Sunday, September 23, 2012
Chicken makhani, aka murgh makhani, aka butter chicken, just might be my favorite food ever. It's also surprisingly (and dangerously) easy to make at home. Since discovering this, I've been consuming a lot more butter a lot more frequently than I should. Be warned: with the power to create this delicious Indian dish comes the responsibility to not eat it every week, for your heart's sake!
That being said, I did cut almost half the butter from the recipes I based my version on. You're welcome!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Tomorrow it will finally be fall for real! I'm posting this recipe a day early in case you want to make it part of your celebration. It's a sweet and savory spiced soup with butternut squash, carnival squash, acorn squash, Macintosh apples, yellow onions, fennel and apple cider. Yummm.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
I had a whole long thing planned out with a very large sequential illustration in progress that I was totally going to post tonight. Then I got up (to make ginger cubes) and heard the most horrible of sounds from the couch - my computer booting up after restarting itself for updates. No, I did not save.
So then, my fitness nut husband asked me to figure out a way to make him our favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with less fat. I really wanted to have something to post and baking cookies is pretty therapeutic, and I had just bought the first couple Macintoshes of the season, so that ended up being just the thing to substitute for butter. It smells like Thanksgiving in here now and I've eaten my dinner's worth in cookies. Cause you know, I had to make sure the recipe turned out. For science. Thanks for the idea, honey!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Yesterday something wonderful happened. The morning after I posted my love letter to fall, Mother Nature was feeling generous, and we suddenly went from 80s day and night to highs in the low 70s and nights and mornings in the 50s! It is glorious. And I am so ready for my first hot cup of masala chai. (I've been drinking it all year, naturally, but chilled!)
|how cool are star anise? nature makes the best stuff!|
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
I love fall. I mean really, really love fall. I love it like it's a friend I desperately miss, or a childhood fantasy I always hoped would come true. I love it like it's Disney World, like a magical place where everything is festive and beautiful, and only opens once a year. Strike that - I love it like it's the Ren Faire. That's way better. Fall is that mystical time of year when the world is so perfect to me that it's easier to live the way I want to always live, in a state of celebration of life and nature's awesomeness.
|at the Ren Faire, squash grows from lamp posts! MAGIC!|