I am sorry to tell you that cooking was a bit boring this week....a Brussels sprout and anchovy pasta recipe off the back of the pasta box sounded good. Must admit though - it needed garlic! Anchovies, blanched Brussels sprouts and shallots tossed with olive oil and fettuccine - easy, pretty, and could stand a few toasted walnuts too. Or is that just me?
A fava bean mulligatawny soup from my Daily Soup cook book was delicious with garam masala, coriander, cumin, cayenne, cardamom, tomatoes, coconut milk and fava beans replacing the lentils. A little fresh spinach and lemon juice at the end to round things out made a great cold weather meal.
A sautee of leftovers resulted in a nice shrimp, leek and tomato dish that went nicely over brown rice and black beans. I used the spice mix from last week for flavor - delicious!
This week I will be trying sweet potato falafel w/ barley and asparagus that sounded interesting. Love falafel, but my husband is not such a fan. Perhaps this dish will change his mind.
Next week I am going to be turning over my kitchen to my beloved as I will be getting a "chef's hand upgrade (known as carpal tunnel surgery to most people) and will not be doing any cooking. I will continue to share ideas and stories and keep you posted on recovery. Thanks as always for reading!