July 18, 2009
Does anyone want two kids? Aged 4 and 6? Just kidding...but sometimes I wonder. We had a great breakfast out and then when Sandeep went to take them to the park so I could have an hour to myself - finally - to cook - what does Aria do? Throw one of the biggest tantrums of her toddler career. But...I persevered. I won. I got one over on HER. And she ended up helping me in the kitchen again, but of course AGAIN - I got half of what I wanted done - done.
Here are the recipes I finished:
REMEMBER I'M MAKING THEM ALL IN THE SLOW COOKER FOR MY UPCOMING BOOK
Spinach Moong Dal
The Simplest of Simple Yellow Dals
Gobi Alu (Cauliflower and Potatoes) Dried - can it actually be done?
Sandeep's Feedback: So, today Sandeep sat down to eat some of my experiments. He first had the Sambaar, which is a South Indian spicy soup made from Toor Dal. I've grown up with friend from the South that regularly supplied us with their amazing concoctions. I never had a reason - or the guts - to actually try making the masala for this curry myself. But I did last week and I was pleasantly surprised. It was soooooo easy and the resulting sambaar so much better and fresher. Sandeep said it was the best he ever had....and then he had the eggplant in fiery ginger/garlic sauce. He normally detests eating eggplant - but this one he couldn't get enough of....So folks, I must be onto something!!
So, again. If you all are interested in trying any of this, please come over and arrange to get some. I'm finding that everything has a shelf life of about three days so either I freeze it or it goes down the garbage disposal.
Don't be shy - email me ASAP!