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Paneer stuffed Cauliflower Kofta Curry. Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Tempeh. We didn’t eat Brussels sprouts growing up, but after moving back to the East Coast they quickly became one of my favorite seasonal vegetables.

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Tempeh

I typically roast them in the oven which makes the outside crispy and brown, while the inside stays nice and tender. This time, I cooked the Brussels sprouts with tempeh (a soy product made from whole soybeans) and added a few cloves of garlic. Tempeh is a good source of protein and fiber and can be prepared in many ways. You can find it at most health food stores or grocery stores like Whole Foods. I used a three grain variety but any type of tempeh would work just as fine. Wash, then cut Brussels sprouts in half and tempeh into cubes.


Carrots. Alchemy in The Kitchen - Simple Ingredients, Magical Food: Sweetcorn and Feta Pies – Accidentally Vegetarian. I am becoming an accidental vegetarian.

Alchemy in The Kitchen - Simple Ingredients, Magical Food: Sweetcorn and Feta Pies – Accidentally Vegetarian

While I cannot see myself giving up steak or bacon completely, there are so many meatless meals to be discovered. For me, a successful vegetarian dish is when I eat something that is so delicious that I don’t notice the absence of meat. My beloved doesn’t believe a meal is complete without some form of animal on the plate, so finding meatless meals that satisfy a carnivorous household is a challenge. With the garden in full production at the moment, there are herbs aplenty and a forest of salad leaves, helping me to meet the meatless task half-way. Fresh mint and flat-leaved parsley are the flavours that lift these pies out of the ordinary. Baked Green Bean Fries with Roasted Garlic Dipping Sauce. Do you ever find yourself in one of those moments where you just have no idea what to do next and you find yourself unable to do anything at all?

Baked Green Bean Fries with Roasted Garlic Dipping Sauce

That is exactly what happens to me when I am trying to plan meals for the week. Sweet Chili Green Beans. Happy Friday everybody!

Sweet Chili Green Beans

I'm so ready for the weekend (I've got to work Saturday morning, but it ain't no thang!). We've got a couples bridal shower to go to, so that should be fun. And then some major relaxation is in the works for Sunday and Monday! Now I used to think I had a favorite green bean recipe. I mean, it's all the rage on Food52, too. Ingredients: 1 lb. green beans, trimmed 4 strips of bacon, chopped 1 onion, thinly sliced 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced 3 thai chiles, minced 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce 1 teaspoon fish sauce 1/4 c. water sesame oil, optionaltoasted black sesame seeds, optional Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.


Zucchini. Potatoes. Mixed. Beguni- Batter Fried Eggplants. Featured in the Delicious Links in The Kitchn.

Beguni- Batter Fried Eggplants

Here we are waiting and praying for a few drop of rain. The earth is cracking in deep veins, dry and thirsty.The cool summer green has given way to patches of yellow and brown and an inexplicable stillness in the air. The scorching sun at 100 degrees and above, has been beating down on Texas for the past two months without mercy. But the monsoons had arrived in India while we were there, the rain and the clouds bringing in relief and transforming the heat into a soothing, calming green - The rains also made our trip comfortable, Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan India and less tiring. Hotel Udai Kothi – Udaipur, Rajasthan India and Begunis are inseparable from the monsoon lyrics in Bengal. The thunder marched in like a drum roll, followed by the drizzle which soon turned into a steady downpour satiating the thirsty earth. We had the entire day to spend together doing nothing but severe mischief.

The rain at home feels quiet different. How to love Brussel Sprouts. I never grew up with brussel sprouts, I never had to endure a miserable soggy boiled sprout that was forced upon me, just so I could leave the table.

How to love Brussel Sprouts

My sprout memories are good, in fact I have great sprout stories of crunchy, flavoursome, good looking sprouts that I can't get enough of. Stir fried broccoli. 2 tbsp oil 1/4 tsp mustard seeds 2 cups of broccoli diced 2 tbsp onion chopped 1 tbsp curry leaves optional 1 tbsp coconut grated 1/4 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp chillie powder or chillie flakes to taste Mix the broccoli with all the ingredients, except oil and mustard seeds. Heat oil and add mustard seeds. For variation add 1 tsp maldive fish. This recipe is from torviewtoronto.

Baked Eggs in Tomato Cups. I should really rename this post “Baked Eggs in Tomato Cups and Sometimes Being Spontaneous Is Not A Good Idea”.

Baked Eggs in Tomato Cups

For some of you who may know, about a month ago I moved to the New England area to begin a new one-year fellowship. And, while I absolutely loved the material I was working with and learning about from 6:45 am to 5 pm at night, going home was not fun. Because, as I soon found out, my little 400 square-foot-ish apartment had a few unwelcome visitors…I had a mouse infestation. My two cats, Cosmo and Jinxie, quickly became mouse-killing machines, even taking up their “posts” diligently each night (Cosmo took the couch area, and Jinxie took the area near the stove).