Yesterday I chilled out all day, knitting, reading, and snuggling with the dog and cats. I left the house to give Mike and the kids a ride and grocery shop and that was it!
Lunch was awesome- the last of the leftover black beans and broth, pureed into a simple black bean soup. The really exciting part was the toppings, though. Avocado, green onions, cilantro, and crushed chips!
Today I was really excited to try making Karina's gluten free foccacia bread. Her pictures look amazing and I haven't made Mike any bread in a while. I made a few substitutions because I don't keep sorghum flour on hand, but other than that I stuck to the recipe. Here's the dough going in the oven to rise.
I'd show you a finished product, too, except that the dog ate the whole damn thing before I could take a picture or taste it. She is an evil beast sometimes. Now she has a stomach ache and it serves her right. How could she even reach this bread? I had it WAY far back on the counter. I think the cats helped her.
My lunch was a simple, but tasty butterbean soup with crackers. I love butterbeans like you wouldn't believe. Here they are cooked up with about 8 cloves of garlic, onion, carrots, celery, and lots of rosemary, thyme, and lemon. It would have gone great with foccacia...
For dinner Mike and I went to Cat Man Do, a ew-ish Nepalese/Tibetan restaurant on Grand Ave. I feel a bit like a traitor going there because we usually go to Everest, another Nepalese/Tibetan restaurant on Grand Ave. I now know that I prefer Everest, but I had to try the new place!
We started with Pyaji, jalapeno and onion strips battered with chickpea flour and deep fried. There is no way I could not love this dish. Served with mango chutney and another sour/sweet red sauce. Yes, we were playing Boggle in the restaurant.
Next I had a simple vegetable soup, which sounded pretty average on the menu and was really delicious. It had asparagus, mushrooms, onions, other little veggies and herbs...and something. I couldn't place any of the spices because no one really stood out. But this was very flavorful!
Last, but not least were the momos, steamed dumplings filled with spinach, onions, and I think cabbage. The momos were not as good as at Everest (these were a bit dry and not as tender), but were still tasty because dumplings totally rock. I was just reading about the history and making of dumplings across Asia this morning, so I HAD to order these!
All in all, this weekend contained some pretty delicious food. Maybe I'll get a chance to re-make the foccacia bread soon.