Saturday, June 16, 2007

lots of food

I've been cooking and photographing our food but have not been posting it for some here's the lot of an extra non food photo.

Part one of two dishes to tonights meal. Potato and spinach pakoras with papaya and orange chutney. The chutney was store bought. The pakoras are my own recipe.

Part two of two dishes to tonights meal. Red Bean and Broccoli Curry. Served as is without rice or anything else. The sauce is coconut milk based.

One of the best salads i've made in awhile. Just your average mesclun greens topped with a mix of: chickpeas, red and yellow cherry tomatoes, grilled asparagus and fresh basil marinaded in extra virgin olive oil, fig-balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Peter and I each ate 2 huge bowlfuls of this stuff.

Simple Rice and Beans with Simple Guacamole. It's simple because I only added cumin to the beans instead of all the other crazy spices I usually add. The same with the Guac...not alot of ingredients in it this time. It was food shopping night so I had to keep it quick and easy.

Linguini w. Sundried Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives and Pine Nuts in oil.

Indian Biryani Stirfry. Basically it's the same as the last Veggie Fried Rice but with Indian spices instead of tamari.

We purchased a crib and finally set it up today. CB thinks it's for her.


Anonymous said...

nice phots, cute cat!

aTxVegn said...

I could eat Indian food every night. Yours all looks so good. And the salad looks fabulous!

I guess CB will always keep the baby warm!

Anonymous said...

Your beans and rice and guac looks so satisfying to me right now. I have everything in my kitchen to make it so I think that's going to be my dinner tonight. Yum!

Anonymous said...

Well, I did it. I made the beans and rice and guac and it was delicious. I didn't grow up with beans and rice so it's a little unfamiliar to me to have it for dinner but I think it will become a staple. I didn't really know how to season the beans so I threw a bunch of stuff in there and they turned out great. Thanks for the idea.

JENNA said...

johanna..don't be fooled by CB's cuteness..she uses her cuteness to unleash hellish violence on us.

atx..i too could eat indian food everynight..i just don't like how the indian smell lingers in my kitchen for days afterwards.

viv..i'm glad you made the rice and's such a super easy and healthy meal to make..i use to make it at least once a week..sometimes time have some cornbread with it. YUM!

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

mmm, this all looks delicious! cute kitty cat, too. :o)

Anonymous said...

yummy, looks like the kitty is making herself at home in her new bed, are you still going to blog as much after you give birth? also, are you going to raise your child vegan?

JENNA said...

vicky...i'm happy to say it all was delicous...thanks!

bethie...i'm hoping to continue to blog at the same rate..although maybe not as much the first month or so until I get use to baby and motherhood. i would like to raise her as a veggie until she's old enough to decide on her own how she wants to eat. i also am positive i will have family members who will not approve of this at all so it should be interesting.

bazu said...

I love it, the food, the cat in the crib, everything. You must be excited that the baby is so close to being here! I can't wait to hear about your life as a vegan mum. I hope you can get to keep blogging, as you said, but I also realize that you'll be excited and exhausted...