oil or melted cooled butter
2 ripe, mashed bananas (use a ziploc bag to mash, then cut a hole on the end and squeeze it out)
handful chocolate chips (optional)

Combine dry ingredients and wet ingredients (minus the banana) in separate bowls.  Pour wet ingredients into dry, mix, then gently fold in banana.  Mix in a handful of chocolate chips.  Makes 9-10 pancakes which is just enough for us.

Spicy Japanese Eggplant

I was thrilled try a recipe from a beautiful Japanese cookbook, Everyday Harumi.  This was so delicious, the whole family was fighting over the last bite!  I made a few modifications and here's our version.

2 japanese eggplants (or 1 large "regular" eggplant)
1/3c. soy sauce
2 1/2 Tb. sugar
1/4 c. unseasoned rice vinegar
2 scallions, minced
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
red pepper flakes
vegetable or canola oil

Cut eggplant into chunks and soak in cold water for 5-10 mins.  Drain and pat dry.
Combine soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, ginger and garlic.  Add red pepper flakes to your liking.
Heat a few tablespoons oil in a skillet.  Sautee the eggplant until it turns soft and starts to brown.  Drain on a paper towel.  In a mixing bowl, combine the sauce mixture and the eggplant.  Let stand for 5-10 mins before serving.  Garnish with the scallions and enjoy.

We ate this over rice and I also served a side of tofu drizzled with soy sauce and dusted with crushed peanuts.