Read more here about the Madhur Jaffrey project - one of my 2010 goals. For an index of recipes, click here.
Ahem. I better pick up the cooking pace dramatically. The latest count - I've 377 recipes left to cook in about 35 weeks. That is a staggering 10.8 recipes a week. Eeks!
Anyway - last night, I was exhausted (I'd just come back from my first yoga class, and I quickly made myself some mushrooms, and ate with naan. It was very yummy, but then, I was stuffed, and I blew off evening plans and just sat lazily on couch instead. Is that a good thing?
April 1, 2010 - Dinner: Sauced mushrooms with sesame seeds, store-bought naan
What a nice, lazy morning I've had so far. I woke up late, sauntered into the kitchen, and while drinking coffee, got a few recipes started (pre-soaking, mostly.) And I made my first-ever Filipino meal.
Ok, I know I use the words tasty, yummy and delish excessively, but this meal was all three rolled into one. (Here's a meat-based version of the recipe - reasonably close to the version I used - except I didn't use any fish sauce, coconut or pork, of course.)
April 2, 2010 Lunch - Rice with Garlic, Mongo (Mung beans with spinach and tomatoes)
One final dish, that I ate through the week with store-bought naan was a yogurt and spinach dish. It was Middle-Eastern, and really tasted similar to the commercial spinach dip (the one with spinach, mayo and water-chestnuts?). Except healthy, of course, since it was made with yogurt.
I made this dish because I had both thawed out frozen spinach in the frig and parsley. I can never go through an entire bunch of parsley, it usually goes bad before I get to use it all, and I was looking for ways to use it. (Still looking, I've a goodish bit still to use up.)
Tuesday, March 30 dinner - Yogurt with spinach and parsley