Thank you all so much for your positive comments about my walk yesterday. It was tough (especially towards the end) but totally worth it! I’m not going to lie though – my hamstrings and hip flexors were killing me today! Ouch!
One of my goals when starting this blog was to cook more Indian food. I haven’t really been doing much of that as of late, but I have a new recipe for y’all tonight! This one comes to you from my momma. I was talking to her on my way to work today, and she gave me the basic rundown on the spices. She also reminded me to tell y’all that the beauty of Indian cooking comes from experimenting with different spices, flavors, veggies, proteins, etc. Her message – don’t shy away from it!
Here you are…
Mushroom, Onion, and Pepper Curry
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
~2-3 cups mushrooms, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 – 1 teaspoon red chili powder
2 teaspoons garam masala (note: this is a very hot spice, so adjust accordingly)
1 can diced tomatoes
naan, rice, quinoa, etc. to serve with the curry
Warm up oil on medium high heat. Add cumin seeds and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add onions and cook for another 3-5 minutes until slightly translucent. Add green bell peppers and cook for 2 more minutes. Add mushrooms and then let veggie mixture cook for 5 minutes longer. Add spices and mix well. Finally, add tomatoes and allow the mixture to simmer on low heat for 10-15 minutes.
Serve with naan, rice, or quinoa.
Check out tonight’s 4 main ingredients ready to go…
Steamy but ready to eat…
Katie mentioned on her blog that Indian food isn’t the most photogenic, and I have to agree! It doesn’t look like much, but it tastes awesome…another way in which looks can be deceiving!
And finally, a little tip that may make blogging a lot easier for you. Some (most) of you may already know about Windows Live Writer, but I just joined the bandwagon today. And let me tell you, it is awesome! Everything you need to create blog posts is at your fingertips. The most annoying thing about blogging directly from WordPress is inserting pictures, but with this program, it’s as easy as pie! If you don’t already use it, I highly recommend it!!!
Well, goodnight peeps!! Have a great Tuesday!