What I would do for a whole-wheat everything bagel, toasted, w/ veggie cream cheese, some sweet and crunchy cucumber slices, red peppers and red onion can not be said in public.
Lentejas Dos Veces
1 med onion or half a large onion
4 cloves garlic
1/2 bunch kale
1 tbsp garam masala
1 tbsp tumeric
1 tbsp coriander
2 tbsp curry powder
red pepper flake
1 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
s & p to taste
Here we go guys! Rinse and sort your lentils (i’m not tryna eat any pebbles) To a large pot add 2 cans of coconut milk, water, curry powder, coriander, tumeric, garam masala, both types of lentils and some salt. Let simmer.
Meanwhile, take your sweet butternut squash and de-seed (Save them for a roasted snack!) and remove the skin. Cube it up! Dice up your onion, mince your garlic, and cut your kale into bite sized pieces.
Melt down some delicious coconut oil in a new pan and brown up your butternut squash. Once it has browned add your red pepper flake and onions. Stir till the onions are translucent. Add salt and pepper AND your kale. Let it wilt down (you can add some liquid from the other pot if you need help wilting the kale). Once wilted add garlic, cook for another minute and then add everything to the large pot. Simmer for an hour or more adding water if necessary. Salt and pepper to taste. More curry powder if necessary. Simmer till thick.
To all the rocker fans out there - only have a few minutes and want to watch Helter Skelter?
Amanda Catrini - The Chef Girl Rocker performs The Beatles: Helter Skelter from her pilot episode.
Helter Skelter written by: Lennon/McCartney
Episode 2 premieres November 15th 2012
Take a gander at Number One Friend Production’s latest project: Chef Girl Rocker.
Chef Amanda Catrini is about to take you on a tasty journey filled with delectable recipes, incredible stories and ROCK-N-ROLL.
So grab a bev and a snack and be prepared to have your palate ROCKED!
Series Premiere October 15th only at CHEFGIRLROCKER.com
I am very proud to be a member of this team! AND I cannot wait for MONDAY!
Ida-home for the next few weeks. Heading up to Basecamp to prep for FEASTIVAL. #organic #food #mountains #idaho (Taken with Instagram)
Just finished the Feastival 2012 Poster!
Mega excited to end the “Summer of Sacrifice” with a month-long vacation in Idaho. Wanna go?
I’m slowly finding that the hardest part of living in NYC is not having access to my own personal garden to take care of at the end of each day. I can deal with Times Square tourists. I can deal with the garbage smell. I can even deal with the stuffy subways, but I really miss my backyard garden in Delaware. I have been nomadic for so long that I am sure my own house plants don’t even recognize me anymore. This is sad. I need a permanent home.
Luckily, a few weekends ago, Joey and I took a quick trip to his parents house and began the BLUEBERRY HARVEST! These swollen sapphires were BURSTING with flavor and the bushes seemed to have an endless supply of treasure. Personally, I love the sour berries, and these bushes were no disappointment, but trust me when i tell you that the sweet berries were FOOD OF THE WHATEVER YOU BELIEVES IN. We plucked until our purple stained fingers could picked no more (about 15 minutes..ha) but we couldn’t fit any more of these berries into our bellies or any container we had.
You know how cartoon food always looks better than real life (see ninja turtles pizza or any cartoon apple) ? Well, these gems tasted better than any cartoon food I have seen - if that makes sense.
This small reminder of the “simpler life” was enough to rejuvenate my spirits.