Thursday, August 19, 2010

Chana Masala and Roses

I made Indian last night. Chana Masala with onions and peppers, some steamed veg. and of course Naan (why else would anyone eat Indian?)

It was great and very easy.

However, the best part was being surprised with some beautiful flowers from Clutterbuck. He's a keeper!

Healthy Risotto and Honey Garlic Salad

I made a healthy risotto the other day. I don't really know how extra healthy it was but I didn't use any butter and only 2 tablespoons of Parmesan. Plus I loaded it up with mushrooms and peas. It was so good. Risotto is just so good and I really enjoy making it. Once you do it a few times you realize how really simple it is.
The salad was a basic garden salad with whatever veggies I had on hand (red onion, yellow pepper, toasted almonds, sauteed mushrooms and mixed baby greens). The dressing was what made it great. Its recipe is as follows:
  • 1 part oil
  • 1 part vinegar (i used apple cider)
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • salt and pepper to taste
I emulsified it in my food precessor and stuck it in the fridge to hang out for as long as possible. It was so good! Try it! You won't be disappointed.

Friday, August 13, 2010

High Class!

I made my own version of General Tsao's Chicken last night (yet another dish that seems to have multiple spellings).
  • Chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces
  • Chicken broth
  • Soy sauce
  • White wine vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Hot pepper flakes
  • Served over brown rice
It was really good. A perfectly proportioned meal...I love when that happens.
Anyway, it didn't look all that great so I didn't snap any photos, but I did take this one of the view I had while cooking. I think its much more entertaining.

Sanchez doing the "bunny rabbit". A pose he normally saves for the middle of the bathroom floor in the mornings. Apparantly last night he was felt it was appropriate for the counter during dinner preparation.