Posts Tagged ‘tomato’

Butter Chicken

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

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Last night Erin and I had a girl-date with our friend, Lisa. We decided to be adventurous and cook butter chicken from scratch. It turned out fantastic! Erin was excited to break out her extensive stash of Indian spices, and I was pumped to use my new ginger grater for the first time. We followed a recipe from this book (also found here), which was surprisingly fast and easy (although Erin and Lisa would probably point out that my contribution consisted largely of reading people magazine and keeping up the conversation…). The food turned out delicious and the girl-date was a great success. We can’t wait to have Lisa over again!

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{ginger grater}

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{prepping the chicken}


Valentine’s Day: Long-Distance Edition

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012


Long distance makes mid-week holidays tricky, so Suj and I had to get a little creative this Valentine’s day.  We decided to have a nice, home-cooked meal together … via gchat.  It was actually really great (and more than a little cheesy).  We both made pasta with tomato sauce (but I opted for spaghetti squash instead of noodles and made this recipe, but added spinach).  It was fun to make the same meal at the same time and act as though we weren’t miles apart.  After dinner, we watched Edward Scissorhands together on Netflix.  I am not going to try to describe the logistics of watching a movie long distance, but it suffices to say that we could definitely use some technological advancements in our long-distance-tandem-movie-watching capabilities.

20120215-183739.jpg{my first spaghetti squash, bake and done!} 

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20120215-184055.jpg{happy valentine’s day}

Spicy Vegetable Marinara

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

My roommate Erin and I were both in the mood for vegetable marinara so we whipped up this dish. I love making my own marinara and this recipe is extra healthy since it is loaded with veggies.

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{This is a great “cleaning out the fridge” recipe because you can basically throw in any vegetables that you have lying around the kitchen. We used squash, zucchini, bell pepper, carrots, and fresh tomato}