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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Aloo Baingan. Spicy Punjabi Eggplant with Potatoes from "The Indian Slow Cooker Book". Antioxidant Veggies. Fosters needed!

Vegan Aloo Baingan. From my favorite slow cooker book & my favorite Indian book, on the planet. Eggplant & Potatoes.  Zero grease.  Zero cholesterol.  100% goodness.  Cut veggies.  Add spices.  Push "go".  Leave room!

The Indian Slow Cooker: 50 Healthy, Easy, Authentic Recipes
Buy The Indian Slow Cooker Book
A "must have" for any Vegan that loves Indian food. 

Her next book will be all vegan.  But not all slow cooking.  Even though the slow cooker book has a couple of meat recipes in it, I would still buy it.  It is by far the most often used book in my kitchen.  Whether I am eating cooked or raw-it makes it a cinch to whip something up with ingredients I keep on my shelves and "normal produce".

Somehow I managed to keep an eggplant going all summer......

I cut the eggplant slightly larger than the potatoes because I am always worried the potatoes will not cook fully.  

The smaller you cook the potatoes, the faster they get cooked..........

Easy if you have all your spices in a "Spice Tiffin"!  

Garlic, Ginger, Garam Masala, Turmeric, Onion, Cumin...

Sometimes the lid will barely go on the slow cooker.  However, it cooks down pretty quickly.  I "set" the lid on top, and within a short time it cooked down.  Also-I just used a small amount of water to avoid using any oil at all.  It works great.

And a few hours later..........

Cilantro and Onion to garnish.

Divine, as usual.  I always halve the salt in the slow cooker book recipes.  Anupy calls for course salt as well, so if you are using a finer grade, you are going to want to reduce the amount.  Also, cooking times can vary slightly.  They are veggies & beans and it is a slow cooker.  I have found that nearly every recipe in the book worked at the amount of time given.  But I do tend to cook a few of the dry recipes for just a bit longer.

They always talk about anti-oxidant activity, but they don't always talk about which veggies actually work best "within" your cells.  Dr. G keeps up on everything and has the most informative nutritional nuggets you can get.  Infused with a dose of humor.  Check him out on the link above.

Check it out!!  Eggplant didn't win, but it's pretty high up on the list............

These are about 30 to 90 second clips of some of the dogs  feeds daily on the streets of East St. Louis.  They all need fosters.  

Ahhh.  RaRa is still looking for a foster.  She would do best with a submissive male.  She has lived her whole life on the streets and is just a doll.

Horton & Horton's girl.  Horton (the black/brindle dog) used to hang with another pack but most of them got rescued.  He seems to have made a lot of new friends on the streets.  Sometimes he hangs with Knuckles & Fingers.  And sometimes "his girl".  There are many boarded up, burned out, and abandoned homes in East St. Louis.  A few of the homes that we have done puppy rescues in, have since completely collapsed.  Mama dogs often have puppies underneath the floorboards of these homes.  However, even though the dogs may seek shelter in these places, it isn't like they just stay in them all the time.  Most of these kids are also very shy.  

These kids are ridiculously cute.  And they are almost always there.

OMG.  All the kids came out this day.  Listen carefully at the end and you hear little Siamese making a funny sound.

Horton and Knuckles.  Poor Knuckles needs to have his "elbow" looked at to see if there is anything we can to to help him.

1 comment:

  1. That eggplant dish looks fabulous! I love the sauciness on the bottom of your bowl. More great videos from Dr. G - thanks for posting them!