The last couple of days have been cooler than expected. And on those days I just want something warm and inviting. This chickpea masala or chana masala is just that. Super easy in the pressure cooker and you can adapt it however you want. Filling with a spicy kick at the end, that’s exactly what I like in a dish.
Monday is Holi the Hindu Spring festival in India. Holi is also know as the festival of color because during the celebration people throw paint at each other. There’s music and food and dancing during the celebration. It’s a wonderful time. Unfortunately, we will not be able to make it to the celebration (the New York celebration is serious) so I thought it might be nice to celebrate in our own way. So we are making pakoras. Pakoras are fritters with lots of Indian spices. One of our favorite types is gobi pakora or the cauliflower fritter. Gobi pakoras were served at last year’s celebration so it’s fitting that we make them for our mini Holi celebration.
General Tso’s is a mouth watering dish with a kick of heat. After several conversations I’ve decided to add more meatless (or at least those that have fish) dishes. It’s important to me that everyone who follows the blog is happy and feels included. Though, I used to incorporate vegetarian dishes via Meatless Mondays I seem to have moved away from it. But I promise this dish will make up for it. The sauce in this General Tso’s Tofu has layers of flavor. All I can say is that it tastes like another bowl (and another and another).
In our home we are very thoughtful about raising our children to be knowledgable about people and the world around them. One way we do that is to educate our children about different people and places through books and experiences. Well one day at the library my mini me picks out a book. “The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes.” We read the book and inside there was a recipe for latkes. So you know what we had to do right? We had to make latkes.
These days some magazine is always talking about super food this and superfood that. But let’s be honest, we want food that tastes good and makes us feel good. This peruvian quinoa soup does exactly that.
After my last post street food has been the topic of conversation. One dish I love is Mexican Street Corn also know as Elotes. It’s a summer favorite. It’s sweet, delicious and plentiful during this time of year. I came across Mexican street corn (Elote) one summer and haven’t looked back.
Anyone else on the “New Year” workout kick? Most of my friends are in the gym but they were there before the New Year. I’m the only one leading the charge in the opposite direction of healthy. I don’t know how my husband deals with me. He great at getting his workouts in and eating healthy, then he comes home to brownies and cake. Despite my need to go against the grain, many of our meals have been protein not carb heavy these days. So much, I really needed something a less heavy. Dare I say it, healthier.
One of the many things my husband and I have in common is our love for all types of food. One of our favorites places to go is a little Mediterranean restaurant called Ibby’s Falafel in downtown Jersey City. We’ve worked long and hard on it and finally were able to come up with a Baked Falafel With Tahini Sauce. Continue reading “Baked Falafel with Tahini Sauce”
It’s “Meatless Monday” and soup is what I decided would be the best answer for the cold days we’ve been facing. Cuban Black Bean Soup is my go to soup. Whether using canned beans or dried beans it’s always delicious. Now I will admit, I like soup. Soup with a sandwich or a salad. It doesn’t much matter to me. What does matter, is that it is filling and delicious.