Vegetable Jalfrezi: This was an Indian curry recipe from Jamie O. It would have been great, except for the fact that Jamie said to add ¼ cup of balsamic vinegar to the sauce. And he didn’t tell me that if I just threw raw eggplant into the sauce like he said, it would have the consistency of an old sponge by the time the curry was done. Oh Jamie, why do I blindly follow your recipes?
This recipe has potential, but did not get rave reviews. Two family members ate it, two did not. That means I will look elsewhere for an Indian curry recipe. Anyone have a good one?
Dal: If you love lentils, you must try this recipe! It was healthy, tasty and easy to make. Great over quinoa for lunch! I really appreciated this recipe because I have had trouble reaching a balance between mush and crunch when cooking lentils in the past.
Coconut Honey Flan: This is the first real no-sugar dessert I have attempted. It was good, not great in my opinion. My fellow dieters seemed to like it though. It desperately needs something acidic – berries did the trick for me. (I used defrosted frozen peaches when I ate the leftovers) The name is misleading, though. It’s more like custard, not at all caramel-y like flan. Not sure how you could achieve that level of deliciousness without good 'ol-fashioned sugar.
Tuesday was one of those days when I stood in front of the refrigerator till I almost froze trying to find something-anything!-to eat for lunch. Finally, rumbling stomach said, "Hmmm...quinoa + leftover kale + leftover tomato sauce + feta cheese = a delicious and healthy lunch!" It was so yummy! Good thing Costco sells big bags of organic quinoa, because I eat it almost every day now!
Four more days to go! We can do it! :)