|Of course I had to buy the spinach. Those mean slugs and 100 degree weeks bit my spinach.|
|Yes, I am lazy. I do recycle the plastic & prefer to buy the brand that has compostable plastic. So often the loose spinach is "soggy" because it is constantly sprayed with water at the supermarket.|
|A lot of garlic!! But it cooks for hours, so it doesn't "seem" over garlicky in the end.|
Finally I am using my Thai Chiles!! We only planted one this year because last year I used so few of them. With all the Indian food, we have nearly picked the plant dry!
And the greens totally overflowing in the slow cooker!! The lid barely stayed on!
After several hours cooking. Before hitting the Vita-Mix!
Urad Dal with the Mustard Greens with Spinach.
Wow!! We loved this dish. I preferred this over the Palak (sin Paneer). I liked the Palak as well but was just totally blown away by the flavor of the Mustard Greens. And it's not a dish that is always served at "the restaurant". And if it is served out, usually greens have way too much oil. But this dish, ZERO. No oil. Nada. Anupy mentioned it was addictive, and I would have to concur. I believe that my husband and I ate the entire recipe (10 cups of food) in one evening-and most of that was me. I have a renewed love of Mustard Greens (just not in my fruit smoothies).
And I have turned into such a Punjabi Wanna-Be Princess in the kitchen, that I am counting the days (okay, not days as I have no publication date) until Anupy's ALL VEGAN book comes out in 2012!! Check her Indian As Apple Pie Blog to see what she may include in her next masterpiece. And check out her beautiful new spice tiffin!
|"The Spice Tiffin" |
photos by "Brave New Pictures".
Anupy created this beautiful stainless steel spice tiffin and it comes with standard size measuring spoons. Although she loved her old tiffin, it drove her crazy to have to use a knife to get level spoonfuls. I was thrilled when one came to my doorstep (Anupy gifted one to me maybe because I am just slightly crazy about her book!!). Honestly, I just kept waiting for them to come out because we actually hadn't purchased them at the market yet because I knew hers was going to rock!! It has space for 7 spices. A beautiful wedding or housewarming gift. For anyone! As Anupy has several at home and uses tiffins for her Indian spices, but also for cinnamon and toppings for morning breakfast. Meaning, you can put whatever spices you like in it! They are beautiful & going quickly! Order them through her website. Williams-Sonoma online & at stores as well-but call first because demand is high!! I would order through her website & then pick up an extra copy of her book (to gift) as well!
|Don't come between me and my mustard. This stuff has protection :)|
Why should you buy Anupy's book? Why might you want to consider eating plants?? Hmmm.....Watch Sanjay's interview with Bill Clinton. It is only the tip of the iceberg! (The iceberg that is melting too quickly if we don't start eating plants! :)
And the very short video above, just more evidence that eating a whole foods, plant based diet may be more powerful than drugs or surgery. From Dean Ornish's study and on The Amazing Dr. Greger's (see my post about Dr. Greger) Nutrition Facts Website. Hours of not so mindless entertainment!