Tag Archives: spices

chile-garlic potatoes and cauliflower with turmeric

26 Oct

cauliflower potato curryI recently rediscovered my love of cauliflower. My only memory of it as a child is a microwaved head, smothered in Velveeta cheese product — certainly not something I would eat now as a food-conscious adult. So I’ll admit I overlooked this vegetable for many years.

Mild, delicately crunchy, and a little bit sweet and nutty, cauliflower makes a delicious addition to many dishes. Not only is it delicious, but like most vegetables, it is full of amazing nutrients and health benefits. A cruciferous vegetable, cauliflower has been linked to a decrease in the risk of: bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer. The link to various cancers is because of cauliflower’s effect on three major body systems. Continue reading

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the only chicken curry recipe you’ll ever need

19 Jan
pakistani chicken curry

the most delicious chicken curry youll ever cook

Yes, you read the title correctly. This is the chicken curry recipe.

I went out to Dixie Chickens in Mesilla again on Friday, to help with the killing process and take some more photos. And of course I bought a chicken. According to Theresa, owner of Dixie Chickens, when eating a freshly killed chicken it should be refrigerated for no less than 24 hours and no more than 72 hours before cooking. So on Saturday night I was faced with the choice of what to cook with my chicken.

Fortunately, this was an easy decision to make.

As previously mentioned, I’ve been enjoying a 6-month love affair with Indian food and curries from all over the world, including: Thailand, Malaysia, the Caribbean, Vietnam, and my personal favorite, Pakistan. Pakistani curries are usually robust and earthy, tomato-based with a hearty structure and a complex palette of warming spices. I haven’t had a Pakistani curry yet that I didn’t like. And this recipe is my favorite among those. Continue reading

Indian food Bonanza!

10 Nov
delicious indian cuisine

provided via creative commons by flickr user "artfulblogger"

I know, it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to post. Life interrupts, sometimes.

BUT, I have still been cooking and continuing my dairy-free lifestyle. I have entirely eliminated dairy products from my diet. No dairy-based seasonings, no nonfat dry milk in my breads. My digestion has stabilized and my allergies have diminished significantly. Moreover, when I occasionally indulge in a cheesy hors d’oeuvre, I pay the price immediately. Done. No dairy.

It’s harder than one might think to live without eating dairy products. I don’t eat out much, and have explored new cooking options at home. My current preoccupation: Indian food. Continue reading

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