Mid-winter Supper Club

We got together on January 18 to share this warming and spicy meal: Pappadoms were a hit for our starter.  We got them from an Indian grocery store and popped them in the microwave. Main course was Chana Masala, a mild chickpea curry which we served on basmati rice, with roasted squash and cucumber raita.…

Warm Spiced Apples

This dessert is sweetened with a few stewed dates — no added sugar.  The dates mostly dissolve into a delicious sauce. Serves 4 Kitchen equipment: Medium pot with lid Knife Cutting board Stirring spoon Measuring cup, measuring spoons Ingredients: 1 cup water 8 pitted dates, chopped (more or less – if dates are small, you…

Cucumber Raita

Serves 4 Kitchen equipment: Box grater Knife Vegetable peeler Sieve or strainer Cutting board Stirring spoon Measuring cup, measuring spoons 2 Medium bowls Ingredients: 2 cups plain yogourt (we used 2%) 1 English cucumber ½ tsp salt Optional herbs/spices: fresh mint or cilantro, finely chopped (a Tbs. or two); ground cumin and/or coriander (1/2 tsp or so)…

Chana Masala

This is an easy vegetarian curry, spicy but not hot. Makes 4 servings Kitchen equipment • Medium pot with lid • Measuring cup, measuring spoons, • Wooden stirring spoon • Cutting board & knife • Can opener • Sieve or strainer Ingredients 3 Tbs olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped 6 cloves garlic, minced 2…

Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Makes 1 – multiply as needed Kitchen equipment: Measuring cups & measuring spoons Small mixing bowls Grater Cutting board, cutting knife Forks & spoons for mixing and blending Frying pan, if you’re frying bacon or onions or mushrooms Pot, if you’re cooking broccoli or spinach (or microwave-safe dish) Baking sheets lined with parchment paper Ingredients:…

Personalized Parchment Packets

The French call this method “en papillote”.  We like it because every cook gets to choose her own ingredients. Makes 1 serving, multiply as needed Kitchen equipment: Baking sheet Cutting board, cutting knife Small & medium bowls for ingredients Measuring spoons, measuring cup Parchment paper Metal spatula Kitchen scale, if you want to measure your…