Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Adventures in Spice

Ian and I woke up from our winter slumber and discovered that both of us have been very bored with the meals we make. We cook dinner at home 95% of the time... and everything seemed so boring it was hard to choose what to make for the week. Two weekends ago, Ian discovered the Jamie Oliver app after watching his show '15 Minute Meals'. We made an extremely delicious dish on Saturday (post coming soon) and started an adventure in spice. 

I had told an Indian woman I work with about our interest and she has been bringing items for me to try. She is vegetarian but most of the dishes can have meat added. One dish she brought still makes my mouth water - simple boiled and sauteed vegetables in lots of spice called Pav Bhaji. Pav means bread, which you can have the vegetables (Bhaji) with. This morning she brought me every spice she used. I can't wait!

From left to right - Chili Powder from India (VERY bright red), turmeric powder,
coriander and cumin powder, garam masala, cumin seeds and mustard seeds

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