I keep fiddling with how I talk about cooking on this blog. I like short, and since I take rotten pictures, I like no pictures. And…recipe review sounds awfully formal somehow. So cooking adventures seems much more appropriate. Anyway.
+ Peanut Curry: This was really good. I loved the flavor the coconut milk added. I actually think I might try it without the sweet potato next time, though. The flavor seemed…off in this dish for some reason. Not bad, but like it didn’t have a place. I made it with spinach instead of collard greens.
+ Baked Tofu: The recipe is really, really simple, and I got three meals out of it. I made an Asian-y soup with part, had part with vegetables and peanut sauce, and did something I can’t remember with the rest. It was all good and felt less greasy than fried tofu is liable to.
+ Arroz con Leche, vegan style: I used rice, soy, and coconut milk for this one, and substituted ground cinnamon for a stick. It was good, but my word it made a lot. We still have significant leftovers in the fridge and I’m afraid it’ll go bad. I might try freezing some. Anyway, I really want to try a non-fasting version after Lent.
+ Curried Lentils and Sweet Potatoes: I was trying to use up the rest of the sweet potato from the other curry dish. I found that the flavors in this one seemed to complement each other more readily. The first was also more of a Thai-style curry, while this one is more Indian. I enjoyed both, but if I specifically wanted a sweet potato curry, I’d go with this one.
+ Potato, Beans, and Mushroom soup: I let the beans soak for a really long time, which seemed to help with the tenderness. I added lots of spices–rosemary and parsley and basil and a little bit of oregano and tarragon. It was a good fill-you-up soup, for a day that reverted back to winter.