Thursday, April 07, 2011

What's on the table?

My favourites this week?  Simple.

Scrambled eggs.  Perfectly cooked. Slightly browned underneath, yet not too dry, with a hint of cheese on top and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper.  Eaten folded onto small, thin pieces of crunchy rye sourdough toast.  With side helpings of barely steamed yet crisp broccoli and raw carrot sticks.

Spicy chickpeas.  Cooked by the Daddy for Mama's Day lunch. Mmmm... tasted even better because I didn't make them!  Eaten with brown basmati rice and lots of love.

Lentil soup.  I make this so often, but love how each time it tastes slightly different, depending on what vegetable are lying around to throw in.  This week it was fairly plain: leeks, celery, onions, carrots and potatoes.  Using a mortar and pestle, I ground about a tablespoon of fennel seeds and added them.  This was a beautiful soup.  The Boys went back for thirds.

Enormous amounts of chickpea and vegetable curry, with rice.  The vegetables were broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and potatoes.  Yummy.  A can of coconut milk added just the right amount of creaminess.  I passed out bowls of leftovers later that evening, and a friend even had a "takeaway" box full.  This is the sort of meal that is even better the next day.

Last but not least was leek and potato soup, eaten with a big bowl of crunchy salad containing cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, and spinach.  

And, for interesting reasons, I am inspired to make some granola.  I haven't made it since last summer, so here's to another adjusted version of Andrea's granola

What was on your table this week?  
Leave me a comment with a description of a recent favourite meal - 
either one you cooked, ate out, or one that was cooked for you! 

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