Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Salmon with our bread

Oven-baked salmon with garlic, ginger, chilli pepper and lemon juice. Baked for about 20 minutes. With home-made bread and asparagus.

Home-made whole wheat bread

We made our own bread for the first time! It was soft and delicious. Will have to try variations next time (walnuts and raisins...mmmm).

Dutch baby!

Made a dutch baby (aka german pancake) in the oven the other day. It was a nice change from normal pancakes. Gotta love the cast-iron skillet.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Eggs in a Basket

AKA "Eggies in a basket", "Frog in a hole", "Egg in the hole", "Chicky in the nest", etc...


I marinated the chicken in worcestershire sauce, cumin, garlic, chilli poweder, and lemon juice. Then we grilled it up with onion and green pepper in the cast iron skillet. Toppings include pepper jack cheese and cilantro from our back yard.


We have really been getting a lot of use out of our ice cream maker. Here are 3 of our first ice cream flavors - vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry! My favorite is chocolate... obviously.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


We made this dhokla using a packaged mix, so it was pretty easy. Basically add water to the mix and then steam it. The topping is a bit more involved - heat mustard seeds in oil until they pop, and add spices, etc. We garnished it with cilantro and chillies, plus freshly made mint chutney and tamarind chutney. This is a very satisfying snack.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Nutritious Breakfast

Steel cut oatmeal with a variety of toppings to choose from. :) For me - brown sugar, walnuts, and fresh from the farmer's market raisins.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Birthday America!

OK, so we are a bit behind on posting... here is what we had to celebrate the 4th of July:

Indian style barbecued paneer - we decided this cooks best on skewers by itself.

Awesome plate of paneer, veggies skewers, and watermelon.

And finally, a very patriotic berry trifle!

Sambar and Idli

Delicious sambar and idli!