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  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 1,618 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,618 Member

    Tadka Dhal with egg, steamed fine beans and cauliflower and a few mini poppadums!

    I can see many varied Dhals in my future! Comfort food at it’s finest!

    Lentils and eggs?! Who would have thought? Yours looks tasty so I'm going to try tomorrow. 😋
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 5,185 Member Member Posts: 5,185 Member
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  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Member Posts: 1,103 Member Member Posts: 1,103 Member
    MaltedTea wrote: »

    Tadka Dhal with egg, steamed fine beans and cauliflower and a few mini poppadums!

    I can see many varied Dhals in my future! Comfort food at it’s finest!

    Lentils and eggs?! Who would have thought? Yours looks tasty so I'm going to try tomorrow. 😋

    I’m surprised that you’re surprised! 😂
    To me they’re natural partners in my personal food pairing imagination! I love nothing more than an egg curry tbh, or cauliflower curry, so I guess that’s why I put them together in my maiden dhal voyage!

    Highly recommended though, let me know if you give it a try! 😊
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,060 Member Member Posts: 5,060 Member
    Starter of steamed artichokes with bearnaise for dipping. Main of steak frites. I made a batch of compound butter from last night's leftover khymer lime and pepper sauce stirred into softened butter with some pressed garlic. Handy to have a little log of that in the freezer
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  • thelastnightingalethelastnightingale Member, Premium Posts: 173 Member Member, Premium Posts: 173 Member
    @acpgee The steak-frites looks amazing. <3

    I'm also eyeing up @BarbaraHelen2013's dhal and wondering if it would taste nice if I cooked it (I have zero experience with the cooking of Indian food, only the eating of it) and if it would freeze well. I'm always more interested in food that keeps for longer (even if the for longer part involves freezing).
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Member Posts: 1,103 Member Member Posts: 1,103 Member

    I'm also eyeing up @BarbaraHelen2013's dhal and wondering if it would taste nice if I cooked it (I have zero experience with the cooking of Indian food, only the eating of it) and if it would freeze well. I'm always more interested in food that keeps for longer (even if the for longer part involves freezing).

    Dhal will freeze perfectly for up to 6 months, and as with many spiced dishes will taste even better after some time for the spices to get to know each other!

    There are so many recipes out there for dhal - some simple, some slightly more complicated. From my recent research there’s two schools of thought - either add the spices from the start or sear the spices and other aromatics in very hot oil and stir through your lentils at the very end. I chose the easier ‘from the start’ option this time.

    Honestly, though, I don’t think you can go far wrong, it’s just thick, spiced lentil soup at the end of the day! 😂
  • thelastnightingalethelastnightingale Member, Premium Posts: 173 Member Member, Premium Posts: 173 Member
    Dhal will freeze perfectly for up to 6 months, and as with many spiced dishes will taste even better after some time for the spices to get to know each other!

    Good to know. I might investigate when my freezer starts to run low again. :) Having pre-prepared things I can heat up during the working week is such a lifesaver - sometimes I'm just so beat, and that makes a takeaway very appealling.
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,060 Member Member Posts: 5,060 Member
    @acpgee The steak-frites looks amazing. <3

    I'm also eyeing up @BarbaraHelen2013's dhal and wondering if it would taste nice if I cooked it (I have zero experience with the cooking of Indian food, only the eating of it) and if it would freeze well. I'm always more interested in food that keeps for longer (even if the for longer part involves freezing).

    The fries were actually McCain oven fries baked in the air fryer for 12 minutes at 200C. Rump steak was cooked sous vide for an hour at 54C and then reverse seared in a screaming hot cast iron pan, flipping every 10 seconds for a total of 30 seconds per side, and 20 seconds on the edges. The hubby thinks it is too much faff cooking steak sous vide when a pan is so much faster. However I love the edge to edge perfect medium rare I get with the sous vide.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Member Posts: 9,118 Member Member Posts: 9,118 Member
    acpgee wrote: »
    @acpgee The steak-frites looks amazing. <3

    I'm also eyeing up @BarbaraHelen2013's dhal and wondering if it would taste nice if I cooked it (I have zero experience with the cooking of Indian food, only the eating of it) and if it would freeze well. I'm always more interested in food that keeps for longer (even if the for longer part involves freezing).

    The fries were actually McCain oven fries baked in the air fryer for 12 minutes at 200C. Rump steak was cooked sous vide for an hour at 54C and then reverse seared in a screaming hot cast iron pan, flipping every 10 seconds for a total of 30 seconds per side, and 20 seconds on the edges. The hubby thinks it is too much faff cooking steak sous vide when a pan is so much faster. However I love the edge to edge perfect medium rare I get with the sous vide.

    I would agree with your husband if there was any work involved with sous vide. But placing meat into a water bath for 1-2 hours and forgetting about it... where is the work / fuss in this? And not much else can compare to a sous vide steak.
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,060 Member Member Posts: 5,060 Member
    The hubby cooked tonight. While I do appreciate not having to cook while I am crazy busy since the work from home situation it is kind of painful to see how cooking stresses him out. Dutch macaroni ham and cheese with a side salad.
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  • VeggieMeg71VeggieMeg71 Member Posts: 195 Member Member Posts: 195 Member
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    Simple, tasty breakfast! Multigrain English muffin with honey goat cheese & fresh strawberries and unsweetened soy milk.

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  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 1,618 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,618 Member
    @just_Tomek I'm imagining a kitchen full of eggplants stacked in a corner from your weekly CSA order! Or are you just really into seasonal yumminess?
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Member Posts: 9,118 Member Member Posts: 9,118 Member
    MaltedTea wrote: »
    @just_Tomek I'm imagining a kitchen full of eggplants stacked in a corner from your weekly CSA order! Or are you just really into seasonal yumminess?

    Neither of that is true really. I am really into whatever is on sale this week at my local shop :)
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,060 Member Member Posts: 5,060 Member
    Laksa with tofu and fishcakes.
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