Vegetable Biryani and Roasted Spiced Potatoes

Vegetable Biryani and Roasted Spiced Potatoes

Over the weekend we made two dishes that turned out so well, that we wanted to share them as part of our contribution to the Meat free Monday selections. The idea was not really to serve them together, although I suppose you could, but to allow for two new meal ideas. The biryani can be used as a main course meal with a salad, and the potatoes could turn into a side dish for another meal. The possibilities are endless. Continue reading

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Curry

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Curry

Well, another cold and snowy Monday here in the Southwest. Time for a warming and spicy meal (LoL).  We made this curry last week, during yet another cold and bone-chilling day. As some of you already know, we lived for many years in the Pacific Northwest and grew quite fond of Indian food. Who can blame us – let’s face it, it gets gray and gloomy quite a bit in the Northwest and as a result you can find quite a lot of Indian restaurants, only to be outdone by yet another Northwest  favorite – OMG. . . Starbucks!  😉

This curry is quite warming and spicy and the sweet potatoes absorb the spices beautifully. Wait for the delicious aroma filling your home. Continue reading

Indian-style Eggs

Indian-style Eggs

We found the inspiration for this recipe in the “Eat Well Cookbook,” by Jan Purser and Kathy Snowball. We adapted the recipe somewhat, allowing us to use up the red bell peppers we had in the house. The resulting meal is delicious and got a very emphatic ‘thumbs up’ from everyone. The combination of coriander, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and peppers adds a sweet and savory taste to the dish which we enjoyed. Continue reading