I spent all day in the kitchen trying to get ahead on some meals and try out a few new recipes.
I made two batches of spaghetti sauce, 2 batches of wheatballs, a pot of chili, quinoa cornbread, and banana bread.
I added my leftover wild rice to the chili once it was done and I think it turned out great. I can’t get enough of that Brand New Vegan Chili.
The spaghetti sauce and the wheatballs are another staple at our house. When we heat the sauce we often add kale or spinach and sliced mushrooms to it.
The quinoa cornbread and banana bread were new recipes I tried today. The little nibbles I’ve had so far of the cornbread were very good. The banana bread seems like a flop. After baking it for an hour it’s still very mushy and gummy. The recipe did call for whole wheat flour but I was out so I used my unbleached all purpose flour. I’m not sure if that was the problem or not. M made pancakes yesterday that also called for whole wheat flour and we subbed the all purpose flour as well and we had a similar issue. They browned nice and were the right thickness but gummy on the inside as well. I’m hoping that’s what caused the issues but I’ve never been a natural baker and I rarely accomplish any kind of baking feat successfully. Now I have to decide if I should try both these recipes again using the right type of flour or if it would make a difference. Anyone know about such things? Tell me in the comments!
This weekend we had soy curl bulgogi again. I used a different marinade recipe which was epically good! This meal is in both of our top 5 meals.
Another cooking first for me was my first Indian style dish. I made a vegetable potato curry style dish. It called for curry powder but I only had garam masala on hand. Again I’m not sure how different this would make the dish. I’ll have to make it again using the curry powder. The version I made I had a lot of heat but also felt bland to me. M on the other hand totally loved it and had enough for two lunches worth which he loved just as much as the first time. Next time I also want to try lite coconut milk instead of the full fat.
Took a break from all the cooking lately to snap this lovely sunrise across the street.
Left over rice and spinach with Maggi’s chili sauce is a quick easy meal for me.