Had a big shindig the other night and we had a few leftover baked potatoes.
Which got me to thinking… there’s a lot you can do with a leftover baked potato, besides reheat it and eat it as is.
Here are 7 ideas:
‘Dum Aloo‘ is a very popular Indian side-dish made with Baby Potatoes (Aloo) cooked in a spicy onion-tomato gravy. ‘Dum’ refers to the process of cooking the veggies or meat or rice by using an air-tight lid or by closing the holes/gaps with some dough to avoid letting out any steam. What this does is, it lets the veggies/meat/rice cook in its own steam and breathe in all the beautiful flavors of the sauce....more
Please don't tell me I'm the only one. You have a fridge full of groceries, and a full pantry. Your husband casually goes over to the fridge to look for something to snack on."We don't have anything to eat," he says. I can't tell you how many times I have heard this. And let me tell you - with the amount of cooking I do, there is always food in the fridge and pantry. In fact, they are usually so full that it's hard to fit anything new. So really, it's not a lack of food. My husband just doesn't like leftovers....more
Unprofessional Cookery Do you watch Portlandia? Well, yeah, me either. I mean, individually the skits are great, but the whole show, meh. Glad to know that I’m not the only one. Anyways, the other night I was musing on Facebook if one ate a lactic acid fermented pickle with dinner if that counted as a serving of a vegetable or a condiment, to which my friend Laura sent me this. Although I did not come to a resolution on if I was actually eating a vegetable or an accoutrement, it did bring to mind that these days people are going apecrap over pickles....more
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