Pumpkin Sherbet All the flavors you love about pumpkin pie, only frozen! It may be October, but we've been having some hot weather the past few days here in New York. I'm not quite ready to put my ice cream maker away just yet. I recently tried the pumpkin ice cream from Trader Joe's and it was so delightful I wanted to see if I could recreate it, without all the fat. This sherbet is creamy and perfectly spiced, made with milk, pumpkin puree, and spices. Potato dumplings with plums Ingredients: Dough: 1.3 lbs boiled and cooled potatoes 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour (300g) 2 medium eggs Pinch of salt Filling: Fresh, rinsed plums Sugar (you should make about 12-14 dumplings from the dough and for each you need 1 tsp of sugar) Extra sugar and cinnamon to taste Directions:
Mixed Dal with Tomato Tarka Recipe nutritional information Serves 8 Orange and yellow split peas and mung beans give this soup a lovely golden color. ⅓ cup dried red lentils ⅓ cup dried split yellow or green peas ⅓ cup dried split mung beans 3 Tbs. melted butter, ghee, or vegetable oil, divided 2 Tbs. grated fresh ginger, divided 1 tsp. ground turmeric 4 cups baby spinach leaves (4 oz.) 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. whole cumin seeds 1 medium onion, chopped (1 ½ cups) 1 tsp. garam masala ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.) 1 large tomato, diced Cilantro leaves for garnish, optional 1. Rinse and drain lentils, split peas, and mung beans; place in large bowl, and cover with hot water. Pepperoni Pizza Puffs If I ask my kids what they want for dinner, there's a ninety percent chance they will say pizza. They love it, as most kids do. I guess I have an affection for it too, but we don't indulge too often. If I had to choose a favorite pizza, it would be the Hawaiian, but no one else in my household appreciates its flavors like I do, too bad for them. So when my kids came home from school and I had this afternoon snack waiting for them, they were pretty excited to be having pizza at 3 PM. Okay, so was I, can you blame me?
How to Make Peanut Butter – Peanut Butter Recipe Let’s talk about why you need to make peanut butter at home. It’s simple to make — all you need is a food processor and 15 minutes. Jump to the full Peanut Butter Recipe or watch our quick recipe video showing you how we make it. We love that you have the control — the amount of salt or honey is completely up to you. Plus, you can get creative. We make our basic peanut butter crunchy. aloo gobi-ish I can’t claim that I cook Indian food authentically, but what I can do is cook Indian-ish food that tastes pretty good. Aloo Gobi is one of my favorites and this is my at-home version. The basic components are all here: potato (aloo), cauliflower (gobi). The rest is a bit of a riff… it’s a little lighter and a lot greener. Also, these ingredients should be easy to find.
Salted Caramel Apple Pound Cake (And a Giveaway!) When life gives you left-over Salted Caramel Sauce, I say make pound cake! With fall teasing us in the Dallas area, the temperatures are fluctuating between 100 and 80, I find myself feeling very domestic. The cooler weather puts me in the mood to putter around the house organizing books, clearing out closets, and whipping up cozy treats in the kitchen. Usually during this time of year I would be baking fall fruit pies, as the cooler weather seems perfect for pie, but this year I have had my fill of pie. With all the cookbook frenzy behind me I have turned my attention to cakes.
Avocado Spagetti This is my favourite sort of recipe. Simple, speedy & delicious. This pasta sauce tastes so deliciously creamy, you’ll swear it was whipped up by a butter & cream wielding Frenchman… when in fact, it’s just bursting with goodness. Avocados, or ‘Aligator Pears’ as some people (myself included) like to call them, are somewhat of a superhero in the nutrient department. Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with Lemon Are you in the mood for some comfort food? Of course you are; it's January. In the interest of resolutions and energy, you might, however, be leaning towards something with vegetables — perhaps even a vegetarian dish? I have a proposal for you: Fresh baby spinach and chickpeas seared with ginger, garlic, and onion in a creamy coconut milk sauce, finished off with a healthy dash of lemon. But it doesn't stop there. No — this spicy, tangy dish of greens was designed to be served over a sweet potato.
Two Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake This, friends, is where procrastination gets me. I was staring at the computer, mired in writers’ block. I clicked on that Stumble button I installed in my toolbar but never use. Oh look! A new webpage has popped up! Slow Cooker Red Lentil Dal Recipe It’s no secret among people who know me that my very favorite cuisine in the world is Indian, with Thai being a close second, and Mexican coming in third. I will always and forever love Indian food. I could pretty much eat it every day (I almost do in some form or another) and never tire of it. My dream is to one day travel to India and stay for a few weeks or months and really get acquainted with the culture and food. I’ve been experimenting with a slow cooker red lentil dal recipe for awhile now. It’s been fun to eat all of my experiments, but I think this time I got it!
The Infamous Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies Now, I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I swear by. I love it, I think it is incredible, and I haven’t changed my mind about that. However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that’s why they call him Mr. Chocolate! These are a chocolate chip cookie of another color, that’s for sure.