Le Bonbon au Palais

Source: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2011/04/le-bonbon-au-palais/

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Mission Chulent: Week 9

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christmas food

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Easy enough

Source: http://orangette.blogspot.com/2011/03/easy-enough.html

homemade recipes

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Favorites List (Spring 2011)

The plan today was to share a quick little ditty of a pasta recipe. Something I threw together for lunch this week that was super tasty. But as I sat down to type it up, it didn’t feel quite right. As much as I want to get back into regular posting mode, your support for my new book has been exceptional, and kind, and – I don’t know how else to say it – powerful. Last Tuesday, I looked incredulously at my laptop when Super Natural Every Day cracked the top #50 on Amazon. It has somehow gone on to hover around the #40 mark for the remainder of the week. Then there was the packed turnout at the book signing – to all of you who came out on a weeknight, thank you. And now #6 on the (!?!) New York Times Bestseller list.

The last week has definitely felt great, but also very “me, me, me” – So I thought it might be a great time to turn the table a bit and do a favorites list. I’ll type up the pasta for the next go-round, but in the meantime, it just feels good to be able to link back to other people, projects, and things I’m excited about. Share a little link love, you know? It has been a while. I hope you enjoy:

– Enjoyed this documentary. And this is next on my list. And this one.

Fantasy Vacation Spot.

– For when I someday set off to India.

– For when you need a laugh. Especially the part about learning to speak European.

– Dorie’s Beggars Linguine

– A way to capture a web page, mark it up with feedback and notes, and send it as a PDF. via Jennifer Jeffrey.

Lunch lady series on Oh, Joy!


Homemade Spoon Butter

– This nail polish.

– Cute behind-the-scenes J.Crew goes to Italy video.

– This photo Wayne took of his Grandma.

– Camelias are in bloom everywhere, and I love them. I shot the lead photo up in Point Reyes last week.

Water color business cards.

– Currently, my favorite deodorant. Wild Rose. Update: my link triggered a reader email alert to this, then Weleda responded in the comments. I think at some point I’ll try to tackle a dedicated post about this topic.

Although, now I’m bummed out. One of you just pointed this out to me.

– This video shot by photojournalist Steve Gong in North Korea.

– Harvey Faircloth inspiration board.

Wild Flowers

– We cooked from Moro East and The Essential New York Times Cookbook early in the year, and now we’ve moved on to Rose Bakery – love discovering all sorts of great new recipes and flavor combinations. Next up: Nigel Slater’s Tender V.1 for May/June.

– And for those of you looking for a bit of spring recipe inspiration. Have at it.

And just a last little reminder. I’ll be doing one more SF Bay Area signing/potluck this Saturday, April 16, in Berkeley: details here.

Continue reading Favorites List (Spring 2011)…

Source: http://feeds.101cookbooks.com/~r/101Cookbooks/~3/xbU23t9urXo/favorites-list-spring-2011-recipe.html

quick and easy recipes

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Misal/Usal from Matki/Moth Beans gravy, Authentic Maharastrian style

I keep making this Matki ki Subzi now and then, when I came back from India last time, I had been to my sister’s place in pune, she keeps making this gravy and my kids liked it very much, when I came back here I found these beans in Asian shop here and always tried in her style, which is a very simple way she learnt from her Marati friend. But, as always a but…. You know by now if you are a regular reader of my blog I always want to know more about spices and I love using them in various food I make and I am always so very delighted to try them out, don’t you agree, I was looking for authentic recipes, and I love Every mom’s cooking! the style and the experience always matters, and here I found a wonderful recipe very authentic I thought, I love her blog her writing skills and her cool way of blogging, she doesn’t blabber or doesn’t have any fanciful things in her blog, so plain and beautiful that’s what I like in her, someday I want to change my blog like hers.
Do believe me, I made A for Amti Masala, K for kollapuri Chutney (I did just like her mom’s not her easy way out :)), Have you been to Kollapur anytime, do surely go, I love the Mahalaxshmi temple and of course my favourite Kollapur slippers, I always had a pair with me and loved to walk in it especially during summer, what a sound elegance and comfortable touch it gives you.
sorry for going away from the topic, yes I made it too, I still have some left  which I can use a few more times I suppose.
I kind of made it not as she described it as chat, I made it to go with my chapatis and pulkas.


First of all you need to sprout the Matki/Moth beans here is a picture of Moth Beans/Matki and its sprout 🙂

Soak the Matki/Moth Beans over night, drain out the water, tie it in a muslin/cotton cloth and keep something heavy on it and sprinkle water now and then within 2 days you can see the sprouts this is an old method sprouting happens depending upon the legumes you use, otherwise, buy a sprouts maker (sold in India/Bangalore which I bought for 200/-, which has two tiers and you can sprout two at a time)
Coming back to the recipe :
Recipe Source :  Nupur’s – One hot stove

1 Cup Matki/Moth Beans (yields about 3 to 4 cups of sprouted beans)
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 sprig of curry leaves
1 large onion (2 medium onions)
1/2 cup Peanuts (raw/roasted)
2 Medium potatoes
3 to 4 flakes of Tamarind
1 tbsp of Jaggery
salt to taste

This is her mom’s method of making this usal which I thought very authentic, than Nurpur’s short cut method, so as she was kind enough to post it, I was quite happy using this method.
Here it is how she makes:
2 Chopped Onions
1/2 cup fresh coconut
1 tbsp Kollapuri Masala

Heat oil in a kadai, add cumin seeds and mustard seeds once they splutter, add onions and saute them, until they change colour, then add potatoes, Sprouts and Peanuts ( I precooked them, as I did not know how well they cooked this way).
Simmer and cook all the above said Ingredients with 3 to 4 cups of water until they are well done.
soak Tamarind in 1/2 cup of water and microwave for a minute, remove it from oven and keep it aside until you are able to squeeze the juice out of it.
Meanwhile saute onions until brown and then add the fresh coconut and kollapuri masala, grind them to a smooth paste.
Add this Masala paste to the cooking gravy with Tamarind  and Jaggery, Taste and adjust the seasonings to your taste, cook them until the gravy thickens and  the seasonings are perfect, Garnish with Cilantro (coriander leaves) and then switch off the stove.
Ready to serve with anything you wish.
If you want to turn this into a chat, all you have to do is go to her blog :)), she will tell you what to do, I will try to post it an other time, as I did not make it as a chat but had it with my pulkas!

Sending this to PJ who is hosting Flavours of Maharashtra started by Naina
I would like to send this to AWED – Indian Cuisine, hosted by Taste of pearl city

Source: http://samayalarai-cookingisdivine.blogspot.com/2011/03/misalusal-from-matkimoth-beans-gravy.html

mexican recipes

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oat and maple syrup scones

Maple Syrup and Oat Scones
Adapted from Breakfast Lunch, Tea: The Many Little Meals of Rose Bakery
These maple syrup scones have oats, whole wheat flour and maple syrup but are just barely sweet yet not at all gritty with healthfulness. I think it’s the substantial amount of butter within. Of interest, most of my favorite scones […]

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dog food

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Monday Mission: Review Week, Focus on Grains

It’s review week at Kitchen Stewardship?sort of.
Every once in a while I like to take a break from new Monday Missions and give you a chance to look back over the list to grab one you may have missed, whether it’s from before you discovered KS or just one of those busy weeks that […]

Source: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2011/05/02/monday-mission-review-week-focus-on-grains/

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