Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug 25 - Heritage Orca Beans Rajma

Bobs red mill had these interesting Dalmation dog like beans on sale at my local store, black and white, they were labeled as Heritage Orca Beans, yep w.r.t a reference to the markings on a killer whale. Never to miss an opportunity to try a new ingredient, I used them in the best way I knew how. - Rajma. the beans were softer than the regular red kidney beans , but has a soft creamy quality that was perfect. The color was rather dark though, so it was hard to highlight the spectacular design on these legumes once the dish is cooked.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Aug 24 - Roasted Spaghetti squash cheesecake

Never expected this dish to work out so well as it did, that I never bothered to write down the recipe. This was a spaghetti squash cheesecake I had baked last thanksgiving, tangy squares of the rich dessert topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a bit of candied cranberries,

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Aug 23 - Zhoug

This was an accompaniment to a batch of falafels I had fried up and with this my admiration for Yotam Ottolenghi's recipes went up a couple more notches. Here's the link to the recipe

Monday, August 22, 2016

Aug 22 - Roasted corn and black bean tacos

Taco shells can be a very versatile ingredient to keep at home if it weren't for the fact that they can be fragile. I bought the shells on a whim and filled it up with a roasted corn and black bean salad I cobbled up with sunflower micro greens, a slice of avocados. Its a great way of getting kids to eat cool & healthy in the same meal!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Aug 21 - potatoes and poblano subzi

One of the summer bounties I look forward to is the profusion of chili pepper varieties that flood the market and sometimes the simplest of dishes is transformed into a memorable meal just by tweaking the ingredients. This was a simple potato dish that included fire roasted poblano chile peppers in the mix. Potatoes,  stewed with the poblanoes, fresh finger, a mix of crushed cumin and coriander. Finished with fresh cilantro and a spritz of lime.
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