Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Curried Blackeyed Peas and Lemon Rice

The taste of freedom!

Spoils from a Westside pilgrimage to India Spices and Grocery and Surfas

I advanced to candidacy on Monday, which means I feel I can dedicate a bit more time to trying new recipes and blogging. I have hundreds of recipes bookmarked in Google Reader, and I also seem to have acquired, um, four cookbooks in the past few months. I'm hoping to do a 50-50 balance of posts on cookbook recipes (where I won't repost the recipe) and other recipes that I can share.

Here are two things I recently made from Indian Home Cooking. This cookbook is so great, I had to review it on amazon.

Curried Blackeyed Peas
(I substituted soymilk with 1/2 tsp vinegar for the yogurt, and it worked great)

Lemon Rice
(Not a favorite, but the nutty flavors of cashew and toasted legumes were a nice balance to the lemon)


janet @ the taste space said...

I will have to track down that cookbook! This sounds delicious! I also got the Lotus and Artichoke cookbook and the carrot sesame ginger quinoa salad was very good. I look forward to trying more recipes, especially ones that get your nod of approval. :-) Yay for more time in the kitchen and congratulations on your candidacy. What area are you researching?

Julia said...

Thanks, Janet! Indian Vegan Cooking is awesome, and I'm excited to start playing with the Lotus and Artichoke cookbook, too!

My dissertation is in 18th-century British and American literature, sort of at the intersection of food studies, sexuality studies, and studies of authorship.

janet @ the taste space said...

That sounds like a wonderful dissertation. So complex. Good luck! :)