Friday, February 6, 2009

who said vegetables are boring?

We spiced things up last week with our "Spicy Night" potluck! Some new members joined us for the wonderful meal.

One of the spicy dishes was made by Chris.

Quick and Easy Chickpea Curry

1 med onion
2 cups veggies (mushrooms, peppers, cauliflower, whatever)
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Patak's Biryani Curry Paste (medium)
1 can of diced tomatoes (28 oz.)
1 cup water

-fry the onion in oil until golden brown
-add veggies and 4 Tbsp of curry paste
-cook and stir for a few minutes
-add chickpeas and stir to combine
-add tomatoes and water
-add about 4 Tbsp more paste
-stir to combine and let simmer on low-med heat until water significantly evaporates

And a sweet (not spicy) dessert was made by Gary. You can see a video of this dish being prepared if you click here.

Apple Crisp with Maple Syrup
5 apples - peeled, cored, and cubed (1/2” pieces)
10 strawberries (raisins - optional)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 pinch of salt (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
2. Place apples and strawberries in a glass baking dish to depth of 2”. Toss with syrup approx 1/4 cup maple syrup and 1/4 cup oil. Add cinnamon and nutmeg to taste. 3. In a separate bowl, mix together oats, sunflower seeds and sliced almonds. Add equal parts ma-ple syrup and oil until mixture is moist but not runny.
4. Cover fruit in glass pan with oat mixture 5. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, until topping is golden brown. Serve warm or at room