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What’s a-Masala with You?

30 Apr

Well, now that we’ve officially established that my pun-circuits aren’t working.

I apologize for my lonngggg absence.  There’s lots of stuff going on with me right now and I’m trying to keep up with it.  In order to maximize schedule ease, I’m planning to update with new recipes Mondays and Wednesdays, possibly Fridays.  I’ll try.  But homework, you see, and moving.  So, we’ll see how it goes.

In any event, I return to you from a request: chana masala!  This is an exciting day for me, because I love, love chana masala, and how relatively easy it is to make.  And it makes a TON.  I made double the recipe I’m about to post, and ate it with some basmati rice for lunch all week.

Chana masala. Not my most recent vintage, but an excellent approximation of what yours should look like.

You can even plate it easily!  I’m not a great food photographer (I’m improving slowly!) but just piling rice on a plate with beans on top and a spring of either parsley or cilantro, depending on which way your tastes swing, is a totally acceptable and actually rather attractive way to get your food on the plate, that last way-station on a garbanzo bean’s long but inevitable journey into my stomach.  (Yes, all garbanzo beans.  I love garbanzo beans!)

Total time is about an hour, but only about thirty minutes’ worth of actual work, and worth it, especially to not make lunch for the next day.

Recipe after the cut!

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I still exist! News and updates.

17 Mar

School has been VERY stressful for the past couple of weeks!  I am sorry to abandon my heretofore very dedicated blogging endeavors, but between end-of-quarter stuff like exams/projects/redos and dealing with some minor medical scheduling issues, trying to keep the house cleanish, baking a cake installation (I promise to discuss that later!), and testing new recipes all the time, I just haven’t had the time or the energy.  Fortunately, I am now done, and look forward to not being tired and eating my meals in a civilized fashion, not wolfing down a meal that should be savored because twenty minutes is enough time for lunch in someone’s mind.

In any event, I have a huge backlog I will be publishing over break, and I am excited to announce some new sections!  Click to read more, since I didn’t want to clutter the page.

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