I’ve been saving this meal for an evening when I really don’t have time or energy. And that evening is this evening. I’ve got frozen eggplant curry and mint-cilantro chutney for the adults, frozen lentil soup for the child, and frozen naan and samosas for everybody. I’ll make some basmati rice in the rice cooker and set out some limes and yogurt. It’s going to be great!… Continue reading →
I worked late and am not feeling terribly creative
I don’t have time for prep, I’ll need something that can be quickly assembled
We’ve recently had pasta night and taco night, so those options are out
We have ripe avocados and some tofu that should be eaten
The Solution: Soba noodles with sesame-soy dressing, tofu and avocado … Continue reading →
It’s my husband’s birthday. We’re doing a big celebration on Friday and something low-key today.
My aunt and uncle are coming for dinner.
I need something that scales up and pleases a crowd.
I’m also making a tart, so don’t want anything too complicated for dinner.
The solution: Pasta Night!… Continue reading →
It is miserably cold and rainy.
I’ve made some soup but need something satisfying to accompany it.
I’d love fish, but the reasonable seafood options around here aren’t affordable for a weeknight meal.
I’ve got a homemade loaf of bread.
The Solution: Soup, Sandwiches and a Salad… Continue reading →
Here is a very easy and simple lentil soup that is nonetheless very satisfying, and has a flavor that is greater than the sum of its parts. If you use red lentils, expect the soup to take around 1 hour to achieve edibility, but 2-3 hours will turn it into something great.… Continue reading →
It’s election night and we plan to go to the neighbors’ after dinner to watch the results. My day was all errands and to-dos. We need something fast and uplifting that can be pulled from the cupboard, like the wonders of the Mediterranean! I’ve got thyme and oregano from the garden, as well as salad… Continue reading →
For years I struggled with curries. I loved eating them at restaurants but was unable to create a decent one at home. My cookbooks gave me recipes with infinite lists of ingredients and multi-stage preparations that were too impractical for wherever I was living or whatever I was doing at the time. Then I found this technique from The Guardian. I’ve been making great curries ever since.… Continue reading →
I’ve got some cooked pumpkin and a little extra time today, so I’ll make a curry dinner and show you how to do it as well. I’ve got store-bought samosas and naan (a flatbread) in the freezer, which with some basmati rice, sautéed greens, cilantro and yogurt will round out an Indian-style dinner. My daughter… Continue reading →