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Old 12-10-2008, 04:02 PM   #11
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Wow! Yummy!

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Here are a few suggestions. I am Indian so my recipes are inspired by my style of cooking. You can make adjustments:

Roasted Potatoes and Cauliflower:

2 cups of low fat or no fat yogurt (I am assuming you are not vegan).
3 tsps of corrainder and cumin powder (just zap them in a coffee grinder)
2 tsps of paprika
2 tsps of turmeric
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
salt to taste
whole cauliflower cut into florets
2-3 potatoes cut into cubes
1 bunch of green onion finely chopped
1/4 cup of cilantro finely chopped
(Note: None of the spices used are spicy, so your mom should be fine eating it)

In small bowl mix the garlic, yogurt, spices, salt. Add the potatoes and cauliflower to a roasting dish and pour the sauce over it. Cover and let it cook until the veggies are soft and tender. I normally cook them covered for 30 minutes or so, then open the cover and let it cook some more so that they get nice and roasted. Stir in the green onions and cilantro at the last minute.
Wow! This sounds really yummy and we already have everything we need except for the yogurt and cauliflower. I will suggest this for dinner tonight, and will of course ask to make it. Thank you so much. I love potatoes!
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:08 PM   #12
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Thank you, thank you!! One question....I remember her "paneer" had a bit of a ....string like threads in the bites? What were they from? I didnt really mind, I just pulled them out....kind of reminded me of the threads in celery. Any idea what that was from?
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:29 PM   #13
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Hi deelady, I am not sure what the strings were. Perhaps it was an older or aged Paneer. The strings could be from the curdled milk solids. Normally you knead the dough like cheese mixture before you cut it into cubes to pan fry so that it's smooth. I have never had paneer that is stringy so I can't help. The one I make is pretty smooth.
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:37 PM   #14
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Well good because the strings got annoying even though the dish itself was yummy! Thank you again so much!!
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Roasted Potatoes and Cauliflower:

2 cups of low fat or no fat yogurt (I am assuming you are not vegan).
3 tsps of corrainder and cumin powder (just zap them in a coffee grinder)
2 tsps of paprika
2 tsps of turmeric
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
salt to taste
whole cauliflower cut into florets
2-3 potatoes cut into cubes
1 bunch of green onion finely chopped
1/4 cup of cilantro finely chopped
This sounds great - Is it 1 1/2 tsp each of coriander and cumin?
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Why do you eat shellfish, but no finfish?
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:49 PM   #17
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These are all great main dishes:

VEGETABLE CHILI (I use pinto instead of kidney beans, and omit the sour cream/cheese toppings):
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/4420

CHICKPEA STEW (Sub vegetable broth for the chicken broth.
(I increase the onion, garlic and spices, plus add curry powder and chili powder):
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/107549

VEGETABLE COUSCOUS PAELLA (I increase the onion and garlic):
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/4688

This is a great main dish salad:
CURRIED COUSCOUS SALAD WITH DRIED CRANBERRIES
Curried Couscous Salad with Dried Cranberries Recipe - Beans - MyRecipes.com
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Why do you eat shellfish, but no finfish?
Shell fish have no nervous system, and they cant feel pain.
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Shell fish have no nervous system, and they cant feel pain.
They absolutely do have a nervous system.

Whether or not they feel pain is debateable. Some scientists think they do, others don't, or at least don't think they experience pain like higher animals do. There are many people who believe that they are sentient beings.

Also, you might want to consult a chart about fat content in food. You are right that avacados are high in fat, but bananas are not. They have less fat per gram than carrots.
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Hi Merstar, sorry about how I typed it (had a lot to type) but yes it's 1.5 tsps of cumin and 1.5 tsp of corrainder. Also I only use whole spices. I like to toast them and then grind them. The flavors when you roast whole spices and grind them are just different than the powdered stuff.

For anyone else who wants to try that recipe and are not that considered about spices and fat you can use regular fat yogurt, the best is greek or middleeastern. I would also suggest adding a chopped jalapeno pepper at the end with the green onion and cilantro for some kick. I would also add some minced ginger to the mixture.

The recipe I posted is slightly modified keeping that there is a restriction on fat and spices.
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