All posts tagged: cooking

Vegan Saag Paneer | with Grilled Flat Bread

The first time I tried Saag Paneer I thought, “This cheese tastes very tofu-y.” So when I saw a recipe for it on¬†Connoisseurusveg, I wondered why I hadn’t thought of that before. ūüôā She’s a genius. This came out really good, guys. It’s creamy and well flavored. The pan fried tofu works perfectly as a cheese stand in. Indian food just got a whole lot easier around my kitchen! I paired it with a really easy¬†grilled¬†flatbread recipe because making naan would have required some yogurt, and soy yogurt is impossible to buy here. The flatbread kept me on a vegan track! It would also be amazing with some jasmine rice. Vegan Saag Paneer recipe slightly adapted from Connoisseurusveg! Grilled Flatbread recipe slightly adapted from Food52. VEGAN SAAG PANEER Ingredients: 1 chopped onion 1 TBSP¬†grated fresh ginger 3-4 minced garlic cloves 4-5 cups washed,¬†fresh spinach 2 TBSP¬†olive¬†oil 2 full cups¬†extra firm tofu, drained and cut into cubes 1 TSP¬†turmeric 1 cup vegetable broth juice of 1/2 a lemon 1 TSP¬†ground cumin,¬†1 TSP¬†garam masala,¬†2¬†TSP¬†sugar,¬†¬Ĺ TSP¬†salt 3/4¬†cup coconut …

The Food of Paradise

The trip I took to Bali over Christmas was a once in a lifetime opportunity for a gal from the Midwest. To fully experience the true essence of Bali I¬†decided to join¬†a traditional cooking class and shove¬†food all in my face. The cooking class¬†at Paon is¬†entertaining, delicious and inspiring. For a measley $24 USD, you spend the morning in the Ubud market learning about fruits, vegetables and spices they use in Balinese cooking, are given an introduction to the family and hosts (Who are amateur comedians, I think), directed to the most beautiful kitchen and work together with a group of strangers who become cooking comrades among knives and hot coconut oil. There was a real sense of community and fun as we cut, chopped, fried, skewered, mashed and rolled real Bali ingredients with real Bali spices.   So let me take you through the culinary dream: We were ushered into one of the most beautiful houses I’ve ever seen. The Balinese homes are several rooms situated among a type of small compound. Their home …