just a little record of what i'm eating

Monday, December 07, 2009

banana coffeecake

Found this recipe here and it was fabulous!!

Changed a bit and it was still PLENTY sweet enough! Not sure if layers were necessary.

Streusel topping:
Stir together 2/3 c choco chips (I use these), 1/2c brown sugar, 1tbs cinnamon, 1/2c chopped walnuts(or stir them into batter)

1.5 c flour
1 scant tsp baking soda
1 scant tsp baking powder
1/4tsp salt

2-3 bananas mashed (3 gives alot of banana flavor)
1/4c buttermilk or yogurt

Beat 6TBS butter(soft) with
1/2c sugar
1 egg

Then mix in the banana and yogurt. Stir in flour till just mixed. Don;t overbeat.

In buttered 8x8 dish, pour half of batter. top with half of streusel. Repeat. (Or, what I might do next time is stir nuts and half of choco chips into the batter, and use 1/3c brown sugar 1/3c choc chips as the topping)

Bake 350 for 45 minutes.

Broccoli quiche

prebake pie crust...

Beat 2 eggs with 2/3c milk.
Salt Pepper
Feta cheese
1/2 red onion chopped- brown it in little oil. Add defrosted broccoli pieces, stir, and cover. Keep aside.

Stir all together. Pour into pie crust. Top with shredded cheddar.

Bake at 375 for abt 30 mins

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Veggie burgers

1 potato, boiled, mashed
1/2c quinoa cooked with bay leaf, turmeric, salt, whole garam masala
lots of chopped coriander
1c mashed beans (i used rajma)
finely chopped onion
chili powder
cumin seeds

besan flour

Mix all ingredients, using food processor if needed. Shape into patties. If it is too much moisture add a little flour(or bread crumbs). Then coat the patties in besan flour and keep aside for 5 mins.
Heat oil to coat the bottom of iron skillet. Cook until nicely browned on the outside. Serve on buns with ketchup or green chutney.

** you can also had some minced veggies such as carrot, peas, capsicum

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

schezwan eggplant in garlic sauce

2-3 chinese eggplants quartered and cut into 3 inch strips
garlic chopped
peanut or sesame oil
red chili optional
salt, pepper
Mix in a bowl:
soy sauce, vinegar, water, sugar/honey, chili paste, cornstarch
Garnish with spring onions and/or cilantro

Saute garlic in oil and add eggplant. When eggplant starts to soften cover with lid. When they are almost cooked through, add the sauce and bring to a boil. When sauce thickens turn off the heat. Dont over cook the eggplant or it will turn to mush.

Related: http://indiafoodblog.blogspot.com/2008/03/chinese-fried-rice.html

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Pumpkin bread

Made with blue hubbard squash.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Veggie sandwiches-

Veggie sandwiches-
Yesterday I threw together a fast dinner and it was a hit, so sharing it here. I cook on the fly, just feel free to substitute or add to your taste.

1 red onion sliced thin
2 zucchini grated
1-2 carrots grated
kale or spinach shredded
black beans
herbs and spices(I used cilantro, chili powder, cumin powder, turmeric and some indian spices, salt, pepper.)
sprinkle with lime/lemon juice -optional but i feel it "perks" everything up

You could also add sweet peas and corn or whatever veggies you like.

Saute the onion and garlic in olive oil till light brown. Add the vegs to it and saute till they are cooked. Add in the spices stir well, then sprinkle the lime juice. I served on martins potato buns since they dont have HFCS. Fruit on the side.

Barley soup

soak barley, lentil(whole masoor) and a small amt of toor dal for couple hours
add to pressure cooker with plenty of water, diced red onion, potato, carrot, cumin, black pepper, chili powder, salt, turmeric, 1 bay leaf and splash of olive oil. Pressure cook 1 whistle.

Open cooker and add smashed tomato, diced zucchini, frozen corn, spinach, green peas, beans etc. Whatever veg u have on hand. add more water/spices as needed
Boil longer till vegs and barley are fully cooked.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

More meals

Tomato rice, Okra-peanut subji, carrot raita
Panini sandwich-fresh mozzarella, tomato, avocado, basil, cilantro, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, spices
Potato, mushroom, green pepper, onion saute with eggs
Besan chilla
Veg burger sandwich- grated onion, zucchini, carrot, garlic, kale, cilantro, black beans, spices, lime
Kale sambhar
Steuben yellow eye beans, cubanelle pepper, radish poriyal w/ rice, chips
blk bean quesadilla
Tortilla- sundried tomato pesto "pizza"

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Cooked this week - 7

Ragi Semiya(sweet version)
Oatmeal with blueberry and real maple syrup
Black bean, Gr pepper, Onion fajita with tomato, cheese, guacamole
Speckled lima bean curry, rice, Kosambari(moong sprouts, grated carrot, cucumber)
Dosakai masoor dal, Rice, Val papdi
Fruit salad
Pongal, Gotsu(brinjal)

Cooked this week - 6

Rava upma, mango pickle
Puffed rice upma, cucumber raita
Besan chilla, chutni podi
Carrot Rice, chips, onion pachadi
Chori bean spinach masala
Spinach dal, chapathi
Pav Bhaji
Strawberry milkshape
Poppyseed scones - Strawberry shortcake
DevilsFood cake

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