What better way to celebrate the new year than with Pani Puri?! This should really be done at midnight, I suppose, but senior citizens may need to celebrate a tad earlier, like maybe 5:30 or 6:00 PM?
I usually make hash browns the traditional way, in a skillet. This morning I decided to bake them in the oven. This could have been done in muffin tins, ramekins, custard cups or on a baking tray. I used mini springform bundt pans. It may seem like a lengthy involved process, but it being the … More The Last Breakfast (Oven Baked Hash Browns)
After dining on leftovers the last few days I was ready for freshly made fare. Chili and cornbread seemed appropriate considering the frigid weather we are experiencing. Onions, garlic, jalapeño, red bell pepper, dried red chili and bay leaf were sautéed with olive oil and kosher salt. Thickly sliced mushrooms, corn and red kidney … More Chili & Cornbread
The refrigerator was suddenly inundated with leftovers. First we enjoyed them again as they were. Then it was time to change them up a bit. Leftover green beans, carrots and broccoli were added to leftover store-bought dosa batter to make savory vegetable pancakes/uttappam. To accompany the veggie pancakes I used leftover frozen (freezer burned?) … More Leftovers
Of the traditional salad dressings Cole Slaw is one of my favorites. Slaw dressing is commonly based on mayonnaise, and mayonnaise ingredients often include egg yolk which contributes subtle but significant flavor to both mayonnaise and Cole slaw dressing. Lately I’ve been enjoying making various sauces, dips, dressings, gravies etc. using cashew nuts for a … More Artichokes, Slaw & Slaw Dressing
Yesterday, just six days before Christmas, the temperature was a warm 75ºF (24ºC). Today it is rainy and 20 degrees cooler. It may not quite be soup weather but that is what I decided to make for our midday meal. Broccoli florets were in the freezer and there were the sweet potatoes I had harvested … More Broccoli, Sweet Potato & Cashew Soup
I like to keep a variety of cheese on hand, but since we don’t eat it very often it sometimes turns on us and must be thrown out. After tossing out a few slices of Provolone and a small chunk of cheese of unknown ilk, I decided the cheddar should be used up or it … More Cheesy Vegetable-Rice Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Raw cashews which have been soaked for a few hours can be blended with various other ingredients to make a variety of delicious creamy sauces, condiments, dips and dressings. Nutritional yeast is an ingredient commonly blended with cashews to make a sauce which some perceive to have a cheesy flavor. Delicious as such sauces indeed … More Falafel With Jalapeño, Cilantro & Lime Dressing
My doctor’s office is on the same side of the city as Patel Brothers, my favorite Indian store. So, when I was in the city for an appointment this week I also picked up a few grocery items, one of which was ready-made dosa batter. For our midday meal I made masala vegetables to go … More Masala Dosa & Salted Herb Lassi
What better way to celebrate another clean CT Scan than a Tex Mex meal at Chuy’s?