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FFwD: Braised Cardamon Curry Lamb

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Oh geez, I have been so lazy. I’ve made a couple of really nice meals lately and been out to dinner twice and I’ve blogged about none of these things. I need to get my act together here. Let’s kick that off with this week’s French Fridays with Dorie, shall we?

I am a huge fan of lamb but almost every lamb stew I’ve attempted I’ve been disappointed with…until now. I loved this! I’m not sure even why this is the one lamb stew to rule them all, but it was. It just . . . → Read More: FFwD: Braised Cardamon Curry Lamb

Red Lentil Soup with Garam Masala Recipe

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Well, it looks like it is still Winter. Make a big pot of this and snuggle under a blanket or something!

Red Lentil Soup with Garam Masala Adapted from the Spice House 2-1/2 cups dried red lentils (about one pound) 2 medium onions, chopped fine 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp chili powder, 1 1/2 tsp coriander seed, ground 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp cumin seed, ground 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp cayenne chile pepper 1/4 tsp ground cardamom 1/8 . . . → Read More: Red Lentil Soup with Garam Masala Recipe

Albacore Tuna with Apples, Hazelnuts, Red Leaf Lettuce, Curry Dressing & Flatbread

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This was an experiment that was based on a lunch that I recently had in Cannon Beach. It was at the Lazy Susan Cafe (not bad — definitely overpriced, though), but it was basically just a quick meal to tide us over until dinner that night — Cilantro-Chicken Pizza at Pacific Way Cafe!

But anyway, I was intrigued by this tuna-curry-hazelnut salad that was on the menu. I ordered it and was presented with a big pile of romaine, flaked tuna, hazelnuts and apple cubes, all with a curry dressing. It was not pretty to look . . . → Read More: Albacore Tuna with Apples, Hazelnuts, Red Leaf Lettuce, Curry Dressing & Flatbread

Weekend Cookbook Challenge 8: Ek handi murgh aur masoor

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You can check out the full round-up here: Weekend Cookbook Challenge Round Up at Once Upon a Feast.

Today’s post is one day early for the 8th Weekend Cookbook Challenge. The theme this month was a Foreign cookbook and the co-host is Ruth from Once Upon a Feast. Thanks to both here and WCC’s Sara.

For this event, I picked a dish (well two of them actually) from the cookbook, Quick & Easy Indian Cooking. It’s a cookbook that I’ve had for a while but hardly ever use. The Ek handi murgh aur masoor is Chicken, . . . → Read More: Weekend Cookbook Challenge 8: Ek handi murgh aur masoor

Vegetarian Week: The Soup Peddler's Mulligatawny

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Today’s recipe comes from the awesome cookbook, The Soup Peddler’s Slow and Difficult Soups, by David Ansel. I love this book because the author tells an amusing story of soup making and soup delivery to his customers by bike — it’s both cookbook and memoir.

In addition, the recipes are oh so good and both carnivorous and herbivorous in variety. Obviously, the mulligatawny features the latter ingredients, as I am posting about it this week. Lentils, curry, potatoes, apple and assorted vegetables meld together for a slightly spicy, totally satisfying soup.

The Soup Peddler’s . . . → Read More: Vegetarian Week: The Soup Peddler's Mulligatawny