Indian Curry Round 2

Hey!

Sean decided to make Indian curry for dinner. It was delicious. He added about 8 green chilies this time versus 5 last time. We are progressively working our way up to 15 chilies in the recipe (he could handle the 15 right away but he’s hinking of me so he is taking it slow with the heat). That was the number one of his friends told him to use. His friend’s family runs an Indian restaurant, so he knows his stuff. I didn’t have to do much of the cooking for a change because Sean loves to experiment in the kitchen and cook when it comes to hot and spicy food. All I had to do was cut the raw chicken because I am neurotic about raw chicken and preventing any cross contamination. I’ve had way too many classes about salmonella and all those other little buggers.

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The chicken in the hot curry bath ;)

The chicken in the hot curry bath 😉

Sean is too cute and caramelizes the onions before hand for me because he knows I hate if the onions are crunchy.

Sean is too cute and caramelizes the onions before hand for me because he knows I hate if the onions are crunchy.

All the veggies we used for the curry. Broccoli, carrots and mushrooms. I know it's not typical but we like to mix it up. And lets face it...anything smothered in curry sauce is delicious.

All the veggies we used for the curry. Broccoli, carrots and mushrooms. I know it’s not typical but we like to mix it up. And lets face it…anything smothered in curry sauce is delicious.

The ghee we use :)

The ghee we use 🙂

The finished product! So delicious! A recipe will be coming soon, I promise.

The finished product! So delicious! A recipe will be coming soon, I promise. We’re still tweaking it. 

Have a great night!

A Girl’s Night Dinner Party

Heyy!

Tonight I had my friends Susan and Jen over for dinner. We had some fantastic food and a festive beverage. I made Croq au Riesling, which is chicken simmered with mushrooms, onion, bacon, and Riesling cream sauce until all the flavors are happy together. That was so heavenly! For the side, I roasted those little baby potatoes with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and fresh parsley. To drink with dinner I made a winter sangria that had pomegranate juice, apple cider, blood oranges, and cinnamon sticks. It was a refreshing an straight yummy drink with the rich chicken dish. Then, for dessert I made vanilla coconut milk ice cream with a hint of cinnamon to put on top of the best gluten free fudge brownies ever. The ice cream was served soft serve style straight from the ice cream maker to top the brownies. That was pure brownie sundae bliss. (recipe links at the bottom, found via Pinterest)  I didn’t get a chance to snap a picture of the chicken because I was too distracted in good conversation to remember. Whoops.

SANGRIA!  Enough said.

SANGRIA! Enough said.

The best gluten free fudge brownies.

The best gluten free fudge brownies.

The potatoes getting yummy hanging out in the olive oil and spices before I roasted them.

The potatoes getting yummy hanging out in the olive oil and spices before I roasted them.

I saw these in the store today and had to buy them because I love Gerber Daisies and they're going to be the flowers for my wedding!

I saw these in the store today and had to buy them because I love Gerber Daisies and they’re going to be the flowers for my wedding!

Tonight was an awesome night being able to catch up with friends. We had genuine conversations that just reinforce the importance of spending time with good people that bring your energy up. I love my friends and I was so happy that they we’re able to meet Sean tonight too. 🙂 They also convinced me to do a post about my apartment and how to utilize our small space. So I’ll be posting that soon; hopefully tomorrow!

Have a good night!

Links to the fabulous recipes I used tonight        (the ice cream was my own recipe that I’ll post in the future)

http://www.theroastedroot.net/winter-sangria-with-pomegranate-blood-orange-and-apple/          (sangria)

http://simply-delicious-food.com/2013/06/26/nigel-slaters-coq-au-riesling/            (chicken)

http://deliciouslyorganic.net/fudgy-brownie-recipe-grain-free-paleo/            (brownies)

Today was a rea…

Today was a really good day! We had 5 kids come in for lunch which is a pretty good number of kids. They all loved the main sandwich. It was a chicken and chickpea patty! The salad bar had a lot of roasted items. It’s amazing what roasting can do to a vegetable or a fruit. The special option that if the kids tried they would get a prize was baked peaches. The peaches were simply wedged and baked at 375 until they turned a darker golden brown. They were so tasty and sweet. The kids were all excited to try them, so they could get the prize. Of course :). I’m not really sure what they thought of them though, they weren’t very expressive.

There was also homemade apple sauce and sour plum popsicles! The kids really liked the applesauce. The popsicles went over well but the first words after trying were “Wow these are sour” but then they kept on enjoying them. Now onto the fun stuff…the pictures!

Fresh from the Garden Lettuce

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Cherry Tomatoes

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Baked Peaches

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Sliced Onions

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Roasted Eggplant

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Roasted Zucchini Coins

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Sweet Potato Chips

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Homemade Salsa

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Cabbage Slaw with Sliced Apples in a Balsamic and Oil Vinaigrette

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Some Whole Fruit

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Plum Popsicles and Homemade Applesauce

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And finally the Chicken and Chickpea Patties that were a big hit with the kids!

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Quote of the Day

Me-“So what was your favorite today?”

Kids- “It had to be the chicken patty!”

Michael one of the kids- “My favorite so far has to be the roasted cauliflower though!”