Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Guess I had Chickpeas on my mind!

I prepared two dishes with Chickpeas two weekends ago. I didn't have much time to post it until now. Both the dishes use a recipe that is very similar to that of sambar. The difference between the first one and the second one is that I did not use coriander seeds in the latter, when preparing the spice mix.

The first one is called Chickpea Kootu (Chickpea chowder) and the second one is a Chickpea Eggplant Sambar. I added sauteed onions to the Chickpea Eggplant Sambar, although it is optional.
Taking it easy for the rest of the year and hope to enjoy life in the slow lane for a bit. So, let me take this opportunity to wish you a Very Merry Christmas/Holidays and a Very Healthy and Happy 2012.

See y'all soon!

Peace :)

PS. My mom used to make the Chickpea and Eggplant Sambar. I can say I learned how to make this dish from her :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rawhide and rambling

Couple of more days before I on my family vacation for the year. In the meantime, I have been trying to complete all my work projects and home projects. I can't say I have ridden much, other than an occasional ride or two to work and to the stores.
Shaggy and Chaka are busy playing, "Dominator" and the cats are enjoying the fireplace and living the life! Part of me wants to take a bike with me on the vacation, but I am not sure if I will have enough room in the truck. I could always rent or borrow one at the destination.

I am not sure if I will have an opportunity to blog while on vacation. So, if I don't catch you before Christmas, have yourself a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

See y'all soon!

Paz :)