Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Great Idea Thursdays 82

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Patta Gobhi Mattar (Cabbage and Peas)

A spicy, vegetarian, Indian dish of cabbage, peas (I added some carrots to the mix), and warm spices.


Patta Gobhi Mattar (Cabbage and Peas):  A spicy, vegetarian Indian dish of cabbage, peas (I added some carrots to the mix), and warm spices.



I love Indian food and Indian flavors.  The complexity of the flavors is something indescribable.  Not only does this dish (and most Indian dishes) taste great, it is also very nutritious.  I like to have vegetarian meals regularly, and vegetables are usually much less expensive than meat.  This meal has no cholesterol (when you use oil instead of ghee) and lots of nutritious vegetables.  All of the spices are healthy too, I'm no expert but, I have read great things about chillies, garlic, ginger, and turmeric.  Even if they happen to not be as great for you as some websites say, they don't hurt and they taste great.

Patta Gobhi Mattar (Cabbage and Peas):  A spicy, vegetarian Indian dish of cabbage, peas (I added some carrots to the mix), and warm spices.

Patta Gobhi Mattar (Cabbage and Peas)


Ingredients:
Modified slightly from IndianFoodForever.com

1-2 Tbsp cooking oil or ghee
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 Tbsp garlic, minced
1 Tbsp ginger, minced
1-2 jalapeno minced
1 small onion, sliced
1/2 large head cabbage, chopped
2 carrots, jullened
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp tumeric
1/2 tsp coriander
1/4 tsp red chili
Salt to taste

Patta Gobhi Mattar (Cabbage and Peas):  A spicy, vegetarian Indian dish of cabbage, peas (I added some carrots to the mix), and warm spices.


Heat a large skillet with oil over medium high heat.  Add cumin seeds and let them sputter.

Then, add the ginger, garlic, and jalapeno (or chilli of choice you can remove the seeds or leave them in depending on how much heat you can handle.  I usually remove the seeds and control the heat with the chili powder because sometimes raw peppers can have different heat intensity).

Stir and cook until fragrant, about a minute.  Add the cabbage and carrots and spices (I used a lesser amount of ghost pepper masala instead of the red chili powder because I have a lot of it on hand--a friend brought some back from India for me and it is VERY spicy).

Stir and mix until just tender, then add peas.  Cover and reduce heat to low until peas are heated through.

Serve with rice and flat bread (cilantro and raita are nice too).  Makes about 3-4 servings.

Enjoy.

Patta Gobhi Mattar (Cabbage and Peas):  A spicy, vegetarian Indian dish of cabbage, peas (I added some carrots to the mix), and warm spices.



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Friday, January 16, 2015

Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

A creamy, meatless, soup with mushrooms and wild rice.  It's warm comfort food for a cold night.


Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup:  A creamy, meatless, soup with mushrooms and wild rice.  It's warm comfort food for a cold night.



Wild rice soup is a dish I learned about in Minnesota.  It's perfect for wintertime because it's warm, creamy, hardy, and comforting.  This is comfort food at it's best.  Usually it's made with chicken but I used inexpensive mushrooms.  Not only were the mushrooms less expensive than meat but I hoped they would help lower the calorie count of this creamy soup.  I used real cream but you could lighten it more by using half and half or milk but I love the comfort and creaminess of the real stuff (and so does my husband the Minnesotan).  This soup has great fiber from the wild rice which gives the soup a wonderful chewy component that makes it very satisfying.  It's a meal of a soup.  Add some crackers if you like and this soup will make you feel warm, full, and satisfied.

Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup:  A creamy, meatless, soup with mushrooms and wild rice.  It's warm comfort food for a cold night.

Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup


Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
4 cups sliced mushrooms (about 20-30 mushrooms)
1/2 tsp Thyme
1/4 cup flour
4-6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 cup dry wild rice, cooked until soft (about 3-4 cups cooked)
4 oz cream

Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup:  A creamy, meatless, soup with mushrooms and wild rice.  It's warm comfort food for a cold night.

Saute the vegetables in butter, in a large stock pot, until tender.  Add the mushrooms and thyme and cook until the mushrooms soften.  Sprinkle on some salt and pepper.

Stir in the flour and cook for a minute or two more to cook out the raw taste of the flour but not darken it at all.  Then pour in 4 cups broth.  Let the soup just come to a boil and reduce heat to simmer.

Add the cooked rice and allow the soup to simmer until thickened (add more broth if it looks too thick) then add cream.  Heat through, taste for seasoning (add more salt, pepper, and/or thyme as needed), and remove from heat.

Serve immediately with crackers.  Makes about 6 servings.

Enjoy.

Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup:  A creamy, meatless, soup with mushrooms and wild rice.  It's warm comfort food for a cold night.



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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Great Idea Thursdays 81

Welcome everyone.  Krista, from A Handful of Everything, and I would like to bring you:



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Here's what I've been doing since last time:


Now for my features from last week...in no specific order (I also share these on GooglePlus, facebook, and twitter. Make sure you check out Krista's page too.  She had different features.

Three Cheese Spinach Dip from Christy's Cooking Creations

Our Most Viewed:
Balloon & Starch Ornaments from Christianity Cove
Valentine Burlap Heart Pillow from Inspirations for Moms
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*Please follow your host and co-host on any or all social media 

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