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Easy Palak Paneer. Let me introduce you to Mr.

Easy Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer, a North Indian cuisine dish where Paneer (Indian farmer’s cheese) is immersed in a thick curry sauce based on pureed spinach with garlic ginger and garam masala. Guess what does Palak mean? Yeah, spinach. Palak Paneer is a type of saag (leaf-based dish made from spinach in addition to mustard leaves, finely chopped broccoli or other greens) which is slightly more watery than other plant-based curries. Peppadew Poppers. Hi Guys!

Peppadew Poppers

Today we have peppadew poppers! Okay so technically these guys are called ‘cherry peppers’ or ‘pimentos’ and ‘peppadews’ are technically the trademarked brand name of a company based out of South Africa…but as cute as pimentos and cherry peppers sound, I think peppadew sounds the cutest! Meatless Monday: Mushrooms and Artichokes. I’ve actually written about this recipe before, but I made it again recently and as I was cooking I just saw it coming together so beautifully.

Meatless Monday: Mushrooms and Artichokes

I decided it was worth snapping a few picts to share with you. Originally inspired by one of my favorite party recipes for Artichoke and Mushroom dip, this casserole is aptly named Spinach, Mushroom and Artichoke Casserole. It’s rich, creamy, hearty and, of course, totally delish. I wasn’t forward thinking enough to get photos of the prep work, so we’ll pick up on the stove.

First step got me cooking the rice, which is happening on the burner next to the pot you see below. Once the rice has absorbed the cooking liquid (in this case – vegetable stock), but is still slightly undercooked to keep it from getting mushy in the oven, I stir it into the creamy mushroom mixture. * No Milk Pancakes. "Can we have pancakes this morning?

* No Milk Pancakes

" my children asked. "Sure", I said. Off I went to the kitchen in search of the ingredients. Opened the refrigerator and there was NO MILK! I thought, "How had I missed that? 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 TBSP. oil or butter or margarine 1/2 tsp. salt 4 tsp. baking powder 2 TBSP. sugar 2 cups water 2 eggs Mix wet ingredients together. ** Fresh Mango Salsa. Hot and Sweet Sesame Tofu. Baked Bloomin' Onion. There comes a time in your life when you realize that moms aren't perfect.

Baked Bloomin' Onion

I mean, don't get me wrong, moms are the best (at least mine is), but sometimes they can be downright conniving.I know, it's hard to believe, but it's true. I mean, remember when she used to give you the prized soggy french fries at McDonald's? Well that was only because she actually wanted the crispy ones. And you know when she risked her life countless times to make sure your candy, cookie, or other such delicacy wasn't poison? Well she only wanted to try it for herself. BUT. There's only one problem. It's not worth it my friends. But even though we may have an aversion to this infamous American art form, we still can't resist that irresistible crunch. To make your blooming onion, you will start with the obvious.

Baked Sweet Potato and Zucchini Patties. Roasted Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Pasta Bake with White Cheddar. Feeding your family on a budget is a priority for a lot of us.

Roasted Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Pasta Bake with White Cheddar

This pasta bake recipe comes from the “Thrifty Thursdays” section of Curtis Stone’s What’s for Dinner? Cookbook, and will help you get more for less! Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad with Creamy Shallot Dressing. So this is the part where you ask me if I’m just repeating recipes on you.

Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad with Creamy Shallot Dressing

And then I answer: ummm, lemme think. Yes. Okay, no, not really, but I still have the taste of this pomegranate wild rice salad in my mouth and dreams of the bacon and brussels sprout salad from, like, years ago in my head, so it’s only natural that this would come along. Basically these two very lovable salads of my Pinch of Yum past met and had a salad-child called Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with Everything Yummy In The World.

Vegan Garlic Pasta. I’ve had a fairly easy time giving up a lot of my favorite dairy-containing foods over the last year (yogurt, ice cream, cheese), but pasta and pizza have been tough ones for me.

Vegan Garlic Pasta

Pizza, I’ve recently discovered, works great cheese-less with a healthy shake of vegan parmesan. But pasta has mainly stumped me…until now. One of the meals I’ve made for John and myself every week for the last several years is a lightened up Pesto Alfredo with some form of steamed veggie. 31 Grilled Cheeses. Garlic Cheesy Bread. First thing: this Calphalon Giveaway ends on Friday!

Garlic Cheesy Bread

Enter enter enter! Second thing: this bread is the bomb. Avocado, Mozzarella, and Jalapeño Grilled Cheese. It’s around this time of year that I start to feel nostalgic.

Avocado, Mozzarella, and Jalapeño Grilled Cheese

The seniors are counting down the weeks, soon days, until they exit the college life and move on to different things.