After a few too many days of holiday food I decided to make a Thai coconut soup to wake up my taste buds! This recipe came from Jamie Oliver and it is delicious. It’s called Party Squash Soup and you can find the recipe here.
A couple of the ingredients are harder to find (lime leaves, lemongrass), but are definitely worth it to complete this dish and get the right flavor.
It’s Wednesday already and that means it’s time for another selection from my bookshelf! Last week I featured a book full of sweet treats, so I thought this week I would feature a book more on the savoury and spicy side.
Everyday Indian is an extremely delicious and accessible guide to Indian cooking, written by Bal Arneson. Bal is a chef, Food TV personality, and cook book author becoming increasingly well known for her tasty and un-intimidating Indian recipes.
Everyday Indian is a great book worth owning. There are many vegetarian options in this book, as well as many vegan friendly recipes. Indian food uses many legumes and vegetables often making it a very balanced choice for people going meatless or meat-reduced.
I have made the lentil soup. So easy, healthy, and delicious!
I also made homemade paneer cheese using Bal’s book. I substituted goat milk in for cow’s due to allergies.
Bal’s website features some recipes that are free to try. Check them out!
Everyday Indian is not Bal’s most recent book but it is the one I own and love. You can pick up this book at Chapters/Indigo or Amazon.
If you are curious about starting to cook Indian food this is a great place to start!