Leftover Veggies Curry


Today I had a little bit of this and that left in the fridge so I figured a curry is perfect for combining leftover produce in a batch of deliciousness. I combined two recipes from BBC Good Food and used a quick Garam Masala recipe (OK, but in the future I will probably be invest either time or money for a real version) to substitute for it in the recipe.

For the rice: Cook 1 cup brown or white rice in standard rice cooker

For the curry:

  • 2 onions, sliced thinly
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 stalk Broccoli, cut into florets
  • Handful of spinach (fresh)
  • 1 can of peeled tomatoes, 14 oz
  • Olive oil, for pan
  • 1 tsp garam masala/spice mixture
  • 1 tsp tumeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 can Coconut Milk, 14 oz
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed/minced
  1. Add rice to rice cooker before prepping the vegetables – it will take a long time!
  2. Heat oil in a deep skillet or pot over medium heat, then add sliced onions. When translucent (about ~7 – 10 min), add garlic and spices and mix thoroughly for 2 – 3 minutes.
  3. Pour in can of tomatoes. Break down with a wooden spoon until chunky and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Pour in coconut milk and add s&p, stir occasionally and thicken for 15 minutes over medium-low heat. In the last 4 minutes, add in the broccoli florets to cook in the mixture
  5. Stir in chickpeas and spinach until spinach is wilted. Serve over rice!

 

 

 

 

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Alice’s Tea Cup

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I finally went to Alice’s Tea Cup in the Upper West Side. Deren and I split the Mad Hatter special which was actually way too much food even for 2!

We had roasted cumin carrot sandwiches, curried chicken salad sandwiches, caramel sea salt scone, and blackberry coconut scone. These were the best scones I have ever had! But the lemon tart was very gooey and weird. I would love to take Mom and the sisters when we are all in NYC 🙂


Saturday Cake Day

I made this cake for no reason other than I find baking therapeutic, I’m sick, and I feel kind of depressed. Miss you two !

M

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Cleveland Food

Hi sisters!
I’m in Cleveland visiting Chris’ parents! Yesterday we went to Chagrin Falls, home of Calvin and Hobbes. We went to Jeni’s Ice Cream. The flavors we tried were “Salty Caramel” and “Bangkok Peanut”. The peanut was amazing – it had cayenne pepper so it had a very spicy, unique taste.

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They also had macaron ice cream sandwiches!

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Then his parents made the most delish shrimp and grits based on a dish from the House of Blues

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Yogurt Cake

ImageI made this yogurt cake for my birthday this past Saturday. Try the recipe here. Very easy to make and delicious. I substituted the Olive Oil with Vegetable Oil because I ran out, and added a little bit of rosewater out of personal preference. Wish you could be here to enjoy it with me sisters.

Love,

Sister 1


MORNING SMOOTHIES

HI SISTERS! After much advice from Dad, I started to make smoothies in the morning. The first one was terrible! But after some practice, I’ve started to make a lot of progress! This morning, I tried out this:

CARROT GINGER SMOOTHIE

  • 1/2 a carrot, chopped into small pieces (Large carrot – might be 1 or 2 whole carrots, or handful of baby carrots)
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, chopped into small pieces (can be more if you like the flavor)
  • 1/2 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of green tea (cold) – this can be substituted with just water or juice, etc.
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional)

Blend together and enjoy!


The Best Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER

 

Hi Sisters,

These are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever had, period. I’ve been using this recipe since 2009 (ha, ha..so long ago!) The recipe lives here: http://www.cookiemadness.net/2008/05/another-crunchy-chocolate-chip-cookie-recipe-all-butter/. It really is all in the butter – and the baking powder. Otherwise, school is off for another 2 days so I’ve been trying to bake and get work done. I can’t wait for our big trip 🙂 Miss you,

Sister 1