Friday, June 10, 2011

Vegan Night Chez Moi

My friend Ali recommended the cookbook "At Home with Madhur Jaffrey". She raved about the author, her cookbooks, and her recipes. After hearing more of the details and recipes from this book specifically, I was convinced I needed it. Upon receiving the book I went through every recipe and dog eared the ones I wanted to make. Never have I owned a cookbook with so many dog eared pages. Hooray - something new and exciting. So now that I've gone through Gwyneth's book and tested a ton of recipes, I'm moving on to Madhur's book. First order of business was trying out a vegan night.

Last night I made Madhur's Spicy Chickpeas with Potatoes and her Basic Basmati Rice. I served these two dishes with grilled asparagus and Ali's Spinach Salad with Fennel & Apples (I always make enough dressing to serve this two nights in a row).

This was such a fantastic dinner. If eating vegan is this easy then why wouldn't I lean into it more?! I would be happy eating a meal like this any night of the week. My husband said the same thing. Packed with flavor, colors, textures, and spice. Loved this meal. I'm off to eat leftovers now and couldn't be more excited. Ciao for now!

1 comment:

Ali said...

yay! I am so excited that you bought it. My fave recipe so far is the boringly named "Chickpeas in a Sauce." It's hilariously boring-sounding, but soooo good and soooo easy if you have the ingredients (the ones you might need to shop for are turmeric and cumin seed). Enjoy!